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6x19 IWRC

  • Abrasion resistant 
  • Crush resistant
6x19 IWRC

The 6x19 classification of wire ropes includes standard 6 strand, round strand ropes with 16 through 26 wires per strand. This is a good rope to withstand abrasion or crushing on the drum.  Ropes with independent wire rope strands and a core (IWRC) in general, are more crush resistant than fiber core ropes.

When you purchase Union’s 6x19 Class of wire ropes, you get more than just another rope.  Manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 certified factory and backed by the industry’s largest staff of professional engineers, we do more than meet published specifications. 

Our quality begins with our raw material qualification process.   All of our suppliers must meet rod standards that are more stringent than industry standards.  We then track the rod coils though the manufacturing process for full traceability.  And we don’t stop there; the tracking continues into the field as each schedule is tracked to the customer.  In addition to tracking, throughout the manufacturing process we break test wires and tie that information to the coil and/or reel of rope.  Through these actions, we know the characteristics of the rope from its infancy and know who purchased it when it was completed.   This peace of mind is what you should expect from the leader.


Characteristics of Standard 6 x 19 Class ropes:

6 x 19S (Seale) -This is a good rope to withstand abrasion or crushing on the drum but its fatigue resistance is decreased.

6 x 25FW (Filler Wire) - To most wire rope users, 6 x 19 means 6 x 25 filler wire. It is a common rope in the 6 x 19 classification.

6 x 26WS (Warrington Seale) - A standard 6 x 26WS design provides the best rope for a wide range of applications. In general, we recommend the use of a 6 x 26WS In any application where a 6 x 25FW is used. 

6x19 IWRC Strength and Weights Chart (inches)

Minimum Breaking Force
(tons of 2000 lbs.)
1 1/82.3456.56571.5
1 1/42.8969.479.987.9
1 3/83.5083.596106
1 1/24.1698.9114125
1 5/84.88115132146
1 3/45.67133153169
1 7/86.50152174192
2 1/88.35192221244
2 1/49.36215247272
2 3/810.4239274--
2 1/211.6262302--
2 5/812.8288331---
2 3/414.0314361--
2 7/815.3341392--
3 1/818.0399458--
3 1/419.5429492--
3 3/821.0459529--
3 1/222.7491564--
3 5/824.3523602--
3 3/426.0557641--
3 7/827.7591680--
4 1/831.7658757--
4 1/433.3694799--
4 3/835.4734844--

Available galvanized at 10% lower strengths, or in equivalent strengths on special request.

For comparison, click here to see 6x19 Fiber Core version.

Union, a WireCo WorldGroup brand, produces wire rope and special rope assemblies for a variety of applications – each with their own exacting specifications. We employ the most experienced, talented, licensed engineers in the industry to design solutions for your application. Nine manufacturing operations and seven distribution centers in North America, plus manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Portugal, give our customers unparalleled support and global reach. Find out for yourself why Union wire ropes have proven themselves time and time again in the field. Union: Tested, Tough & True.