Shimadzu Review Vol.78[1・2](2021)
Industrial Machinery


Development of Single Wire Rope Inspection System SWIS -12

by Hitoshi Yamaguchi1Haruhiko Sakai1Toshifumi Hashimoto1Atsuo Nakatani1Hideki Okamoto1Taketoshi Noji2Mitsuo Yamashita3

Shimadzu Review 78[1・2] (2021)


We have developed the SWIS-12 single wire rope inspection system capable of detecting internal wire breaks with high accuracy in steel wire ropes used by elevators and cranes not otherwise apparent by visual examination. A non-contact detection method based on the principle behind flux leakage testing is used. The sensor unit has a split-frame clamshell design that improves ease of installation in wire rope production lines and fatigue testing machines. The SWIS-12 can also be controlled directly from a production line PLC device and automatically send measurement data to computers on a network.

1Research & Development Department, Industrial Machinery Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
2Manufacturing Management Department, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
3Business Development Department, Technology Research Laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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