Wire Rope Technical Info

 

 

Our Main Strands of Wire Rope are 7x7, 1x19, 7x19, 6x19 Fibre Core and 6x7 Fibre Core.

 

Wire Rope Strand Characteristics Guide

 

7x7

 

 

The flexible 7x7 construction steel wire rope is less strong but more flexible than 1x19 strand and yet stronger than 7x19 rope.

 

Our 7x7 steel cable is suitable for tensioning, security cables, marine, landscape and architectural use, stainless cable balustrading, stainless steel cable railing and decorative applications.

 

1x19

 

The 1x19 construction steel wire rope is stronger than other strands of cable and has less stretch. This also means it is non flexible. 1x19 construction wire rope does not allow for kinks or bends.

 

1x19 stainless steel wire rope is often used in yacht and sail boat rigging, architectural structural rigging and balustrading.

 

7x19

 

 

The 7x19 construction steel wire rope is highly flexible. This also means it is not as strong as either 1x19 or 7x7.

 

7x19 wire rope is suitable for most running load applications & numerous applications such as security cables & winch cables.

 

6x19 Fibre Core

 

The 6x19 Fibre Core Wire Rope is Very Flexible. With its Fibre Core it can be used to run over Pulleys, industrial Door Cables, Control Cables, Gym Equipment Cables, Winch Cables and Wire Rope Slings

 

6x7 Fibre Core

 

6x7 construction general purpose wire rope .  The rope is very popular in smaller diameters where the cable remains very flexible. 6x7 ropes become quite rigid in the larger diameters and are often considered stiff in diameters 6mm and above. In these diameters they tend to be used for applications where the rope is static/not working. A typical example being a mast stay, Garage Door Cables, Hanging Signs, Ski Lifts and General Engineering Applications.

 

 

MBL - Minimum Break Load = The stress which, when steadily applied to a structural member, is just sufficient to break or rupture it. Also known as ultimate load. 

 

 

THE SAFE WORKING LOAD IS 1/5th OF THE MINIMUM BREAKING LOAD

 

 

We supply from 1mm up to 25mm in various constructions in both Fibre Core and Steel Cores over the following strands:

 

-Galvanised 7x7 Strand Wire Rope

-Galvanised 1x19 Strand Wire Rope

-Galvanised 7x19 Strand Wire Rope

-Galvanised 6x19 Strand Fibre Core Wire Rope

-Galvanised 6x7 Strand Fibre Core Wire Rope

-Stainless Steel 7x7 Strand Wire Rope

-Stainless Steel 7x19 Strand Wire Rope

-Stainless Steel 1x19 Strand Wire Rope

 

 

 

Wire Rope Grips

 

Sometimes referred to as bull dog, bulldog grips.

Wire Rope Grips are used on wire rope eye-loop connections or complete loops, end-to-end connections, where socketing or splicing is not feasible or when a temporary joint is required. Wire rope grips (bulldog grips) require no special tools for assembly and can be disassembled and reused. 3 per end minimum is recommended.

Not to used on Wire When Lifting.

 

The Correct way to use Wire Rope Grips 

 

Simplex and Duplex Rope Grips are not to be used with 1x19 Strand Wire Rope as the characteristics are too stiff.

 

 

Duplex Wire Rope Grips

 

 

The Duplex wire rope grip is used to create eyes in cable constructions, especially with 7x19 construction wire rope which has very flexible characteristics.

Simply loop the cable each side of the threaded bolt and tighten down the plate using a spanner.


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Simplex Wire Rope Grips

 

 

The Simplex wire rope grip is used to create eyes in cable constructions. Particularly with 7x19 construction wire rope which has very flexible characteristics.

Simply loop the cable each side of the threaded bolt and tighten down the plate using a suitable spanner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wire Rope Swaging Tool

Click below for a demonstration on how to crimp up to 5mm ferrules using our unique Swaging tool.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yyreqj5Qi0

 

 

 

Wire Rope Swageless Terminal