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.
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.
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.
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.
Loading Steel I-Beams on to a flatbed truck is not an easy task. Luckily our shop bridge crane does the heavy lifting. Here's a quick snippet for one of the dozen beams to loaded.