Recommended Applications for Wire Ropes

Recommended Applications for Wire Ropes

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
Hoist Line

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
Hoist Line

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
Hoist Line

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
Chokers

Winch Lines

All

All

6 X 19 Class

6 X 19 Class

RRL

RRL

IWRC

IWRC

EIPS

EIPS

Mining
Slope Rope

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

RLL or RRL

RRL

RRL

FIBER

FIBER

IWRC

IWRC

IPS

IPS

IPS

EIPS

Marine Ropes
Towing Hawser

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
Rotary Drill 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
Rotary Drill 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

EIPS

IPS

IPS

IPS

EIPS

IPS or EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

EIPS

 

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 Wire

WS – 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 Alternate Lay

LAL – Left Alternate Lay

IWRC – Wire Rope Core

FC – Fiber Core

Fiber – Hemp or Poly Core

Poly – Polypropylene Core