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Wire Rope Fittings, Tools, and Accessories

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.

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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 present to enhance its characteristics. Wire rope fittings, tools, and accessories enhance the performance of the rope, sometimes compensates for flaws.

Depending on the type of wire rope, it can be resistant to rust and corrosion. It can also withstand salt water environment, cold climates, and harsh chemical treatments. It is usually resistant to crushing and abrasion. Continue reading “Wire Rope Fittings, Tools, and Accessories” »

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Stainless Steel Wire Rope

stainless steel wire ropeStainless 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: Continue reading “Stainless Steel Wire Rope” »

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Galvanized Wire Cable

galvanized-wire-rope-1Extremely 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 a wire strand.  Continue reading “Galvanized Wire Cable” »

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Types of Wire Rope

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- and corrosion-resistant, it is commonly used in building and construction, engineering, agriculture, aircraft, and marine industries. Each wire strand bringing equal pressure throughout the bundle contributes to its strength and flexibility, making it an ideal material for pulleys. In Australia, wire rope used to be made of wrought iron; today, the material used is mainly steel.  Continue reading “Types of Wire Rope” »

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Wire Rope Hoisting

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 typically uses a hand control motor unit to manipulate the pulley to whichever way it should go. The trolley system within the hoists enables the motor and the pulley to follow a specific track. Wire rope hoisting makes transportation of various loads much easier.  Continue reading “Wire Rope Hoisting” »

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Wire Rope Splicing

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 to produce a strong  joint. Splicing forms a very strong knot which stays secure even if exposed to water. Continue reading “Wire Rope Splicing” »

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Wire Rope Sheaves

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 simplistic form, wire rope passes over a sheave and connects to the load. The other end of the wire is attached to a pulling device, such as a winch, to gain mechanical advantage. The threaded line over the sheave completes the device. To prevent the wire rope from leaving the groove, the minimum depth of the groove should be the thickness of the rope or cable. Continue reading “Wire Rope Sheaves” »

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Types of Coated Wire Rope

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 and galvanized wire ropes. Nylon is hard wearing, that is, very abrasion resistant and mostly immune to peeling. Continue reading “Types of Coated Wire Rope” »

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Selecting Wire Rope for Your Application

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 with standards set by regulatory bodies to ensure these products are safe to use. Continue reading “Selecting Wire Rope for Your Application” »

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