Dynamica Ropes has a great experience when it comes to splicing of ropes manufactured with Dyneema® and offers professional splice courses for those who are interested in learning the old craftsmanship of rope splicing.
Why is a good splice important?
Ropes made with Dyneema® have a slightly higher strength than a steel wire of the same dimension while being 7 to 10 times lighter in weight. When splicing the rope will always lose strength, but a professional splice made by Dynamica Ropes experienced splicers only reduces the breaking strength of the rope with 10%. But remember – only a correct splice will secure that the reduction is only 10%!
You are always welcome to contact us if you want to book our riggers for your splice jobs. Mail: [email protected] or phone: +45 76225015. If you are interested in attending one of our splice courses and learn how to splice yourself, we have gathered the most important information below:
Splice courses by Dynamica Ropes
Dynamica Ropes offers custom-made splice courses where you can learn the theoretical aspects around the rope construction and the process of rope manufacturing, which is necessary in order to be able to splice correctly. We will teach you how to make a correct splice. Dynamica Ropes splicers master several different splice methods, and you have the opportunity to tailor your splice course so it contains the splice methods which are most relevant for you. The following splice methods are optional:
- Brummel Splice: Recommended for ropes with a diameter of 2 – 28 mm
- Quick Splice: Recommended for ropes with a diameter of 2 – 28/30 mm
- Tuck Splice: Recommended for ropes with a diameter more than 28/30 mm
- Splicing of cover material (for example eye cover)
The course will also contain more general fiber knowledge about Dyneema®, which all DYNAMICA ropes are manufactured with. The fibers are classified as the strongest man-made fiber in the world and are delivered from DSM in Holland. The fibers are strong and light, but special care during manufacturing and handling is necessary to secure a long lifetime of ropes and slings made with Dyneema®.
Important information: you can test your splicing skills in our in-house Test Bed, which gives you the opportunity to prove your skills and if necessary to review the result.
Usually, each splice course ends with break testing of rope spliced by you, to let you know whether your splice was done the correct way.
Maximum load in our Test Bed is 500 t and the maximum test length is 35 m. The test machine has three different cylinders to secure precise test result (10 t, 50 t, and 500 t). You are welcome to read more about the in-house Test Bed.
All splice courses are held in our production facilities in Denmark (Boerupvej 80, DK- 7000 Fredericia) and the program will be designed according to customer wishes. Depending on the composition of the course and the chosen splice method/methods, the course can vary between 1-3 days.
Besides of gathering of a lot of knowledge regarding Dyneema® ropes & splicing methods, you will leave the splice course with a certificate stating that you as a qualified splicer, Splice Manuals (printed & video) and a break test certificate which will help you to carry on with splicing when arriving back home.
Example of a program
Please find below an example showing how a program of a splice course can be arranged. This costumer wished to learn how to splice ropes in diameter 2 mm – 30 mm and the below program is focusing on “Brummel Splice” and “Quick Splice”.
9.00 – 10.00: Welcome & breakfast
10.00 – 11.00: Guided tour in the production
11.00 – 13.00: Fiber course
13.00 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 17.00: How to make a “Brummel Splice”
8.00 – 8.45: Breakfast
8.45 – 13.00: How to make a “Quick Splice”
13.00 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 15.00: Use and maintenance of ropes & slings
15.00 – 17.00: More practice & break test in Test Bed
Buy Start up Splice-Kit from Dynamica Ropes
Dynamica Ropes offers two different splice-kits containing splice needles in different sizes.
A splice-kit with 8 different splice needles for 369 EUR.
A splice-kit with 16 splice needles (two of each size) for 420 EUR.
Dynamica Ropes offers a 20 % discount on both splice kits if you have attended one of our splice courses.