Bridon Technology Centre - page 5

Wire
Mechanical
Testing
Extensive Rope Fatigue
Testing Capability
Synthetic Rope
Breaking Force
Testing
ROPE INVESTIGATION AND FORENSIC
ANALYSIS LABORATORIES
The Bridon Technology Centre (BTC) provides access to
one of the world’s most comprehensive laboratory test
facilities for steel and fibre rope and their components.
Continued investment in infrastructure, the latest equipment,
and on-going development of our personnel ensures that
our customers and partners receive technical support of the
highest standard.
The range of testing, verification and analysis services
available from the BTC includes;
• Post Retirement Rope Analysis
• Rope Condition Assessment
• Forensic Investigation
• Rope Product Benchmarking
• Rope Mechanical Testing
MULTI-LAYER SPOOLING (MLS) TEST
Multi-layer spool winch designs allow industrial winch and
crane OEMs to utilise smaller and more economic winch
spools. These types of winch arrangements are attractive
as they reduce space requirements and therefore cost.
However, MLS can cause accelerated rope deterioration
due to damage caused by a rope crossing over itself during
spooling at high speed or through crush damage.
Bridon’s MLS Test Machine allows ropes to be repeatedly
tested with cross over and crush resistance measured.
Testing for example of 32mm diameter ropes with maximum
loads of 32 tonnes will be used to establish an accurate
source of data for use in optimising and developing high
performance ropes for multi-layer spooling applications.
UNIQUE
TESTING
CAPABILITIES
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