Wire Rope Slings
Wire rope slings offer the user an alternative lifting means to the usual chain sling with the main benefit being that if one or 2 wires or strands break, the load will usually hold on its remaining, intact wires/strands until it is set down safely, whereas with a chain sling, if a link breaks the load falls. Wire rope slings need to be made and used in the correct manner to prevent damage, ordinary or regular lay rope is the preferred wire rope for slinging as they are not prone to unwinding when twisting against the load, (Lang’s lay rope can easily unravel when under load unless fixed correctly at both ends) they can successfully be utilised in a straight lift, basket hitch or a choke hitch, however the safe working load will need to be de-rated when used in a basket or choke hitch according to the recommended ‘safe use of’ documentation.
We can supply endless slings as well as 1, 2, 3 or 4 leg slings in any length with any fittings to best suit your requirements, the images show just the most common configurations.
Bespoke Wire Rope Assemblies
We are regularly asked for very bespoke/individual wire ropes which we are always happy to supply, many customers bring us their broken wire rope assembly and we tailor make a brand new one to match perfectly; whatever your wire rope is used for, we can make you a new one.
Other examples are cables for garage doors and industrial shutters/doors which are not easily purchased straight off the shelf, but we can make one to your exact measurements so you can simply replace the cable, not the whole door system. Let us know the length you need, along with the cable diameter and end fitting (this is important to make sure it fits perfectly). We can also supply security cables to suit your needs to keep your belongings safe and secure; these cables are also available with a PVC coating for extra durability and easier handling.
Whether you go to the local gymnasium or possess your own multi-gym, you will have noticed that all of this type of fitness equipment use wire rope cables to connect the weight stack through a pulley system to the part which you handle to lift the weights to obtain your workout. Over time these cables wear due to constant stresses and friction and become unsafe to use, they may also completely break; in these situations you will need to replace the wire cable; bring it to us or contact us with the exact length needed along with the specific end fitting (a snap shot of the original fitting is helpful) required and we will do the rest; in no time you will have your new wire rope gym cable and be back training.
Trailer Ropes / Tail Lift Cables
Throughout the transport industry many of the large Lorries possess tail lifts which are usually operated by wire rope cables which are prone to wear and breakage. Rope Services Direct supply a number of transport companies with all of their trailer rope and tail lift cable needs and very competitive prices. We use only high grade steel rope which we can customise to any configuration to suit your requirements. Available in 10mm up to 16mm diameters, and in a wide range of lengths with specially machined end terminations.
Our winch cables are perfect for all types of winching and towing applications and have a wide variety of end combinations for you to choose from including thimble eye and hook combos; We can also fuse and taper one end to assist with easy installation onto a winch Whatever the specific application you require, we can help you find the perfect combination that promises the best results.
A lift rope does exactly what its name suggests – it is used for lifting elevators. Lift/elevator rope should be inspected on a frequent basis, due to the fact that it carries passengers this needs to be at least every 6 months according to the LOLER. We can carry out inspections on lift ropes and provide replacements if and when necessary. Lift ropes are available in a wide range of lengths and diameters as well as terminations; the open conical socket is a common type of lift/elevator rope though others are readily available.
Wire ropes are used on virtually all types of cranes, overhead cranes, tower cranes, crawler cranes, all terrain cranes, dredger cranes, dockside & harbour cranes, ship to shore cranes and more. Many of these cranes work tirelessly, 24 hours a day, particularly those in shipping ports where vast cargos of containers are unloaded every day, and as time is money, they cannot afford to break down as this has a huge knock on effect at the port. Using the correct and high quality wire rope is imperative to keep these cranes in working order, and Rope Services Direct can help, we can inspect, service and/or replace any crane ropes at the most competitive prices.
When considering replacing crane ropes it is important to stay as close to the original rope as possible, or one with a higher specification; always consider the type of crane and the operations it is used for; important properties to be aware of when choosing crane rope are: strength; diameter; crush resistance; bend fatigue resistance; rotation resistance; corrosion resistance; wear and abrasion resistance and lubrication.