Wire rope is made of wire strands and a core. The center wire is a round shaped wire used as the body member. Around this body member a group of wires are helically laid to form a strand. The strands are supported by the core, thus making up what we refer to as the wire rope diameter, which is utilized in manufacturing our wire rope slings.
The greater the number of wires in a strand the more flexibility in the wire rope. The lower or less amount of wires in a strand the stiffer the wire rope. The center core may be made with a polypropylene Fiber Center (FC) or with a steel Independent Wire Rope Center (IWRC).
Our established standard in manufacturing wire rope slings is by the use of a unique 6 x 26 steel core construction promoting both flexibility and high resistance to abrasion. Utilizing the highest grade of steel commonly referred to as an Extra-Improved Plow Steel (EIPS) construction to further provide you with superior load ratings, increased design factor, and ultimately the highest breaking strength in a wire rope sling!