Lesson 13: Learn to measure profiles with the right tools
Measuring rope sheave profiles
A rope inspection involves not only examining the rope itself, but also the sheaves in which the rope runs. Special measuring tools are required to measure the groove diameters: various groove gauges and a flashlight. Such groove gauges are available from verope® on request. The values indicated on the gauge are actual values and not nominal values, as is sometimes the case. The flashlight is used as an aid to determine the exact dimension. Here, the gauge in the groove is illuminated from behind. A visible light slit shows that the gauge used is too large or too small. If no light slit can be seen on the complete radius of the gauge, the correct groove dimension has been determined.