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ELEVATOR 

ELEVATOR WIRE ROPE

*1/4"-3/4" DIAMETER AVAILABLE.
OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

How to determine lubrication of elevator rope:

It is generally acknowledged that any lubrication built into a wire rope, while it is being fabricated, will not last for the life of the elevator rope. Therefore the rope must be re-lubricated periodically.
Proper lubrication prolongs rope life by reducing the abrasive action of wire against wire, and strand against strand, as the rope bends over sheaves and drums. It will also retard core deterioration, which in turn will eliminate excessive distortion of the rope, and also it will retard corrosion of the wires in the rope.
The frequency of lubrication will depend upon the amount of lubricant retained by the rope, the amount of use of the elevators, the factor of safety of the wire ropes, the temperature of the hoist-way in which they are used, and other factors. As a practical guide to the need for lubrication, a finger wiped in a sheave groove should show a faint smudge and have a slightly oily "feel". If this test leaves the finger dry and clean, lubrication is necessary.
Since improper lubricants may seriously reduce the available traction, with traction elevators the lubricants and the amounts used should be limited to those supplied or approved by established elevator wire rope manufacturers.

Elevator Hoist Rope Lubrication:

Elevator hoist rope benefits from periodic relubrication in use. Abnormally high temperatures, high traction, fast line speeds and small bending ratios dry out and/or expel wire rope factory applied compounds. The lubricating compounds in new wire rope have been rigorously selected, carefully and thoroughly applied, but will not endure and function the entire useful life of the elevator hoist rope.
Rational field dressing along with other programs and conditions are required and recommended to obtain optimum hoist rope service life.

ELEVATOR HOIST ROPE FIELD DRESSINGS.

CLEAN AND MAINTAIN TRACTION. 

PENETRATE AND ENABLE INDIVIDUAL CORE FIBERS TO REPEL MOISTURE. 

PREVENT RUST BY COATING AND COVERING WIRES AND STRANDS. 

REDUCE WIRE-TO-WIRE AND STRAND-TO-STRAND ABRASIVE ACTION. 
INCREASE GROOVE LIFE AND RIDE QUALITY.

Wire rope field dressings applied early in service life at frequent intervals in small amounts work better than less frequent, heavier applications. Compounds may be applied by brush, roller, or electrostatic wicking. Sludged or dirty wicks should not be used. Field dressing should be applied to clean, dry elevator hoist rope.

  • Begin field dressing before rust forms.
  • Field dressing prevents core dry out.
  • Too much field dressing allows formation of solids.
  • Use compounds designed for elevator hoist rope service.
  • Excessive amounts of field dressing render hoist ropes uninspectable, or cause slippage. Variance or non-compliance with these principles and recommendations may cause serious problems and invalidate warranty.

Elevator Hoist Rope grooves should always give a faint, oily feeling smudge to an inspector’s finger. Governor ropes must not be lubricated after installation.
 ​ Warning!
Wire Rope WILL FAIL if worn-out, overloaded, misused, damaged, improperly maintained or abused. Wire rope failure may cause serious injury or death! Protect yourself and others. ALWAYS INSPECT wire rope for WEAR, DAMAGE or ABUSE BEFORE USE. NEVER USE wire rope that is WORN-OUT, DAMAGED, or ABUSED. NEVER OVERLOAD a wire rope. INFORM YOURSELF: Read and understand manufacturer’s literature or “Wire Rope and Wire Rope Sling Safety Bulletin”. *REFER TO APPLICABLE CODES, STANDARDS and REGULATIONS for INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS and REMOVAL CRITERIA.*
*For additional information or the BULLETIN, ask your employer or wire rope supplier.


Metro Wire Rope Corporation has installed this Double Reverse Bend Elevator Wire Rope Fatigue-Testing Machine.  This gives our company the ability to perform in-house elevator wire rope fatigue, stretch, diameter endurance and rouge tests.

REEVING SPLICE

Save Time, Trouble, and Money On Elevator Reroping Jobs.  
Over a 5-year period in the 1960’s PLP®, in conjunction with Otis Elevator Company, developed and tested the Reeving Splice to eliminate the headaches associated with marrying wire ropes. Reeving Splices save up to 30 minutes per application by simplifying the marrying of wire ropes during elevator reroping operations. These economical disposable tools permit easy passage of the married ropes over pulleys or sheaves. Applied in seconds by hand, without tools, Reeving Splices maintain a constant, positive grip - even when ropes go slack

General Information 
PREFORMED Reeving Splices are designed to hold a maximum of 2,000 pounds whether the working load be from zero up to 2,000 pounds.

APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS 
NOTE For All Reeving Splices Sizes: 
For safe performance of the product, PLPs recommends that the Reeving Splice be used for one application only then discarded.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
  1. This catalog section is not intended to supersede any construction, safety or design standard. Preformed’s recommendations are offered only to illustrate safe use of Reeving Splices. Failure to follow these guidelines and restrictions may result in personal injury.
  2. For proper performance and personal safety, be sure to select the proper size Reeving Splice before installation.
  3. CAUTION: Reeving Splices are not designed nor intended for full strength applications. The purpose of their application is for replacing ropes, not for permanent splice installation.

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Elevator Wire Rope Wedge Sockets

MEA approved in NYC
Why waste time and money using babbit sockets.
Rope installation and shortening jobs will be much faster and economical.
STEP 1:Insert the end of the lift rope down though the wedge clamp body, taking up all the slack in the rope
STEP 2: Thread the end back up through the front side of the wedge clamp body, leaving just enough loop to install the rope wedge
STEP 3: Insert the wedge into the loop
STEP 4: While pulling down on the hoist rope with one hand to keep it taut, pull up on the loose end with a quick pull until the rope loop and the wedge are seated
STEP 5: After all ropes are installed, let the weight of the car and counterweight rest on the ropes. The rope and wedge will rise about 1” to the final “set” under load. Cut the surplus rope off the tail end after binding so as to leave approximately a 6” tail. Install a retainer clip to prevent the rope wedge from slackening in the event the car or counterweight lands on the buffers. Install a second retainer clip to retain the tail end
STEP 5A: (WHEN REQUIRED – initial equalizing): Any rope or ropes tighter than the rest can be slackened and equalized by tapping the wedge down until the rope slides, using a hammer and a drift pin, which is inserted into the top of the clamp body between the rope and the tail end. Repeat on all tight ropes until all have equal tension
STEP 6: Equalize final rope tension by adjusting rod nuts while holding the wedge clamp body to prevent rotation.

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