# How is wire rope size?

## How is wire rope size?

Wire rope, often called cable, is sized by diameter (not circumference, as large sizes of fiber rope are). The diameter is measured across the rope, not from flat to flat. The rope’s construction is described by a designation like “6 × 17”. the first number is the number of strands.

### How is stainless steel wire rope measured?

To measure yourself, the actual diameter of a wire rope is the diameter of a circumscribed circle that will enclose all the strands. It’s the largest cross-sectional measurement as shown here. You should make the measurement carefully with calipers, preferably digital.

#### How is rope size measured?

Measuring without a calliper Determine the circumference of the rope with a small thin string or whipping twine. Measure the length of the string with a ruler and divide the number by π (3.14259). This should give you the diameter of the rope.

What is 6×37 wire rope?

A 6X37 class wire rope contains 6 strands with 27 through 49 wires per strand. Our 6X37 typically has 36 wires per strand. It is a general purpose wire rope with excellent flexibility for spooling. With the smaller wires per strand, the trade off for excelelnt flexibility is reduced abrasion resistance.

How many mm are in 4m 6 cm?

60 mm
Centimeters to millimeters conversion table

Centimeters (cm) Millimeters (“)
4 cm 40 mm
5 cm 50 mm
6 cm 60 mm
7 cm 70 mm

## What is stainless steel wire rope made of?

Take a look at our range of stainless steel wire rope in a range of strands below. It is tough, durable and corrosion resistant and made from A4 / AISI 316 stainless steel. Our stainless wire is polished and offers a stunning finish – it is also available with a plastic coating.

### Why 316 marine grade stainless steel wire rope?

Used in harsh enviroments for optimum structural capability Stainless Steel Wire Ropes are an important part of our core product range. We keep stock of AISI 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire Rope from 0.5mm up to 26mm in various constructions including: 1X19, 7X7, 7X19 and 6X36 wire core.

#### What length of wire rope can I buy?

All our steel wire rope is available to buy per meter in any length, which will be sent in one continuous custom ordered length or in bulk 100 or 250 meter discounted set reeled lengths . Stainless steel wire rope, available to buy in 3 main strands, you can either buy per meter or on a bulk buy value reels

What is 7×19 strand steel wire rope?

Our 7×19 strand stainless steel wire rope is very flexible, making is ideal for load running applications such as hoists and winches. All our steel wire rope is available to buy per meter in any length, which will be sent in one continuous custom ordered length or in bulk 100 or 250 meter discounted set reeled lengths .