Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. The tensile strength of a material is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can take before failure, for example breaking.

There are 3 typical definitions of tensile strength:

Yield Strength

The stress a rope or material can withstand without permanent deformation. This is not a sharply defined point. Yield strength is the stress which will cause a permanent deformation of 0.2% of the original dimension.

Ultimate Strength

The ultimate strength of a material is the maximum stress a rope or material can withstand.

Breaking Strength

Breaking strength refers to the stress coordinate on the stress-strain curve at the point of rupture.

Each product carried by Industrial Wire Rope has different tensile strengths based on material, usage, etc. Begin here to see the difference between products.