FAQ: Cables and Wire Rope

Cables/ Wire Ropes are integral elements of structures, construction projects, and transportation systems. These metal cables are found across a wide range of applications and industries. Wire rope/cables are standard rigging supplies and are often used as crane wire rope. Below are some commonly asked questions about cables/ wire ropes:

What is wire rope?

Simply put, wire rope is made of many steel wires that are wound around each other. The mass of wound wires forms a helical shape, which creates the strength of the rope.

Cable /wire rope assembling is done by taking the length of a cable and attaching fittings (mechanically). This allows for connections to proper components. A crane wire rope is used to lift heavy objects and transport them safely. These rigging supplies are integral to many operations and are used around the world.