Application information Thimbles are used to protect steel wire rope, fibre rope or synthetic rope. Steel wire rope thimbles: K2, K2-B, K4, and K5 Poly-Fibre rope thimbles: K3, K3-B, K4 and K10 High strength ropes (for example HMPE ropes): we recommend to use K2-C thimbles SPM/Mooring rope thimbles: K11, K12, K13, K14 and K17
Instructions for use The dimensions of the thimbles must be so that the (wire) rope fits properly into the groove of the thimble. If thimbles are used in combination with wire clamps, please take notice of the right use of the clamp. The first clip must be placed one bridge width from the turned back rope tail or dead end of the rope. The second clip must be placed immediately against the thimble but nevertheless in such a position that the correct tightening of the clip does not damage the outer wires of the wire rope. The following clips should be placed on the wire rope between the first and second clip in such a way that they are separated by at least 1½ times the clip-width with a maximum of 3 times the clip-width.