Steel wire ropes are intended for fastening, pulling and transfer‑ring loads as the end element of any means of transport. They are being used where nature of work allows it.These fastening devices are made of 1770 N/mm2 strength class steel wire ropes. The rope ends are compressed with aluminum ferrules, so that the wires are sealed and are not damaged. Such a contact prevents unbundling of the loop. The ropes may be equ‑ipped with accessories such as hooks, master links, and transition links. The accessories are selected according to the values cor‑responding to the respective rope loads. All steel wire ropes are tested and supplied with a certificate of quality.Customers are reminded to observe the occupational safety nor‑ms when choosing the steel wire ropes. They should use the ro‑pes of the diameter and breaking load that provide the necessary safety factor, depending on the working conditions and the actual load. To make the choice easier, our tables show the working load limits for safety factors 5 and 8.When working with ropes, be careful not to damage them mecha‑nically. Bending them over the edges reduces their safety. In such cases, shields or soft pads should be used. The ropes should not be bent, tangled or unwound near the joints. The operating tem‑perature should not exceed 100 °C (212 °F). In case of worn or broken wires, the steel wire rope becomes unusable. No more than 4 wires should be broken on any section measuring 3 rope diameters in length, no more than 6 wires on any section mea‑suring 6 rope diameters in length, and no more than 16 wires on any section measuring 30 rope diameters in length. The rope also becomes unusable if a whole strand is torn off, if more than 20 percent of the rope diameter is flattened, or if the joint is damaged. When storing the rope, make sure to protect it from moisture and aggressive agents.Note: In case of asymmetric load and 90–120° angles, the wor‑king load limit is equal to the load capacity of a single leg.

Steel Wire Ropes - Types and Construction