Tech-Info 12: Rope lifetime in dependence of line pull & sheave groove diameter
12 Rope lifetime in dependence of line pull & sheave groove diameter
According to ISO 16625 the groove of a sheave should have a diameter, that is 5% to 10% bigger than the rope diameter. During the operating time, the rope diameter will decrease. With this decreased diameter the rope will dig itself into the sheave groove and will reduce the groove diameter. Therefore, with the installation of the rope it should be considered, that the groove diameter of the sheave is at least 1% bigger than the measured rope diameter.