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Different Types of Blocks, Pulleys, and Ropes and How They Work Together

The many possible combinations of pulleys, blocks, ropes, and other hardware for your system can make the process of selecting and assembling the ideal equipment daunting, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.  

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4 Questions to Help You Select the Right Pulley for Your Telecommunications Towers

There were more than 100,000 telecom towers in operation in the United States in 2018, and we’re in the midst of an 18% CAGR boom in the telecom tower market that will result in the market increasing by over $106 billion in an 8 year period by 2025.

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Why Torlon is used for Roller Balls, Needles and Bushings in Blocks

Torlon is a fascinating alternative to traditional steel roller balls in pulley blocks, with many of the conveniences common to plastic, but the dependability we’ve come to expect from steel.  The unique traits of this weather-impervious polymer give it a wealth of advantages sought after in...

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Lightweight Yet Robust: Ball Bearing Pulley Blocks in Shade Systems

Ball bearings feature multiple races separated by balls through which the loads are transmitted. Pulley systems that utilize ball bearings benefit from this design due to their ability to reduce friction, as the rolling motion of the balls results in a lower coefficient of friction than that of...

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Dual Bearing Core Blocks in Temporary Telecommunications Tower Systems

Selecting the right core block for your pulley system is largely dependent on the load conditions that the final product will be subjected to. The primary consideration is whether the system will be exposed to a static load or a dynamic load. From there, the next consideration is the level of...

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Solid Bearing vs Ball Bearing Pulley Blocks

Load type is a major consideration that affects which block to use in your pulley system. Static loads are stationary, applying their weight consistently to the same area of the bearing, but dynamic loads are often in motion and require a bearing that can evenly distribute that force.

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Types of Pulley Systems: Block and Tackle Rigging at Work

Through the centuries the block and tackle system has been optimized to meet the evolving needs of the professionals who use it. Today, block and tackle systems power innumerable daily tasks from recreational yachting to helicopter rescues and more. Here’s a closer look at how the system works and...

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Reliable Overhead Track Systems for Rehabilitation

In the past, patients who were injured, disabled, balance deficient, or weakened due to injury needed to rely on additional staff to help them ambulate and conduct physical therapy exercises. This led to increased costs for rehabilitation centers and a strict dependence on skilled human labor.

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Improving the Quality of the Rope and Pulley to Reduce Friction and Increase Umbrella Longevity

Few people will stop to consider the quality of the rope and pulley in the umbrella or shade system above them as they sit by the pool and eat their lunch. But they’ll certainly start thinking about it if the umbrella is difficult to open or the rope and pulley system fails and the entire shade...

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