Tensioning rope

Tensioning ropes are used in ropeways without hydraulic tensioning devices. They are also used in surface lifts and chairlifts as well as older gondola ropeways.

Specifications

Certifications: ÖNORM M9541, EN 12385-4

Ropeways without hydraulic tensioning devices need appropriate tensioning ropes to prevent the ropeway rope from sagging. This balancing rope is used in surface lifts, chairlifts and older gondola ropeways.

TEUFELBERGER tensioning ropes consist of a special insert as well as round strands. Our tensioning ropes feature ordinary lay (sZ or zS).

These ropes include 6 or 8 round combined-parallel-lay strands. The insert used may be of fiber or steel. It should be emphasized that only IWRC (independent wire rope steel core) type steel cores are used. Moreover, the steel core is rated for load-bearing functions.

The main advantage is the specific construction of the tensioning rope, ensuring maximum service life of the rope. 

Variants of tensioning ropes

Round strand rope, galvanized

Number of wires

Design B  6 x 36 WS (M9541)

216

Design C  8 x 36 WS (M9541)

288

Design D  8 x 41 WS (M9541)

461

Design C  6 x 19 N (M9537)

114

Special design (So) 8 x 52 WS

416


The most common tensioning ropes are those of type 6x36 and 8x36. These two variants are described here in more detail.
 

Rope type 6x36

Specifications:

  • Number of strands in the rope: 6
  • Number of strand layers: 1
  • Number of wires in the rope: 216
  • Number of wires in the strands: 36
  • Number of outer wires per strand: 14
  • Number of outer wires in total: 84
  • Number of wire layers: 3
  • Lay length factor - strand: 8.0 to 9.0
  • Lay length factor - rope: 6.5 to 7.0
     

Rope type 8x36

Specifications:

  • Number of strands in the rope: 8
  • Number of strand layers: 1
    • Number of wires in the rope: 288 to 328
    • Number of wires in the strands: 36 - 41
    • Number of outer wires per strand: 14 to 16
      • Number of outer wires in total: 112 to 128
      • Number of wire layers: 3
      • Lay length factor - strand: 8.0 to 9.0
      • Lay length factor - rope: 6.5 to 7.0

The core wire in the strands may be replaced by a center strand, e.g. consisting of (1-6) wires.