This article is part of our Technical Series on Wire Rope. Click here for an outline of the entire Technical Series on Wire Rope.
View the fascinating process of how industrial wire rope is made in this Discovery Channel video.
Watch this video of an incredible break test. Turn the volume up and listen to the individual wires snapping before the rope fails.
Other articles in part 1 of the wire rope series
Wire ropes are sometimes poorly understood and so in this article we explore wire rope design and construction.
An intriguing look into how industrial wire rope is made.
Wire rope selection is closely related to the properties of the rope. In this article we discuss the most important properties of a wire rope.
Wire ropes are designed to run through sheaves but sheave wheel diameter has a significant impact on the strength efficiency of the rope.
What impact does a termination have on the safe working load of the wire rope?