Ronstan Industrial Blog

Cleats – C-Cleats, T-Cleats, V-Cleats & Rope Stoppers

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
There are a vast number of cleat sizes, all types are available in many sizes, ranging from very small jam cleats used to secure guy lines on tents, to huge docking cleats used to anchor cruise liners to the dockside. ...

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Sheaves – Acetal, Ball Bearing, Nylatron

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A sheave is often referred to as a pulley but, technically, it’s an integral part of a pulley. ...

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Eye Bolts – Stainless Steel Eye and Fork

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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. ...

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

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What is a shackle and where are they used? What is the typical sizing and what are complementary products and other names for shackles... ...

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Wire Rope Clips – Grips, Thimble Kit

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What is a wire rope grip? Where are they used? What are the typical industry sectors? Typical sizing? complementary products and other names for wire rope grips. ...

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Pulley Blocks -Wire Blocks, Core Blocks

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What is a pulley block? Where are they used? What are the typical industry sectors? Typical sizing? complementary products and other names for blocks. ...

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What is rappelling rope?

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Rappelling is actually just another word for abseiling or climbing down and therefore rappelling rope is simply climbing rope. ...

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Lifting and Nylon Slings

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
There are marine slings, mining slings, utility slings, mesh slings, chain slings, wire rope slings, web slings, cargo slings, and many more. ...

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Kevlar Rope and Kevlar Cord

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Like spectra rope or dyneema rope, Kevlar is the registered trademark of a material called para-aramid synthetic fibre yellow-rope. ...

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Synthetic Winch Rope

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Synthetic winch ropes have a number of industrial applications such as commercial fishing and mining. ...

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Use of Cord Locks

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
Cord locks are particularly useful with elasticated cords, such as bungee rope, bungee cord or elastic rope as the elasticity can become hazardous. ...

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Webbing and Winch Straps

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There are a number of different types of webbing and winch straps which have unlimited uses across a number of industries. ...

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Going Tree Top Climbing?

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For the thrill seekers among us high rope adventures are exhilarating, for the less intrepid they can be terrifying, even the knowledge that the safety precautions are practically foolproof doesn’t always alleviate the extreme apprehension! ...

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Technicalities of Zip Lines

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Zip lines have been used as a means of transportation, of goods as well as people, in mountainous countries for many years. A zip line appeared in H.G. Wells’ book The Invisible Man which was published in 1897. ...

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Clamp it with a rope cleat!

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
Most dictionaries have at least two definitions for a cleat, the one we’re interested in is the one that says a cleat is ‘a fastener around which a rope can be secured’. ...

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