In addition to ropes for transporting passengers and materials, Fatzer also develops and produces wire ropes for special applications with static or dynamic demands, and has developed this area into another of its competencies in the field of wire rope technology. These special ropes are used primarily in the areas of rope-manufacturing plants, winch systems, rope traction devices, and mining equipment and hoists. As a qualified and innovative partner, Fatzer provides customized system solutions for demanding fields.
Shaped and round wires with large diameters and low carbon content are used in the outer layers in half-locked guide ropes. This keeps wear and the formation of martensite to a minimum.Shaped wires in the outer layers also prevent the penetration of dirt and dust particles, thus minimizing susceptibility to wire breaks.