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From simple plaited rope to high-quality wire ropes and mooring ropes.
Drahtseilwerk GmbH grew out of a plaited rope factory and since 1934 has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOM HOFE from Altena. It started with the production of tow ropes and mooring ropes for shipping and trawl lines for fishing vessels.
Ongoing development until 2000
Over the years, new markets have been exploited and the product range considerably expanded. In the 1960s, the ATLAS rope was developed with Bayer AG and in the 1980s, the production of compact strand ropes was added. In the early 1990s, the product range was supplemented by non-rotation special ropes.
Exports account for more than 60 of production and we supply wire ropes to markets all over the world. The wire rope factory employs 75 staff and generates turnover of approx. 18 million euros.
- Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven –Fast availability worldwide Our customers benefit from our global network of dealers and stock management throughout the world.
- DrahtseilwerkBremerhaven –Production “Made in Germany”.Modern production lines manufacturing wire ropes and mooring ropes, setting standards worldwide in some 50 countries.
We are your trusted partner for wire rope manufacture.
For more than 75 years, DrahtseilwerkBremerhaven has been one of the premiere names worldwide in the development and production of wire ropes and mooring ropes.
The highly qualified team of specialists at our production plant in Bremerhaven produces rope solutions “made in Germany” that are tailored 100 to the specific needs and requirements of our customers.
As a member of the VOM HOFE Corporate Group, we use the expertise of our growing network to develop innovative system solutions for our customers.
DrahtseilwerkBremerhaven –Experience and expertise are the basis of our power of innovation.
Valuable practical knowledge in the development, production and application of our products.
Our highly qualified specialists understand the material requirements for the widest range of applications of our products across the complete spectrum of environmental conditions right down to the smallest detail.
The valuable experience gained here is incorporated directly into our development and manufacturing processes.
The result is that we develop and produce durable, high-quality wire ropes and mooring ropes quickly and effectively.
Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven –Added value for the benefit of our customers.
Our experience creates added value Our many years of experience in the industry have helped to create fast, flexible production times with consistently high-quality and durable products.
Our power of innovation creates added Our network of specialists transforms new customer demands for materials and functions into innovative products and cost-efficient production processes.
Our quality awareness creates added Continuous improvement makes our products more reliable, safer and more durable. The aim is the best possible quality at the best possible price –all delivered on time!
Our service creates added value Customers profit from our highly trained consultancy service and unfailing support throughout the entire service life of our products.
Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven –Leading the world in quality and safety standards.
Continuous improvement drives product quality
With the “continuous improvement process” embedded in quality management, we regularly check and optimiseall of our business and production processes. This ensures that we maintain and document the high quality standard of our products. At all times.
As a result, our quality management and associated safety guarantees for our products set standards worldwide.
In addition to our quality checks, we generate test certificates in conjunction with ABS, DNV, BV, RINA, GL, LR, RMRS, KlaasNK and CGS in accordance with their requirements.
Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven –Service –Dependability –Reliability. From initial contact to delivery and throughout the entire service life.
First class products, first class service
Our service is holistic and committed to the principles of delivery capacity, reliability and availability.
Drahtseilwerk Bremerhaven–Lifecycle benefit –budget certainty and maximum customer benefit.
Clear customer focus throughout the entire service life of our wire ropes and mooring ropes.
Our aim is not short-term sales success; strong and tangible benefits for our customers lie at the heart of our range of services.
From professional consultancy, through tailoring products exactly to customer requirements, to support with handling and maintenance –we accompany our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of our products with the aim of achieving maximum added value.
Effective process management, optimum product availability thanks to high quality products and a long service life, plus comprehensive services guarantee your return on investment.
As an experienced manufacturer of sophisticated wire rope products and a highly qualified specialist in the market, we offer our customers a professional consultancy service. We are available 24/7, 365 days of the year if necessary.
A large warehouse with standard ropes and our global network of dealers guarantee customers a high availability of goods, as well as fast and timely delivery.
You can rely on your partner, DrahtseilwerkBremerhaven. We believe in the tradition of forming a close relationship with our customers.
Rated capacity is the load which a new wire rope may handle under given operating conditions and at assumed design factor. A design factor
of 5 is chosen most frequently for wire rope. (Operating loads not to exceed 20 of catalog Breaking Strength.) Operating loads may have
“to be reduced when life, limb or valuable property are at risk or other than new rope is” used. A design factor of 10 is usually chosen
when wire rope is used to carry personnel. (Operating loads not to exceed 10 of catalog Breaking Strength.) Responsibility for choosing
a design factor rests with the user.
Attachments must have at least the same Working Load Limit as the wire rope used.
Clips, sockets, thimbles, sleeves, hooks, links, shackles, sheaves, blocks, etc. must match size, material and strength to provide adequate
safety protection. Proper installation is crucial for maximum efficiency and safety.
Keep out from under a raised load.
Do not operate load over people. Do not ride on load. Conduct all lifting operations in such a manner that if equipment were to fail or break,
no personnel would be injured. This means KEEP OUT FROM UNDER A RAISED LOAD, DO NOT OPERATE LOADS OVER PEOPLE AND KEEP OUT OF THE LINE OF FORCE OF ANY LOAD.
Avoid shock loads.
Avoid impacting, jerking or swinging of load. Working Load Limit will not apply in these circumstances because a shock load is generally s
ignificantly greater than the static load.
Inspect wire rope regularly.
Two of the most important prerequisites for inspecting wire rope are technical knowledge and experience. Check the general condition of
the wire rope. Also, look for localized damage and wear, especially at wire rope attachments. Inspect all parts that come in contact with
the wire rope. Poor performance of wire rope can often be traced back to worn or wrong-sized sheaves, drums, rollers, etc. Look for kinks,
broken wires, abrasions, lack of lubrication, rust damage, crushing, reduction of diameter, stretch or other obvious damage. If any of these
conditions exists or if there is any other apparent damage to the wire rope, retire the wire rope according to the instructions below. When in
doubt about the extent of the damage, retire the wire rope in question immediately. Without laboratory analysis, it is impossible to determine
the strength of damaged or used wire. Thus, you will not be able to tell whether wire rope with any amount of damage is safe to use. Retire
the wire rope that is damaged. For specific inspection procedures, check various OSHA and ANSI publications.
Destroy, rather than discard, wire rope to be retired.
Wire rope that is not destroyed might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard associated with that use. Destroying wire rope is best
done by cutting it up into short pieces.
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