Rope Attachments

FLSmidth offers the Rope Attachments you need in your Underground Mining operations

Hydraulical Linkage
  • Fine Adjustment Hydraulic Linkage
  • Sockets
  • Thimble Cappels and Clamps
  • Swivel & Swivel Hooks
  • Glands
  • Guide Rope Tensioning

Fine Adjustment Linkage is primarily used in friction hoisting setups. The linkage allows fine adjustment so all ropes in a muti-rope arrangement are equally tensioned and therefore working together which in turn greatly extends rope life.


Hydraulic Linkage


Hydraulic Linkage

Hydraulic Linkage Carts

Hydraulic Linkage Cart


Hydraulic Linkage

Sockets are used on a variety of applications including Hoist, Balance, Guide and Sinking Ropes.

The Socket attachment offers a safe, economical connection and can be installed with either the quick and efficient Wirelock Resin or Zinc.

With special Threaded STT and STJ Type Sockets, a wide range of Jaw or Tang ends can be made to suit most required connections without a Link Plate.

Our standard SJ (non-threaded) Sockets normally require an Adapter Link Plate, adding both cost and bulk but are preferred in some installations.

All Sockets are designed with a minimum of 10:1 Factor of Safety, Proof Load Tested to 2 ½ times Safe Working Load, Ultrasonically and Wet Magnetic Particle Inspected. All meet or exceed National Coal Board Standards.

Sockets are customer designed to suit customer needs.

Hoist Rope & Sinking Sockets

Thimble Type Cappel
Thimble Cappels are used in single and multi-hoist applications.

Solid Thimble & Clamps
Solid Thimble and U-Bold Clamps are used with either Round Strand Hoist or Balance Rope connections

Solid Thimble

Swivels are used to provide rotation, primarily in Balance or Sinking Stage Ropes, to alleviate torque
buildup, which is damaging to ropes.

A variety of styles are available ranging in capacities from 1 ½ to 100 tons.

Swivel Hook

Glands are used for the manoeuvring, lifting and suspension of Round Strand or Locked Coil Ropes.

The Gland design is similar to that of a Wedge Cappel, utilizing interlocking wedges inside the two part
gland body.

All Glands are manufactured from high quality steel, Proof Load Tested to 2 times Safe Working Load, Ultrasonically and Wet Magnetic Particle Inspected.

Gland Diagrams

Maneuvering & Suspension Glands

This type of gland is commonly used for maneuvring ropes into position or anchoring permanently where rotation is not required.

Maneuvering Gland

Where shaft Guide Rope systems are used in lieu of rigid type guides, several attachment assemblies are available. Arrangements are offered with bottom weight tensioning (most common), bottom spring
tensioning or top spring tensioning.

The upper attachment includes a Spherically Seated Gland, while the bottom end can be fitted with a Socket or Glands.

The Socket or Gland is then connected to a Triangular Link Plate which facilitates load transfer for rope changes.

With bottom weight tensioning, Cheeseweights are mounted on a rod and platform thereby keeping Guide Ropes tensioned.

As mentioned, rather than Cheeseweights, spring tensioning can be employed at either top or bottom.

Tension Weights (Cheeseweights)

The dimensions of the cast iron tension weights are generally determined by the shaft layout and position of the Guide and Rubbing Ropes.

Lead Cheeseweights can be used when height restraints become an issue.


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