Socket Lock's development has followed the same path as Sea-Fit's other quality products. Input from end users, along with extensive lab and field testing, has made Socket Lock the easiest and most efficient wire rope socketing resin to work with today.
7,00 - 12,000 centipoise
1.6 g/cc (.0925 oz/in3)
Linear Curing Shrinkage
>20,000 psi (138 MPa)
>1.03 M psi (7,102 MPa)
9.3% at failure
Retention of Compressive Strength After Immersion
45 - 60
Heat Deflection Temperature
>10,000 psi (69 MPa)
>1.04 M psi (7,171 MPa)
>6,000 psi (41 MPa)
>1.15 M psi (7,929 MPa)
Socket Lock's quality begins at the lab where chemists formulate the resin and hardener combination to focus on key areas important to users: wire grip, shelf life, ease of mixing and pouring, and resistance to environmental conditions. They work continuously, aiming to ensure product consistency and quality control.
Socket Lock's new and improved formula has been dynamically tested to EN 13411.3 standards, in which socket assemblies were cycled 75,000 times at 30% of the breaking strength of the rope. Following the dynamic testing, assemblies were then break load tested.
SHOCK LOAD TESTED Large weights were attached to socket assemblies then dropped to prove resin would hold and rope would break.
STATIC BREAK LOAD TESTED
Assemblies up to 3 1/2 inches were destructive tested to verify Socket Lock's performance on high-strength mooring lines. Dynamic and Shock load testing was conducted at Wirop’s rigging testing facilities.
See the HD video below of the 3 1/2"
High-Strength Mooring Rope Break Test
Socket-Lock Socketing Resin was tested on a piece of 3.5" EEIPS wire rope used in high-strength mooring applications. The Socket resin successfully held 1.6 million pounds before the rope failed, as it should have, in the undisturbed middle section of the rope. This test further proves that Socket-Lock is a great product to handle harsh conditions.
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