balanceropesockets1Balance rope sockets can be fitted either by using white metal or resin and many engineers prefer this type of fixing.

The UK National Coal Board specified that balance rope sockets be made to sizes based on BS 463: Part 2: 1970 and these are detailed below.

The sockets are normally made from 1.5% manganese steel to BS 2772: Part 2: 1989, in the hardened and tempered condition and the safe working load given provide a factor of the socket of at least 10. All sockets are proof load tested to 2.5 times the safe working load.

General Data

Rope Diameter
 
Safe Working Load
 
Approximate Weight
mm
 
kg
 
kg
22
 
3150
 
3.2
25
 
4000
 
4.7
28
 
5000
 
6.8
32
 
6250
 
9.5
36
 
8000
 
14
40
 
10000
 
19
45
 
12500
 
25
50
 
16000
 
38
56
 
20000
 
51
60
 
22500
 
67
63
 
25000
 
79
67
 
28500
 
94
71
 
32000
 
113
75
 
36000
 
130

Wire Rope Attachments for Mining & General Engineering purposes

 

In North and South America:

Tel: +1-705-897-2828
Fax: +1-705-897-1101

In the United Kingdom:

Tel: + 44 1656 760371
Fax: + 44 1656 760372