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Maximum Loads in Stage Rigging: How Hardware and Ropes Work Together

The stage rigging basics have changed significantly since the old hemp systems of the “Golden Age of Sail” (1850-1900).  For starters, riggers have far more choice of materials in hardware and soft goods today.  Hemp, wood, leather, canvas, and metal have given way to thermoplastics and synthetic...

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Using Soft-Attach Blocks and Friction Rings with Industrial Rope

The advanced synthetic fibers in modern industrial rope have given soft-attach pulley blocks several functional advantages over those fastened with traditional hardware.  Whereas metal hardware is inflexible, heavy, and may present a limited range of motion, a soft loop or lashed rope is much more...

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How to Fight UV Degradation in Industrial Pulley Systems

Outdoor industrial pulley systems are exposed to intense ultraviolet radiation throughout their service life. Without proper protective measures, the absorption of these rays will cause UV degradation (cracking and disintegration over time) to natural and synthetic polymers alike.

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Why Use Marine-Grade Materials For Entertainment Rigging?

Entertainment rigging is comprised of two main branches, both of which benefit from marine-grade materials: theatrical rigging and arena rigging. Both call for the same rigging skills, but they differ in the conditions under which the equipment must operate.

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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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Is Synthetic Rope Really 15 Times Stronger than Steel Cable?

The appeal of steel wire ropes and cables lies in their durability, resistance to abrasion, and the ability to withstand greater loads without failure when compared traditional organic fiber ropes.  Stainless steel can even mitigate the risks of rust and corrosion that are a major weakness of metal...

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What is Dyneema® Rope? What is the Dyneema® Rope Breaking Strength?

What is Dyneema®? Dyneema© is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber. It is manufactured using a heat treatment process under tension and then a gel spinning process to provide strength and softness.  As part of the process the fibres are kept in uniform lengths providing a...

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