Socket eye is a type of hardware used in overhead power lines to connect the conductor to the tower or pole. It is also known
as a "dead-end" because the conductor is terminated at that point.
The socket eye is made of high strength steel and has a closed eye at one end, which grips the conductor. The other end has
a socket that fits over a ball joint attached to the tower or pole. This allows for some movement of the conductor due to wind
and temperature changes, reducing stress on the hardware and the conductor.
Socket eyes are used in both transmission and distribution lines and come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different conductor
diameters. They are typically installed using specialized tools and techniques to ensure a proper connection to the conductor and
tower or pole.
Socket Eye, also known as Socket Ulevis, is a commonly used component in power transmission and distribution lines. It is designed
to connect overhead line hardware with insulators, conductors or other fittings. Among all kinds of socket fittings, Socket Eye stands
out for its unique advantages and features such as high strength, wide application range, convenient installation, long service life and
convenient maintenance. In this article, we will specifically discuss the benefits and applications of Socket Eye for overhead lines.
Socket Eyes are made of high strength materials such as ductile iron or malleable iron. High strength ensures the stability and safety
of overhead line hardware. It can withstand various mechanical loads and environmental conditions such as wind, ice and corrosion.
With Socket Eye's secure connection, overhead lines transmit and distribute power efficiently and effectively.
Wide range of applications
Socket Eye has a wide range of applications in overhead line systems. It can be used on transmission and distribution lines and supports
various voltages and power levels. Socket Eye can also be designed to fit different types of insulators and conductors, and to meet
different regional standards and regulations. As such, it provides flexibility and versatility to utilities and contractors in the design and
construction of overhead line projects.
Socket Eye is easy to install and replace in overhead line systems. It can be quickly connected to insulators, conductors or other accessories
without specialized tools or equipment. The Socket Eye can also be adjusted for proper clearance and angle of overhead line hardware.
Socket Eye is easy to install, saving utilities and contractors time and labor costs.
Socket Eye has a long service life in overhead line systems. It has a corrosion-resistant coating or hot-dip galvanizing to protect the fitting
from environmental elements and extend its durability. Socket Eye is also highly resistant to fatigue and wear, which ensures performance
and reliability under normal and extreme operating conditions. With the Socket Eye's long service life, utilities and contractors can reduce
maintenance and replacement costs and improve the overall efficiency and safety of overhead line systems.
Easy to maintain
Socket Eye is easy to maintain in overhead line systems. It can be inspected visually or tested with load cells to assess its condition and
performance. Should the Socket Eye become damaged or defective in any way, it can be quickly replaced without interrupting the operation
of the overhead line system. The Socket Eye also has a standardized design and size, which simplifies spare parts inventory and management
for utilities and contractors.
Socket Eye for overhead lines is a reliable and efficient component with several advantages and applications. It has the characteristics of high
strength, wide application range, convenient installation, long service life and convenient maintenance. It is the first choice for power companies
and contractors to design and construct overhead line projects. If you are interested in Socket Eye, please contact us for more information and support.