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Rouster Lifting & Rigging Wire Rope

We have a large inventory of wire rope, maintained for immediate delivery.

  • Stocking well over 20 million feet in our various locations.
  • Sizes from 1/4” to 3” diameter and 9 mm to 52 mm diameter in all types and constructions.
  • Stocking both domestic and non-domestic wire rope from all the major wire rope manufacturers around the world.


Wire Rope Products:

Standard Classification Ropes Rotation-Resistant Ropes Specialized Wire Ropes

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Wire Rope Guide To Examination

Typical Examples of Wire Rope Deterioration:

Mechanical damage due to rope movement over sharp edge projection while under load 1. Mechanical damage due to rope movement over sharp edge projection while under load.
Localized wear due to abrasion on supporting structure 2. Localized wear due to abrasion on supporting structure.
Narrow path of wear, resulting in fatigue fractures caused by working in a grossly oversize groove or over small support rollers 3. Narrow path of wear, resulting in fatigue fractures caused by working in a grossly oversize groove or over small support rollers.
Two parallel paths of broken wires indicative of bending through an undersize groove in the sheave 4. Two parallel paths of broken wires indicative of bending through an undersize groove in the sheave.
Severe wear associated with high tread pressure 5. Severe wear associated with high tread pressure.
Severe wear in Langs Lay caused by abrasion 6. Severe wear in Langs Lay caused by abrasion.
Severe corrosion 7. Severe corrosion.
Internal corrosion while external surface shows little evidence of deterioration 8. Internal corrosion while external surface shows little evidence of deterioration.
Typical wire fractures as a result of bend fatigue 9. Typical wire fractures as a result of bend fatigue.
Wire fractures at the strand or core interface as distinct from ‘crown’ fractures 10. Wire fractures at the strand or core interface as distinct from ‘crown’ fractures.
Break up of IWRC, resulting from high stress application 11. Break up of IWRC, resulting from high stress application.
Looped wires as a result of torsional imbalance and/or shock loading 12. Looped wires as a result of torsional imbalance and/or shock loading.
Typical example of localized wear and deformation 13. Typical example of localized wear and deformation.
Multi strand rope ‘bird caged’ due to torsional imbalance 14. Multi strand rope ‘bird caged’ due to torsional imbalance.
Protrusion of rope center, resulting from build up of turn 15. Protrusion of rope center, resulting from build up of turn.
Substantial wear and severe internal corrosion 16. Substantial wear and severe internal corrosion.

This Guide To Examination published with permission from Bridon American.


BECKLEY, WV:
102 Ridge Street
Beckley, WV 25871
Phone. 304.252.6031
Fax. 304.929.3939


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