Wire rope is several strands of metal wire twisted into a helix forming a composite rope, in a pattern known as laid rope. Larger diameter wire rope consists of multiple strands of such laid rope in a pattern known as cable laid. Wire Rope and Cable Ropes are terms that are often interchangeable but do have one varying difference. Wire Rope refers to the diameters that are larger than 3/8 inch. Sizes smaller than this are classified as Cable Rope or even Cords.
Common applications of Wire Rope are:
- • Rigging
- • Sailing
Wire Rope Diameters
Wire Rope are available on the FCH Network with Imperial/US diameters that range from #1 to 6 and with Metric diameters that range from M3 to M8.
Wire Rope Materials
Wire Rope are available on the FCH Network in materials that range from Steel to Plastic
Wire Rope Finishes
Wire Rope are available on the FCH Network in finishes or coatings that range from Plain to Passivated