Patent Number: 7,201,365

Title: Apparatus and a method for use in handling a load

Abstract: Apparatus for use in handling a load where a load-bearing rope and a service cable are inter-wound as they are being paid out, having a wrapping device for wrapping a securing member around the service cable and the load-bearing rope, and to unwrap the securing member from the service cable and load-bearing rope as either of them is recovered. The securing member is wound around the service cable and the hoist rope, to hold the service cable relative to the load-bearing rope and to reduce the extent of creeping of the service cable down the load-bearing rope. The securing member can be planar, in the form of a strip, tape or ribbon, or can have a circular cross-section, in the form of a rope. In preferred embodiments, the securing member is resilient and is applied to the rope in tension.

Inventors: Crawford; Alexander Charles (Newport-on-Tay, GB)

Assignee: Deep Tek Limited

International Classification: H02G 11/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00