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WIRE ROPE: WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL?

Wire rope is composed of several strands of wire that are wrapped around a core. The particular combination of materials and strands will come down to the individual specification of the product. For example, a common layout is a 6x19, which means there are 19 wires in a strand, and the rope has six strands, totaling 114 wires. Another common example is 6x36 which is 6 strands, 36 wires per strand, totaling 216 wires.

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HOW TO SELECT THE BEST WIRE ROPE ASSEMBLY SUPPLIER

Wire rope is an essential component across a wide variety of industries, including the military, aerospace, marine, and construction verticals, among others. Despite the broad spectrum of uses for wire rope, several common threads apply regarding quality, delivery lead-in, and specification requirements.

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WIRE ROPE APPLICATIONS IN THE MILITARY

Wire ropes and cables are a staple component of both complex and simple industrial and military applications. Lexco Cable fabricates a number of wire ropes and cables for the United States Armed Forces for personal, structural, mobile, and control system applications.

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WIRE ROPE VS. STRAND: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When purchasing wire rope, the many types and designs of cabling can be a bit difficult to understand. What exactly is a wire rope, and what makes it different from other wire ropes, strands, and cables? Understanding the differences between these terms will help you understand what it is that you’re looking for.

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INTRODUCTION TO GALVANIZED WIRE ROPE

Rope is one of the oldest inventions and has an incredible range of uses. However, as modern industry has advanced, rope requirements have risen far beyond the capabilities of even the strongest fiber ropes. Industries such as mining, shipping, heavy industry manufacturing, and many more must regularly lift, move, and hold incredibly heavy and complex loads.