Steel wires for wire ropes are normally made of non-alloy carbon steel with a carbon content of 0.4 to 0.95%. The very high strength of the rope wires enables wire ropes to support large tensile forces and to run over sheaves with relatively small diameters.
In the so-called cross lay strands, the wires of the different layers cross each other. In the mostly used parallel lay strands, the lay length of all the wire layers is equal and the wires of any two superimposed layers are parallel, resulting in linear contact. The wire of the outer layer is supported by two wires of the inner layer. These wires are neighbours along the whole length of the strand. Parallel lay strands are made in one operation. The endurance of wire ropes with this kind of strand is always much greater than of those (seldom used) with cross lay strands. Parallel lay strands with two wire layers have the construction Filler, Seale or Warrington.
We offer an extensive range of stainless steel wire & cable. In 1x19, 7x7 and 7x19 constructions in AISI 316 marine grade stainless steel. Sizes 1.5mm to 19mm.
►Stainless steel cable & stainless wire rope is highly corrosion resistant & decorative. Excellent for marine rope rigging, stainless steel cable railing, architectural cables, cable balustrades and cable display systems.
►Stretch is a characteristic of all wire ropes; constructional stretch initially (as the in AISI 316 grade stainless steel.