Suggested Wire Rope for Particular Uses

Suggested Wire Rope for Particular Uses
USE SIZE(in.) CONSTRUCTION LAY CORE GRADE

Clamshell

Holding& Closing Lines

Boom Hoist Line Tag Line

1/2

& Up

1/2 & Up

All

3/8 & Up

6

x 2 5 FW or 6 x 36 WS

6 x 19 or 6 x 37 Class

6 x 19 Class

6 x 37 Class

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Crawler & Truck Cranes

HoistLine

Boom Hoist Line

Whip Line

All

All

3/8—1-1/2

6

x 19 Class or 19 x 19

6 x 19 Class

19 x 7 or 35 x 7

RRL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Cranes & Hoists

Overhead

Ladle Crane

All

 

All

6

x 19 Class

 

6 x 37 Class

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Dragline

HoistLine

Drag Line

 

Boom Hoist

Up

to 1-1/4

1-3/8 & Up

3/4—1-1/2

1-5/8—3

3 & Up

1/2 & Up

6

x 19 or 8 x 19 Class

6 x 37 Class

8 x 19 Class

8 x 37 Class

8 x 37 Class

6 X 19 Class

RLL

RLL

RLL

RLL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Shovels

HoistLine

Crowd & Retract

Boom Hoist

Trip Rope

Up

to 1 1/8

1-1/4 & Up

3/4 & Up

1/2—1-1/4

1-3/8 & Up

3/8—1

1″ & Up

6

x 19 CL or 8 x 19 CL

6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

6 x 19 CL or 8 x 19 CL

6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

RLL

RLL

RLL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

IPS

IPS

Logging Ropes

ChokersWinch Lines

All

All

6

X 19 Class

6 X 19 Class

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

Mining

SlopeRope

Shaft Hoist Ropes

Slusher Rope

Mining Machine Rope

All

All

All

All

6

x 19 S

6 x 19 S or 6 x 25 FW

3 x 19 S or 6 x 19 S

6 x 36 WS or 6 x 41 WS

>RLL

RLLor

RRL

RRL

RRL

FIBER

FIBER

IWRC

IWRC

>IPS

IPS

IPS

EIPS

Marine Ropes

TowingHawser

Mooring Lines

Cargo Falls

All

All

All

6

x 37 Class

6 x 19 or 6 x 37 Class

6 x 37 Class

RRL

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Oil Field

RotaryDrill Lines

Sand Lines

Tubling Line

Cable Tool Line

3/4—2

All

All

All

6

x 19 S, 6 x 21 S, 6 x 26 NS

6 x 7

6 x 26 WS

6 x 21 S

>RRL

RRL

RRL or LRL

IWRC

POLY FIBER

IWRC

POLY FIBER

EIPS

IPS

EIPS

IPS

Offshore

RotaryDrill Lines

Riser Tensioner Lines

Guide Lines

Sand Lines

Pendant Lines

Crane-Main Hoist

Crane-Auxiliary Hoist

Anchor Lines

Heavy Lift Slings

Heavy Lift Slings

1—2

1-1/4—2

1/2—1

1/2—5/8

1-1/2—3 3/4

3/8—2

3/8—2-1/4

1-3/8—6

1-1/2—4

3-1/2—10

6

x 19 S, 6 x 21 S, 6 x 26 CL

6 x 37 Class

6 x 19 Class

6 x 7

6 x 19 Class or 6 x 37 Class

6 x 37 Class or 35 x 7 Class

35 x 7 Class

6 x 37 Class

6 x 37 Class

RRL

RLL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RRL

RLL or LLL

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

POLY FIBER

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

IPS

IPS

IPS

EIPS

IPS or EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

Recommended Applications for Wire Ropes

Definition of Abbreviations

Grade Construction Lay Core
IPS- Improved Plow Steel
EIPS – Extra Improved Plow Steel
GIPS – Galvanized Improved Plow Steel
EEIPS – Extra, Extra Improved Plow Steel
EEEIPS – Extra, Extra, Extra Improved Plow Steel

FW – Filler WireWS – Warrington Seale

SFW – Seale Filler Wire
RR – Rotation Resistant
W – Warrington
S – Seale

RRL- Right Regular Lay
RLL – Right Lang Lay
LRL – Left Regular Lay
LLL – Left Lang Lay
RAL – Right Attended Lay
LAL – Left Attended Lay
IWRC- Wire Rope Core
FC – Fiber Core
Fiber – Hemp or Poly Core
Poly – Polypropylene Core