thimbletypecappels1The standard supply of thimble cappel is as shown below and within reason the eye dimensions can be modified to suit any particular requirement. If required a hard rubber shock absorber can be fitted to reduce the effects of high-energy vibration which can cause fatigue failure in ropes.

Standard thimble cappel sizes are for ropes from 16 mm (5/8”) to 54 mm (2 1/8”) but thimble cappels for ropes of greater diameter can be supplied.

The thimble cappel side plates and main pin are made from 1.5% manganese steel to BS 2772, Part 2, 1989, in the hardened and tempered condition. The thimble wedge, rope grip and clamps are of mild steel to BS 4360: 1979 Grade 43A and in the normalised condition.

All RBD thimble cappels are proof load tested to 2.5 times the safe working load and subjected to magnetic crack detection. Ultrasonic tests can be carried out if required.

Where conditions warrant we can apply zinc as a protective coating.

RBD Mk.2 Thimble Cappels

Type
 
Cappels for Rope Diameter
 
Safe Working Load based on factor of 10:1
 
Approximate Weight when assembled
   
mm
in
 
lb
kg
ton
 
kg
lb
RBD 6
 
16 - 27
5/8 - 11/16
   
6096
6
 
60
132
RBD 8.5
 
27 - 32
11/16 - 11/4
   
8636
81/2
 
82
180
RBD 14
 
26 - 41
1 - 15/8
   
14224
14
 
176
387
RBD 17.25
 
41 - 45
15/8 - 13/4
   
17526
171/4
 
270
594
RBD 25
 
45 - 54
13/4 - 21/8
   
25400
25
 
390
858
RBD 40000
       
40000
         
RBD 50000
       
50000
         
RBD 55000
       
55000
         
RBD 77000
       
77000
         
RBD 90000
       
90000
         

To enable us to supply the correct thimble cappel we need the following information:

(a) Exact size of rope
(b) Type of rope
(c) Static load to be carried
(d) Details of connecting linkage

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