2020 Ronstan Sailboat Hardware Catalogue - Page 283



Customer Considerations,
Warranty & Definitions
DEFINITIONS
TRADEMARKS
Maximum Working Load (M.W.L.)
Trademark Acknowledgements
Maximum Working Load (M.W.L.) is the maximum static and/or dynamic
load at which the product will still function without excessive friction,
distortion, wear or permanent deformation of components. Above this
load, bearing systems may fail, moving parts may seize and stainless
steel or plastic components may begin to bend, stretch or otherwise
deform. Maximum working loads should never exceed half of the
breaking load and should never be exceeded in use.
Breaking Load (B.L.)
Breaking Load (B.L.) is the load at, or around which, a major failure can
be expected to occur to some part of the product’s structure when new.
Plastic components may split, rivets may give way, shackles may break,
and other metallic components may fracture. No product should be used
at more than half of the breaking load so as to provide a minimum safety
factor of two (2).
CUSTOMER CONSIDERATIONS
Product Information Amendments
All catalogue information is subject to specification changes during
a product’s life cycle. Any alterations will be posted on the website
www.ronstan.com, which should be considered the most up to date
source of product information.
Factor of Safety
An appropriate factor of safety should be applied to Breaking Load
figures to suit each application before choosing or specifying a particular
product. For many industrial and safety related applications, and for
some yachting applications, a factor of safety greater than two (2)
should be used or may be required by law or other regulations. It is the
customer’s responsibility to ensure that an appropriate factor of safety
is used, and it should allow for factors including but not limited to safety
implications, service life, fatigue (as may be caused by wave action, wind
stresses or repetitive cyclical loading), type of load (e.g. cyclic, shock,
rotational speed), orientation of load, environment (e.g. exposure to
ultraviolet light, temperature extremes), corrosion and stress corrosion.
Note that a ‘safe working load’ is not specified as this is dependent on
the factor of safety, which must be determined by the user relative to
each application.
Useful Life
The useful life of any product is determined by the above factors and
must be assessed in each application, and thus no guarantee can be
provided for product life, load capacity or any other factor due to the
variability in usage. In some jurisdictions government regulations require
the replacement of rigging components within certain periods of time,
usually every three to five years. You must ascertain whether any such
regulations affect you. Whilst Ronstan takes every precaution in their
product design and manufacturing processes to minimise the effects
of corrosion and stress corrosion, there are also preventative as well as
corrective treatments that can be carried out after installation.
Warranty
• Clamcleat® is a registered trademark of
Clamcleats Limited
• Constrictor® is a registered trademark of
Cousin Trestec
• Dyneema® is a registered trademark of
DSM IP Assets B.V.
• Nylatron® is a registered trademark of
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Inc.
• Technora® is a registered trademark of
Teijin Techno Products Limited Corporation
• Torlon® is a registered trademark of
Solvay Advanced Polymers
• Windex® is a registered trademark of
Windex Development AB
BLOCKS
CLEATS &
CLUTCHES
RUDDER &
TILLER
Registered Ronstan Trademarks
• Ronstan® is a registered trademark of
Ronstan International Pty Ltd
• Andersen Stainless Steel Winches® is a
registered trademark of Ronstan Denmark ApS
TRACK &
TRAVELLER
SYSTEMS
Ronstan Trademarks



















Andersen Winches™ (winches)
Ballslide™ (batten cars)
Battlestick™ (tiller extensions)
BoatSmart™ (boat care products)
Captive Lock™ (utility blocks)
C-Cleat™ (cam cleats)
ClearStart™ (sailing timer and watches)
Compact Motor™ (electric winches)
Core Block™ (blocks)
Orbit Block™ (blocks)
Power Rib™ (winches)
Quick-Lock™ (winch handles)
RopeGlide™ (Shocks™, rings, fairleads)
Sailfast™ (silicon spray)
Shock™ (sheaveless block)
Skiffsuit™ (wetsuit)
T-Cleat™ (cam cleats)
Ultimate Ratchet Block™ (ratchet blocks)
V-Cleat™ (rope cleats)
FURLERS
BATTEN CAR
SYSTEMS
MISCELLANEOUS
HARDWARE &
ACCESSORIES
SAILING GEAR &
ACCESSORIES
STAINLESS STEEL
HARDWARE
RIGGING
HARDWARE
Details of Ronstan’s Product Warranty can be found under the SUPPORT
tab at www.ronstan.com.
Distributors
Ronstan products are available through a great distribution network that
extends to more countries than we can list on this page. Contact details
for your nearest distributor can be found at www.ronstan.com.
INDUSTRIAL
PRODUCTS
STAINLESS STEEL
WINCHES®
INDEX &
INFORMATION
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