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Wire Rope Fittings, Tools, and Accessories

04/11/2011

Because it enables you to bend, twist, cut or strengthen wire rope, fittings, tools, and accessories help you get the most out of your wire rope. Wire rope is a strong, flexible, heavy cable made from metal wire threads intertwined together. Steel is the common material used in wire rope. Other substances may also be […]

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Stainless Steel Wire Rope

28/10/2011

Stainless steel wire rope is a popular choice for many applications, especially for wire balustrading. Read on to find out why. More professional people in industrial, commercial, marine and manufacturing environments prefer stainless steel wire rope because of its many advantages: Link to this post!

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Galvanized Wire Cable

21/10/2011

Extremely resistant to rust and corrosion, galvanized wire cable is ideal for a wide range of applications. There are several threads in a galvanized wire cable, also known as, steel cable. Each thread are also composed of intertwined wires on the threaded core. The threaded core can be either a fiber, an independent wire rope, or […]

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Types of Wire Rope

14/10/2011

Stainless Steel, galvanised or coated wire rope? Learn about these types of wire rope and select the one most suited for your application. Read on to learn more. Wire rope is made of metal wire threads braided together to form a helix. Because of its heavy, pliable, and tough characteristics, as well as being weather- […]

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Wire Rope Hoisting

07/10/2011

Wire rope hoisting allows you to transport heavy loads easily and safely. Read more to find out how. Wire rope hoisting refers to any wire rope or cable within a movable pulley used to transport heavy loads up and down. How it Works A hook at the cable end holds the item firmly. An operator […]

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Wire Rope Splicing

29/09/2011

Wire ropes needing repair? Changing application requiring alteration to your wire rope? Wire rope splicing does it for your. Find out how. Wire rope splicing is essentially the formation of a knot between two parts of the same rope or between two separate ropes by separating and unravelling the strands and interweaving the threads together […]

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Wire Rope Sheaves

15/09/2011

Wire sheaves have been around for centuries, being very useful tools for various lifting, pulling and suspension applications. Read on for some basic use, maintenance and safety information on today’s wire rope sheaves. A sheave is basically a wheel with a groove or track on it which guides the wire rope over it. In its […]

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Types of Coated Wire Rope

09/09/2011

PVC-coated wire rope, nylon-coated wire rope, or no coating at all? Unsure about which of these is appropriate for your application? Read on and find out. Coated wire rope has a plastic or nylon coating which enhances the rope’s resistance to both corrosion and wear-and-tear. It also provides a soft protective shield for stainless steel […]

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Selecting Wire Rope for Your Application

01/09/2011

Selecting the appropriate wire rope for your application is important. Inappropriate or incorrect selection wire rope can lead to serious complications. Learn how to avoid this mistake. Construction and core types determine tensile strength of a specific type of wire rope. Where load-bearing applications are involved, types of wire rope are specifically manufactured in compliance […]

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