• soLITE launched into series production
    soLITE® in series production
    The secret of the construction
  • The team behind soLITE
    soLITE® - the team behind
    The construction makes all the difference
  • soLITE - Reliable determination of discard maturity
    soLITE® ensures safety
    Reliable determination of discard maturity

Meet the mastermind behind soLITE®

TEUFELBERGER unveils the secret of the construction of soLITE®

TEUFELBERGER is the only steel wire and fiber rope specialist to have developed and implemented a fiber rope that features a unique, innovative, and patented fiber-rope-based steel wire rope construction. We designed our high performing steel wire rope construction by using the best, extremely lightweight, high strength synthetic fiber. The impressive result is a combination of the advantages of a high performance steel wire rope with those of a high strength fiber rope. The benefits of this design became obvious and were confirmed in the field. 


Björn Ernst on the challenges of development

Comparison to steel wire rope leaves no doubt:

  • 80 % lower rope weight. Hence, lighter hook block and thus 10 % greater loading capacity than with steel wire rope

  • Higher crane availability

  • No wear on crane components such as sheaves and drums

  • Many times longer rope lifetime

  • Environmentally friendly – no lubricants 

  • Easy detection of point of discard

  • Great ease of handling


Safer than a steel wire rope thanks to reliable determination of point of discard

soLITE Ablegereife

While in the case of steel wire ropes, the point of discard can be determined according to DIN ISO 4309 based on broken wires, damage patterns, or corrosion, this has not been reliably possible for fiber ropes. However, SoLITE® fiber ropes now permit the redundant determination of the point of discard.

The protective cover consists of fibers of various colors which, due to their consistency, wear differently. As soon as the red core becomes visible, soLITE® must be discarded.

In combination with the bending cycle counter on the crane or the machine, soLITE® can be used on almost any reeving system.

In effect since 2017, the FEM 5.024 standard also defines guidelines, particularly regarding the point of discard for the safe use of high performance fiber ropes on cranes. At the time when the point of discard has just been reached, soLITE®, thanks to its design, still has 100 % of its breaking load. This makes it even safer than a steel wire rope.


The soLITE® construction makes the difference

TEUFELBERGER is the only steel wire and fiber rope specialist to have developed and implemented a fiber rope that features a unique, innovative, and patented fiber-rope-based steel wire rope construction. We designed our high performing steel wire rope construction by using the best, extremely lightweight, high strength synthetic fiber. The impressive result is a combination of the advantages of a high performance steel wire rope with those of a high strength fiber rope. The benefits of this design became obvious and were confirmed in the field. 

solite

The construction makes the difference


A strong team for a strong rope

Björn Ernst and his team develop and research tirelessly to bring the best possible product to market.

solite team

The team behind soLITE®


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    The high-strength fiber rope for crane applications. soLITE® ranked among the top 3 at the Innovation Award of Bauma 2016. soLITE® excels due to: ...
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