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Introducing Rope Termination Plates At US Rigging

US Rigging now offers Rope Termination Plates made with tough anodized aluminum materials. Rope Termination Plates, which are similar to Rigging Plates, are used to install a temporary end on a rope.

We realize you may have some questions about Termination Plates and how they are used, so we put together a guide that addresses many common questions regarding both their form and functions. If you are one of those folks who want to know more about these tools, stick around and keep scrolling!

How Do Termination Plates Work?

We will start with some basics. If you are looking to install a temporary termination to a rope, a Termination Plate can be used as an alternative to a factory termination or pre-spliced eye. To use a Termination Plate, you simply weave the end of the rope through five holes in the plate and then run the tail through at least one of the loops created in the process. The remaining hole is designed to be attached to a carabiner.

The Break Down On Termination Plates:

  • Used To Install A Termination To A Rope
  • Can Be Used To Connect A Rope To A Carabiner
  • Can Replace Factory Terminations And Pre-Spliced Eyes

What Are Some Common Applications For Rope Termination Plates?

Plates can be used in many scenarios where you may typically use a rope with a pre-spliced eye termination. Rope Termination Plates are secure enough to create temporary ends on a rope reliably.

Rope Terminations Are Often Used In These Settings:

  • Positioning
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Fall Arrest Systems

What Are The Advantages Of Using Rope Termination Plates?

Tying knots at the end of a rope is known to significantly decrease the breaking strength of a rope. While using a factory-spliced-eye is a popular solution to this problem, a Rope Termination Plate will also help to maintain the strength of a rope. Unlike factory eyes, a Termination Plate can easily be removed fairly easily.

What Types Of Ropes Can Be Used With A Termination Plate?

The plate that US Rigging offers is designed for Fiber Ropes. It is engineered for use with ropes ranging in diameters between 16mm and 19mm.

How Do I Choose A Carabiner To Use With A Termination Plate?

Since termination plates are generally used with carabiners, we figured it may be useful to give some basic information on how to select the right carabiner for your needs. If you need a carabiner, we have an extensive selection that can be viewed here.

Shape, the type of gate, and size are all important factors in choosing the right carabiner for you, along with whether you want a carabiner that locks or one that opens and closes freely. If you are working in a specific industry, there may be certain guidelines that need to be followed regarding materials and strength to meet work standards.

Important Variations In Climbing Carabiners:

  • Size & Weight
  • Locking Features
  • Shape Of The Carabiner
  • Type Of Gate On the Carabiner
  • Materials, Such As Stainless Steel Or Aluminum

The Main Classes Of Carabiner Shapes:

  • D-Shape

  1. Greatest Strength Offered
  2. Ideal For Climbing Applications
  3. Strong Axis With Asymmetrical D Rings
  • Oval Shaped Carabiners

  1. Excellent For Large Loads On A Single Carabiner
  • Pear Carabiners

  1. Great Rappelling & Belaying Clips


How Do Gate Types Make A Difference In Carabiners & Metal Clips?

When choosing your carabiners, the type of gate is another important thing to consider. There are three main types of gates are Bent Gates, Wire Gates, and Straight Gates.

Types Of Gates & Their Benefits:

  • Bent Gates - Excellent For Clipping Rope.
  • Wire Gates - Ideal For Cold And Humid Weather.
  • Straight Gate Carabiners - Multipurpose, Used To Put Gear On A Rack.

Who Is US Rigging?

US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

US Rigging offers our Rope Termination Plates to install a temporary end to a rope in place of a pre-spliced eye. In addition to these plates, we offer a variety of other rigging hardware,

Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.