Armco's New Wire Rope Offers Rotation Resistance —Literature Available

Armco's Union Wire Rope has announced a new wire rope that offers, for the first time, rotation resistance without s a c r i f i c i ng strength or crushing resistance.

The new product overcomes the deficiencies that have been inherent in other rotation-resistant ropes.

It is engineered for use on overhead cranes with a single hoisting line and in other applications that require minimal block spinning while retaining a high load capacity level. Union Wire Rope's new product is a 10 by 19 rope, consisting of 10 outer strands wrapped around a specially designed core. Each strand is of a 19 Seale construction. A patent is pending on the design.

Rotation r e s i s t a n c e , or low torque characteristics, is possible because the 10 by 19 rope's outer strands are laid in an opposite direction to that of the core. The rope's special core is said to provide more steel area than the ones used in other rotation-resistant rope designs. It offers better resistance to drum crushing, and improved outer strand support.

The result is extended service life on cranes using multilayer winding.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 54,  Nov 1981 Lukens Steel

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