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Wire Ropes for Rigging

Why shop from Southeast Rigging?

Southeast Rigging is a trusted source of wire rope and rigging equipment in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and the entire Southeast region. Our product selection accommodates the different needs of any project. We can always recommend the right product regardless of the load, weight, or required maximum weight capacity.

Businesses and contractors come to us for high-quality rigging and lifting equipment that stand the test of time. Our sales representatives know which wire ropes to recommend for each job, and provide after-sales support. Our one-stop shop is just one call away from fixing your wire rope needs.

Find the right rope for your application today.

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Choosing the Right Rope for Each Application

Southeast Rigging features high-quality wire ropes for rigging and lifting purposes. We stand by the strength and durability of each product we offer. But our sales representatives would be the first to tell you that there’s not a single wire rope that can do it all.

Familiarize yourself with the basic properties of a wire rope so you can understand which type of rope is most suitable for your application.

What are the basic properties of a wire rope?

Get to know the common properties of rigging wire ropes so you can make an informed decision about which product is best suited for your job.

Strength is the first basic property of a high-quality wire rope.

The strength of rigging wire ropes can be measured in tons of 2,000 lbs. Meanwhile, published materials would refer to wire rope strength as the minimum breaking force of the material. These measurements are the industry’s widely accepted means of calculating the overall strength of a rope.

When a new rope is placed under tension during a controlled test, it should break at a figure that is equal to or higher than the rope’s indicated minimum breaking force.

The minimum breaking force shown on each wire rope on our product catalog applies to new and unused rope. A well-used rope gradually loses strength. This is due to surface wear, metal fatigue, and other natural causes.

Our sales reps would remind customers that wire ropes shouldn’t operate at or near the minimum breaking force.

Fatigue resistance is the second basic property of a wire rope.

Fatigue resistance refers to the metal fatigue of a rigging wire rope. For ropes to achieve high fatigue resistance, they must be capable of constantly and continuously bending under stress. An example would be a wire rope that passes over a sheave.

A wire rope’s fatigue resistance increases with the number of wires used for the rope. Keep in mind, however, that a thick wire rope made of multiple small wires is essentially stronger than a same-sized rope with fewer but larger wires because smaller wires are more bendable and ductile.

To reduce rope fatigue and take advantage of a wire rope’s fatigue resistance level, our sales representatives can recommend the right ropes based on your required sheave and drum size. We also recommend wire ropes based on each rope’s unique properties.

What else should you consider when looking for in a wire rope?

Take note that the abrasion resistance and fatigue resistance of a wire rope cannot change. For this reason, you have to pay attention to the type of rope you’re getting based on your operating conditions.

A wire rope with greater abrasion resistance typically consists of fewer but larger wires. Meanwhile, a wire rope with high fatigue resistance is made up of smaller and a higher number of wires. Abrasion and fatigue resistance have an inverse correlation so always choose a wire based on your application.

Learn more about our wire ropes and wire rope accessories

Southeast Rigging features a full catalog of our wire rope products. View pages 33 to 84 of the catalog for more details about these products.
WireCo

WireCo

WireCo is a world leader in wire rope manufacturing, and we offer a number of the brand’s wire ropes here. All of these wire ropes off superior quality and reliability.

High Performance

High-Performance wire ropes are necessary for various situations and offer increased breaking strength compared to standard wire ropes. This is made possible through a compaction process that improves overall strength.
High-performance
Slings _ Assemblies

Slings & Assemblies

We offer a number of wire slings and accessories to meet your lifting or transport needs. Wire slings are more flexible than chain slings, which can be an ideal solution for specific applications. These slings have the ability to sit tightly around a working load.

Oliveira

Oliveira creates high-quality wire ropes, mainly for use in fishing and marine environments. All of their products are manufactured to exceed expectations and match specialized rope needs. We carry several wire rope options from the brand.
Oliveira
Casar

Casar

Casar has been a respected name in the wire rope industry since the 1940s. They continue to offer many high-quality wire rope options that we are proud to have in stock. They boast the world’s largest and most advanced team in wire rope. These products are often used in mining and craning applications.

Starlift

Casar Starlift wire hope is a high-end hoist rope that offers tremendous strength and flexibility. It is used in various hoisting applications, including for different types of cranes. It is rotations-resistant and good for multiple-layer spooling.
Cesar startlift
Flex X

Flex X

Flex X wire rope has a greater surface area than standard wire ropes and features high-density strands to add increased strength and resistance to wear. This wire is designed for boom and hoist applications when drum crushing is an issue.

Rotation Resistant

Rotation-resistant wire ropes are ideal for minimizing spin and rotation under load. These ropes feature a unique design, with the outer layer twisted in the opposite direction of the inner layers. This creates opposite torsional forces to reduce the chance of unwanted rotation.
Rotation resistant
Non-rotating

Non-rotating

Non-rotating wire ropes are another variety of anti-spin ropes that significantly reduce the chance of rotation compared to standard wire ropes. There are various classes of non-rotating wire rope available to meet many lifting and hoisting needs.

6-strand

6-strand wire rope is commonly used as boom hoist ropes, clamshell buckets, logging mainlines, anchor lines, winch lines, trolley lines, and trailer loaders. It is a high-strength option and has increased stability against side forces and crushing.
6 strand
8 strand

8-strand

Boasting increased strength and flexibility, 8-strand ropes are a common solution for overhead crane hoisting applications. This rope most often comes in right lay, but left lay is used in some unique situations.

19-strand

This 19-strand wire rope is a popular construction with a high breaking load and low stretch characteristics. Applications include small diameter wire rope slings, stay wires, fencing rope, and standing rigging.
19 strand
35 Strand

35-strand

35-strand wire ropes are some of the strongest rotation-resistant ropes you can find. It is made out of compacted strands to offer a higher breaking load and increased rope-to-sheave contact conditions compared to other strand designs.

Main Hoist

Main hoist ropes are used to lift and lower loads in a variety of hoisting situations. They require anti-rotational properties to prevent unwanted spinning of the cargo. Low to no rotation multi-strand construction is a must for this type of wire rope.
Main hoist
auxilary hoist

Auxiliary Hoist

Auxiliary hoist wire ropes require the need for rotation-resistant steel wire ropes. They offer an increase in efficiency and safety and are a must for heavy crane hoisting and lifting applications.

Boom Hoist

Boom hoist wire ropes are essential for the extended height of crawler cranes and other high-lifting applications. These ropes are non-rotation resistant and made of high-performance steel. They help to make sure the boom and auxiliary boom are correctly positioned.
Boom Hoist
Winch

Winch

Winch wire rope is a common and versatile lighter-duty option. It is made of steel strands for excellent pulling and tugging capabilities. Steel winch lines are also resistant to UV light.

Pendant Line

A pendant line rope is typically used in pairs to connect the boom hoist rope to the end of the boom. This allows for various boom lengths to be used for all types of crane lifting situations. They feature loops or sockets at either end of the rope.
Pendant line socket
tag line

Tag Line

A tag line is ideal for low to mid-level lifting applications. This line helps to better direct and guide crane-lifted loads. Taglines are an essential safety element that allows ground crews to guide a load safely and securely.
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