Today’s crane business focusses on heavy lifts at increasing reach and heights. Lifting of offshore structures, power plant jobs, nuclear work, infrastructure projects and windmill erection call for cranes that reach increasing heights. But with these increasing heights and subsequently increasing boom lengths also weight increases.
Renewable Energy sources are more and more sought after. In a drive to reduce the carbon footprint of energy production, governments and utilities companies have been spending time, effort and lots of money toward the development of ‘green’ energy sources. Additional reason for developing alternative sources of energy is political in nature. Countries depending on energy import seek independence from countries that sell their natural resources not only for financial gain but also for political influence.
Surface mining is considered as an extremely harsh and demanding environment. Surface mining relies strongly on the availability and effectiveness of the key 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.
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”.
When speaking of “heavy lifting” we mean the transportation, handling and installation of heavy items covering areas such as petrochemical, power generation, offshore, shipbuilding, civil or structural works and defence industry.
Cable supported structures are well used in modern architecture; not only can cables offer very attractive design possibilities, but cables also offer possibilities that are unable to achieve with steel or concrete. Cable structures are light and elegant. Whether bridges, roof structures, towers or an observation wheel; each construction demands high standards regarding dimensional accuracy, design, production and erection. The know-how of FibreMax with respect to cable constructions, characteristics, cable behaviour, end fittings, dimensions and tolerances as well as our experience, helps engineers and designers in the planning and designing of cable supported structures.
FibreMax is a recognized worldwide leader of customized high-performance fibre cable solutions. With our experience, expertise and technology our engineers are capable of translating the requirements of our customers into engineered cable solutions that meet their most complex problems.