The Best Elevator Rope

P Kampers

Friday 1st May 1992

The steel wire rope is an essential construction element for elevator manufacturers. The fabrication of elevator ropes to meet the demands of the elevator, result in a special product being made by the rope manufacturer. Owing to the use of traction sheaves, there are a number of contradictory requirements such as material hardness, size tolerance, stretch, fatigue, minimising sheave and rope wear and tear. In rope design the number of strands, wires per strand and the type of core (steel, natural fibre or synthetic material) can be varied. The influence of the latest variables on fatigue, stretch and damping properties of elevator ropes were tested.

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