Popular Classifications

Based on the nominal number of wires in each strand:

Classification

Description

6 X 19 Contains 6 strands that are made up of 17 through 26
wires, of which no more than 12 are outside wires.
6 X 37 Contains 6 strands that are made up of 27 through 49
wires, of which no more than 18 are outside wires.
8 X 19 Contains 8 strands that are made up of 19 through 26
wires, of which no more than 12 are outside wires.
19 X 7 / 18 X 7 IWRC Contains 19 strands, each strand is made up of 7 wires.
It is manufactured by covering an inner rope of 7 x 7 left lang
lay construction with 12 strands in right regular lay. IWRC
traditional style standard type rotation resistant rope
mainly used on older mobile truck and yard cranes. When the steel wire rope is replaced with a fiber core the description becomes 18x7. CSAZ-248 does NOT allow this rope to be used on tower cranes. Known as rotation resistant rope.
35 X 7 Non-rotating wire rope with 16 outer strands, complies
with CSA Z-248 to be used on tower cranes. This wire also
has application with most European type mobile cranes and
offshore cranes. Available in both left and right hand langs
lay construction.
7 X 7 Contains 7 stands with 7 wires, galvanized or stainless
commercial grade aircraft cable, supplied in either 304/316.
7 x 19 Contains 7 stands with 19 wires galvanized or stainless
commercial grade aircraft cable, supplied in either 304/316.
1 x 7 Contains 7 steel wires twisted into a single strand.