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The methods of reeving tackle blocks will vary with the applications. With heavy lift cargo booms, cranes and so forth, where blocks with four sheaves or more are required, a number of lead blocks have to be considered. The Brewer- Titchener engineering department will be happy to assist on such applications.

Method of Figuring "Parts of line"

L
------ =E
P

L = Load lifted in pounds
P = Line pull in pounds
E = Efficiency

For example: To figure "Parts of Line
required when load lifted "L" and line pull "P" are known.

32,000 Ibs.
(load lifted "L")
---------------- = 5.3 ("E")
6,000 Ibs.
(line pull "P")

You can see in the table below that an "E" factor of 5.3 requires 6 "Parts of Line".

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
"E" Factors Bronze
Bushed
0.96 1.85 2.8 3.6 4.4 5.2 5.9 6.6 7.3 7.9 8.5 9.1
Roller
Bearing
0.98 1.9 2.9 3.8 4.7 5.6 6.5 7.3 8.2 9.0 9.8 10.6

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