This document specifies the minimum requirements for symmetrical wedge socket terminations for stranded steel wire ropes conforming to EN 12385-5 for lifts.
This document covers those symmetric wedge sockets intended for use at temperatures between −20 °C and 100 °C.
This document only covers those symmetric wedge sockets that have welded socket bodies. An example of the construction and sizes of a symmetric wedge socket is given in informative Annex A.
The informative Annex B gives the recommendations for the safe use and inspection of symmetric wedge socket according to Annex A.
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to symmetric wedge sockets for terminations for steel wire ropes, when used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
The hazards covered by this document are identified in Clause 4.
This document applies to symmetric wedge sockets, which are manufactured after the date of its publication.