Crane Rope Brunton Shaw
The following guidelines are principally directed towards crane operators who need to periodically replace steel wire ropes and to crane designers who are required to specify ropes for new build projects.
When replacing a steel wire rope on any crane or appliance reference should be made to the relevant original equipment manufacturers manual, the wire rope manufacturers test certificate originally supplied with the crane or appliance and to any other relevant documentation.
In order to ensure safe and efficient operation, Brunton Shaw UK recommends that any replacement wire rope should conform with the specified nominal diameter and at least equal the required strength originally specified by the manufacturer of the machine or appliance.
Additionally, the wire rope construction selected should provide an equal or greater resistance to rotation, bend fatigue, crushing, abrasive wear, and corrosion.