FibreMax engineers are capable of handling challenging projects that require high quality materials, engineering precision and technical support. These problem-solving projects often involve developing new solutions for existing industries using our engineering experience with high performance synthetic fibres.
Surface mining is considered as an extremely harsh and demanding environment. Surface mining relies strongly on the availability and effectiveness of the key assets, such as draglines and rope shovels. Depending on the size of the equipment and the type of material being mined, the hourly loss of revenue resulting from inefficient operations, failure or unplanned maintenance is considerable.
Today's crane business focusses on heavy lifts at increasing reach and heights. Lifting of offshore structures, power plant jobs, nuclear work, infrastructure projects and windmill erection call for cranes that reach increasing heights. But with these increasing heights and subsequently increasing boom lengths also weight increases. On long boom (crawler) cranes weight is essential. Normally cranes are equipped with heavy steel plate or steel wire rope pendants and steel connectors. By using light weight crane pendants a significant weight reduction over steel of more than 80% can be achieved.
As today’s offshore industry is rapidly exploring the possibilities of deep sea drilling and production operations, the need for alternative materials increases. As water depth increases conventional steel wire or braided rope mooring systems show a number of disadvantages that can be reduced by using lightweight cables or tethers made of synthetic fibres. Not only are synthetic cables lighter, they will also generate less downward pull on platforms which results in more payload on these platforms.
Cable supported structures are well used in modern architecture; not only can cables offer very attractive design possibilities, but cables also offer possibilities that are unable to achieve with steel or concrete. Cable structures are light and elegant. Whether bridges, roof structures, towers or an observation wheel; each construction demands high standards regarding dimensional accuracy, design, production and erection. The know-how of FibreMax with respect to cable constructions, characteristics, cable behaviour, end fittings, dimensions and tolerances as well as our experience, helps engineers and designers in the planning and designing of cable supported structures.
The know-how of FibreMax with respect to cable constructions, characteristics, cable behaviour, end fittings, dimensions and tolerances as well as our experience is of great importance in the world of “heavy lifting”.
When speaking of “heavy lifting” we mean the transportation, handling and installation of heavy items covering areas such as petrochemical, power generation, offshore, shipbuilding, civil or structural works and defence industry.
Renewable Energy sources are more and more sought after. In a drive to reduce the carbon footprint of energy production, governments and utilities companies have been spending time, effort and lots of money toward the development of ‘green’ energy sources. Additional reason for developing alternative sources of energy is political in nature. Countries depending on energy import seek independence from countries that sell their natural resources not only for financial gain but also for political influence.
FibreMax is a recognized worldwide leader of customized high-performance fibre cable solutions. With our experience, expertise and technology our engineers are capable of translating the requirements of our customers into engineered cable solutions that meet their most complex problems.