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Casar ropes Favco M2480D
Casar Australia supplies wire rope for Favelle Favco’s M2480D 
New lifting chain sizes
Van Beest launches new sizes for Green Pin Tycan fibre lifting chain
Ropes and winches: Bound to be big
The properties of synthetic rope are making it an appealing alternative to wire rope argues DSM Dyneema, the creator of Dyneema fibre used in rope. Christian Shelton investigates
Rope and winches: Setting standards
FEM guidelines are an early important step in advancing the widespread application of synthetic fibre ropes in the crane and construction markets. Christian Shelton reports
Casar re-ropes goliath
A goliath crane in Denmark has been re-roped with galvanised Turboplast from Casar
Synthetic tow sling from Samson
A synthetic fibre sling for recovery tow applications has been launched by Samson
Lankhorst Dyneema fibre rope for MacGregor
MacGregor’s FibreTrac offshore knuckle boom crane will be supplied with a synthetic fibre hoist rope from Lankhorst made with Dyneema fibre
Ropes: stronger together
The application of synthetic fibre hoist ropes is expanding and Cris Seidenather at Lebus International Engineers offers advice on how easy winch refurbishment can be
Guidance for synthetic ropes
Technical committee of FEM product group Cranes and Lifting Equipment is working on a set of guidelines for the safe use of hoist ropes made from synthetic fibres
IMCA revises wire rope guidance
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a revised version of its publication, Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry
Ropes and winches: switching designs
Rope is available in steel, synthetic and even hybrid versions. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Laura Hatton investigates
Technical seminars from Bridon
Bridon, a manufacturer of steel and fibre rope, will host a series of technical seminars about offshore rope technology
A synthetic revolution
With increased usage of ropes made from synthetics, replacement criteria for ropes are a key topic of concern in the lifting industry. Laura Hatton reports
New CEO at Samson
Synthetic fibre rope manufacturer Samson announced that Andrea Sturm will be appointed as the company’s new chief executive officer from 1 January 2016
Safety concerns over EN 13001-3-2
Members of EWRIS and DSV have raised concern over the approach to rope selection as per European Standard EN 13001-3-2 on the grounds of safety
Technical bulletin on fibre rope testing
Manufacturer of synthetic ropes Samson has released a technical bulletin regarding tension fatigue testing on ropes made using synthetic fibres
A lighter alternative
Hoist ropes made from synthetic polymer fibres instead of steel wire, and electric winches instead of hydraulic ones are making an impact on the industry. Laura Hatton investigates
Wire rope manual goes online
The Wire Rope Technical Board in the USA has published an electronic version of the Wire Rope User’s Manual, 4th Edition
Staff changes at Alps Wire Rope
Alps Wire Rope Corporation has announced several promotions and new members at the company in the USA
Material options for ropes
New materials and technologies, for example, synthetic fibres and automatic rope adjustment technology, are changing the way that ropes and winches are designed. Laura Hatton reports
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