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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. Boom suspension pendants on draglines and rope shovels are submitted to a large number of tension cycles which influence the service life and can cause unnecessary maintenance downtime and lack of production time.

Boom Pendant Solutions

Lightweight synthetic boom pendants from FibreMax are able to withstand tension-tension fatigue and offer a 5-10 times higher service life of steel wire rope or strand. They can be customized to your requirements and are available for every type of machine. They are maintenance free, lighter and easier to handle during installation.

Lightweight pendants will increase productivity, maintenance costs will be reduced and overall operational costs will be reduced.

Dragline cables

Dragline cables are an important excavating tool used in many surface mining operations worldwide  to remove the overburden of the material being mined. Draglines are highly productive machines that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and with an average operating life of 40 years, draglines are the most productive and versatile machine in the industry.

Rope shovel cables

Besides removing overburden rope shovels are used to dig and load materials in surface mining. Rope shovels are used in iron ore, coal, lignite, gold or potash mining. Rope shovels are highly productive machines that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a very demanding environment.


To obtain more detailed information please contact:

Duco Handgraaf

Business Development Manager at Fibremax BV

Fibremax Worldwide


Fibremax Worldwide