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A Guide to Identifying Domestic Wire Rope by Strand Markers

Ever wondered why there’s color running through wire rope and what it means? In this video we’re going to learn about:

– The different types of strand markers
– Why color coding is used in the US?
– What is a core marker?
– The three major US Wire Rope Manufacturers and the colors used to identify each of them.

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In this video
0:00 – Intro
0:41 – How do you identify strand markers?
1:08 – Why are strand markers used?
1:21 – What is a strand marker?
1:47 – What is a core marker?
2:18 – What are the main US wire rope manufacturers
2:54 – What colors do the US wire rope manufacturers use to identify their ropes?
4:02 – Closing

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Disclaimer: Any advice, graphics, images, and/or information contained herein are presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness. It is not intended to be legal, medical, or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate industry professionals. The information herein should not be considered exhaustive and the user should seek the advice of appropriate professionals.