Wire rope is a machine composed of a number of precise, moving parts, designed and manufactured to bear a very definite relation to one another. In fact, some wire ropes contain more moving parts than many complicated mechanisms. For example, a 6-strand rope with 49-wire strands laid around an independent wire rope core contains a total of 343 individual wires. All of these wires must work together and move with respect to one another if the rope is to have the flexibility necessary for successful operation.
Wire Rope Reference Information
- Handling Wire Ropes
- Installing Wire Rope
- Standard Operation Practices
- Wire Rope Inspection
- Broken Wire Ropes
- Technical Wire Rope Information