How to Pour Spelter Sockets
How to properly install a spelter socket:
- The spelter process begins by inserting the end of the wire rope into the narrow end of the cone shaped socket or button.
- Before pouring the socket, the wire must be broomed and properly cleaned. Once the socket (or button) and wire rope are properly prepared, the broomed wire rope is pulled inside the socket cavity.
- The socket (or button) cavity is then poured with molten zinc, or more commonly, an epoxy resin called WIRELOCK®.
- The socket must then be allowed to cure based on zinc/resin manufacturer's recommendations.
- Assembly length is measured from center line of pins for both open and closed sockets (bearing point to bearing point).
Poured socket lines are always proof tested. For more information on socket lines, please click here.