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Union Surface Mining Brochure

Wire ropes play a vital role in a mine’s production. WireCo WorldGroup is a world leader in wire and synthetic rope manufacturing. From hoisting to hauling, you can rely on our ropes to reliably meet the demands of your operation. 

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: April 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure Form 1123A (36 pages)

Choosing the right wire rope for your application

With each application, your choices of wire ropes can be many.  This reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure) will guide you in learning which wire rope product will work best for you.  You will learn about the three major rope characteristics in mining (Metal Loss and Deformation, Fatigue Resistance, and Strength), and how to most effectively test for best practices.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (2 pages)

Digging practices for draglines

When digging, there are fundamental rules to follow in order to maintain the most service life in your ropes.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure), you will learn the WireCo WorldGroup proven method of digging for draglines.  A sheave groove guide is included.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (1 page)

Digging practices for shovels

The primary principle to remember when digging with shovels is simple:  always dig as near the optimum position as possible.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure), you will learn more about the general suggested digging practices for shovels.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (1 page)

How to maximize rope service life for draglines

To help you get the most service life form your Union drag ropes at the lowest cost, we’ve developed recommendations for use with your draglines.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure), you will learn the recommendations, and the methodology behind each recommendation.  Additionally, you will find information regarding Martensite, and how to effectively guard against it.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (3 pages)

How to maximize rope service life for shovels

Every Union wire rope has been designed to offer efficient, dependable service to overcome the rugged conditions of surface mining.  But not wire rope lasts forever.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure), you will learn the tips that WireCo WorldGroup has developed to make the most of your shovel ropes’ service.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (1 page)

Rope & Finished Strand Product Descriptions

In this Product Bulletin, you will learn about the new rope description format that WireCo WorldGroup will follow in all of our product descriptions.  This format will adopt symbols and designations that are part of ISO, ASTM, and other industry standards and specifications.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: January 2012
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

US Made Wire Rope and Cable

In this Product Bulletin, learn the various definition of "US made wire rope" including references to the Buy American Act and the Buy America Requirement.  Additionally, learn how Union wire rope meets these definitions.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Product Bulletin (2 pages)

Wire rope inspection

Despite their durability and strength, wire ropes used on draglines will eventually wear out and need to be retired from service.  That’s why you need to regularly inspect your ropes.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Surface Mining Brochure), you will learn general guidelines on wire rope inspection.  For more detailed information, please consult our Tech Report 107, 3.33 MB.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: July 2014
Source: Surface Mining Brochure (2 pages)