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
  • Flexibility

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.

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