02/08/2020 (Burlington, NC)
Ravenox, a leading manufacturer of rope and cordage in the United States, reports recent market shifts from traditional steel wire rope (SWR) slings across the Oil & Gas, Mining, and Commercial Marine sectors to the more economical and higher-performing synthetic fiber rope slings. Due to their natural attributes, identical load-bearing capacity for the same rope diameter, lighter weight, more simplistic handling capabilities, and user-friendly comfort, synthetic fiber rope slings allow for faster lifting operation, resulting in maximized saving of both time and money.
CEO at Ravenox, Sean Brownlee, says, “With the advancement of textile fiber technology the lives of consumers in the commercial and recreational spaces will continue to improve. From offshore construction lifting slings to winches in off-road vehicles, these new ropes will continue to become more reliable and easier to handle, saving both time and money.”
SWR slings have long overshadowed any competing options in the offshore and mining industries due to subject matter experts’ widespread knowledge about their attributes, but synthetic fiber rope slings have been successfully used throughout various projects in the same industry. Unknown factors about the synthetic option have impeded growing use among eligible businesses. Knowledge regarding performance capability, rope characteristics, and the expiration of rope usability has been too obscure to inspire confidence in synthetic rope employment.
Recent studies have shown favorable results in production from using synthetic rope slings under pragmatic conditions. These studies have given consumers the knowledge needed to make educated decisions when choosing a heavy-lifting option. Multiple scenarios were executed during these studies for accuracy in determining functionality under strenuous circumstances. In these field applications of synthetic rope slings, the results addressed dynamic service contexts and specific hoisting settings to understand best where the combined result of interfaces, boundary conditions, and failure points lie.
The research also involved operational analysis on sling design to determine things like decreases in bending efficiency, exact stiffness figures, and reaction to temperature, among other traits which can be used to educate and advise those who are looking to optimize their company’s processes.
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