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Wire Rope Insulation & Welding Accessories

Spider’s wire rope insulation and welding accessories provide critical safety protection when performing welding from a suspended basket or platform.

  • Insulated thimble assemblies isolate the wire rope to protect rigging and structural components above.
  • Arc guard protects the wire rope above and below fair lead and below deck to prevent accidental severing of the wire while welding.



Part NumberDescriptionEnd TypeLengthMaterial
4897Wire rope insulator assemblyThimble762 ft (30 m)Plastic dipped porcelain
701074-1Insulated thimble assembly (8.4 mm)Seized End30 ft (9.1 m)Nylon
701074-2Insulated thimble assembly (8.4 mm)Thimble15 ft (4.5 m)Nylon
701074-3Insulated thimble assembly (8.4 mm)Clip End30 ft (9.1 m)Nylon

Key Features

  • Can be used with all Drum & Traction hoists
  • Tested to withstand 600V
  • For use with hoists up to 1,500 lb. (680.4 kg) load capacity
  • Assembly length allows travel within 30 ft (9.1 m) of rigging point
  • Breaking strength is 12,500 lb.


OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.451 (f) (17)

Another Specifications

Part NumberUsed WithDrumWire Rope
SA-10839 in. (229 mm) Spider drums,
ST-17, ST-180
9 in. (229 mm)500 ft (152 m)
SA-1083-1000ST-18016 in. (406 mm)1000 ft (305 m)
SA-1083-26For ST-26 Mini DrumN/A235 ft (71.6 m)

Key Features

Arc guard is used during welding to protect against contact from the hoist tail line and the platform.

This arc guard assembly uses a split tube with Velcro closures to wrap around and protect a wire rope. The top end has two chains with hooks to attach to a hoist.

  • Encloses 3.3 ft (1 m) length of wire rope between fairlead and deck of drum hoist.
  • Can be used with traction hoists with minor modification.
  • Velcro fasteners make installation fast and easy.

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