Wire rope safety
Throughout a wire rope’s working life, the wires, strands and core that comprise the wire rope are subjected to tension, bending and abrasion. If too many of these wires are broken or the core is damaged, the strength and safety of the rope is compromised.
During a typical inspection, only the outer wires and strands of the wire rope can be visually inspected. Konecranes’ RopeQ™ technology and non-destructive testing methodology analyses the condition of the internal wires, strands and wire rope core that are not typically visible.
RopeQ wire rope inspection
RopeQ is recommended for any wire rope application and is particularly useful in process cranes in constant use, cranes that are used only occasionally, ropes that are particularly hard to inspect visually and in post-accident inspections.
A wire rope inspection can help improve safety by detecting non-visible defects. By optimising wire rope change intervals in process duty and other critical equipment, you can minimise downtime and reduce maintenance costs. In some situations, perfectly compliant, safe ropes might be changed out due to lack of accurate and complete rope condition data.