REFMA -- REFERENCE MACHINE -- A NEW ERA IN FATIGUE TESTS OF WIRE ROPES

The basic idea for developing such a machine was suggested by F. Kanias of Bochum Testing Laboratory (West Germany) during a meeting of the International Organisation for the Study of Endurance of Wire Ropes (OIPEEC) in 1969. He proposed the design for a repeat-bending machine and prepared the first sketches for further consideration by OIPEEC members. This idea was formulated as a result of two series of endurance tests ('Comma 1 and 2') during which certain deviations appeared, characterised then as 'machine-tied endurances'. It became obvious that the results of fatigue tests of wire ropes depend on the type and model of the machine used. The need for a standardised machine became urgent; in such a machine the test parameters could be adequately controlled in order to make a step towards rational standardisation of the fatigue tests of wire ropes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wire Industry Limited

    157 Station Road East
    Oxted, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Frenkiel, Z F
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 404-405
  • Serial:
    • Wire Industry
    • Volume: 44
    • Issue Number: 523
    • Publisher: Wire Industry Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM