Extend rope functionality: Mine Shaft Rope Attachments from FLSmidth
The entire range of Mine Shaft Rope Solutions to fit any need
We offer an extensive selection of Mine Shaft Rope Attachments. Our solutions can be custom tailored to any operation, and include:
Fine adjustment hydraulic linkage
Fine adjustment linkage is primarily used in friction hoisting setups. The linkage allows fine adjustment so all ropes in a multi-rope arrangement are equally tensioned and therefore working together which in turn greatly extends rope life
Sockets are used on a variety of applications including hoist, balance, guide and sinking Ropes. The socket attachment offers a safe, economical connection and can be installed with either the quick and efficient Wirelock resin or zinc.
Thimble type cappel
Thimble Cappels are used in single and multi-hoist applications.
Solid thimble & clamps
Solid thimble and U-bold clamps are used with either round strand hoist or balance rope connections.
Swivel & swivel hooks
Swivels are used to provide rotation, primarily in balance or sinking stage ropes, to alleviate torque buildup, which is damaging to ropes.
Glands are used for maneuvering, lifting and suspension of round strand or locked coil ropes. The gland design is similar to that of a wedge cappel, utilizing interlocking wedges inside the two part gland body.
Maneuvering & suspension glands
This type of gland is commonly used for manoeuvring ropes into position or anchoring permanently where rotation is not required.
Spherically seated glands
The spherically seated gland can be used similar to the non-spherical type, but in addition has a spherical brass base unit to facilitate rotation of the guide ropes, thereby evenly distributing wear over the rope surface.
Guide rope tensioning
Where shaft guide rope systems are used in lieu of rigid type guides, several attachment assemblies are available. Arrangements are offered with bottom weight tensioning (most common), bottom spring tensioning or top spring tensioning.
- Solutions available for all applications
Whether you’re in need of sockets, glands, linkage or any other rope attachment solution, we have the products to help further your business.
- Durability for longer use life
Our rope attachments are designed from the highest quality materials, so that you can keep everything running longer, harder and at reduced maintenance cost.
- Extended functionality
Put your ropes to better use. We offer attachments for improved linkage, rotation, maneuvering, lifting, anchoring and friction resistance.
Proven technology from experienced Mine Shaft Cage manufacturers
With special Threaded STT and STJ type sockets, a wide range of jaw or tang ends can be made to suit most required connections without a link plate. Our standard SJ (non-threaded) sockets normally require an adapter link plate, adding both cost and bulk but are preferred in some installations.
All sockets are designed with a minimum of 10:1 Factor of Safety, Proof Load Tested to 2 1⁄2 times Safe Working Load, Ultrasonically and Wet Magnetic Particle Inspected. All meet or exceed National Coal Board Standards. Sockets are customer designed to suit customer needs.
Swivel and swivel hooks are available in capacities ranging from 1.36 to 90.71 tonnes (1.5 to 100 tons).
Glands are manufactured from high quality steel, Proof load tested to double safe working load and ultrasonically and wet magnetic particle inspected.
In guide rope attachments, the upper attachment includes a spherically seated gland, while the bottom end can be fitted with a socket or glands. The socket or gland is then connected to a triangular link plate which facilitates load transfer for rope changes. With bottom weight tensioning, “cheese weights” are mounted on a rod and platform thereby keeping guideropes tensioned. As mentioned, rather than cheese weights, spring tensioning can be employed at either top or bottom. Lead cheese weights can be used when height restraints become an issue.