Our windsock swivel systems are designed and manufactured in the UK. Read on...
A windsock swivel arm system comprises a bearing housing with an arm attached to it. The arm extends out and at its end is an eye or ring provided for the attachment of a swivel shackle or snap clip that is supplied and fitted to the end of the windsock harness.
For this type of swivel system you need to purchase a windsock that is fitted with a harness. The harness is an integral part of the windsock and is at one end attached to the windsock mouth ring and at the other terminates with a swivel shackle or snap clip which in turn attaches to the swivel arm.
This system is favoured throughout the UK but is also used in other parts of the world. Its simplicity is ideal if the windsock mast does not have illumination for the windsock. Generally less expensive than a windsock swivel frame the same basic model of swivel arm will fit a variety of windsocks. Our sales staff will be able to advise if this is the best solution for your requirements.
A windsock swivel frame usually comprises a bearing housing with the framework to support the windsock attached to it. The frame consists of a large ring joined to a smaller ring with a distance between them of typically a quarter of the windsock length.
An alternative to a full windsock frame is a single ring system that holds only the mouth of the windsock open. Consisting of one ring only attached to the swivel head this is a cost effective way to get your windsock flying.
For this type of swivel system you need to purchase a windsock that is fitted with a single band of eyelets. The mouth of the windsock (the large end) pulls over the frame (which holds part of the length of the windsock open) and is secured from falling off with either cable ties or lacing cord.
This system is favoured in America but is also in regular use throughout the world. Where the windsock is required to be illuminated then a swivel frame system is used. Generally more expensive than a swivel arm system, a frame will generally only fit the size of windsock that it designed for. However, if you only have need to use one size of windsock then there is a potential saving in the cost of replacements since windsocks for this system are not fitted with a harness. Our sales staff will be able to advise if this is the best solution for your requirements.