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Trigonometry Triangles appear everywhere in rope based systems and, while there are many ‘rules-of-thumb’ to help us understand and resolve forces, sometimes it is important to be more precise and calculate exact ratios. The trigonometry covered in
The Reverse Winch problem is sometimes taught as an option for vehicle recovery when the only way out is backwards. It is an interesting study in Ideal and Theoretical Mechanical Advantage and many struggle to determine whether
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Load Cells have been used for decades to measure tension in many situations however most of the user friendly units, like crane scales, simply monitor relatively static systems. The units used to monitor fast events, like drop tests, have
The Capstan Equation is a useful tool for rope technicians to fully understand the behaviour of two materials moving against each other such as ropes and hardware. This article explores this equation and its applications for rope