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About Wire Rope

Wire ropes are identified by classifications based on the number of strands and nominal number of wires in each strand. The two most common classifications are 6 x 19 and 6 x 37. 6 x 19 class wire ropes are made with six strands where each strand consists of from 15 to 26 individual wires. Similarly, 6 x 37 class wire ropes are constructed of 6 strands with each strand having from 27 to 49 individual wires. Other popular classifications include 19 x 7, 7 x 19 and 8 x 19.

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Every wire rope has three basic components: the wires, strands and core. The core may be either fiber (FC) such as sisal, manila, polproplyene, or an Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC)...which is actually a smaller wire rope around which the strands of the outer wire rope are clustered.

The wire itself is usually high-carbon steel, but may also be various other alloys or metals such as iron, stainless steel, monel or bronze. Carbon steel wire rope is manufactured in various grades, including Improved Plow Steel (IPS), Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) and Extra Extra Improved Plow Steel (EEIPS), which designate the nominal strength of the wire rope. EIPS is the most commonly used and manufactured grade today.

 


 

Let us supply wire rope for your next rigging project

Rigging Central maintains an extensive inventory of all popular classes and constructions of wire rope, in diameters from 1/4 in. to 4-1/2 in. We stock both domestic and high-quality import wire rope.

Give our rigging specialists a call at 800-503-7888 to discuss your wire rope needs. We promise that we will take the time to thoroughly understand your requirements and to recommend the best wire rope for your job.


We offer precut lengths of 6 x 19 class EIPS IWRC, high-quality import wire rope, in selected diameters, for direct sale on this web site. Click on the image below for prices and available lengths, and to place your order now.

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