Rope Services Direct has significant experience in the production of wire rope assemblies, slings, splicing and more. We offer a selection of custom-made cables and wire rope products. The majority have pressed ferrules and end stops for securing the wire rope termination. Ferrules are seen on many different wire rope assemblies and are used to secure the ends of the wire rope together.
Types of Ferrules
There are many different types of ferrules available which suit a variety of rope and applications. The shape of the ferrule as well as the size varies considerably. They also come in a range of metals, with aluminium and copper being the most popular.
Straight aluminium ferrule types are the ones we use the most here at Rope Services Direct, because they are ideal for use in lifting applications. Wire ropes with a fibre or steel core and also rotation resistant wire ropes can use ferrules.
A carbon steel ferrule is normally used for high temperature applications. Or where high abrasion or corrosion factors are present. A copper or stainless steel ferrule is typically used on stainless steel wire rope. This is because aluminium ferrules will cause electro-chemical corrosion.
We use ferrules to secure eye terminations. We create the eye by bending the rope back on itself and secure with a ferrule. This enables easy anchoring of the the rope. We use correctly sized ferrules to secure the eye whether soft or thimble.
Pressing Wire Rope Ferrules
We use only the best wire rope ferrules with quality, strength, safety and cost in mind. We can manufacture from aluminium, copper, stainless steel and steel.
Our wire rope riggers use industrial press machines to securely fit ferrules. However there are smaller, hand held swaging devices available which are ideal for site / location pressing. The best way to press a ferrule, especially when used for lifting applications is to use an industrial swaging machines. These can press on the ferrules using many tonnes of force, ensuring optimum strength.
We have our own industrial press facilities in our wire rope workshop. Our riggers use a wide range of dies in die holders to suit most shapes and sizes of ferrule. This is to ensure we get the best fitting ferrule possible with no possibility of the ferrule sliding off the rope. We only use high quality ferrules.
Get in Touch with RSD
Call us on 01384 78004 to discuss your particular application. Rope Services Direct can supply the most appropriate ferrule and other wire rope fittings to meet your requirements, including bespoke manufactures. We can help with special types of ferrule such as conical, ‘C’ type and syn-crimp ferrules and special stops. The inspection or wire rope assemblies is important. This is to ensure they are safe to use and fit for purpose. RSD can offer inspections.
Please Note: Image taken for purpose of showing press. It was not actually in use at the time of taking. Users always wear protective gloves and other safety equipment whilst operating the presses and handling wire rope.