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United Offshore Services and Samson unite
US manufacturer of synthetic fibre rope, Samson, and United Offshore Services (UOS) have started a partnership
Bridon Neptune Quay opens on River Tyne
UK wire rope manufacturer Bridon International opened a new state-of-the-art factory at Bridon Neptune Quay (BNQ) on the banks of the River Tyne earlier this month. The new facility will manufacture the world’s largest offshore ropes
Wire rope tester promises market-leading results
A wire rope test machine that overcomes all the flaws of conventional bending fatigue testers has been introduced to the market, claims its inventor. The new machine is the brainchild of Roland Verreet, owner of steel wire rope failure analysis company Wire Rope Technology Aachen, in Germany.
Bridon invests in new ropemaker
Rope maker Bridon is installing what it claims as the world's largest closer machine for producing wire rope at its new state-of-the-art facility in Newcastle, UK
New centre to drive Verope expansion
Verope has opened a service centre in Zweibrücken, Germany, to provide specialist equipment and increased warehousing. To assist its growth plan, the special wire rope company's 3,600 square metre facility
World record rope from Bridon factory
Bridon International has invested £30m in a factory to produce multi-strand ropes in gross package weights of up to 650 tonnes
Record cable break test
FibreMax has performed a record-breaking 9000 kN (more than 900 tonne) break load test on an aramid fibre cable as part of a Lloyd's certification project for one of its customers
Lifting empty hooks or not using lower layers can cause rope drum problems
Cris Seidenather, managing director at Lebus International Engineers, offers some remedies
Kiswire invests in offshore
Korean rope manufacturer Kiswire is building a new plant for the production of very large wire ropes for offshore and mining applications
New synthetic rope innovator
FibreMax is a new Netherlands-based company specializing in the manufacture of lightweight precision ropes out of synthetic fibres. "By means of a unique endless winding production process we are capable of producing precision cables that are far lighter, stiffer, stronger and thinner than conventional steel wire ropes
Fibre rope first from MacGregor Offshore
MacGregor will deliver the world's first subsea knuckle jib crane fitted with a system to handle its synthetic fibre lifting rope
Rope combinations
A group of rope industry professionals from Casar Drahtseilwerk, Tension Technology International, Wire Rope Technology Aachen and Teijin Twaron BV, considered the merits of composite and tapered mass rope, containing steel and fibre, for deep hoisting applications
Money for new rope
Performance expectations of cranes are getting higher and higher, according to rope manufacturer Teufelberger
Flexibility in wire rope
Flexibility is very much the trend in the wire rope industry, as it is for crane manufacturers. With it come pitfalls. Euan Youdale reports
Wire rope alternative
By Jorn Boesten market segment manager industrial, DSM Dyneema
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