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Crane Rope Products

In this Crane Rope Products brochure, you’ll find valuable product information and specifications to help you choose the right rope for your application.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (12 pages)

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Block rotation and rope stability

Twisted hoist lines can bring a construction project to a sudden halt, resulting in downtime. But the good news is that you can minimize block rotation through proper installation, handling and corrective measures. In this reference document, you will better understand torque and gain tips on how to reduce block rotation.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (3 pages)

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Choosing the right wire rope for your application

No single rope can do it all. In this reference document, you will learn how the characteristics of specific ropes should greatly influence your rope choice including: strength, fatigue resistance, crushing resistance, resistance to metal loss and deformation, and resistance to rotation.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

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Drum Crushing on Boom Hoists

In this Product Bulletin, you will learn about the various causes of crushing, the effects of crushing and how to properly evaluate the crushing. Additionally, observations about drum crushing from WireCo WorldGroup engineers are included.

Date of Publication: February 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

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Field Cutting of Category 1 Rotation Resistant Ropes

In this product bulletin, you will learn why Category 1 Ropes are special wire ropes that must be handled differently than other wire ropes. Understand why WireCo WorldGroup recommends not removing the welded ends. And, learn the proper step-by-step recommended procedure for cutting and preparing Category 1 Ropes.

Date of Publication: November 2012
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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Guidelines for installation and maintenance

In this reference document, you will learn WireCo WorldGroup’s preferred technique for installing rope onto a crane. Additionally, you will learn tips on breaking in your new wire rope, relieving twist, rigging in tight quarters, and cleaning and lubricating ropes.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

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How to inspect your wire rope

Despite their durability and strength, wire ropes used on cranes will wear out and need to be retired from service. This reference document will better explain why regular inspection is so crucial to your long-term success.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

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Proper Installation of Mobile Cranes

Learn how to properly install wire rope on mobile cranes. Two factors are key to proper installation no matter what type of equipment, or which wire rope is being used: making sure the rope is free of twist and assuring that the rope is tightly spooled on the drum.

Date of Publication: February 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

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Rotation Resistant Rope Product Bulletin

When a load is placed on a rope, torques are created within the rope as wires and strands try to straighten out. Ropes are designed to operate with these load-created torques within them. In this product bulletin, learn four methods of making a lift that is within the capacity of a single-part line. And finally, you will understand the removal criteria of rotation resistant rope.

Date of Publication: January 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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Swivel Usage

Using an active, in-line, anti-friction swivel with the majority of types and classes of wire ropes is detrimental to their service life and can lead to unpredictable conditions during operation. This product bulletin provides the basic reasoning behind why swivels aren't recommended for use with wire ropes except for those that exhibit a similar torque characteristic to that of a category 1 rotation-resistant rope.

Date of Publication: January 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

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When to replace your wire rope

This document describes specific criteria to determine when to replace wire rope on cranes.

Date of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

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XLT4 Design Factor Product Bulletin

XLT4 is designed to be used with a design factor as low as 3.5 on mobile cranes. In this product bulletin, you will learn more about the ASME B30.5 design factor requirements.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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XLT4 End Attachments Product Bulletin

XLT4 was designed and engineered to be compatible with a full complement of end terminations including wire rope clips, wedges and swaged crane buttons. In this product bulletin, learn how Union’s 4-strand crane rope delivers more strength than premium 6-strand, and equal or greater stability under load than Category 1 35x7 style rotation-resistance ropes.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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XLT4 Four-Strand Rope Product Bulletin

XLT4 is truly the four strand mobile crane hoist rope that is unequaled. After reading this product bulletin, you will understand why. You will learn how XLT4 was designed specifically to meet the special wire rope requirements of mobile crane operations and how XLT4 offers a unique combination of characteristics.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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XLT4 Sheave Wear Product Bulletin

More area equals less wear. In this product bulletin, learn why this is important for our XLT4 rope product. After reading this product bulletin, you will understand why XLT4 Crane Rope provides a greater rope footprint when in contact with drums and sheaves and what this means for your application performance. Additionally, you will learn why XLT4 offers less scrubbing and abrasion and why this reduces contact pressure on ropes.

Date of Publication: July 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (1 page)

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