Lesson 10: Why rope inspection?
The right rope inspection
Ropes in rope drives are open gears that are exposed to external influences, but also have common signs of wear. Most importantly, ropes have a limited service life. When the rope reaches discard maturity, it has also reached the end of its service life. Rope discard maturity must be detected in time to avoid accidents such as rope breakage. This detection requires regular rope inspections that document to what percentage the rope used is already ready for discard.