All wire rope articles

  • Green Pin Tycan (2)

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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