Specialty Ropes - Logging
Specialty Strands - Logging Wire Ropes
Standard wire ropes — 6x19 Classification
Specialized wire ropes — 6-Pac, Super-B, Super-Pac
Plastic-infused wire ropes — SKYBRITE®, BXL
6x19 Class Wire Rope
Strands: 6Wires per strand: 19 to 26Core: IWRC or fiber coreStandard Grade: Purple PlusLay: Regular or LangFinish: Bright or galvanized
The 6x19 Classification of wire rope is the most widely used. With its good combination of flexibility and wear resistance, rope in this class can be suited to the specific needs of diverse kinds of machinery and equipment. The 6x19 Seale construction, with its large outer wires, provides great ruggedness and resistance to abrasion and crushing. However, its resistance to fatigue is somewhat less than that offered by a 6x25 construction. The 6x25 possesses the best combination of flexibility and wear resistance in the 6x19 Class due to the filler wires providing support and imparting stability to the strand. The 6x26 Warrington Seale construction has a high resistance to crushing. This construction is a good choice where the end user needs the wear resistance of a 6x19 Class Rope and the flexibility midway between a 6x19 Class and 6x37 Class rope.
6x36 Class Wire Rope
Strands: 6Wires per strand: 27 to 49Core: IWRC or fiber coreStandard Grade: Purple PlusLay: Regular or LangFinish: Bright or galvanized
The 6x36 Class of wire rope is characterized by the relatively large number of wires used in each strand. Ropes of this class are among the most flexible available due to the greater number of wires per strand, however their resistance to abrasion is less than ropes in the 6x19 Class. The designation 6x36 is only nominal, as in the case with the 6x19 Class. Improvements in wire rope design, as well as changing machine designs, have resulted in the use of strands with widely varying numbers of wires and a smaller number of available constructions. Typical 6x37 Class constructions include 6x33 for diameters under 1/2", 6x36 Warrington Seale (the most common 6x37 Class construction) offered in diameters 1/2" through 1-5/8", and 6x49 Filler Wire Seale over 1-3/4" diameter.