KV R&D – stands for development and testing services at the highest technical level. In different areas of engineering, especially in the field of special wire, fiber ropes and wire rope technology, we offer innovative and high quality solutions for today and tomorrow. Our service offer, material testing, development, calculation and individual solution development, in the form of four different boxes give an overview of our services.

If you have any questions or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact our team!

DEVELOPMENT

Perfection

We work scientifically, accurately and have the highest qualitative standards. Our experience and collaborations with universities make us experts in whatever challenge we face next.

Flexibility

We adapt to customer requirements and are flexible about research-rich ideas. We offer a 360° service and work closely with our customer to develop the best application-oriented solutions.

Innovation

We have visions, ideas, the necessary know-how and advanced laboratory equipment to perfect the technical properties around special wire ropes and their components.

EQUIPMENT / PORTFOLIO

Destructive testing equipment

Tensile tests ▾
➔ Horizontal tensile testing machine 2500kN
➔ Vertical tensile testing machine 300kN*
➔ Vertical tensile testing machine 50kN*
*incl. optical strain measurement
Tensile swell tests ▾
➔ Tensile fatigue testing machine 210kN* *incl.
*incl. optical strain measurement
Fatigue bending tests (CBOS) ▾
➔ Multi-zone bending fatigue testing machine 198kN
➔ Multi-zone bending fatigue testing machine 50kN
➔ Counterbending fatigue testing machine OTIS-Standard 7kN
Rotation angle / torque testing machine ▾
➔ Rotation angle / torque testing machine 300kN, 1500Nm*
*incl. optical strain measurement and diameter reduction
Single wire tests ▾
➔ Wire torsion testing machine
➔ Wire tensile testing machine
➔ 180° back and forth wire bending testing machine
➔ Gas volumetric and gravimetric zinc determination test bench
Corrosion tests ▾
➔ Salt spray test chamber
➔ Various equipment for testing the corrosion resistance of lubricants
Special tests and prototype tests
Seminars and workshops

Non-destructive testing equipment

Visual rope testing ▾
➔ Visual rope inspection according to ISO 4309
➔Optical microscopy
➔ Scanning electron microscopy
Strain measurements
Hardness tests
Special tests and prototype tests
Seminars and workshops

Ropes in application

Damage surveys
Consulting and rope optimization
Operation and service life estimation
S Special wire rope development
Material testing and analysis
Special tests and prototype tests
Seminars and workshops

ABOUT US

FROM THE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO THE TESTING LABORATORY

2004 ➟

verope® AG, founded in 2004 as a joint venture company between Pierre Verreet and Kiswire Ltd., stands for high-quality special wire ropes you can rely on. From day one of the foundation of verope® AG, development and perfection of the products were among the top priorities.

2018 ➟

Kiswire Verope Research & Development was established in 2018 as an independent partner company of verope and Kiswire. The verope® know-how in application engineering and rope design and the expertise of Kiswire, the world's largest manufacturer of high-carbon steel wires, in production technology, metallurgy and materials engineering were combined in Contwig, Germany.

2022 ➟

Our goal is to develop highly innovative products for lifting applications and continuously improve our existing products and their components with state-of-the-art production and testing facilities. Close cooperation with leading OEMs, wire rope component manufacturers and universities is key to our application-oriented research and development approach.

MAGICAL TEAM

MEET OUR ROPE WIZZARDS

Marco Elig

Managing director / Mechanical Engineer

Your contact for administrative, rope design, data analysis, customer support and everything related to wire ropes.

T: +49 (0) 6332 488 70 13
GSM: +49 (0)151 258 286 98
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Sebastian Müssig

Researcher / Mechanical Engineer

Your contact for rope design, data analysis, customer support, CAD and everything related to wire ropes.

T: +49 (0) 6332 488 70 28
GSM: +49 (0) 170 320 11 40
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Javier Morales

Researcher / Mechanical Engineer

Your contact for fiber ropes, plastics, test execution and evaluation.

T: +49 (0) 6332 488 70 33
GSM: +49 (0) 175 949 64 30
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Moritz Bächle

Test & Evaluation

Your contact for test evaluation and execution, rope operation analysis and everything related to wire ropes.

T: +49 (0) 6332 488 70 24
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Alexander Knepp

Researcher / Mechanical Engineer

Your contact for CAD, data analysis, test evaluation & execution and everything around wire ropes.

T: +49 (0) 6332 488 70 15
GSM: +49 (0)160 784 54 41
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CONTACT

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

KV R&D CENTER GMBH

Seilmacherstraße 7
D-66497 Contwig

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