Rope Technology

We are constantly developing new methods for destructive and non-destructive rope testing of wire and fibre ropes as part of research and industrial projects.

Rope Technology

The working field of the department of Rope Technology include Destructive Rope Testing, Non-Destructive Rope Testing and Ropes for Offshore Technology. Approvals and notifications exist for the areas of cableway technology and personal protective equipment in mountain sports (PPE).

Ropeway Technology and Non-Destructive Rope Testing are among the core competencies of the Rope Technology department.

The department consists of 13 employees who carry out both industrial and research projects. The funding sources include national institutions such as the DFG and AiF as well as EU programs. The research projects include both wire rope and fiber rope with a wide variety of partners from industry and research.

The department is a member of various standardization committees and organizations. The standardization bodies generally include DIN, CEN, ISO and FEM and for the PPE sector UIAA. The department is a member of the organizations DSV, OIPEEC, OITAF and Eurocord.

A QM system and regular training of employees ensure qualified project implementation and the achievement of the project goals.

You can find an overview of our work areas and projects in our brochure Rope Technology.


Head of Department

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Stefan Hecht


Head of Rope Technology

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