Wire Rope

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Wire Rope

Wire rope is one of the strongest forms of “rope” derived from tightly twisted strands of metal. As a component, it is a great value in structural design and lifting applications: unlike linked chains, wire rope maintains its integrity in the unlikely event of a “weak link”, where all the other strands combined can share the load. At Elite Sales, we have an impressive selection of the strongest and most reliable wire rope. Read on to learn more about the benefits of working with quality steel ropes in any industry and discover why Elite Sales stands out from the rest.

The Mechanics Behind Wire Rope Resistance

Steel rope, also known as wire rope, consists of three key elements that give it incomparable strength and safety:

  • Wire. At the most basic level is the wire rope itself. The individual wire rope alone don’t represent much in terms of capacity, but taken as a whole they can distribute weight in an incredibly efficient way.
  • Strands. The strands of a steel wire rope are created by placing the wires in a helical shape around the core of the wire rope. The strands are wrapped incredibly tight for maximum strength and cohesion.
  • Core. In the center of the wire rope there is a core, which provides adequate support for the wires. When it comes to core, there are three main options:
    • Fibre Core (FC).
    • Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC).
    • Wire Strand Core (WSC).

The steel rope is part of the wire rope family in terms of functionality. It is used in countless applications including construction, manufacturing, distribution and more. Elite Sales works in various industries and can help you make the best selection.

Available Options

Elite Sales offers a wide range of options for steel wire ropes. The capacity of the wire rope can be adjusted based on your individual applications. Here are some options to consider:

  • Material. Steel grades widely used today are Extra Extra Improved Plowed Steel (EEIPS), Improved Plow Steel (IPS) or Extra Improved Plow Steel (EIPS); Stainless steel grades 304 and 316 are the most common.
  • Construction. This refers to the number of strands used, with different constructions more suitable for different applications.
  • Patterns and Braiding. Wires and cores can be configured for different functions.
  • Finishes. You have the option of coated or galvanized, depending on your need for corrosion resistance. Other finishes include bright, galvanized and stainless steel.
  • Lubrication. The type and amount of lubrication depends on the size, type and use of the rope.

Choose Elite Sales for Wire Ropes

Elite Sales is a highly regarded business partner when it comes to quality wire ropes and other related hardware such as wire rope clamps. Our team of experts has earned a solid reputation for helping countless industries with their wire rope needs, including commercial fishing, freight transportation, agriculture, construction, and more.

Contact an Elite sales representative today to learn more about available options.