When ordering steel wire rope, specify  type, construction, dimension and length. Follow the machine manufacturers recommendations and make sure that the equipment has the right machine group/grade.

WARNING! The Wrong choice of steel wire rope can cause reduced working life, failure of the rope and/or damage of equipment.

The following questions can help you to choose the right construction of rope. If you have conflicting answers, you should choose the most frequent alternative. Putting together the ten answers will help to choose the  optimum rope construction, but other questions and/or considerations can sometimes lead to another rope construction. For further advice, please contact CERTEX.

  Question Yes Yes and No No
1 "Rotation resistance" demanded? "Rotation resistant" rope "Rotation resistant" rope 6/8/9/10-strand rope
2 High breaking load demanded? Special rope, compacted Rope with steel core ---
3 Lots of bending? Multistrand rope with small outer wires Multistrand rope with small outer wires ---
4 Large outer wear? Rope with large outer wires Rope with large outer wires ---
5 Coiled in many layers? Lang's lay rope, compacted --- Ordinary hand lay rope
6 Risk of deformation- damage? Rope with plastic encapsulated core Rope with plastic encapsulated core ---
7 Large rope guide angles? Rope with plastic encapsulated core Rope with plastic encapsulated core ---
8 Left groove drum? Right hand lay --- Left hand lay
9 Left drawn rope guide? Right hand lay --- Left hand lay
10 Corrosive environment? Galvanised/stainless rope Galvanised/stainless rope

Bright/galvanised rope

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