DESIGN CRITERIA FOR MULTILAYER WOUND WINCH DRUMS FOLLOWING LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Dietz, P.
Page(s): 15 - 20
In all material handling and conveying machines winch drums play an important safety role for the whole equipment. With increasing power and loads the demands of larger rope loads and rope storage capacity under the restricted space and weight leads more and more to multi-layer drums with special winding systems. This contribution will present recent research undertaken at the Institut für Maschinenwesen of the Technical University of Clausthal, that demonstrates how ad-vanced structural design can considerably enhance the load carrying capability of these machine elements.