Electroline Wire & Synthetic Rope Fittings and Swivels
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At the End of Your Rope? Choose Electroline
Electroline manufactures non-swage end fittings and swivels for wire and synthetic rope, cable and line. End fittings include clevis, eyes, studs, hooks and turnbuckles.
An Electroline wire rope fitting is installed much like a compression fitting in a plumbing application (see animation below, left). The wire rope passes through a sleeve. The strands are fanned-out and a plug is inserted. As the plug is driven into the fanned end of the rope, the diameter of the end increases so that the rope can’t dislodge itself. The last thing you do is to put a socket over the sleeve and thread it on tight. It’s a procedure essentially entailing three steps.
Electroline fitting assemblies are testable as well via a seconds-long onsite inspection process. Each fitting is equipped with an inspection hole through which the rope strands are visible, and proper assembly confirmed.
An Electroline fitting is also esthetically pleasing, and therefore appropriate for many applications. More importantly, however, its highly polished, well-finished appearance conveys an impression of strength and security. The fittings are machined to incredible tolerances. They look and perform like the precision instruments they actually are.
Electroline fittings are used in a wide variety of applications. Because they are made of high-quality materials such as stainless steel they are a niche product for outdoor use where rust can be a problem. They can be found in zoos, outdoor parking lots, public ballparks, and in just about any other outdoor venue where wire or synthetic rope is employed.
Types of Wire Rope
Wire rope is typically constructed of several strands of steel wire, referred to as "outer strands," twisted around a center wire (see below, left). These twisted wires are then twisted around a core which consists of wire rope or fibers resulting in a very high strength unit. Many wire rope construction variations are available in the industry. A few of the most popular variations of wire rope are shown below as cross sections.
Rope fittings are designed for linear applications only. Never subject Electroline rope fittings to angular loads. Follow rope manufacturers’ recommendations regarding the suitability of the rope on angled surfaces such as sheaves and pulleys.
The strength of an assembly greatly depends on the type of rope used. When using Electroline terminations in an assembly, the rope is often the weakest component. Therefore, it is important to follow the rope manufacturer’s specifications regarding use, care, and suitability of the assembly. Electroline terminations should be inspected for deformation and unusual wear every time the rope is inspected.
The rated assembly breaking strengths provided with Electroline wire rope part numbers in this catalog are typical for 6 x 19 IWRC (1 x 19 IWRC in smaller sizes) carbon steel ropes. Due to customer demand regarding dimensions, forged studs (GD 300 series), open body turnbuckles (XDseries), fittings with hooks, and machined eyes (ID 200 series) are rated to Improved Plow Steel (IPS) standards. These fittings can be modified to Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) standards if requested. All other carbon steel fittings conform to EIPS standards.
Stainless steel typically yields at 85% of the assembly breaking strengths listed in this catalog and may not be suitable for high load applications or re-termination purposes.
Machined fittings are at least 1.3 times stronger than the corresponding steel rope. Forged fittings, except studs, are 2.0 times stronger.
Items specified as hot-dipped galvanized include a zinc, electro-plated sleeve.
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