There are five main areas in which Wirelock® is the preferred socketing medium:
- General Engineering
Uses are extremely varied and include crane ropes, boom pendants, winches, lifting straps and mast stays. Wirelock should always be used when socketing P.F.V. ropes as the use of a molten metal will melt and vapourise the polymer in the valleys of the rope.
These are generally long term applications such as suspended roofs for stadia, aircraft hangers and other diverse structures.
Wirelock is the only socketing medium that is currently approved in the UK for both man and materials winding. It is extensively used for the same purposes in the gold mines of South Africa and mines in both Australia and Canada.
Wirelock is the preferred socketing medium for offshore mooring systems worldwide. Moreover, it is the only socketing system that meets the requirements of D.N.V.’s Certification Notes No. 2.5 “Certification of Mooring Steel Wire Ropes” May 1995. It has both Lloyds approval and ABS type Approval.
The shelf life of WIRELOCK® is eighteen (18) months (check label before use) from the date of manufacture.