Wire ropes are manufactured from strands of cold drawn carbon steel wire, although stainless steel is sometimes used because of its anti-corrosive properties. These wire ropes are also referred to as stranded wire. For added strength and durability like what is needed in aircraft cables, galvanized cables are a very popular choice. Sometimes cable is specially treated and coated with plastic or some other compound for added protection. This is particularly important to prevent fraying if the wire rope is often in motion on a pulley.
Cooner Wire flexible wire rope achieves maximum flexibility and a long flex life by using the highest amount of stranded wire equal to the circular mil area of any AWG size. We stock flexible wire wope in tinned copper, bare copper and silver-plated copper. Also known as grounding pigtail or ground wire it is available in stainless steel, nickel-plated copper, gold-plated copper; or may be fabricated of pure silver, gold alloys, monel, pure nickel, bronze or other materials.
Wire rope consists of three basic components, including:
1. individual wires that form
2. multi-wire strands that are helically arranged around the core
3. either a multi-wire strand or another independent wire rope.