News & Promotions
August 2019 – How To Wedge Socket Video Launched
We have recently created a new video focused on how to wedge a socket, the wire should be inserted into the clamp and then doubled back. Then insert the wedge into the wire loop and pull to tighten. Insert pin, apply washer and secure. Hold wire together using Rope Grip (EN13411-5) taking it close to the bottom of the wedge. The full video can be found on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/F1MGBf8Wia4
July 2019 – Manufactured Assemblies For Many Applications
Rope Assemblies don’t just do theatre and entertainment venues, our assemblies are used in many different ways, 2 examples are when something needs lifting or suspending, this picture shows staff putting the finishing touches to a job destined for a construction company, the job consists of a two leg assembly onto a master link with a high tensile bolt at one end which will then be sunk into concrete ready for lifting.
June 2019 – Product Focus – Stainless Steel At Rope Assemblies
We have an expanded range of products in our portfolio across Stainless Steel application allowing products to be added to your enquiry basket direct from the website. Our stainless steel range includes Jaw & Jaw Rigging Screws, Jaw Terminals, Stainless Steel DIN580 Eyebolts, Stainless Steel DIN582 Eyebolts, Stainless Steel Rope Grips, Stainless Steel Shackles, Stainless Steel Thimbles, Stainless Steel Threaded Terminals, Stainless Steel Wire Ropes and Swage Eye Terminals.
We also have a dedicated downloadable brochure PDF for the complete range which is available in the Product Guides section of the website. You can download and keep as a product reference document. of use this as a flipping book from withing the website.
May 2019 – Rope Assemblies Exhibiting At Plasa Focus Leeds 14-15 May 2019 Stand R-C05
Immerse yourself in a world of technology at the 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds. Discover cutting-edge technology from the industry’s leading professional Audio, Lighting, AV and Stage Technology brands, and get inspired in our free programme of seminars, workshops and product demonstrations with leading industry experts. Rope Assemblies will be exhibiting at stand R-C05. You can register here to visit the show: www.plasaleeds.com/visiting.
Firmly established as one of the industry’s favourite events, PLASA Focus Leeds attracts the biggest brands and the brightest minds that the industry has to offer. Not only that, thousands of entertainment technology professionals from across the north of England continue to attend the show year on year due to its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
The show appeals to those eager to see the latest technologies showcased for the first time in the UK, fresh from international launches. Together with the programme, which delivers two-days of expert-led content, PLASA Focus Leeds keeps visitors up-to-date and inspired with the latest technology and trends.
Visit our stand R-C05 at PLASA Leeds
and grab yourself a special offer code to be used at
ROPE ASSEMBLIES LTD
Throughout May and up until June 7th
*Single use only *
April 2019 -Knowing the ropes: Kate Lyon meets the woman at the helm of Rope Assemblies
“Although it is true to say that there are more women in our industry than when this veteran writer first made contact with a flightcase back in the 1970s, there are few who would deny that this is still a world dominated by men. So, it was refreshing to discover that there are no fewer than 13 women working at Rope Assemblies; three of them in managerial positions, with Linda Martin steering the ship as MD.
The company, which became part of the Unusual Group in August 2017, manufactures essential items for the industry that might not appear on a rig list but – with their quality control and detailed attention to safety and design – do go a long way to keeping all concerned safe and protected in what is recognised as a potentially hazardous working environment.”
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April 2019 – In The Spotlight – Manufactured Assemblies
Bridles, Safety Bonds,(certified & non-certified), Ladders (climbing & lighting), door wires and lashings made to measure manufactured by Rope Assemblies. Safety Bonds are used as a secondary safety device for the use with lanterns, lights and speakers to take the load should the primary suspension fail. Safety Bonds can be labelled with your Company Name at no extra charge. Items manufactured using colours to aid identification of rope lengths.
For more information on our Manufactured Assemblies please visit https://www.ropeassemblies.co.uk/product-category/manufactured-assemblies/
March 2019 – Congratulations to Daniel Amendola
Congratulations to Daniel Amendola (pictured) for winning Employee of the year 2019 at the North Notts business awards ceremony 2019!
A well-deserved win, Rope Assemblies Ltd were also selected as Finalists by the judges for Manufacturer of the year and Employer of the year, we are very proud to have got that far, congrats to all the companies that won. Thank you to the organisers of the event who did an amazing job which meant the night ran very smoothly and a fun night was had by all.
Let us be your hidden strength www.ropeassemblies.co.uk
March 2019 – Rope Assemblies works with Doughty Engineering on Royal Albert Hall project
Rope Assemblies has supplied a range of Doughty kit to the Royal Albert Hall to help improve safety in the performance space. As a duty of care to performers on stage and to ensure that any falls from height are prevented, Doughty designed and fabricated some bespoke handrail braces to make the space as safe as possible.
Ian Redding, technical supervisor at the Royal Albert Hall explained: “While there were no incidents that triggered the need for these rails, our technical team are always striving to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to the safety of our performers, crew and audiences. The challenge was to design and create something that could work for our stage, but at the same time, not to look too intrusive. It also had to be strong enough to withstand the weight of an average person. We had a round, scaffold size connection on the off stage edge but we were using square handrails, produced by Steeldeck on the stage extension pieces. These handrails don’t always fit back in perfectly every time so it was clear that we needed the length of these braces to be adjustable. We discussed this in one of our team weekly meetings and someone mentioned that we should look into getting some Doughty kit. We already have a supply of Doughty arms that will get used to rig lighting and this was something a bit similar.”
March 2019 – New Kong 2019 Rescue Brochure Now Available
We have recently updated our Kong PPE section to include a new 2019 brochure focused on Kong Rescue. The Kong Rescue brochure provides the very best in product technology for stretchers, lifting devices, evacuation, transport, harnesses, slings and products that will perform in the harshest snow and ice conditions. Please visit the www.ropeassemblies.co.uk/kong-ppe-downloads/ page to see all PDF downloads and contact us for your Kong requirements.
KONG, since the beginning, has always followed strict rules to ensure that each product withstands expected loads, controlling and testing piece by piece. This means that when Kong design a new item, they build a prototype and have it tested by a notified body that verifies compliance with the standards. They then put it into production with the absolute guarantee that the millionth piece is identical to the first piece produced. This also applies to the production of carry over products.
February 2019 – Rope Assemblies shortlisted for 3 awards at the North Notts Business Awards 2019
We have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the North Notts Business Awards – Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year (Dan Amendola our Stores Supervisor) and Excellence in Manufacturing. The event takes place on 15th March 2019 we are all looking forward to taking part. The Business Awards embrace all sectors of the business community. Together we celebrate the brightest stars of the North Notts region, highlighting the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that these businesses and individuals make to the local economy and to this amazing emerging business region as a whole.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, 15th March 2019 at the North Notts Arena.
January 2019 – New Year Offer
Happy New Year to all our customers. We look forward to working with you all in 2019 and as a Thank You we are giving 5% off all orders placed before 31st Jan just quote RALNY19
• EN795 Anchor Strops are available in 6mm & 7mm Galvanised / Black or Stainless wire rope
• PVC Tubing available at customers request
• For use with the following A Fall Arrest System, A Belay System, A Suspension System / Positioning System.
January 2019 – Company Video Presentation Now Online
We have recently updated our company video presentation which can be found on our website here or on our YouTube channel here. Our experienced and knowledgeable Sales Team are available to discuss technical issues and offer safety advice to ensure that all customers receive the best product for their requirements. We supply many markets which include Construction, Architecture, Theatre, Entertainment, Transport, Energy, Oil, Gas and General Engineering applications.