Splicing

Splicing

The installation or replacement of a stranded wire rope used in ropeway applications where people or loads are transported requires a process to join the two ends together.  This process is called splicing. During the installation or replacement process rope tensioning takes place; the rope is installed on the rope-bearing elements and brought into its final position.  Next the rope must be relaxed to allow for the subsequent splicing work.  A splice is a permanent connection between the ends of two ropes, such as required for circulating ropeways (e.g. gondola ropeways, chairlifts).  During the splicing, the rope which consists of several strands (one strand consists of several individual wires) is untwisted at the ends.  The individual strands of the two ends are interlaced and the result is an endless rope.  The connection point of the two ends or the splice can hardly be detected by a layman.  Rocky Mountain Lift Services & Supplies Inc. provides splicing services for wire ropes including but not limited to long splices and eye splices.

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