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:
Measuring Rope Diameter


The correct diameter of a wire rope is the diameter of a circumscribed circle that will enclose all the strands. It's the largest cross-sectional measurement. You should make the measurement carefully with calipers.

Correct Measurement

Wire rope is normally made slightly larger than its catalog (or nominal) size. The following chart lists the size tolerances of standard wire rope.

Nominal Rope Diameter

Tolerance
Under                   Over

0 - 1/8"

-0                 +8%

Over 1/8" - 3/16"

-0                 +7%

Over 3/16" - 5/16"

-0                 +6%

Over 5/16"

-0                 +5%