RopeQ™ Magnetic Rope Inspection from Konecranes improves safety, producing consistent and reliable results. Wire ropes are one of the most critical parts of RTGs, and they can contain hundreds of individual strands.
Broken strands on the rope exterior can be found by visual inspections, but the condition of the core and inner wire strands cannot be seen. To evaluate the safety of a wire rope, you need to know what’s happening both on the outside and on the inside. That’s why Konecranes offers RopeQ™ Magnetic Rope Inspection.
Throughout the working life of a wire rope, the wires, strands and core that comprise the wire rope are subjected to tension, bending and abrasion. If too many of these wires are broken or the core is damaged, the strength and safety of the rope is compromised.
During a standard wire rope inspection, only the outer wires and strands of the wire rope can be visually inspected. Konecranes RopeQ™ technology and non-destructive testing methodology analyses the condition of the internal wires, strands and wire rope core that are not typically visible. This rope inspection will help optimize wire rope change intervals and also helps fulfil statutory requirements for occasional-use equipment that has been idle.
See more in this video from Konecranes below