The 6x36 grease-coated wire rope is a flexible general engineering wire rope with an equal lay construction and achieves a superior breaking load to the 6x19 construction range. The 6x36 is available with either a fiber core (fiber core wire rope) or IWRC (Independent Wire Rope Core) and is used in a wide range of applications, including, but not limited to, wire rope slings, crane ropes, winch ropes, hoist ropes, lifeboat falls, mooring ropes, pursing wires, luffing ropes, and tow ropes.
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 6x36 wire rope class is made up of six strands of between 27 and 49 wires per strand for additional wire rope strength and durability. The 6x36 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.