Wire rope

Wire rope is a type of rope which consists of several strands of metal wire laid (or ‘twisted’) into a helix. Initially wrought iron wires were used, but today steel is the main material used for wire ropes.

Historically wire rope evolved from steel chains which had a record of mechanical failure. While flaws in chain links or solid steel bars can lead to catastrophic failure, flaws in the wires making up a steel cable are less critical as the other wires easily take up the load. Friction between the individual wires and strands, as a consequence of their twist, further compensates for any flaws.

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Steel wires

Steel wires for wire ropes are normally made of non-alloy carbon steel with a carbon content of 0.4 to 0.95%. The tensile forces and to run over sheaves with relatively small diameters.

Stranded ropes

Stranded ropes are an assembly of several strands laid helically in one or more layers around a core. This core can be one of three types. 

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