Stainless thimbles are used in wire rope assemblies to keep an eye from being crushed. When a wire rope assembly is terminated with an eye or loop at the end, a cable thimble is inserted to form the eye of the loop before the rope is secured. Stainless steel thimbles offer added protection from wear and tear of direct contact and deformation of the eye, extending the service life of the Wire Rope or Wire Rope Sling.
China LG Supply offers a variety of stainless steel thimbles, including light-duty, heavy-duty and tube thimble, available in AISI304 or AISI316. And They are available in many sizes to accommodate various marine and industrial projects. These thimbles are corrosion-resistant and durable, making them ideal for outdoor or harsh environment use. They are available in the same inside diameters as our plated and galvanized thimbles. Light and heavy-duty stainless steel thimbles, electro-plated and galvanized thimbles for forming reinforced eyes in the cable. Tube thimble will protect your line and keep it from twisting and fraying at the ends.
The first thing to do is to make sure that the thimble is the correct size, as we want to ensure that the thimble will hold the rope eye securely, so how do you determine the size of the thimble you are going to use? For example, if you are using a 3/8 inch uncoated wire rope then you will need a 3/8 inch rope thimble, but if you are using a PVC coated rope then you cannot simply choose a thimble based on the diameter of the rope, but you need to add the thickness of the outer PVC coating. For example, if you are using a 3/8 inch PVC coated rope and the PVC coated rope is 7/16 inch in diameter, then choose a 7/16 inch rope thimble.
Once you have determined the size of the rope thimble, it is important to understand how to install the thimble.
Wrap one end of the rope around the groove of the thimble and secure the rope with a rope clip.
Attach the other wire rope clip to the wire rope near the thimble eye and use a tool to firmly turn the nut to achieve the right torque to hold the thimble eye firmly in place, or you can use a wire rope collar to hold the thimble eye in place.
If you are using 3 or more clamps, place them evenly in the same direction with at least 6 times the diameter of the wire rope between each clamp; then tighten all the nuts.
Stainless Steel Wire Rope Thimble is used to protect the wire rope, in conjunction with wire rope clips, clamps or clips as reinforcement rings (lifting eyes), to protect and extend the life of the wire rope slings by preventing the rope from fraying due to friction, and also to provide structure for the lifting eyes to prevent them from deforming or knotting.
Generally available in both light and heavy-duty versions, light-duty is usually used for static applications such as permanent installations or applications that do not experience loads. Light load wire rope thimbles are generally best used with conventional fibre ropes as they can withstand the same loads as fibre ropes. For example, the American type G411, DIN 6899A is the more common light-duty type. Heavy-duty wire rope thimbles are typically used for applications that will experience loads and are ideal for lifting, rigging and applications that require frequent connection or disconnection of thimbles from other rigging equipment.