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Ropes and Hoisting

Whether for tensioning, securing, hoisting or lifting, Jakob Rope Systems offers a complete range for classic rope and hoisting technology. In addition to the suitable ropes, the company also offers a broad selection of accessories. This means ropes can quickly be fabricated according to individual customer requirements. 

Staff are trained and instructed regularly so that the professional competence of the Jakob enterprise is not merely maintained, but can also become even more profound. Safety-relevant and reliable rope systems can only be manufactured when personnel have the best qualifications, the materials comply with the highest quality requirements and the work can be performed on a pool of machines in perfect condition. 

The experienced and competent Jakob team is available to happily answer any questions concerning rope and rope applications. The needs of customers are challenges which Jakob Rope Systems gladly accepts.

Details on products as well as prices can be found at <link www.jakob.com/display/JAK/Seil+und+Hebetechnik+-+Hoisting+and+lifting+-+Cables+et+levage - external-link-new-window>www.jakob.com

Wire Ropes

Ropes made of steel wire are among the most highly loaded elements in the area of lifting and hoisting technology. The distribution of the load across numerous individual wires guarantees the best in operational safety. They can withstand high operating speeds with ease. They are also convincing with their quiet running and an efficient ratio between their own weight and carrying capacity – and not least of all, due to economic advantages. Apart from wear through normal operation and weather-dependent corrosion, wire ropes are not subject to any significant losses of strength. Moreover, they are maintenance friendly and their functionality is easy to monitor. What is not easy is making the correct choice: Different areas of application or operating conditions require careful specification.

Jakob Rope Systems has been producing wire ropes in their own facilities since the nineteen fifties. The tradition of manufacturing wire rope has resulted in an accumulation of additional know-how. This additional knowledge helps us understand the rope and its properties even better.

Wire rope lifting gear: Anchor slings, loops and chokers are used to safely lift heavy loads.

Stationary ropes are primarily tensioned in fixed situations and are used as guy ropes for towers and booms or as guide ropes for lifts.

Running ropes take on the curvature of rollers, pulleys or drums in rotating applications. This encompasses lift ropes, hoisting ropes, crane ropes, scraper ropes or haul ropes for cableways.

Track ropes take on the function of wire rope “rails” in means of transportation such as cableways, cable cranes, cable scrapers, etc.

The Jakob standard range contains many different types of galvanised and corrosion-resistant ropes:

  • Strands
  • Plastic-coated wire ropes
  • Black wire ropes
  • Wire ropes for winches and guying applications
  • Wire ropes for puller hoists
  • Wire ropes for cranes, winches and slings
  • Wire ropes for forestry and agriculture
  • Wire ropes for cable retraction winches
  • Hoisting ropes


A large assortment of accessories includes: reversing pulleys, turnbuckles, hooks, wedge sockets, shackles, cable grips.


The right chain for your area of application: Jakob Rope Systems carries a broad spectrum of chains, chain hoists and accessory materials in various different materials and configurations:

  • High-strength chain up to quality grade 10
  • Rock-lifting chain
  • Square-link forestry chain
  • Square-link hauling chain
  • Ratchet tensioners
  • Load hooks and safety load hooks
  • Sling and barrel hooks
  • Chain hoists
  • Coupling links and chain connectors

Our sling chains are manufactured to EN 818. 

Fibre Ropes

Primitive man in primeval times was already twisting the climbing plants and fibrous plant material offered by nature into simple ropes. With the rise of industrialisation, it became possible to manufacture fibres chemically. This allowed new areas of application to be established because the fibres became stronger, more elastic and rotproof.

Thanks to new design and manufacturing techniques, fibre rope is today an important part of the world of ropes. Fibre ropes are employed when the properties of dynamics, flexibility, own weight and rotting are important influencing factors. Fibre ropes are manufactured in different designs and of various materials:

  • Polyester ropes
  • Polypropylene ropes
  • Dyneema® ropes
  • Hemp ropes
  • Rubber ropes

We manufacture our fibre ropes for you with spliced loops, continuous splices or equipped with further items from our range.

Webbing Slings

The hoisting, tensioning and lashing slings are manufactured to EN 1492.

All lashing and hoisting slings have an extra heavy-duty and low-stretch polyester band with high tensile strength and durable PU treatment.

All hoisting gear offers visual safety through woven tonnage stripes and colour coding to EN 1492 (7-fold safety factor / WLL in kg).

Safety Nets

Our safety nets and tarpaulins are convincing with their high quality standards. All nets are made of polypropylene or polyester, are high-strength and knot-free. This makes the nets exceptionally durable and low in wear while the mesh geometry always maintains the same structure. The nets are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Each net is equipped with a fixed finished edge, which makes fraying impossible and simplifies installation.

Our tarpaulins are available in various versions; the material and breathability can be selected as needed.

In addition to the various quality characteristics, the nets and tarpaulins are also available in different colours. Thanks to our large stock on hand, we can supply your needs quickly.

Fall stop nets to EN 1263-1

There is no compromising when safety measures for construction work are concerned. Fall protection is mandatory for jobs which entail the risk of falling from heights, such as carpentry, formwork, masonry or roofing work, but also on scaffolding in high halls. Our fall stop nets and protective side nets to EN standards ensure safety.

Jakob Rope Systems gladly serves you with consulting and support for your projects from planning to installation. 

Do you need further information about our products? Do you have a specific project to discuss? We are always happy to help!