Cable Assemblies - Tensioners & Guides can be described as wedge sockets and its accessories. As a matter of fact, a wedge socket is the most popular accessory and end attachment for a wire rope assembly. A wedge socket can be quickly attached and dismantled. Wedge socket must be inspected and maintained for safety.
-Annual inspection of permanent assemblies are needed.
-Minor gouges can be repaired. Such repair will be done by grinding until smooth surfaces are shown. Original dimension should not be reduce by more than ten percents. Welding should never be done to the assembly as for the repair purpose.
-Modified, Cracked wedge sockets should never be used
For an assembly, only standard 6 to 8 standard wire rope should be used through wedge sockets. The wedge socket size must be one size higher than the wire rope size. The tail length should be a at least six rope diameters. Dead end section should always be secured. Live end should be aligned with center line. It is important that dead end should never be attached to live end. Hammer should be used to seat wedge and rope as deep as possible into the socket before the first load is being applied The load should be always greater weight than expected loads. Or it has to be equal to the actual load. Efficiency of the load is about 80%. Shock load should not be allowed.