Balance ropes in service

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. 859, 1983

JAMES H. SAVORY, Wire Rope Industries Ltd., Montreal, Quebec

In recent years, there has become a growing interest toward a better understanding of balance rope behaviour. With this in mind, the author will present a comprehensive summary of field experience, as wejl as conclusions. In presenting this overview, it is the intent to stimulate further interest as well as provide a framework from which further in-depth investigation can be initiated. Topics which will be covered include rope cores, lubrication practices, loop dividers, rope failures, etc.
Keywords: Equipment, Maintenance, Balance ropes, Rope cores, Lubrication, Loop dividers, Rope failures, Rope installation