Wire Rope
 Wire Rope
Wire Ropes

6x19 & 6x36

Rotation-Resistant

Premium Value

Swaged

Specialty Small Ropes

Wire Rope Slings

Single Part Body

Grommet

 Wire Rope
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Rope Selection

Construction

Classifications

Special Construction

Cores

Basic Types

Lay

Measuring Dia.

Rope Inspection and Removal

Inspection

What to Look For

Wear/Abuse

Removal Criteria

Extending Rope Service

Warnings



Support: Rope Selection:
Standard Rope Classifications

All rope of the same size, grade, and core in each classification have the same minimum breaking force and weight per foot.  Different constructions within each classification differ in working characteristics.  These characteristics must be considered whenever you're selecting a rope for a specific application.

Classification*

Wires per strand

6 x 7

7 through 15

6 x 19

16 through 26

6 x36

27 through 49

6 x 61

50 through 74

*Classifications are the same in 7 and 8 strand wire ropes.