Xtek sheave wheels provide improved performance life over common industrial sheave wheels by a factor of 10 or more times. In addition, independent testing confirms that the Xtek sheave wheels significantly improve the life of the wire rope, often 3 to 5 times.
The hardened throat of the sheave wheel allows the wire rope to twist freely, eliminating pinching of the wire rope which cause fraying or strand breakage. Figure #1 illustrates a sheave wheel with throat damage after only 6 months of service, compared to an Xtek sheave wheel that was in the same application for over 2 years.
Benefits from using Xtek Sheave Wheels include:
- Significant maintenance cost savings
- Reduction in crane downtime
To learn more about Xtek sheave wheels, contact your Xtek Europe sales representative.