Steel Wire Rope
MAX Groups Marine is one of the most trusted suppliers of stainless steel and galvanised wire ropes/cables. Wire ropes consist of several strands of metal wire twisted into a helix form, forming extremely durable wire ropes for various marine purposes. Wire ropes are exposed to high fluctuation of contradicting forces, wear and tear or even corrosion in some cases. Thus, the quality of wire rope has to be taken very seriously.
Constant eye inspection and tests should be carried out to make sure the wire ropes are performing as they should. In MAX, all manufacturing of wire ropes are supervised and tested by professional technicians at all times.
Commonly used types of wire ropes may be of a fiber core (FC), Wire Strand core (WSC) or an Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC). Usually IWRC core ropes are more durable whereas fibre core wire ropes are more elastic. The choice of wire rope core mostly depends on the usage and situation.
Most wire ropes are made from high-carbon steel, iron, stainless steel, bronze and more. Carbon steel wire ropes are graded from IPS (Improved Plow Steel), EIPS (Extra Improved Plow Steel to EEIPS (Extra Extra Improved Plow Steel), with each grade signifying its nominal strength. The most popular MAX steel wire ropes are of EIPS grade.
It doesn’t matter whether the lay direction is right (Z) or left (S), ordinary lay or langlay, MAX wire ropes are designed to have high durability and tensile strength for heavy industry usage.
For wire rope slings, you may opt for thimble eye (where a thimble if fixed inside the loop to preserve the natural loop shape and prevent direct contact that will damage the cable) or soft eye. Besides, rope ends with machine swaged with ferrules or sockets is a better option than hand spliced slings as it offers more protection.
Do you experience a short lifespan for your steel wire ropes? Deal with a supplier who is slow in responding & customer service? Or did you pay high prices for average quality products that fails you all the time? 83% of our clients claim that these made them search for a better option and subsequently worked with us since.
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