Our exclusive partners at Berliner have shared with us a video tour of their factory and build process.
The first steps towards Berliner Seilfabrik were made in 1865, when a company producing ropes for a Berlin lift manufacturer was founded. The quality of Berliner ropes has gained a worldwide reputation since then. The first net structures developed for playgrounds were created in the early 70’s. Now, with almost 50 years’ of experience in the playground industry, Berliner have designed a variety of products for unique playground landscapes around the world. The equipment is instantly recognisable, due to the combination of extensive rope design development and creative ideas.
Ropes and tensioning system
Berliner Seilfabrik began processing steel cable in 1865, gaining a world-renowned reputation for the manufacture of quality cable. They continue to use these traditional methods of cable manufacture to produce the U-Rope used in the play structures. It can be ensured that the quality and safety specifications of our ropes are in accordance with our high requirements. Berliner offer a broad range of rope diameters, wire cross sections and rope colours and have a cable suitable for every application – regardless of the purpose or loading condition.The external rope strands are covered with Polyester yarn, ensuring maximum abrasion resistance and colour fastness. The steel wires, compliant with EN 10264, are galvanised and have a strength of 1770 N/mm2. For most ropes in reach of hands they use four-stranded cables, which have the same design as fibre ropes. This results in a course surface texture which provides an optimal grip.