Columbia Steel’s ferrule dump sockets provide significant benefits over standard wedge-style sockets.
Our ferrule dump socket, compared to standard wedge-style rope socket, will make your wire rope change-outs:
Faster — The simple design eliminates labor intensive wedge removal and re-roping of the wedge. Reduces dragline downtime.
Easier — Workers will prefer handling the lighter weight ferrule socket and enjoy easier change-outs.
Lighter Weight — Up to a 50% reduction in weight over the conventional socket and wedge system will help reduce overall rigging package weight.
Easy wire rope installation – Columbia Steel dump blocks are designed to allow pass through of wire rope with a becket end.