Balance Rope Attachments
Short Loop Cappels
A cappel is an attachment which is fitted to the end of a rope and forms the connecting unit between rope and conveyance. It is recognised as more efficient than other forms of attachment because it exerts its grip upon the rope itself in its entirety and not on a mass of disunited wires. No bending stresses are set up, as the rope is maintained in its true vertical plane.
Short loop cappels are similar in design to the long loop but because they are generally used on balance ropes the “loop” is shorter than that on the long loop cappel.