WIRE ROPE INFORMATION

Wire Rope 101

WIRE ROPE 101

The wire rope basics: wire rope lays and strand constructions; grades and finishes; and common applications.

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WIRE ROPE CROSS SECTIONS

WIRE ROPE CROSS SECTIONS

Cross sections of current and historical wire ropes.

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WIRE ROPE INSPECTION AND REMOVAL CRITERIA

WIRE ROPE INSPECTION AND REMOVAL CRITERIA

Steps for frequent and periodic inspection; O.S.H.A. (A.N.S.I.) removal criteria; and how to inspect sheaves, drums, and wire rope.

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WIRE ROPE RECCOMENDATIONS FOR USE

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WIRE ROPE USE

Extend the service life of wire rope by following proper steps for use: wire rope reeling, the D/d ratio, and steps for safe operation.

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COMMON WIRE ROPE ABUSES

COMMON WIRE ROPE ABUSES

These common wire rope abuses can cause damage to wire rope that may require it to be removed from service.

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WIRE ROPE STRENGTH DESIGN FACTORS

STRENGTH DESIGN FACTOR & PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Abrasion and bending fatigue resistance, constructional stretch, wire rope strength design factors, and other physical properties of wire rope.

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SELECTING THE RIGHT WIRE ROPE

SELECTING THE RIGHT WIRE ROPE

Various constructions of wire rope result in various physical properties and operating characteristics. Select the best rope for your application.

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WIRE ROPE GLOSSARY

WIRE ROPE GLOSSARY

Common terms used in the wire rope and rigging industry.

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