Wire ropes in the lifting and rigging industry

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Wire ropes are synonymous with Nobles. We take pride in supplying our customers with expert solutions for wire ropes and it is a big part of who we are.

Fundamental to any discussion about wire rope is an understanding of the essential terminology and how wire ropes are identified.

Let us explore how you can identify a typical steel wire rope with confidence, and how Nobles and Bridon-Bekaert, Australia’s leading manufacturer of high-performance wire ropes can help you achieve the best overall performance and reliability for your wire rope needs.


Nobles offering reliable fall protection solutions

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Nobles recently installed a Horizontal lifeline system at the Metropolitan Fire Services as a fall protection solution for one of their high risk work environments. When working at height, workers’ lives are on the line every day, and safety starts long before their job begins.  

For more information on horizontal lifeline system – click through to the full article.


Nobles engineer a unique solution for a key mining customer's challenging lift

Thursday, 25 February 2021

A tier-one mining customer recently approached Nobles with a long list of challenges for a complex lift in their ore crushing plant. Heavy parts, sharp edges, complex curves, limited headroom and height safety concerns meant that lifting a crusher spider presented a problem. The gear used had to be light weight and manually slung out over a hole, then resistant to the sharp edges of the payload. The solution was something quite different to the existing methods used. To read more about how our team overcame a long list of challenges to solve this complex lift – please click through to the article.


Nobles engineers develop a tailored sling solution for a mobile crew

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Nobles have solved a wide range of lifting challenges over many decades, some challenges have been complex, some simple, some urgent and some restrictive. Therefore, it is no surprise that Nobles were able to provide yet another successful solution when they were approached by a government department who needed to send its specialist staff into remote locations in order to install scientific equipment. There were many challenges including limited resources and budget, compliance with regulations as well as limitations with how the load was able to be lifted. Our qualified engineers took all these limitations into consideration before finally devising a tailored made sling solution that would satisfy our customers lifting needs. To read how our engineers solved this lifting challenge and how they created easy to follow instructional material as well – please click through to the article.


Nobles replaced the mechanical drive systems in an overhead crane 2,400 feet underground

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Nobles have a long history of providing services including predictive, preventative and planned maintenance to the mining industry. Our highly trained technicians attended a mine site to perform routine maintenance on an underground magnet crane, 10 tonne hoist, catenary equipment and drive motors located 2,400 feet beneath the surface. After inspection, it was deemed that the mechanical drive systems were worn and required replacement. This replacement came with a range of unique challenges specifically with access which caused the inability to use heavy machinery that would normally be available for such a task. To find out how innovative thinking, hard work and dedication saw Nobles solve a complex lifting challenge within a short timeframe, click through to the case study.