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Bekaert develops new high performance crane rope

Bekaert has designed a new configuration for crane rope.

Global manufacturer and researcher of steel wire technology, Bekaert, has developed and released a new high performance crane rope, the Dyform DSC10 PI.

The new 10 strand rope is constructed in a compacted, parallel laid manner, with all the strands within the rope being spun or twisted together in one operation. According to the manufacturer, the rope is used in applications such as luffing ropes on crawler cranes and hoist ropes on electric overhead travelling cranes, where both ends of the rope are fixed and the load is prevented from rotating.

Ruben Maes, the Global Segment Director at Bekaert for Oil & Gas, Crane & Industrial, said the new development represented a “logical step forward” that would ensure Bekaert’s “leading position in the cranes industry”.

“This 10-strand rope with advanced plastic covered core ensures maximum lifetime in a wide variety of applications where general-purpose ropes simply are not up for the job,” he said. “The first 10 strand with plastic core will be the bases for a further group of products, pushing the envelope in performance and lifetime.”

Bekaert's new crane rope configuration.
The structural design of Bekaert’s new crane rope configuration (Credit: Bekaert)

According to Bekaert, the Dyform DSC10 PI possesses a large, resilient threshold, making it a “top choice” in many applications and industries. The unique configuration of the rope provides a high level of crush resistance, accurate rope diameter, as well as tight tolerance. Dyform DSC10 provides a significant amount of corrosion resistance, with an internal plastic layer inhibiting moisture penetration to the core.

Founded in 1880 and with its headquarters in Belgium, Bekaert is a global company employing over 27000 people to service multiple markets with high performing ropes and advanced cords. In 2022, the company generated over AUD$11 billion in revenue.



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