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In 2004, the first cornerstone of FibreMax was laid by the founding of SmartRigging. Our CEO, CTO & owner, Rinze-Jan van der Schuit developed the company based on his high interest in yacht rigging. Over the years, the company's focus shifted from yacht rigging to industrial applications, which led to the founding of FibreMax in 2009. Since 2009, FibreMax has proliferated by gaining a more extensive network of strong clients and partners, such as Teijin and DSM. Until 2019, FibreMax has obtained many different patents and certifications for its machines, products, and production process. In 2020, the company even broke the world record for the strongest Aramid cable ever produced.
FibreMax is a company producing lightweight precision cables by using a one-of-a-kind production process. All cables are produced with the endless winding technology, an automated process of continuous winding of parallel strands of fibres around two end fittings until the right cables' strength or required cable EA has been reached. After programming the required length, the endless winding robot (EWR) computer calculates the fibres and the number of loops required for the specified cable. During the winding process, the EWR maintains an equal tension in all fibres with an accuracy of 0,1 per cent. This equal tension is causing the cables to have a high break load, low stretch, and the lowest diameter possible. The cables are produced with high repeatability, whereby we guarantee that all cables have the exact specifications.
Our unique production process is not limited to only one fibre – we, as FibreMax, can produce cables out of several different fibres, depending on the application and request of our clients. Our engineers will assist you in choosing the best fitting fibre for your application. You have the choice between polyester, Aramid, Dyneema or carbon. We are capable of handling challenging projects that require high-quality materials, engineering precision and technical support. We often develop new solutions for existing industries using our experience with high-performance fibres to solve these projects and challenges.
We had to invent the unique EWR (endless winding robot) that stands at the heart of our smart facility. To ensure there's no splicing, glueing or braiding, we wind our strands of fibre in parallel lines around custom made end terminations. We had to pave our own road - and we're proud of that.
Our company thrives on unsolvable problems. We like to be challenged to go further, higher... and deeper! Because our product is lighter and stronger that conventional pendants and tendons, we open up possibilities for manufacturers to think outside the box and create longer or heavier machines. Don't limit yourself, think FibreMax.
is our thrive.
FibreMax is proud to unfold that we are a green, intelligent and clean company using solar energy. Since autumn 2020, we have been working with a negative carbon footprint using over 2000 solar panels.
In total, we are producing nine times as much energy as needed for production and running business operations and offices.
Furthermore, nearly 100 per cent of the material used in our cables is recyclable after its’ lifespan is reached. Additionally, producing cables that are 90 per cent lighter, as well as seven times longer-lasting, is sustainable. We are guaranteeing a zero-waste product and consequently a greener image for your company and us.
2020 we officially made it – we broke the world record for the strongest aramid cable in the world! We received a request by Liebherr to create aramid cables for a gigantic fly-jib used at their crane HLC-295000.
After 1,5 years of research together with the fibre supplier Teijin and DNV-GL cables, as light, strong and durable as possible has been created. At the first attempt, we generated a world record: the cable achieved 17.020 kN! The finished cables were finally loaded end of January 2020 under the watchful eyes of the press, suppliers and customers. We are thankful for having so many great parties that helped us to make the world record possible.
GREEN PRODUCTION FACILITY
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
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 considered.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