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The wire rope basics: wire rope lays and strand constructions; grades and finishes; and common applications.
Cross sections of current and historical wire ropes.
Steps for frequent and periodic inspection; O.S.H.A. (A.N.S.I.) removal criteria; and how to inspect sheaves, drums, and wire rope.
Extend the service life of wire rope by following proper steps for use: wire rope reeling, the D/d ratio, and steps for safe operation.
These common wire rope abuses can cause damage to wire rope that may require it to be removed from service.
Abrasion and bending fatigue resistance, constructional stretch, wire rope strength design factors, and other physical properties of wire rope.
Various constructions of wire rope result in various physical properties and operating characteristics. Select the best rope for your application.
Common terms used in the wire rope and rigging industry.