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Lifting Wire Ropes

Steel Core Wire Ropes

Manufacturing Standard

Manufactured according to EN 13414-1 and EN 13411-3, are available in matte, greased matte and galvanised, in different constructions and wire tensile classes, usually 1960.

Steel core wire ropes have the core of the same material as the same type of steel cable, which is a wire - and meet the acronym IWRC (independent wire rope core) or even steel strand - and meet with the acronym (I)WSC ( (independent) wire strand core).

The steel core presents as the main advantage the higher workload by up to 10% compared to the same wire rope with fiber core, at the cost of increased stiffness.

The minimum upper breaking load is also the main reason why these types of wire ropes are used to make the slings by the method Flemish Eye.

Tensile Class 1960

They are available in the galvanised version, with a higher corrosion resistance, with diameters between 6 and 102 mm.
The main constructions available are 6x19S (usually used for small diameters) and 6x36WS.
For other constructions, please contact us.

A flexible and long-life wire rope, the construction of 6x36WS it is used for:

  • slings and lifting / towing sets;
  • mooring and rescue boats;
  • winches and trolleys;
  • onshore and offshore oil fields;
  • various cranes.

Breaking Loads for Steel Core Wire Ropes

Theoretical values, according to standard. For other constructions, strength classes or diameters, please contact us.



Fiber Core Wire Ropes

Manufacturing Standard

Manufactured according to EN 13414-1 and EN 13411-3, are available in matte (uncoated), greased matte and galvanised, in different constructions and wire tensile classes.

Synthetic fiber or natural fiber core wire ropes have a core made of fabric (synthetic - polypropylene or natural - hemp - but also other materials) and meet with the acronym FC (fiber core).

Fiber core has certain advantages, the most important being the flexibility of the wire rope, but it should be remembered that at the same diameter and the same construction, a wire rope with fiber core has a lower breaking load than the steel core variant, the difference being even 10%.

Tensile Class 1960

A flexible construction with a long life-span, 6x36WS with fiber core is the most used fiber core variant.

Tensile Class 1770

Construction 6x37 with fiber core is much more flexible than the variant of 6x19 with fiber core, due to the higher number of wires in the strand.
It is important to note that the 6x37 construction will have a lower abrasion resistance than 6x19, for the same wire rope diameter.
Construction 6x7 with fiber core it is used for smaller diameters.

Galvanised (coated) types provides an added corrosion resistance.
Fiber core constructions 6x36, 6x37, 6x19 and 6x7 are used for:

  • general purposes lifting operations
  • excavations and digging;
  • slings and lifting / towing sets;
  • rescue boats;
  • mooring and maritime pilotage;

Breaking Loads For Fiber Core Wire Ropes

Theoretical values, according to standard. For other constructions, strength classes or diameters, please contact us.