Chicago Flyhouse Blog

Cable Terminations

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 27, 2017 11:16:11 AM

When using terminations on cables, Flyhouse wanted to test whether the ratings provided were correct and hold up like they should. Let's head to the shop to see what we found out.

 

 

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Topics: Flyhouse Team, Video, Training Video

Three Dead Wraps: The Industry Standard

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 6, 2017 3:29:56 PM

Dead wraps are wraps of the wire rope around a drum that provide an anchor for the wire rope to the drum. The industry standard has always been three dead wraps, but why is that? Flyhouse went to the shop to test different numbers of wraps on the drum to see how much of the load gets transferred from the wire rope to the termination to get an answer.

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Topics: Video, Training Video

Why Did the Zip Line Break?

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 22, 2017 8:59:37 AM

When you were a kid, did you ever try to make your own zip line between two trees? The likelihood of succeeding in this endeavor at that age was probably slim. But do you know why it didn't work? Flyhouse went into the shop to test the math behind this and we found out why.

 

 

Topics: Video, Training Video

Using Stop Sleeves and Oval Compression Sleeves

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever thought about the difference between stop sleeves and compression sleeves? If you're in the rigging industry, they are standard items used on the job. What if you used wire rope that was powder coated? Would that make a difference? Flyhouse tested some scenarios to give you a better sense of what they are capable of doing.

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Topics: Did You Know, Video, Training, Training Video

Understanding Lighting Safety Cables

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 25, 2017 2:34:26 PM

How much do you know about the lighting safety cables you are using for your theater or arena? Do you know which method of attachment is best to secure the lights in preventing an accident? Our shop got curious about this so we decided to make our own and test the math behind it to get you an answer.

 

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Topics: Theatrical Rigging, Did You Know, Video, Stage Rigging, Training Video