The importance of track rope slipping on tramway systems
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In most cases the tramway manufacture requires track rope slipping every twelve (12) years. Operators may ask why or wonder what will be gained by this process; this paper will provide insight to what has been found in the last round of track rope slipping in over a dozen tram systems in North America between 2005 and 2009. Critical areas of concern: final end attachments, bollard wood, broken wires, lubrication, vibration, contact with concrete, bronze profile and corrosion.