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Technical Reference

Wire Rope


Below are a few of our most commonly requested reference guides.  For more information on other wire rope, visit Union Wire Rope's Technical Section or contact us today.

Glossary of wire rope terms

Our industry has its fair share of terminology and phrases.  In this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook), you will be provided a comprehensive glossary of all Wire Rope words.  From “Abrasion” to “Warrington”, your questions are answered here.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Wire Rope Users Handbook (2 pages)

How to measure wire rope diameter

There is a correct methodology behind measuring of wire rope diameter.  Learn this methodology in this reference document (an excerpt from the Wire Rope Users Handbook).  Also,  the definition of design factor is available.  And finally, detailed information regarding metric conversion and equivalents is included.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: 2014
Source: Reference Document (2 pages)