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  • The highest minimum breaking force available
  • Superior fatigue resistance
  • Unitized construction for exceptional strength-to-diameter ratio

Over 50% stronger than standard 6-strand XIP ropes, Apex offers crane manufacturers a powerful new wire rope to optimize the performance of their equipment.

Unitized construction allows each strand to nestle snuggly into the valleys of the strand below forming a dense, highly compact rope that delivers the greatest strength-to-diameter ratio of any wire rope on the market.  Equipment designs can be created to utilize a smaller diameter Apex rope in assemblies in place of larger, conventional ropes with no loss of performance.  This can reduce the sheave size required and the weight of the assembly system.

Manufactured to the industry's highest standards, Apex also provides superior fatigue resistance and virtually eliminates constructional stretch.  The result is a versatile wire rope that is ideal for extend/retract cable assemblies.

Not to be used with a swivel.

Dimensions, Minimum Breaking Forces and Weights for Apex


Minimum Breaking
(2,000 lb. tons)
per Foot
1/2 20.4 0.58
9/16 25.8 0.73
5/8 31.7 0.90
3/4 45.2 1.30
7/8 61.2 1.77
 1 79.6 2.31
1 1/8 100.0 2.93
1 1/4 123.0 3.61
1 3/8 148.0 4.37

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.