Timberland engineers are experts in rope tensioning and are the market leader in supplied systems.
Wire rope manufacturers recommend pre-tensioning rope onto hoist drums to avoid potential damage caused by the upper layers plunging or cutting down through loosely wound lower layers when the hoist is first used. By installing the hoist rope under tension, the lower layers of hoist rope are wound tightly onto the drum to prevent movement of the hoist rope which can wear on the hoist drum shell and hoist rope.
Many mine operators also change the cross over point of the hoist rope periodically to prevent the most extreme rope wear. This requires removing the hoist rope from the hoist drum, cutting off a short piece of the rope from the dead end and re-tensioning the hoist rope back onto the hoist drum.
A few of our products are highlighted below. Contact us for your specific needs.
30-tonne rope tensioner set
32 Ton Rope Change Hoist & HPU
20-ton large-diameter traction bullwheel tensioners
Timberland helped Peru’s largest mining company meet its goals for higher capacity hoisting, higher speed processes and larger rope sizes while operating at 4000 m (13,000 ft) above sea level.