Terminations

Wire rope terminations can be secured by a turn back loop or aluminium FSET ( Ferrule secured eye terminal ) or a flemish eye splice with the ends secured by a steel ferrule . Alternatively a termination can be made using an open or closed spelter socket by white metal or resin. The following full specifications for commonly used end terminations.

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Ordinary Thimble to BS464:1958


NominalABCDEFGKQ
size (dia of rope) mm
mmmm(min) mmmmmm(min) mmmm(min) mmmm
822.238.112.733.3547.94430.2
925.447.614.338.163.510.36.44.834.9
1128.65417.541.37312.77.94.838.1
1331.858.720.644.479.414.37.95.642.9
1431.858.720.644.479.414.37.95.642.9
1641.374.622.258.798.415.98.77.957.2
1744.479.428.666.7108199.57.960.3
1950.892.128.67312420.611.19.569.8
2150.892.128.67312420.611.19.569.8
2257.210231.882.613322.212.79.576.2
2463.511033.392.114625.412.710.384.1
2569.811934.91081622714.310.390.5
2976.213338.111117828.615.912.7102
3295.215241.313319733.315.912.7121
3510517547.615222938.11915.9137
381141975416525441.323.817.5149

Ordinary Thimble to DIN3090

NominalABCSPHApprox weight (KG)
size (dia of ropein mm)mmmmmmmm(min) mmmmper 100 pieces
459102.15.1201.2
6712152.67.1302.8
891320411405.7
101116255145015.2
121319306166024
141622357177038
161825408198052
182027459219066
20223050102310088
222433551024110104
242637601127120129
262946651230130260
283150701233140277
323555801438160440
364060901642180460
4044651001846200700
44487011020532201000

Solid Thimble to BS464:1958

Nominal sizeQBCEFGM
(dia of rope in mm)mmmmmmmm(min) mmmm(min) mm
825.434.911.147.67.94.812.7
931.844.414.357.211.16.415.9
1138.152.417.569.812.77.119
1344.460.320.682.614.37.922.2
1444.460.320.682.614.37.922.2
1650.869.822.295.215.99.525.4
1857.279.425.41051911.128.6
1963.585.728.611822.211.131.8
2063.585.728.611822.211.131.8
2269.895.231.812723.812.734.9
2476.210533.314025.414.338.1
2682.611436.51522715.941.3
2888.912439.716530.217.544.4
3210214044.419133.31950.8
3511415650.821038.120.657.2
3812717157.223541.322.263.5

Solid Thimble to DIN 3091

Nominal sizeABDCHIApprox weight (kg)
(dia of rope in mm)mmmm(min) mmmm(min) mmmmper 100 pieces
891517404.56618.1
101117.5215068231.8
12132024607.59851.5
141623.52970911479.9
161826328010.513089.5
182028.5359012145121
2022314010013.5161161
222433.54311015177211
2426364612016.5193271
262939.54913018209355
2831425214020224420
3235475816023256630
3640536518026288884
40445871200293201100
44486376220323521500

Closed socket to BS463:1958 Part 1

Nominal size ABCDEFHMPRSXMax recommended 
(dia of rope)mmmmmm(dia)(dia)(dia)mmmmmmmmmmmmSWL of socket,
mmmmmmdimensionally to
BS463:1958
insmmEn 5A in tfEn 16 in tf
42871842.950.830.215.99.515.914.338.1199.511.140.84-
42802950.863.538.120.611.91920.644.420.615.914.34.81.06-
429321150.863.538.120.613.522.220.644.420.615.914.35.61.59-
427371360.376.244.423.815.125.422.25423.817.517.56.42.223.08
429941460.376.244.428.816.728.622.25423.817.517.57.12.583.52
428631669.888.950.828.618.331.82763.531.820.6197.93.364.54
427981976.2101.661.933.321.438.133.374.638.125.423.89.54.746.32
429242285.7114.369.841.325.444.439.784.144.428.625.411.16.368.24
125104.8130.282.649.228.650.84610050.834.928.612.78.8811.26
1.12529114.3142.992.157.231.857.250.8114.357.238.131.814.310.313.74
1.2532133.4152.410863.534.963.560.3123.863.541.338.115.913.4417.44
1.37535152.4184.312769.839.776.266.714675.247.644.41916.120.6
1.538152.4184.212769.842.976.266.714676.247.644.41918.9624
1.62541152.4184.212769.84676.266.714676.247.644.4192126.4

Open Socket to BS463:1958 Part 1

Nominal size ABCDEFHJKLMOQXSplitMax recommended 
(dia of rope) mmmmmm(dia)(dia)(dia)mmmm(dia)mmmm(dia)mmmmcotterSWL of socket,
mmmmmmmmmmpin diadimensionally to
mmBS463:1958
insmmEn 5AEn 16
tftf
42871842.931.830.215.99.515.914.388.912.715.931.828.642.943.20.84-
42802950.842.938.120.611.91920.6112.715.922.242.938.1544.83.21.06-
429321150.842.938.120.613.522.220.6112.715.922.242.938.1545.63.21.59-
427371360.352.444.423.815.125.422.2134.920.628.647.644.461.96.442.223.08
429941460.352.444.428.816.728.622.2134.920.628.647.644.461.97.142.583.52
428631669.863.550.828.618.331.827158.823.831.858.750.874.67.94.83.364.54
427981976.266.761.933.321.438.133.3174.628.638.169.863.585.79.54.84.746.32
429242285.776.269.841.325.444.439.7196.831.842.977.869.895.211.15.66.368.24
125104.888.982.649.228.650.846236.538.147.688.985.7109.512.76.48.8811.26
1.12529114.3101.692.157.231.857.250.8261.941.350.893.792.1114.314.36.410.313.74
1.2532133.4111.110863.534.963.560.3296.947.654111.1104.8136.515.97.913.4417.44
1.37535152.4114.312769.839.776.266.7330.257.265.1134.9127165.1199.516.120.6
1.538152.4114.312769.842.976.266.7330.257.265.1134.9127165.1199.518.9624
1.62541152.4114.312769.84676.266.7330.257.265.1134.9127165.1199.52126.4

Open Spelter Socket to American Federal Specifications RR-S-550D
Type A

Nominal size Weight each ACDFGHJLMN
(dia of rope) kgmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
insmm
42739428930.511623.117.59.6517.539.657.239.633.39.15
5/16 - 3/8429570.5912420.620.612.720.642.957.244.538.111.2
7/16 - 1/2430521.0214125.425.414.223.949.963.55149.312.7
9/16 - 5/814 - 161.8117131.830.217.528.75776.263.557.214.2
42798182.6420338.137.320.631.866.58976.266.515.7
4292420 - 224.4723344.541.424.638.182.51028982.520.3
124 - 267.03267515128.745.29112310295.522.4
1.12528 - 309.7529857.257.231.85110212511410525.4
1 1/4 - 1 3/832 - 3514.133363.563.538.15811613811712128.7
1.53821.438476.27041.47013315215213730.2
1.62540 - 4224.441376.276.244.57614016516514633.3
1 3/4 - 1 7/844 - 4837.246489895179.516219117816539.6
2 - 2 1/850 - 545754610295.557.295.518721622917846
2 1/4 - 2 3/856 - 607659711410863.510221322925419754
2 1/2 - 2 5/864 - 671146481271217311423524827321660.5
2 3/4 - 2 7/870 - 7314369213312779.512426727927922973
3 - 3 1/875 - 801727371461338613328230528624176.2
3 1/4 - 3 3/882 - 861977841591409214630233029825479.5
3 1/2 - 3 5/888 - 9225584517115298.516531435731827382.5
3 3/4 - 494 - 10235592119117810818434638134331889

Closed Spelter Socket to American Federal Specifications RR-S-550D
Type A

Nominal size Weight each ABCDFGHJKL
(dia of rope) kgmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
insmm
42739428930.2311612.739.622.49.6517.539.657.212.746
5/16 - 3/8429570.3412515.842.924.612.720.642.957.217.552.5
7/16 - 1/2430520.6814017.55129.514.223.95163.522.458.5
9/16 - 5/814 - 161.1316220.66735.817.530.26776.225.465
42798181.9319426.976.242.220.633.3708931.877.5
4292420 - 223.2922633.39248.724.638.182.510238.190.5
124 - 264.7625436.610558.528.744.595.511444.5103
1.12526 - 306.4628339.61146531.85110512751116
1 1/4 - 1 3/832 - 358.9630941.41287138.158.511913856.5129
1.53813.235549.31378141.470.513215162.5155
1.62540 - 4216.33905414682.544.576.214016570171
1 3/4 - 1 7/844 - 482644555.517195.55179.516219176.2198
2 - 2 1/850 - 5435.85026219411157.295.518721682.5224
2 1/4 - 2 3/856 - 6047.65567321612763.510221022992254
2 1/2 - 2 5/864 - 676459779.524114074.5114235248102270
2 3/4 - 2 7/870 - 7310064579.527315979.5124259279124286
3 - 3 1/875 - 8012568682.529217186133292305133298
3 1/4 - 3 3/882 - 8614274310231118492146311330146311
3 1/2 - 3 5/888 - 9218178710233019798.5165330356159330
3 3/4 - 494 - 102246845108362216108184362381178356

Open Socket to DIN 83313

NominalSWLRopeB1B2D1D2D3D4D6H1H2Approx weight 
sizediameterper piece
ttmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Form B*Form C**
kgkg
1143020214714451735M16501050.50.6
1.61.643083276117552145M20601250.91.1
2.52.514 - 18337520622555M24691481.41.8
3316 - 20388622692860M27781651.82.4
4418 - 22429624763165M30841802.43.2
5520 - 244710727853775M36942003.75
6622 - 285312130944085M3910622056.7
8826 - 3060136331034695M4511524279.05
101028 - 34661503611250110M481252651013
1212.532 - 38731674012554120M521402961317
161636 - 44811854514062130M601593321824
202040 - 50902065015670140M681743652331

Closed Socket to DIN 83313

NominalSWLRopeBCD1D2EFHIApprox weight
sizediameterper piece
ttmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkg
114302030814455015130120.4
1.61.643083371217556019155150.7
2.52.514 - 18451420626924182191.2
33.1516 - 20501622697826202211.5
4418 - 22541824768430220242
5520 - 24602027859434245273.1
66.322 - 286723309410638275304.2
8826 - 3073263310311542300335.8
101028 - 3480293611212545330368
1212.532 - 38893240125140513704111
161636 - 441003545140159564154615
202040 - 501104050156174624605020