Tension load cells are not new, however traditionally they have either been heavy steam-gauge style machines or complex combinations of electrical components that seem more at home in a science lab than out on a roping job.
Pendulums present an interesting study of physics for rope technicians. A simple pendulum is made up of a point mass suspended by a string or rod of negligible mass. In rope systems, the the mass of the swinging
Most people understand that a load can be shared by two points. If the two anchors are directly above the load and equalised, they each feel half the load. Many people also know that if the two
Understanding the concept of ‘force’ is key to working with ropes. This article explores this concept and how it may be quantified. Force The term ‘force’ describes the interaction between two objects. It is a vector quantity
A quick quiz to test your understanding of the forces acing on confined space and rescue tripods. There are 6 multiple choice questions. Once you have finished, click on the “View questions” link at the end to