The charts shown in the PDF below are meant to serve as a quick reference guide in selecting a specialized wire rope providing examples based on wire rope features.
- Breaking Strength
- Abrasion Resistance
The increased strengths of the specialized ropes are derived from greater metallic areas. Whether the greater metallic areas are caused by shaped strands (flattened strand), die drawn strands (6-PAC, or swaging (Super-B and TRIPLE-PAC), these manufacturing processes create denser rope cross-sections, thus increasing the ropes’ breaking strengths. Also contributing to the increase in strength for the die drawn strand ropes is the flat, smooth finish to the strands which eliminates inter-strand nicking and enables the load placed upon the wire rope to increase without causing internal damage.