For use in lifting and rigging, securement, and general purpose, the 6x19 wire rope class comprises either a wire rope core or a fiber core. The wire rope core is its own wire rope construction, most commonly 7x7. This is known as IWRC (Interdependent Wire Rope Core), meaning it moves independent to the outer strands. It’s mostly used in winch-type applications. Within the fiber core wire rope, the fiber core is made of natural or synthetic fiber, which can provide excellent flexibility and resistance to contact pressure, and can store lubrication to reduce the friction between wire strands effectively.
The bright class of industrial wire rope is produced without a surface treatment—making the rope less likely to untwist or kink while giving it a stronger crush resistance than lay ropes. Generally, they are fully lubricated to protect the rope from rust and corrosion.
Galvanized wire rope (steel) features a compressed zinc coating for providing excellent corrosion resistance. With higher break strength, yet lower price than stainless steel wire rope, galvanized steel wire rope is widely used in general engineering applications such as winches and security ropes.
The 6x19 wire rope class is made up of six strands of between 16 and 26 wires per strand for additional wire rope strength and durability, with a maximum breaking strength of 69 tons. The 6x19 features IPS (Improved Plowed Steel), EIPS (Extra Improved Plowed Steel), or EEIPS (Extra Extra Improved Plowed Steel) grade wire rope. Also available in USA-made.