Wire ropes should not be used interchangeably because different styles and materials endow ropes with unique abilities and properties. Using a wire rope that does not fit your exact application can end up being incredibly dangerous to people and gear. An accident caused by improper use of wire ropes harms business because production must stop while ropes are replaced, and items are fixed. Who wants to do business with a company that does not value safety above all else?
You have many different options when choosing a wire rope. The most important step in determining which rope you need is first clearly to identify your needs. You must know:
- Strength rating
- Corrosion resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Rotation resistance
- Fatigue resistance
The most commonly used wire ropes include:
STAINLESS STEEL WIRE ROPE
This material is ideal for reducing corrosion. Ropes are made from chrome-nickel steel wires.
ROTATION RESISTANCE WIRE ROPES
These are wire ropes that consist of a minimum of two-strand layers. The direction of the outer layer runs opposite to the underlying layer.
MARLINE CLAD ROPE
These ropes have a synthetic cord that is wrapped around the core in a spiral direction.
NON-ROTATIONAL WIRE ROPES
Their design is intended to reduce load-induced torque.
FLATTENED STRAND ROPE
Stainless Steel Wire Rope
This rope has a triangular shape with strands that present a flattened surface.
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