Rope products for the open pit mining market

Rope products for the open pit mining market
In surface mining, huge equipment components, such as mechanical shovels, are used to remove overburden and ore from the ground. Our strong and long-lasting wire rope is key to maximizing the efficiency of these machines. We also specialize in hoist wire ropes and dragline wire ropes, as well as a full range of pendant assemblies. Dragline excavators are known to be one of the most demanding rope applications in the world.

We offer both six and eight-strand dragline ropes, based on customer preferences and operating conditions. The use of plastic coverings to protect the core has also been pioneered by Bekaert. We offer solutions that improve operating efficiency in electric mining shovels, outperforming any existing shovel rope on the market today.


  • Improved overall rope service life enhancing increased uptime and saved costs
  • Excellent after sales support, high service degree and high delivery reliability
  • Complete range in terms of diameters and breaking load
  • Solutions for improved corrosion resistance in order to cope with the harsh environments


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    Situation We need a safe solution and huge monthly volumes

    Solution Via tests in the Bekaert lab, we worked out the required fiber mix with the lowest cost to serve our customers

    Result Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

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    Situation Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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    Situation Want to create long aesthetical walls and avoid movement joints

    Solution Applying Brickforce® allows me to double my joint distance

    Result With Brickforce® masonry reinforcement I can create new and exciting masonry wall design

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    Situation You want to apply innovative solutions tailored to your projects

    Solution We analyze possibilities and come with economical solutions

    Result Save money and time during construction

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    Situation Customer demand for compact boiler design through a total solution.

    Solution Joint development of an environment-friendly burner system.

    Result Customers improve their competitiveness.