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Socket Clevis

Product Description

Socket Clevis also known as sleeve tongue. Widely used in transmission lines, overhead lines, and power lines, Socket Clevis is an indispensable pole hardware for connecting tension clips to socket insulators. Different types of connections are available on Socket Clevis in different countries. Sleeve tongues are available for aluminum conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) and standard ball and socket disc insulators with a ball and socket pin diameter of 16mm between 7.00mm and 18.2mm (25mm² and 150mm²) outside diameter.

YIPENG Socket Clevis are made of cast iron.The Socket Clevis manufacturing process consists of the following steps: First, the iron is heated from a solid state to a liquid state. The liquid iron is then poured into the Socket Clevis mold, which contains the hollow-shaped sleeve tongue. When the liquid solidifies, the next step called annealing is performed.

The final treatment of the socket tongue is hot dip galvanizing. Socket Clevis will not rust even in tropical conditions where the humidity is up to 90% and the average ambient temperature is +30 degrees.

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Processing way: forged 

Materials: ductile iron

Surface process: hot dip galvanize

Hardware: galvanized steel

Cotter Pin: stainless steel

There are different type of socket clevis, for example: W-7A, W-7B, Y-Clevis, H-Clevis etc.

Socket Clevis

Socket Clevis, also known as socket tongue, is a very integral part of pole line technology.

It is commonly used in overhead lines, transmission lines and power lines.

It is the main component of the pole line hardware, usually connecting the socket insulator to the tension clamp.

Socket Clevis connections vary from country to country, depending on the laws governing pole line technology.

Therefore, it is important to know the connections in your country/region before deciding to order hardware.

For example, Socket Clevis for use in tropical countries include

Sleeve tongues for "Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR)".

Outer diameters between 7 mm and 18.2 mm (25 mm2 and 150 mm2).

Also used for "Standard Ball and Socket Disc Insulators" with a ball pin diameter of 16 mm.

Why do I need Socket Clevis?

The Socket Clevis is used for certain applications as an integral part of the pole line hardware.

It connects a sleeve insulator to a tension clip or bracket.

It is used as an accessory to connect a string of insulators. Examples include "ball and socket, U-clamp and tongue and groove connections, yoke plates for multiple strings of insulators".

It can also be used as an electrical link on power lines.

In overhead lines, it is used as an integral part of the electrical power supply to trains, trolleybuses and trams.

In transmission lines, it is part of a system designed to help conduct alternating current in radio frequencies.

The main components of Socket Clevis

Socket Clevis is a component of various parts and assemblies.

Although they vary in design and shape, here are some of the most common parts

1. Anchor Disconnector

2. U-pin

3、U-shaped clip bolt

4. cotter pin

5. Bolt

6. nut

Socket Clevis Technical Specifications

Before purchasing Socket Clevis, please make sure to note the following key technical specifications.

1. Type of material

2. Surface Treatment

3. Size

4. Design

5. Load Rating

6. Weight

Socket Clevis Manufacturing Process

YIPENG manufactures Socket Clevis from cast iron.

The manufacturing process starts with heating, forming, annealing, followed by hot dip galvanizing.

Materials: The main raw materials required are iron and the molds for Socket Clevis.

Measuring: This is the process of obtaining the correct size material to be used for fabrication.

Heating Process: Cast iron is heated at very high temperatures to melt it.

Molding: The molten iron is then poured into a mold of Socket Clevis.

Annealing: The third step is annealing, which is a form of heat treatment that changes the microstructure of the iron.

Cooling: The fourth step is to allow the mold iron to cool.

Customized products are available according to customer specifications.

Socket Clevis is available in different sizes and designs, as long as it fits and functions well.

As a customer, you are advised to be careful when purchasing Socket Clevis because they have different load factors.

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What is Socket Clevis?

Socket Clevis are indispensable pole line hardware for connecting tension clamps to sleeve insulators.

Socket U-clamps, also known as socket tongues, are widely used on transmission lines, overhead lines, and power lines.

What is the function of Socket Clevis?

Connects socket insulators and tension clips.

Used as an electrical link on power lines.

Used as an integral part of providing electrical power to trains, trolleybuses and overhead line trams.

Helps to conduct alternating current in the radio frequency of the transmission line.

What are the technical specifications of Socket Clevis?

When selecting Socket Clevis, be sure to follow the key technical specifications.


Type of material


Load rating

Surface Finish

What is the breaking load of Socket Clevis?

70kn, 120kn, 160kn depending on transmission line voltage