The 6x26 grease-coated wire rope offers a high level of resistance to abrasion, and features a compact construction with solid support for the wires—which also provides a high resistance to crushing and makes the 6x26 a popular wire rope for a wide range of applications.
Its number and relative size of the inner wires adds to both the stability of the strand and the resulting fatigue resistance. This rope’s core is its own wire rope construction—known as IWRC (Independent Wire Rope Core)—meaning it moves independent to the outer strands.
There are two types of wire rope lubricants: penetrating and coating. Coating lubricants (which include greases) penetrate slightly, sealing the outside of the cable from moisture and reducing wear and fretting corrosion from contact with external bodies.
The 6x26 wire rope class is made up of six strands of 26 wires per strand for additional wire rope strength and durability. The 6x26 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.