in our fibre
Since 2009, FibreMax has been the producer of the world’s strongest synthetic cables in Joure, the Netherlands. With the help of our unique and patented production process, we produce lightweight pendants and tendons with the highest efficiency possible. Our cables are custom-made for every customer, with every fibre possible.
the world's strongest
Thanks to our production process, we get the highest yield from every fibre. As a result, our FibreMax cables have the highest possible efficiency, lowest weight and exact lengths.
17.020KN ARAMID PENDANT
Our synthetic pendants and tendons are unique due to our patented Endless Winding Technology. We use this robot to precision in the production of our cables. This is a completely automated process in which synthetic fibres are continuously wound in parallel strands around two end fittings – until the right cable strength is reached. Our endless winding robot (EWR) achieves precision and consistency of up to 0.1% equal tension quotient.
We use aramid made with Twaron® or Technnora®, a robust fibre developed exclusively by Teijin Aramid. It has a high modulus, is thermally stable, and can withstand chemical and high general impacts. The unique properties of Twaron® or Technora® fibres used in our aramid cables give several significant advantages over steel-wire ropes, polyester or nylon ropes. At the same minimal break load (MBL), our aramid cables offer smaller diameters and lighter weight, resulting in foremost advantages concerning easier handling, increased safety, faster operations and downsized constructions.
All our FibreMax cables are standardly supplied with closed- and open-end terminations. Due to our unique Endless Winding production process, the fittings are directly incorporated during this process. Due to the integration of the end terminations, there is no need for splicing of the materials, as required with traditional steel wire or synthetic braided ropes. The break-load we indicate for our cables is the minimal break load at which cables will shatter. Thanks to our production process, no percentage needs to be subtracted from our cables’ minimum break load because of splices. The end terminations are highly efficient due to their lightweight and the incorporation in the cables.
“We build the future: We lower emissions with reduced weight, last longer than any crane ever will, all the while making the strongest cables in the world. That’s our mission; we never do less.”
Today’s crane business focuses on heavy lifts at increasing reach and heights. Lifting offshore structures, power plant jobs, nuclear work, infrastructure projects, and windmill erection calls for cranes that reach increasing heights. But with these increasing heights and subsequently increasing boom lengths also weight increases.Read more
2. Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy sources are more and more sought after. In a drive to reduce the carbon footprint of energy production, governments and utility companies have been spending time, effort and lots of money toward the development of ‘green’ energy sources. An additional reason for developing alternative sources of energy is political. Countries depending on energy import seek independence from countries that sell their natural resources for financial gain and political influence.Read more
3. Mining & Rigging
Surface mining is considered an extremely harsh and demanding environment. Surface mining relies strongly on the availability and effectiveness of critical assets, such as draglines and rope shovels. Depending on the size of the equipment and the type of material being mined, the hourly loss of revenue resulting from inefficient operations, failure, or unplanned maintenance is considerable.Read more
4. Structural Engineering
The know-how of FibreMax with respect to cable constructions, characteristics, cable behaviour, end fittings, dimensions and tolerances as well as our experience is of great importance in the world of “heavy lifting”.Read more
5. Other Applications
We, as FibreMax, are the recognised worldwide leader in producing customised high-performance fibre cable solutions. With our experience, expertise and technology, our engineers can translate your requirements and needs into cable solutions meeting your complex challenges.Read more