The robust SPIDER® spiral net of high-tensile 4 mm steel wire strand secures loose rocks, rock spurs and overhangs, also unstable rock formations with a very irregular surface structure and coarse block weathering. SPIDER® stabilizes large areas of rock with a nail grid and boundary ropes. Isolated unstable blocks are wrapped with the spiral net and anchored all around with boundary ropes.
The SPIDER® rock protection system consists of the SPIDER® spiral rope net, nails and anchors, spike plates as standard anchorage, border and temporary ropes and net connection elements.
The SPIDER® protection measures are dimensioned with the determined rock stress analysis parameters and the
RUVOLUM® ROCK dimensioning software.. This software is available online on request.
Large scale field tests confirmed the practical suitability of the SPIDER®spiral rope system. They enabled to investigate under the most realistic conditions the supporting behavior of the rock protection system, the interaction between the system components and the direction, also the level of the forces transferred from the unstable block via the net into the individual anchorage points in a 1:1 scale under different boundary conditions.