The performance of synthetic ropes under extensive traction fatigue tests

The performance of synthetic ropes under extensive traction fatigue tests

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This paper will present some topics with regard to the difference in fatigue and traction behaviour of wire and synthetic ropes. Results of traction fatigue tests on samples of synthetic and wire ropes for an elevator application will be presented. The results show good traction performance under specific roping method and machine parameters. Moreover, these results demonstrate and emphasise the potential of synthetic ropes to be applied for high rise application.