Fiber ropes are generally terminated with a splice which is a manual process, and consequently variable, requiring highly trained individuals. Repeatability in high volumes is considered a barrier for synthetic ropes in emerging applications such as floating offshore wind. Applied Fiber’s revolutionary termination process delivers high performance rope terminations in high volumes with best in industry tolerances while having no negative impact to rope performance.
With Applied Fiber’s technology, scaling up (Industrializing) rope terminations is now only equipment dependent and can happen anywhere in the world while delivering product performance and repeatability from day one.
“This certification is a validation of the investments we have made in developing this termination technology. It is also valuable tool for our licensees to meet growing certification requirements while providing their customers socketed rope terminations with unparalleled design options” – says Richard Campbell, Applied Fiber’s CEO.
Design Flexibility – Unlike a splice which takes only one form, an Applied Fiber termination can be designed in countless ways. The connecting hardware becomes the termination itself resulting in compact, efficient, and weight savings solution. Features can be integrated seamlessly into the termination delivering intelligence or additional functionality.
Intelligence – High performance ropes despite their common and often critical use, lack intelligence. While the systems where ropes are used have widely implemented digitization, up to now there has not been a way to extend this intelligence to ropes. Applied Fiber’s terminations have the option to deliver a wide range of intelligence solutions built into the termination. This intelligence can range from passive systems like visual wear and overload indicators to fully digital solutions that allow for remote monitoring. Applied Fiber has an exclusive partnership with Knowix (www.knowix.digital) to bring their rope monitoring technology to rope terminations.