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Wire Rope Basics

Wire Rope User's Handbook

In this full length handbook, learn the basics of wire rope including how to choose and measure wire rope.  Additionally, you will understand the fundamental mechanics behind our most popular rope constructions and classifications.  Finally, you will learn the proper way to care for and use your wire rope, including end treatments, inspection, and removal criteria.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2016
Source: Wire Rope User's Handbook (ALL PAGES) (40 pages)

Block rotation and rope stability

Twisted hoist lines can bring a construction project to a sudden halt, resulting in downtime.  But the good news is that you can minimize block rotation through proper installation, handling and corrective measures.  In this reference document, you will better understand torque and gain tips on how to reduce block rotation.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (3 pages)

Choosing the right wire rope for your application

No single rope can do it all.  In this reference document you will learn how the design characteristics of wire rope affects its performance.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

Galvanized strand products

Our galvanized strand products meet or exceed ASTM specifications A475 and ASTM A363.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will learn what the strands are tested for.  Additionally, a chart detailing the physical properties of zinc-coated steel wire strand is included.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (1 page)

Glossary of wire rope terms

Our industry has its fair share of terminology and phrases.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will be provided a comprehensive glossary of all Wire Rope words.  From “Abrasion” to “Warrington”, your questions are answered here.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (2 pages)

How to extend wire rope service life

How long will your rope last?  While there is not a simple answer, there are several factors involved.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will the factors affecting the longevity of your ropes life.  Additionally, information regarding the cleaning and lubrication of your ropes is included.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (2 pages)

How to measure wire rope diameter

There is a correct methodology behind measuring of wire rope diameter.  Learn this methodology in this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook).  Also,  the definition of design factor is available.  And finally, detailed information regarding metric conversion and equivalents is included.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)

How to unreel, uncoil and store wire rope

Yes, there is a RIGHT way to unreel, uncoil and store a wire rope.  Learn the proper steps in this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook).  Additionally, the three stages of kinking are vividly displayed.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (1 page)

Importance of Rope Strands, construction and classification

Wires are the basic building blocks of a wire rope.  And, a rope core will greatly impact the performance of your rope.  Learn how the number of wire strands and construction determine a wire rope classification.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will become familiar with the standard rope classifications and special rope constructions.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (3 pages)

Relationship of wire, lay and preforming to wire rope performance and operation

The types of wire, lay and performing greatly affect wire rope performance and operation.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will learn the basic types of wire used in ropes, the common grades of wire rope and the meaning of “lay”. 

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (2 pages)