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Synthetic Winch Rope

  Rope Synthetic winch ropes have a number of industrial applications such as commercial fishing, mining, and in the automobile industry with synthetic winch ropes being the perfect choice for many off roaders. The synthetic winch rope has many attractive qualities, which makes it one of the top...

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Use of Cord Locks

  Shock Cord Locks Cord locks are often used in conjunction with elastic cord or elastic string. Often made out of plastic, a cord lock is also known as a cord fastener, a plastic stopper, or a cord toggle. The real unique selling point of the cord lock is that it tightens  rope or cord without the...

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Webbing and Winch Straps

  Webbing and Winch Straps Webbing straps are formulated from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip and are often used in place of rope. The name webbing comes from the meshed material frequently used in its construction which resembles the pattern of the web. Webbing straps are now usually made...

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Going Tree Top Climbing?

  Climbing For the thrill seekers among us high rope adventures are exhilarating, for the less intrepid they can be terrifying, even the knowledge that the safety precautions are practically foolproof doesn’t always alleviate the extreme apprehension! High rope courses, the safety systems and the...

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Technicalities of Zip Lines

  Climbing We may think that hair-raising zip lines are a fairly recent development, given that they are increasing in popularity as an adventurous leisure activity. In fact zip lines have been used as a means of transportation, of goods as well as people, in mountainous countries for many years. A...

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Clamp it with a rope cleat!

  T- Cleats Most dictionaries have at least two definitions for a rope cleat, the one we’re interested in is the one that says a cleat is ‘a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured’. This is a very simplified definition of the cleats that are available today,...

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Safety on High

  Blocks and Tackle for working at height Working at height is the main cause of fatalities in the construction industry, there are several reasons why this is so: Inadequate equipment Unguarded edges, for example on a roof Inappropriate use of equipment not specifically designed for the job...

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Cleats in Action

  Window Cleaning Any activity involving hoisting and lowering loads with ropes will necessitate the use of rope rigging. Numerous components are needed to make up the rigging but the one that actually stops the movement of the rope is the cleat. The sight of helmeted men/women with buckets and...

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How Pulleys Changed the World

  Pulley Systems As is the case with all the simple machines, that these days we couldn’t do without, the origin of the pulley system is unknown. It is thought that by 1500 BC, people in Mesopotamia were using rope pulleys for hoisting water. The first documented use of compound pulleys in a block...

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Keeping the turbines blowing in the wind...

  Rigging Pulleys The sight of the rows of tall and slender wind turbines is anathema to some but to others an enhancement to the view. Whatever your thoughts, wind turbines are here to stay, their sleek white fans continually turning and, in effect, making electricity from fresh air. Wind turbines...

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Dyneema® Rope Mooring the World's Largest Cruise Ship

  Royal Caribbean Cruises This case study shows the qualities of Dyneema® rope. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) operate the 2 largest cruise liners, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. When these cruisers moor up at ports around the Caribbean it is paramount the captain can rely on the...

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Two Kilometers of Rope Helps Secure Clean Power

  Dyneema Rope This case study demonstrates the qualities of Dyneema® rope. Off the coast of Zeebruggem, Belgium a 60 strong wind farm is being built. It is an enormous and demanding project. The lead contractor is DEME (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering).  Here are just some of the...

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Uses of Safety Rope

  Safety Rope Safety rope is all around us in every industry, rope for sale is often safety related and it is one of its most common uses. For example, safety rope is a critical part of a firefighter’s kit and means the difference between life and death on a daily basis. This example clearly...

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Nautical Rope and Marine Rope

Ropes are an integral part of sailing. Nautical rope or marine rope , as it is sometimes called, have multiple uses whether that be to control the sails, to lift an anchor, to secure the boat, to secure loads and much more. As a sailor, rope is something you will have to get to grips with.

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Braided rope – what is it?

The way rope is constructed is integral to its performance and utility. It impacts the rope’s shape and how it performs with different loads. Ropes are either twisted or braided. The latter is the most common and the type that has been used historically. Twisted ropes are generally more affordable...

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