Ronstan Industrial Blog

Carabiner, Carbine, Karabiner Hooks

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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. ...

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Rope Stoppers and Parrel Beads

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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 sold alongside rope stoppers. ...

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

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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. ...

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

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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

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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

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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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