Wirelock is the original cold socketing compound (since 1963) with a pedigree stretching back over 50 years. It is the most trusted product in the marketplace. Wirelock is manufactured in the UK to ISO9001 and meets the requirements of ISO 17558 and DNV-OS-E304 and has Type Approval from ABS, DNV and LLOYDS.
Wirelock has a worldwide reputation as the number one product for safe and reliable use across 5 industrial sectors:
Uses are varied and include crane ropes, boom pendants, winches, lifting straps and mast stays. Wirelock should always be used when socketing P.F.V ropes as the use of a molten metal will melt and vaporise the polymer in the valleys of the rope.
These are generally long-term applications such as suspended roofs for stadia, aircraft hangers and other diverse structures.
Wirelock is widely used on prestigious build projects such as the Bosphorous I and II in Turkey and the Storebaelt in Denmark. Its use in the refurbishment of existing bridges includes those at Albegna in Itlay, Elke in Spain, the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland and the Pont d’Aquitaine in France. Some of the bridges use polymer sheath ropes for maximum corrosion resistance. Wirelock, being a cold process, does not damage the sheathing material and is, therefore, ideal for these applications.
Wirelock is the only socketing medium that is currently approved in the UK for both man and materials winding. It is extensively used for the same purpose in the gold mines of South Africa and mines in Australia and Canada.
Wirelock is the preferred socketing medium for offshore mooring systems worldwide. Wirelock produces a number of Wirelock variants to meet specific industry needs namely Wirelock Sling, Paralock and Umbilical terminations.
What makes Wirelock stand out?
The major elements are that at Wirelock we know resins and curing systems but, in addition, we know ropes and all aspects of rope terminations so our technical service is unrivalled and it comes as a part of Wirelock’s customer service.