We competitively supply various types of stainless steel wire rope available in various popular types, to customers nationally and internationally.
Brisko Metal Resources provides customers with a range of commonly used steel wire rope, supplied at manufacturer-direct prices. Bespoke requirements are catered for, ensuring a tailored solution designed to meet the demands of the intended application.
What is Steel Wire Rope Used For?
Steel wire rope is commonly used within a variety of industries, generally for the purpose of lifting and pulling within industrial and commercial sectors or weight bearing and supporting – as would be the case with bridges.
Industries that use steel wire rope made of stainless steel wires include;
- Lifting and rigging industries – moving, supporting, lifting and pulling
- Offshore and shipbuilding – moving, supporting, lifting and pulling
- Construction – moving, supporting, lifting and pulling
- Roads and Highways – support for suspension bridges, towers, central reservation barrier rope
- Commercial sectors – lifting and pulling elevators
- Domestic sectors – interior design and architecture
What is Steel Wire Rope?
Steel wire rope is similar in some ways to regular rope, with the main advantage being; steel rope is manufactured from steel, consisting of a unique design providing the strength required for industrial use in heavy applications.
Steel rope consists of multiple steel wires that form individual strands which are laid in a helical pattern around a central core wire.
Due to this design, the structure provides strength and flexibility alongside, the ability to handle various bending stresses – that regular rope can’t cater for.
Differences in configuration of material, strand structure and steel wire provide different strength benefits, these differences include;
- Crushing resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Rotation resistance
- Fatigue resistance
What type (strand pattern) of wire rope you will require for lifting, supporting or pulling – will greatly depend on the demands of the application it’s intended for.
How is Steel Rope Manufactured?
As manufacturers and suppliers of steel wire rope, we know only too well the complexity steel rope consists of. That being, multiple steel strands – designed to move independently as well as together.
For example, a typical 6 x 25 rope has 150 wires in its outer strands, all of which move together and also independently.
During the manufacturing process, clearances between steel strands and wires are balanced to allow the correct bearing clearances which permit internal movement and adjustment of strands and wires, when the rope has to bend.
As bending of the steel rope occurs, clearances will vary between the wires and strands – as per the minimum and maximum tolerances, of that particular steel rope type.
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Wire Rope Construction
Wire rope is available in many different types, defined by how it’s manufactured (constructed) and what properties it has. These include;
- Size of the wire rope
- Length of the wire rope
- Preformed or Non-Preformed
- The finish of steel wires
- The grade of the steel rope
- The type of core in the steel rope
- Type of lay and direction of steel wires
The strand pattern refers to how many layers of wire the rope consists of and the number and size of wires per layer, result in the type of strand pattern.
Steel wire rope can be manufactured using any one of the patterns shown and detailed below. Wire rope can also be manufactured using two or more of the strand patterns shown.
Brisko Metal Resources work hand-in-hand with customers ensuring a solution tailored made for your intended application.
Strand pattern classifications of wire rope include;
- Single Layer – The 7 wire strand, featuring a single wire core with 6 surrounding wires of the same diameter is the most common type of wire rope pattern.
- Filler Wire – Is manufactured with two layers of wires designed around a center core, half the number of wires feature on the inner layer than on the outer layer. In addition small ‘filler’ wires are laid within the valley of the inner layer, the number of filler wires added in between (the valley) is equal to the same number of wires of the inner layer.
- Seale – Is another two layer type of wire rope designed around a center, with the exact same quantity of wires on both layers. The outer layer is designed with larger wires, fabricated between the valleys of the smaller inner layer wires. All wires shown on the inner layer are of the same diameter to each other, all wires designed on the outer layer are of the same diameter.
- Warrington – This type of strand pattern features a more complex design, with two layers of one diameter wire designed around the center core, with two diameters of alternating large and small wire as the outer layer. The larger outer-layer wires rest in the valleys, and the smaller ones on the crowns of the inner layer.
- Combination – a combination pattern or strand is produced by a combination of two or more patterns detailed above and shown in the diagram.
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If you have a demanding application that requires a robust and reliable steel rope solution, fully certified in accordance with international standards.
We also have the ability to provide tailor-made combination types of wire rope, designed to meet the demands of the application at hand, industrial, commercial or domestic.
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