Changing out crane rope drums or replacing the wire rope is a demanding and time consuming operation for your maintenance team. Based on a study conducted by a technical association that supports the steel industry, the number one reason for replacing rope drums is wear of the grooves.
Wear can make the top surface of the separating land extremely sharp, creating the potential for cutting the wire rope. Wear or corregations in the base of the grooves prevent the wire rope from twisting properly; thus pinching and damaging the rope. The answer to address both of these problems is in the material and heat treatment of your rope drum.