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Wire Rope & Cable

See E-Rigging.com's Cable Construction Guide, Steel Material Guide, and Stainless Steel Knowledge Base for more information to help make your decision before purchasing Cable and Wire Rope from E-Rigging.com. If you have any questions, contact our sales team, and we will be glad to assist you.

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7 x 19 Galvanized Cable

7 x 19
Galvanized
Cable

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in lbs lbs
3/32" 1,000 200
1/8" 2,000 400
3/16" 4,200 840
1/4" 7,000 1,400
5/16" 9,800 1,960
3/8" 14,400 2,880
Vinyl Coated Galvanized Cable

7 x 19
Vinyl Coated
Galvanized
Cable

Cable Diameter Diameter With Coating Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in in lbs lbs
1/8" 3/16" 2,000 400
3/16" 1/4" 4,200 840
1/4" 5/16" 7,000 1,400
5/16" 3/8" 9,800 1,960
3/8" 7/16" 14,400 2,880
 COLORED CABLE 
Corrosion Resistance:
2 Stars
Flexibility:
5 Stars
Strength:
5 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
5 Stars
Conforms to U.S. Federal Specification RR-W-410E.
Corrosion Resistance:
3 Stars
Flexibility:
4 Stars
Strength:
5 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
5 Stars
Conforms to U.S. Federal Specification RR-W-410E.


Hot Dip Galvanized Cable

7 x 7
Hot Dip Galvanized
Cable

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in lbs lbs
1/16" 480 96
6 x 19 Wire Rope

6 x 19
IWRC
Galvanized Wire Rope

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in tons tons
1/2" 13.3" 2.66
Corrosion Resistance:
2 Stars
Flexibility:
2 Stars
Strength:
5 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
5 Stars
Conforms to U.S. Federal Specification RR-W-410E.
Corrosion Resistance:
2 Stars
Flexibility:
3 Stars
Strength:
5 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
5 Stars


Stainless Steel Cable

7 x 19
Grade 304
Stainless Steel
Cable

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in lbs lbs
1/8" 1,760 352
3/16" 3,700 740
1/4" 6,400 1,280
5/16" 9,000 1,800
3/8" 12,000 2400
Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Cable

7 x 19 Grade 304 Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Cable

Cable Diameter Diameter With Coating Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in in lbs lbs
1/8" 3/16" 1,760 352
3/16" 1/4" 3,700 740
1/4" 5/16" 6,400 1,280
5/16" 3/8" 9,000 1,800
Corrosion Resistance:
4 Stars
Flexibility:
4 Stars
Strength:
4 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
4 Stars
Conforms to U.S. Federal Specification RR-W-410E.
Grade 316 vs 304 Stainless Steel Knowledge Base
Corrosion Resistance:
4 Stars
Flexibility:
3 Stars
Strength:
4 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
4 Stars
Conforms to U.S. Federal Specification RR-W-410E.
Grade 316 vs 304 Stainless Steel Knowledge Base

Stainless Steel Cable

7 x 19
Grade 316
Stainless Steel
Cable

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in lbs lbs
1/8" 1,670 334
3/16" 3,565 713
1/4" 5,875 1,175
5/16" 8,825 1,765
3/8" 11,760 2,352
Stainless Steel Cable

1 x 19
Grade 316
Stainless Steel
Cable

Cable Diameter Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in lbs lbs
1/8" 1,780 356
3/16" 4,000 800
Corrosion Resistance:
5 Stars
Flexibility:
3 Stars
Strength:
3 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
3 Stars
Corrosion Resistance:
5 Stars
Flexibility:
1 Star
Strength:
4 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
2 Stars


Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel Cable

7 x 7
Vinyl Coated
Grade 316
Stainless Steel Cable

Cable Diameter Diameter With Coating Breaking Strength Working Load Limit (5:1) Design Factor
in in lbs lbs
1/8" 3/16" 1,600 320
Corrosion Resistance:
5 Stars
Flexibility:
2 Stars
Strength:
3 Stars
Ductility & Fatigue Resistance:
3 Stars

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Cable Construction Guide

7 x 19 Cable Cross Section
7 x 19 Side View

7 x 19 Construction

  • Very Flexible
  • Excellent Strength
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • Resists Crushing

Commonly used on small diameter pulleys, running rigging on sailboats, exercise equipment, winches and control cables. 7x19 is the best all around cable for most applications.


1 x 19 Cable Cross Section
1 x 19 Side View

1 x 19 Construction

  • Not Flexible
  • Best for Cable Railings
  • Stronger than 7 x 19 cable
  • Good for Sailboat Rigging
  • Suitable for guying applications
  • Doesn't kink
Commonly used on cable railings, stationary rigging on sailboats, guy wires and push pull control cables. 1x19 is best suited for stationary applications.

7 x 7 Cable Cross Section
7 x 7 Side View

7 x 7 Construction

  • Stiffer than 7x19, more flexible than 1x19
  • Stainless 7x7 commonly used for cable railings, and marine applications
  • Diameters less than 1/8" exhibit great balance of flexibility and strength
Small diameter 7x7 cable is great for use on pulleys and general use when diameters are needed smaller than available in 7x19 construction. Coated Stainless 7x7 cable is commonly used in marine applications or cable railings, while the galvanized offerings are used in general industry and agriculture.

6 x 19 Cable Cross Section
6 x 19 Side View

6 x 19 Construction

  • Flexible in relation to diameter
  • Excellent Strength
  • Excellent Abrasion Resistance
  • Resists Crushing
Each 6x19 wire rope strand begins with one large center wire that is covered by a layer of nine smaller wires and then an outside layer of nine larger wires. The 6x19 wire rope has larger outer wires than 7x19 which adds to an increased abrasion resistence but also decreases its fatigue resistance. This rope can stand up against abrasion or crushing on the drum.
 

Steel Cable Material Grade Guide

Galvanized Cable

Galvanized

Zinc (galvanized) coated steel cable is the most common type of cable. It offers moderate corrosion resistance, and remains ductile over long periods when running over sheaves. Galvanized cable is stronger than stainless steel cable.


304 Stainless Steel Cable

304 Stainless Steel

304 stainless steel cable (also known as 18-8) is the most common type of stainless steel cable. It offers better corrosion resistance, but lower strength than galvanized cable.

Learn all about Stainless Steel with our Stainless Steel Knowledge Base


304 Stainless Steel Cable

316 Stainless Steel

316 stainless steel cable offers the most corrosion resistance and is ideal for marine environments, but lower strength than grade 304 stainelss steel and galvanized cable.

Learn all about Stainless Steel with our Stainless Steel Knowledge Base


Vinyl Coated Galvanized Cable

Vinyl Coated Galvanized

This is galvanized cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.

We carry vinyl coated cable in a variety of colors, please see our  COLORED CABLE  page for more information


Vinyl Coated 304 Stainless Steel Cable

Vinyl Coated 304 Stainless Steel

This is 304 stainless steel cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.

 

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Destroy, Rather than Discard, Wire Rope to be Retired

Wire rope that is not destroyed might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard associated with that use. Destroying wire rope is best done by cutting it up into short pieces.

Measuring Wire Rope Diameter

Below is an illustration that displays the correct method to measure wire rope diameter.
Measure Wire rope


Wire Rope Clip Installation

It is important to ensure wire rope clips are installed properly. Incorrect installation can reduce the working load limit by 40%. Below are general guidelines for installing wire rope clips.

Parts of a Wire Rope Clip & Assembly 
Parts of a Wire Rope Clip

Clip Installation Diagram

Below is a diagram showing proper clip installation it is imperative that you install the saddle on the live end of the wire rope. An easy to remember saying to help remember proper clip installation is:

NEVER SADDLE A DEAD HORSE!
Wire Rope Clip Installation


For more information, see E-Rigging.com's Wire Rope & Cable Safety Information.

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