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Standard Wire Rope

6x7 Class Wire Rope


Strands: 6
Wires Per Strand: 7
Core: Fiber Core
Standard Grade(s): Improved Plow
(IPS)
Lay: Regular or Lang
Finish: Bright or Galvanized

Rope Diameter

inches
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
3/4
7/8
1
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-1/2

mm.
6.5
8.0
9.5
11.0
13.0
14.5
16.0
19.0
22.0
26.0
29.0
32.0
35.0
38.0

Approx.
Weight
(lb./ft.)
0.094
0.15
0.21
0.29
0.38
0.48
0.59
0.84
1.15
1.50
1.90
2.34
2.84
3.38

Nominal
Strength*, tons
(bright or
drawn
galvanized**)
IPS
2.64
4.10
5.86
7.93
10.30
13.00
15.90
22.70
30.70
39.70
49.80
61.00
73.10
86.20

This construction is used where ropes are dragged on the ground or over rollers, and resistance to
wear and abrasion are important factors. The wires are quite large and will stand a great deal of
wear. In fact, this construction is sometimes called "coarse laid" because of the large wires. The
6x7 is a stiff rope and needs sheaves and drums of large size. It will not withstand bending
stresses as well as ropes with smaller wires. Because of the small number of wires, with the
resulting higher percentage of load carried by each wire, a larger factor of safety should be
considered with 6x7 ropes than with ropes having a larger number of wires.

6x19 Class Wire Rope


Strands: 6
Wires Per Strand: 19 to 26
Core: IWRC or Fiber Core

Rope
Diameter

Nominal Strength* Approx. Weight


Tons- (bright or drawn
(lb./ft.)
galvanized**)

Standard Grade: Extra Improved


(EIP)
Lay: Regular or Lan
Finish: Bright or Galvanized

6x19 Warrington with


Fiber Core

6x19 Seale with IWRC

6x26 Warrington Seale


with IWRC

6x25 Filler Wire with


IWRC

EEIP
inhes mm.
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
3/4
7/8
1
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-5/8
1-3/4
1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-1/4
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-3/4

6.5
8.0
9.5
11.0
13.0
14.5
16.0
19.0
22.0
26.0
29.0
32.0
35.0
38.0
42.0
45.0
48.0
52.0
54.0
58.0
60.0
64.0
70.0

Fiber
Core
0.105
0.164
0.236
0.32
0.42
0.53
0.60
0.95
1.29
1.68
2.13
2.63
3.18
3.78
4.44
5.15
5.91
6.72
7.59
8.51
9.48
10.50
12.70

IWRC IWRC
0.116
0.18
0.26
0.35
0.46
0.59
0.72
1.04
1.42
1.85
2.34
2.89
3.5
4.16
4.88
5.67
6.50
7.39
8.35
9.36
10.4
11.6
14.00

3.74
5.80
8.31
11.20
14.60
18.50
22.70
32.30
43.80
56.90
71.50
87.90
106.00
125.00
146.00
169.00
192.00
217.00
243.00
272.00
301.00
332.00
397.00

EIP
Fiber
IWRC
Core
3.02
3.40
4.69
5.27
6.71
7.55
9.09
10.20
11.80 13.30
14.90 16.80
18.30 20.60
26.20 29.40
35.40 39.80
46.00 51.70
57.90 65.00
71.00 79.90
85.40 96.00
101.00 114.00
118.00 132.00
136.00 153.00
155.00 174.00
176.00 198.00
197.00 221.00
220.00 247.00
244.00 274.00
269.00 302.00
321.00 361.00

The 6x19 Classification of wire rope is the most widely used. With its good combination of
flexibility and wear resistance, rope in this class can be suited to the specific needs of diverse
kinds of machinery and equipment.
The 6x19 Seale construction, with its large outer wires, provides great ruggedness and resistance
to abrasion and crushing. However, its resistance to fatigue is somewhat less than that offered by
a 6x25 construction. The 6x25 possesses the best combination of flexibility and wear resistance
in the 6x19 Class due to the filler wires providing support and imparting stability to the strand.
The 6x26 Warrington Seale construction has a high resistance to crushing. This construction is a
good choice where the end user needs the wear resistance of a 6x19 Class Rope and the
flexibility midway between a 6x19 Class and 6x37 Class rope.

6x37 Class Wire Rope


Strands: 6
Wires Per
Strand: 27 to 49
Core: IWRC or
Fiber Core
Standard Grade:
Extra Improved
(EIP)
Lay: Regular or
Lan
Finish: Bright
or Galvanized
6x31
Warrin
gton
Seale
with
IWRC
6x36
Warrin
gton
Seale
IWRC
6x49
Filler
Wire
Seale
with
IWRC

Rope Approx.
Diamet Weight
(lb./ft.)
er
Fib
inc m er IW
hes m. Co RC
re
1/4
5/1
6
3/8
7/1
6
1/2
9/1
6
5/8
3/4
7/8
1
11/8
11/4
13/8
11/2

6.
5
8.
0
9.
5
11
.0
13
.0
14
.5
16
.0
19
.0
22
.0
26
.0
29
.0
32
.0
35
.0
38
.0

0.1
05
0.1
64
0.2
36
0.3
2
0.4
2
0.5
3
0.6
0
0.9
5
1.2
9
1.6
8
2.1
3
2.6
3
3.1
8
3.7
8

0.1
16
0.1
8
0.2
6
0.3
5
0.4
6
0.5
9
0.7
2
1.0
4
1.4
2
1.8
5
2.3
4
2.8
9
3.5
4.1
6

Nominal Strength* -Tons- (bright or drawn


galvanized**)
EIP
EEIP IWRC
Fiber Core
IWRC
Mini
Mini
Mini
mum
mum
mum
breaki
Cat
breaki Cat breaki
Cat
ng
Number
ng Number ng
Number
streng
streng
streng
th
th
th
04637EEIP
04637E
04637EIP
3.74
3.02
3.40
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
05637EEIP
05637E
05637EIP
5.80
4.69
5.27
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
06637EEIP
06637E
06637EIP
8.31
6.71
7.55
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
07637EEIP
07637E
07637EIP
11.20
9.09
10.20
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
08637EEIP
08637E
08637EIP
14.60
11.80
13.30
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
09637EEIP
09637E
09637EIP
18.50
14.90
16.80
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
10637EEIP
10637E
10637EIP
22.70
18.30
20.60
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
12637EEIP
12637E
12637EIP
32.30
26.20
29.40
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
14637EEIP
14637E
14637EIP
43.80
35.40
39.80
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
16637EEIP
16637E
16637EIP
56.90
46.00
51.70
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
18637EEIP
18637E
18637EIP
71.50
57.90
65.00
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
20637EEIP
20637E
20637EIP
87.90
71.00
79.90
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
106.0 22637EEIP
22637E
22637EIP
85.40
96.00
0
IWRC
IPFC
IWRC
125.0 24637EEIP 101.0 24637E 114.0 24637EIP
0
IWRC
0
IPFC
0
IWRC

Rope
Diamet
er

inc m
hes m.

1/4
5/1
6
3/8
7/1
6
1/2
9/1
6
5/8
3/4
7/8
1
11/8
11/4
13/8
11/2

6.
5
8.
0
9.
5
11
.0
13
.0
14
.5
16
.0
19
.0
22
.0
26
.0
29
.0
32
.0
35
.0
38
.0

15/8
13/4
17/8
2
21/8
21/4
23/8
21/2
23/4

42
.0
45
.0
48
.0
52
.0
54
.0
58
.0
60
.0
64
.0
70
.0

4.4
4
5.1
5
5.9
1
6.7
2
7.5
9
8.5
1
9.4
8
10.
50
12.
70

4.8
8
5.6
7
6.5
0
7.3
9
8.3
5
9.3
6
10.
4
11.
6
14.
00

146.0
0
169.0
0
192.0
0
217.0
0
243.0
0
272.0
0
301.0
0
332.0
0
397.0
0

26637EEIP
IWRC
28637EEIP
IWRC
30637EEIP
IWRC
32637EEIP
IWRC
34637EEIP
IWRC
36637EEIP
IWRC
38637EEIP
IWRC
40637EEIP
IWRC
44637EEIP
IWRC

118.0
0
136.0
0
155.0
0
176.0
0
197.0
0
220.0
0
244.0
0
269.0
0
321.0
0

26637E
IPFC
28637E
IPFC
30637E
IPFC
32637E
IPFC
34637E
IPFC
36637E
IPFC
38637E
IPFC
40637E
IPFC
44637E
IPFC

132.0
0
153.0
0
174.0
0
198.0
0
221.0
0
247.0
0
274.0
0
302.0
0
361.0
0

26637EIP
IWRC
28637EIP
IWRC
30637EIP
IWRC
32637EIP
IWRC
34637EIP
IWRC
36637EIP
IWRC
38637EIP
IWRC
40637EIP
IWRC
44637EIP
IWRC

15/8
13/4
17/8
2
21/8
21/4
23/8
21/2
23/4

42
.0
45
.0
48
.0
52
.0
54
.0
58
.0
60
.0
64
.0
70
.0

The 6x37 Class of wire rope is characterized by the relatively large number of wires used in each
strand. Ropes of this class are among the most flexible available due to the greater number of
wires per strand, however their resistance to abrasion is less than ropes in the 6x19 Class.
The designation 6x37 is only nominal, as in the case with the 6x19 Class. None of the ropes
actually has 37 wires per strand. Improvements in wire rope design, as well as changing machine
designs, have resulted in the use of strands with widely varying numbers of wires and a smaller
number of available constructions. Typical 6x37 Class constructions include 6x33 for diameters
under 1/2", 6x36 Warrington Seale (the most common 6x37 Class construction) offered in
diameters 1/2" through 1-5/8", and 6x49 Filler Wire Seale over 1-3/4" diameter.

Herringbone Wire Rope


Strands: 6
Wires Per Strand: 31
Core: IWRC
Standard Grade(s): Extra Improved
(EIP)
Lay: Combination
Finish: Bright

Nominal
Rope Diameter Approx. Strength*
Weight
(tons)
(lb./ft.)
inches mm.
EIP
1/2
13.0
0.46
13.3
9/16 14.5
0.59
16.8
5/8
16.0
0.72
20.6
3/4
19.0
1.04
29.4

7/8
1
1-1/8
1-1/4

22.0
26.0
29.0
32.0

1.42
1.85
2.34
2.89

39.8
51.7
65.0
79.9

Herringbone is a 6-strand wire rope comprised of four Lang and two regular lay strands. The
Lang lay strands are arranged in pairs, with each pair of Lang lay alternating with one strand of
regular lay.
Herringbone wire rope has a Lang lays extra flexibility and abrasion resistance in combination
with the structural stability of regular lay. It unites the best features of two types of wire rope.
Herringbone wire rope is made with relatively large outside wires to provide increased abrasion
resistance to scrubbing against sheaves and drums. Finer inside wires add flexibility and enable
Herringbone to absorb severe bending stresses. For these reasons it is well suited to winding
applications where both crushing and abrasion occur.
Herringbone wire rope is suited for boom hoist applications and numerous types of excavating
equipment (clamshell rigs, shovels, cranes, winches and scrapers).

*Acceptance strength is not less than 2-1/2% below the nominal strengths listed. Tons of 2,000
lbs.
**Galvanizing: For Class A galvanized wire rope, deduct 10% from the nominal strength shown.
Caution: All dimensions and other information in this web are subject to change without notice.
Use for preliminary reference only, and then call before ordering. When dimensions are critical,
request a certified print.