Blog - Ronstan Industrial

S-Hooks

  What are S-Hooks? S-Hooks are exactly what they say on the tin. They are S shaped hooks which can be used in all manner of places. They have been heavily utilised in households across the centuries for hanging pots, pans, and other home staples. They have also been used in farming in barns and...

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Track/Car, I-Beam & Travelers

  What are tracks and cars? Traveller tracks and cars are used in sailing as sail adjustment mechanisms; they are a vital piece of equipment. Each family of traveller systems (tracks and cars) is engineered to be able to deal with the different loads it is faced with and the different usages and...

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Rope Guides, Horn Cleat, T-Cleat, V-Cleat, Stoppers

What is a rope guide? It is pretty much all in the name. A rope guide is a mechanism that guides the rope, sometimes also known as a cleat. There are a number of different styles of cleats, for different usages with many types and thicknesses of rope. All of them contain a mechanism for controlling...

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Carabiner, Carbine, Karabiner Hooks

  What is a carabiner? A carabiner is a metal loop, usually D-shaped but sometimes oval, which has one spring-hinged side, called the gate, and one straight side called the spine.  It is used to hold a freely running rope and also to quickly and reversibly connect components. There are two main...

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Rope Stoppers and Parrel Beads

What is a parrel bead and a rope stopper? Parrels are loops made of rope or metal, they are loose loops to enable movement and sliding around whatever they are attached to. Parrel beads are solid balls with holes drilled through them which are threaded along the loops. Parrel beads are normally...

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Pad Eyes - Folding, Round, Bolt Through, Screw In

  Pad Eye Round Base 4 x M10 What is a pad eye? A pad eye is a device that a line runs through to provide an attachment point, they are often found on boats, and often welded or bolted to the deck or the hull of the boat. They are made typically of steel and consist of an opening for the line,...

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C, T & V Cleats & Rope Stoppers

What is a cleat? In simple terms a cleat is a device for securing a line, the term was first applied to pieces of metal or wood with projecting arms on which a rope could be wound, thus securing the load on the rope, for example to fix in place the halyard used to hoist a flag or a sail. Modern...

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Sheaves - Acetal, Ball Bearing, Nylatron

What is a sheave? Sheaves It is often referred to as a pulley but, technically, it’s an integral part of a pulley. It is the freely rotating grooved wheel held between the two flanges of a pulley, with the drive element, e.g. rope, chain, cable, etc., fitting into the groove in the wheel....

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Industrial Eye Bolts - Stainless Steel Eye Bolts with Shoulder and Fork

  Eye Bolt What is an eye bolt? An eye bolt is a bolt with a looped head with screw threads at the other end. They are often made in one piece, either bent or forged into shape, but for high loads those with welded loops are used as they can withstand loads up to the tensile strength of the metal...

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Stainless Steel Shackles - Bow, Dee Style, Twisted, Halyard

  Dee Shackles What is a shackle? A shackle is a U-shaped piece of metal, it is secured by a pin, or a bolt, or a hinged metal loop, these in turn are secured by a quick-release locking pin such as a cotter pin. Shackles are used to connect ropes or cables in many types of rigging systems such as...

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Pulley Blocks -Wire Blocks, Core Blocks

Block & Tackle What is a pulley block? Blocks are simple devices that consist of a grooved wheel through which a rope or cable can run and change the direction of the force needed to lift a load thus increasing the mechanical advantage. More than one block in a rigging system of any type is known...

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Wire Rope Clips - Grips, Thimble Kit

What is a wire rope clip? Wire rope clip   The end of a wire rope is liable to fray very easily and must therefore be well secured. The most commonly used method of doing this is by forming a loop by bending the rope back on itself to form a loop. This loop is then secured by fixing it in place...

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What is rappelling rope?

  Climbing There are so many different types of rope for sale it would be easy to get confused. Rappelling is actually just another word for abseiling or climbing down and therefore rappelling rope is simply climbing rope or a rappelling device. Well, we say simply, but there are also many types of...

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Lifting and Nylon Slings

Lifting slings come in a number of shapes and sizes relevant to almost any industry. Many are made of synthetic materials such as nylon. There are marine slings, mining slings, utility slings, mesh slings, chain slings, wire rope slings, web slings, cargo slings, and many more. Nylon slings are...

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Kevlar Rope and Kevlar Cord

Like spectra rope or dyneema rope, Kevlar is the registered trademark of a material called para-aramid synthetic fibre. This material was developed in 1965 and since then has typically been spun into ropes.

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