Synthetic fibre rope slings as a viable alternative to steel wire rope slings
In recent years, high performance synthetic fibre rope slings have emerged as a viable alternative to steel wire rope (SWR) slings due to their intrinsic characteristics: equivalent load bearing capacity for the same rope diameter, lower weight and easier handling. These features enable faster lifting operations due to user-friendly ergonomics of fibre rope slings, which in turn translate into significant operational savings.
Used successfully in many offshore projects, widespread usage of high performance synthetic fiber rope slings has been hindered by their novelty, in comparison with steel wire ropes slings, and a lack of familiarity regarding performance, characteristics and discard criteria.
To build confidence and encourage widespread use of fibre rope slings, Lankhorst Ropes has conducted an industry leading R&D program into the performance of high performance fibre rope slings under realistic scenarios, to provide offshore installation companies with the ability to determine and predict fibre rope sling behaviour for safe use in lifting projects.
Lankhorst Ropes is present at strategic locations worldwide. Therefore, you are ensured continuity of supply, fast service and short delivery times.