Python® Compac 18 is recommended for both multipart load and
single part applications where a medium rotational stability is
needed. Use as main- and auxiliary hoist line on GROVE, LINK
BELT, MANITOWOC, TEREX and other US made mobile- and truck
cranes. Often used as a single point line. Large lifting heights will
require a tag line to prevent spinning of the load.
Also used very successfully as a pulling rope on underground cable
NOT recommended for construction tower cranes.
Using the rope to it’s maximum fatigue life will cause the rope to
deteriorate from the inside out. For this reason we do not
recommend this rope to be used on construction for tower cranes.
However, mobile and truck mounted cranes are operated on a
much less severe duty cycle and it is not expected that Python ®
Compac18 has to be replaced because of inner rope fatigue but
because of other mechanical damages. Keep in mind that this
statement covers normal mobile crane use only.
Compacted strands provide improved abrasion resistance as
compared with round wire types because of the greater wire and
strand bearing surfaces contacting sheaves and drums.
Python® Compac 18 wire ropes are more resistant to the eects of
drum crushing than 19x7 due to the compacted strands and
smoothness of the rope surface.
With 18 strands of 19 wires in all sizes, Python ® Compac 18
remains extremely exible and easy to handle.