20 August 16

Sustainable rope support

1Lankhorst’s ‘Through Life, For Life’ rope support service is the theme of its booth at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg, where it will also display its award winning A3 splice and TiptoWinchline ropes.

“Lankhorst Ropes’ ‘Through Life, For Life’ service combines sustainability and good business sense to offer our customers longer lasting, environmentally friendly high performance ropes” said Hans Pieter Baaij, commercial director, Lankhorst Ropes.

He added that the company is committed to green manufacture which combined with a longer lasting rope service-life, and ultimately rope recycling, translates into levels of sustainability that make a significant contribution to operators’ environmental policies.

The TiptoWinchline and A3 splice have each received ‘Innovation in Ship Operations’ awards.

TiptoWinchline reduces the threat to crew from mooring rope snap back. Based on Lankhorst’sTipto yarn, the seven strand rope features a Tiptooverbraided jacket to protect the rope from wear and tear during handling.

If the rope breaks due to excessive load, the braided cover acts as a net, capturing the two parted ends. The jacket absorbs the generated energy from the broken rope, and thus reduces the effects of snap back.

The A3 splice is lighter, stronger and smaller than traditional splices. It has 100% efficiency, which means there is no loss in rope strength due to splicing. There is no doubling of the rope or splice stiffness in the mainline commonly experienced with traditional rope splicing.

Visit Lankhorst Ropes at Booth 506 in Hall A1.

Source: Green Port

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