Investigating the Lifetime of Fibre Ropes

  • Annett Schmieder Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
  • Markus Golder Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
Keywords: HM-HT fibre rope, discard criteria, lifetime, transporters, textile machine elements

Abstract

Steel wire ropes have established as transmission, connection and safety elements in transporters such as cranes and elevators, due to their high breaking strength and operational safety as well as out of many years of experience. However, steel wire ropes have disadvantages such as high dead weight, high bending stiffness and sensitivity to corrosion. Increasing requirements on the energy-efficient and resource-saving operation of technical systems demand new materials, technologies and processes. As a result, textile machine elements like HM-HT fibre ropes (high modulus, high tenacity) come into focus of considerations. The aim of the research is to expand the level of knowledge with regard to the state of wear and aging. Another aim is to find out the influencing factors on the lifetime, discard criteria of high-strength fibre ropes and to derive methods for lifetime detection.

Published
2020-12-03
How to Cite
[1]
A. Schmieder and M. Golder, “Investigating the Lifetime of Fibre Ropes”, innotrac, vol. 1, pp. 1-8, Dec. 2020.
Section
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