Rope & Conductor Handling

One of Black Rock’s specialties is rope and conductor handling, for mines and for other applications.

Rope and Conductor Handling Specialists

Whether it’s a new system or a modification to an existing one, Black Rock Engineering can provide the study and detail design. We have experience with:

  • Pullers, tensioners, and puller/tensioner machines and systems.
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical hoists and winches (friction and drum).
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical controls
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems (closed or/and opened loop)
  • Ropes and conductor attachments.
  • Stringing accessories
  • Sheaves and blocks.
  • Design and selection of power transmission equipment such as: gearboxes, brakes, clutches, anti-friction bearings, hydrodynamic bearings, couplings, backstop, speed variator and transmissions, VFDs
  • Specialty cable selection
Maintenance and Analysis

We provide maintenance engineering and/or analysis for paper equipment, including:

  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Repair and replacement recommendations and design
  • Stress and fatigue analysis for all components listed above (FEA)
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Machine safety
  • Energy