2019 Wire Rope Services

Wire Rope Services

Our technical services representatives are experts in wire rope and have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of rope management including rope inspections or testing requirements in accordance with Australian and International Standards.

We can undertake a thorough inspection of plant and rope systems as part of a complete inspection package to minimise the downtime of your equipment. Ranger can investigate and correct specific issues related to recurrent problems. Our highly trained technicians can efficiently carry out lifting equipment inspections, stringent testing and manage the administration of rope records.

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MAGNETIC ROPE TESTING

Ranger has adopted technology that enables the examination of the internal condition of wire ropes, utilizing magnetic flux fields on ropes ranging in diameter from 6mm to 42mm. This service allows us to internally inspect wire ropes including hoisting lines, crane lines, drilling lines and towing lines which can save you time and money when changing out ropes periodically.

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LUBRICATION

Ranger can schedule periodic lubrication to extend the life of your wire ropes. Most wire ropes are lubricated during the manufacturing process, but this lubricant will not last the entire life of the rope.  We use pressure lubricators to ensure penetration right through to the core of the rope, not just the visible exterior. Depending on the rope, application and installed environment we use either lanolin based lubricants or wire rope grease.

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VISUAL TESTING

Periodic Visual Inspections are a minimum requirement as per Australian Standards.  Visual inspections are extremely cost-effective for general purpose rope applications and can pick up the majority of external defects that are commonly found in wire rope. The common defects can be nicks, cuts, gouges, corrosion, heat damage, bird caging.

All our technical staff have been trained to identify and assess any possible issues found with wire rope and its specific application. We do not only inspect the wire rope but the whole application including sheaves and winch drums to determine where and why damage is occurring.

SPLICING + PIERCING

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CUTTING

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RE-ROPING

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DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Any wire rope assembly used for lifting purposes under Australian Standards must be proof tested before use.

Some industry requirements ask for wire rope assemblies to be proof tested yearly. Ranger offer proof load and destruction testing both on-site and in-house.

INSTALLATION

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CROPPING AND TESTING ANALYSIS

This is commonly recommended in the mining industry where drift ropes and friction winders are used to determine the working life of the rope and transitions the face to face contact points of the wire and sheaves. This, in turn, reduces the fatigue points on the rope and extends the service life.

SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

Ranger can offer a range of scientific services for wire rope which can help identify extension and diameter loss characteristics and provide insight into the number of broken
wires expected or encountered during the lifetime of a rope. We can also conduct a detailed examination of wire rope to discover the cause of rope failure and early discard. Analysis
of this data can then be used to produce recommendations to help prevent future occurrences, develop new products with specific characteristics for specific applications, and increase service life.

Scientific services include:

  • Specialist metallurgical & chemical analysis
  • Rope destruction testing
  • Mechanical testing
  • Tensile compression
  • Tension and bend fatigue
  • Magnetic rope testing

e-Testinspect

e-Testinspect is a real-time online portal and data management system that provides total peace of mind for the management, operational efficiency and traceability of all your height safety and lifting equipment.

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WHY ARE INSPECTIONS AND TESTING IMPORTANT?

At Ranger, when we say we’re a family business, we don’t just mean we’re family owned and people with the same surname come to work here. We’re proud that’s the case, but what we really mean by it is that family comes before business. Not just our family or the extended Ranger community, but every one of our existing and prospective customers and their partners, husbands, wives, children and relatives. That’s why we take safety so seriously.

When Ranger’s testing and inspection team visit a job site, our priority is making sure the cranes, lifting equipment and rigging gear there is in good enough condition that everyone using it and working in the area can go safely home to their families that night. We don’t remove slings from service for the sake of it or to sell the contractor a new one; we do it so it doesn’t break under load and crush a young construction worker expecting his first child. We don’t conduct safety talks to waste our breath or delay the next critical lift; we do it so everyone arrives back on the job the following morning with life and limb intact.

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SERVICES

 

Our team are experts in lifting, rigging and safety. We provide services in testing and inspections, repair and recertification, wire rope, heavy lift, height safety and engineered services.

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PRODUCTS

 

We have a track record of supplying equipment that improves safety and productivity in the most demanding environments. All the equipment we supply and engineer is tested and inspected in accordance with the relevant Australian standards.

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

 

We help you to work, not push paper. Our e-Testinspect system is an online asset register provides total peace of mind for the management, operational efficiency and 24/7 full traceability of all your height safety and lifting equipment.

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GUIDES + PUBLICATIONS

 

‘Service through knowledge’ might be our company mantra but we practice what we preach. Check out our range of practical resources to help you improve your business, save you time and money, and most importantly, keep you safe at work.

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