MERLION Steel Wire Rope

  • Main production facility located on the waterfront in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam
  • Office, manufacturing, quay side and warehouse space
  • Additional manufacturing and/or warehouse facilities worldwide
Manufacturing strengths
  • MERLION Steel Wire Rope Sling up to 18”
  • MERLION Cable Laid Sling from 250 to 7,700 Tonne CRBL1
  • MERLION Cable Laid TR Grommet Sling (endless) from 250 to 6,800 CGBL2
  • Manufactured in accordance to international standards such as IMCA M 179; EN 13414-1, 13414-3; ISO 7531

These include: 6- and 8-strand, non-rotating | non-compacted, non-rotating | compacted, stainless steel, swaged forestry ropes and branded special wire ropes.

Flemish eye, a patent of Franklin Offshore also known as a super loop, is a splice that is made from the loose end of a single-laid wire rope. This can be on one or on both sides. The strands of the wire are partially unwound, then a loop is formed and the loose strands are plaited back to form the eye. The eye itself is called a soft eye, when a thimble is placed in the eye it is referred to as a hard eye. With special pressing machines a steel sleeve is pressed around the rope ends. This sleeve serves to keep the rope ends in place. Because of operation in harsh environments e.g. the offshore industry we use steel sleeves of higher quality grades which offer greater resistance to corrosion. The quality of slings can be guaranteed by Proof loading.

At Franklin Offshore our test department can perform on request a proof load with witness test according the test regulations stated by the international rules.

Workshop equipment
  • Hydraulic wire rope swaging presses ranging from 300 up to 3,000 Tonne
  • Super-loop capacity up to 128 mm
  • Closer for Cable Laid Rope and Sling fabrication up to 18"
  • Testbed / Testlane from 400 to 900 Tonne; pull & push
  • Spooling machines taking up to 250 Tonne unit weight
  • Hydraulic wire rope tensioning machine up to 45 Tonne back tensioning

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At Franklin Offshore Europe we implemented management systems to assure excellence in every aspect of the services to our customers. This means certification in quality of our products and services, as well as environment, health & safety.

DNV ISO 9001:2015
DNV ISO 14001:2015
DNV ISO 45001:2018
(Health & Safety)

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