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Rope components

WIRE

The smallest component of a rope.

STRAND

The element of a rope that is composed of a construction of wires which are helically stranded in the same direction in one or more layers around a core.

Single-layer strand
Seale strand
Warrington strand
Filler strand
Warrington-Seale strand
 
CORE

The element in the middle of a round rope, around which the strands of a stranded rope or the ropes of a cable laid rope are helically stranded.

Fibre core FC

  • Natural fibre core NFC
  • Synthetic fibre core SFC

Steel core WC

  • Wire strand core WSC
  • Independent wire rope core IWRC
ROPE

Combination of core and strands.

1 - Rope
2 - Core strand/rope
3 - Strand
4 - Wire

CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO INTENDED USE

RUNNING ROPES

Ropes that run over rollers, discs or reels and thus assume their bend.
Examples: hoisting ropes, crane ropes, lift ropes, scraper ropes and haulage ropes for cable cars.

STANDING ROPES

Ropes which are for the most part firmly clamped and not moved over rollers.
Examples: anchoring ropes for masts and booms and guide cables for lifts.

CARRYING ROPES

Ropes on which rolls of conveying devices run.
Examples: carrying ropes for cable cars, cable cranes and gravity return scrapers.

LIFTING SLINGS

Ropes which are used to suspend loads.