The 6x19 galvanized wire rope provides an excellent balance between fatigue and wear resistance. 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 (Independent Wire Rope Core), meaning it moves independent to the outer strands. The 6x19 has larger outer wires, and is therefore more abrasion resistant, though its fatigue resistance is decreased—but overall, it's is a good rope for withstanding abrasion or crushing on the drum. Galvanized wire rope (steel) features a compressed zinc coating for providing excellent corrosion resistance. With higher break strength, yet lower price than stainless steel, 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.