All Ropes articles – Page 2

  • The new Bridon Neptune Quay facility includes a dockside take up stand

    Technical seminars from Bridon


    Bridon, a manufacturer of steel and fibre rope, will host a series of technical seminars about offshore rope technology

  • The Soft Rope system comprises Lankhorst Ropes’ LankoDeep rope, DSM Dyneema and an Active Heave Comp

    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

  • Andrea Sturm

    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

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    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

  • Samson manufacture synthetic rope, including the KZ100 for mobile cranes

    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

  • Samson KZTM100 synthetic rope

    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

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    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

  • Jim Miner

    Staff changes at Alps Wire Rope


    Alps Wire Rope Corporation has announced several promotions and new members at the company in the USA

  • The Liebherr SD.shift has a reversible frequency converter drive

    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

  • The Samson KZTM100 synthetic hoist rope on a Manitowoc rough terrain crane

    United Offshore Services and Samson unite


    US manufacturer of synthetic fibre rope, Samson, and United Offshore Services (UOS) have started a partnership

  • The new Bridon Neptune Quay facility includes a dockside take up stand

    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

  • Verreet’s wire rope testing machine in operation

    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’s new closer will allow the company to produce far more complex ropes than had previously bee

    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

  • Verope's service centre in in Zweibrücken, Germany

    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

  • Bridon Neptune Quay, located on Newcastle’s Tyneside, UK

    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

  • The smaller pendant has a breaking strength of 3000 kN, while the large cable has a breaking strengt

    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

  • Damaged and nicked rope on the drum of a tower crane caused by lack of tension on the first installa

    Lifting empty hooks or not using lower layers can cause rope drum problems


    Cris Seidenather, managing director at Lebus International Engineers, offers some remedies

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    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

  • FibreMax’s Wilco van Zonneveld holds a 3 m long cable with a 350 tonne breaking capacity, weighing 2

    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

  • Synthetic fibre lifting rope makes its debut on a Cargotec MacGregor Hydramarine marine knuckle boom

    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