However your company utilizes wire rope, it is always subject to wear and tear. Improper handling or incorrect usage will also affect its overall performance and effectiveness. Whatever the application, you can’t afford to be uncertain about its condition, suitability, or timeline for replacement. When in doubt, contact the team at Pacific Wire Rope Ltd. We understand the nuances involved in selecting the specific type of wire that will serve you best. Located in Surrey, we serve customers from Pemberton to Hope.
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Wire rope consists of three main components; the core, wire, and strands.
The core is in the center. There are a variety of cores available; natural fibre, synthetic fibre, stranded wire, and an independent wire rope core.
The wires are helically laid around an axis consisting of a wire or fibre center producing a symmetrical section known as the strand.
The strand is helically laid around the core creating the wire rope.
FIBRE: FC - fibre core, PP - poly propylene core, fibre - hemp or poly core, HC - hemp core
WIRE: WSC - wire strand core, IWRC - independent wire rope core
The most common wire rope used is right regular lay (RRL). However, there are many equipment applications where right lang lay (RLL) or left lang lay (LLL) are required. The use of left regular lay (LRL) is minimal, and alternate lay (right alternate lay - RAL, left alternate lay - LAL) wire ropes are used in special applications only.
The strands are laid in a clockwise direction around the core, and the wires in the strand are laid in a counter-clockwise direction.
The strands are laid in a counterclockwise direction around the core, and the wires in the strand are laid in a clockwise direction.
The strands are laid in a clockwise direction around the core, and the wires in the strands are laid in a clockwise direction.
The strands are laid in a counter-clockwise direction around the core, and the wires in the strand are laid in a counter-clockwise direction.
The strands are laid in a clockwise direction for right hand alternate lay and in a counter-clockwise direction for left hand alternate lay. The wire in the strands for both RAL and LAL are laid in a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction in alternating strands.
Wire rope is lubricated during the manufacturing process in a variety of ways dependent upon the application. One type of lubrication can be used for the core and another type used on the strand wires. This creates a large variety of lubrication combinations, optimizing the selection of lube for different applications.