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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.

Draglines are structurally complex and are subjected to loads that vary in frequency and intensity throughout their operational life. Depending on the brand and type of machine the boom and mast components are supported by different type of boom pendants. FibreMax produces boom suspension pendants for all mining equipment.

Lightweight boom pendants from FibreMax are the material of choice when looking for an alternative to steel wire rope. Our boom pendants have an extreme high fatigue life that will outperform steel wire rope by a factor 5-10 or more. Our boom pendants will reduce the need for maintenance and costly downtime. Because of their light weight, which is up to 90% less than steel at the same break load, they are easy and safe to handle during installation. 

FibreMax offers the following boom suspension pendants:

  • Intermediate boom pendants (IBS)
  • Lower and upper boom pendants
  • Main boom pendants
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