At our warehouse in Arundel (QLD, Gold Coast) we can make any end termination to the ropes required. A conventional splice in a simple laid rope but also in an eight or twelve strand plaited construction can be spliced. Next to that we make splices in parallel laid cores with an overbraided jacket. WireCo has developed a new splice called the A3 splice. This unprecedented method of splicing is unique in the world and has been patented by WireCo. The concept of the A3 splice is that the splice and the eye have been fully integrated. Years of development, and field trials, have resulted in the A3 splice, providing a 100% efficiency with no strength loss in the rope due to the splice.
Ropes are being used for different applications and need specific properties per individual project. WireCo can provide you with the best rope for your application; a custom made tow rope (grommet), custom made mooring ropes, etc.
Rope Inspection & Testing
Gradually, as the synthetic rope is used repeatedly, the properties in the yarns will decline. The strength of the rope will decrease and eventually the rope will break under a normal load. To avoid an unexpected break, the ropes must be inspected on a regular basis. This can be done periodically or after a pre-determined number of jobs. The intervals will depend on the circumstances in the ropes are used. WireCo can assist on determining the ideal inspection frequency. Furthermore, WireCo offers the possibility to do this inspection and provide a detailed inspection report.
Residual Strength Testing
To assess the true state of a rope, after it has been in-service for a period of time, a full break test is recommended. This will give an indication of the ropes residual strength based on the sample piece tested. However consideration should be given to the relative condition of the test piece versus the remainder of the rope. To monitor/optimize a rope’s lifetime, WireCo can offer a residual testing program.
When a rope reached our factory for testing it is important to have background information of the rope. We suggest testing a rope from a vessel which is sailing in the “worst” conditions where a rope has been tested the most. Every time we take a different rope and thus in time the ropes will all have the same length again (app. 220m – 20m).
WireCo will annually receive a sample of the rope's end, check the strength and keep on monitoring it until rejected, in due time we will build up a record which will give you perfect insight regarding the expected lifetime of a rope.
BIGTOW Recovery & Tow Stops
BIGTOW is an ideal substitutes for Heavy Chains and Wire Rope Recovery Equipment.
The low stretch and low recoil in the LANKOFORCE Dyneema Fiber Rope, makes the BIGTOW Recovery Tow Strop safe to use in any recovery / tow situation.
The Polyester cover provides the rope with extra protection from wear and tear of everyday use in the field.
# LOW STRETCH RECOVERY TOW STROPS.
# SPECIALY FORMULATED HIGH ABRASION RESISTANT COATING.
# SUPER STRONG ULTRA LIGHT.
# CUSTOM LENGTHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
# SPECIALTY END FITTING AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOM JOBS.
# BREAK STRENGTH AND SERIAL NUMBERS ALOCATED TO EACH STROP.
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If you would like more information or pricing on our BIGTOW Recovery Strops, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 947 326