Suspension & Maneuvering Glands
Spherically Seated (SS/WF/NU) Glands
Wedge type rope glands are used for the lifting and maneuvering of wire ropes of every description and for their anchoring, suspension or tensioning. Embodying the wedge principal, no white metalling is necessary. They are readily assembled, their split construction enabling the to be fitted on the rope at any given point.
The spherical seat is intended for the “NU” style gland. The spherical seat allows for the suspension gland to be periodically turned in order to evenly distribute rope wear on the circumference of the guide rope. The spherical seat also provides compensating adjustment for uneven bearing and ensures that the gland is seated vertically. These glands are suitable for ropes of all types and constructions and a wide range of sizes is available. All glands are proof load tested to twice the safe working load followed by non destructive examination.