Consideration of Some Factors Affecting the Economic Use of Wire Rope on Open-Pit Mining Equipment

CIM Bulletin, 1973

P. J. FINNIS, Product Specialist, (At time of writing) Greening Donald Limited, Hamilton, Ontario

This paper describes the use of wire rope on open-pit mining equipment, giving specifications and examples of the performance achieved. Installation methods are also discussed, making the paper of considerable practical use to mine operators.
Keywords: Ferrule Becket, open-pit, pull-off, sheave, wire rope, Hoists, Mines, Rope, Ropes, shovel, Shovels, Wedges, wire rope, Wire ropes