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Wire Rope

Wire Rope Suppliers in Melbourne, Australia

When ordering wire rope, it’s essential to know the best option for your needs – after all, you don’t want to discover that the wire rope you’ve ordered is the wrong diameter or just not long enough for its intended purpose. It’s therefore important to get the right advice from trusted and experienced wire rope suppliers in Melbourne who can help save you time and money by getting it right the first time – experienced professionals like the team at Keble’s Trading.

Wire Rope Suppliers in Melbourne

When ordering wire rope, it’s essential to know the best option for your needs – after all, you don’t want to discover that the wire rope you’ve ordered is the wrong diameter or just not long enough for its intended purpose. It’s therefore important to get the right advice from trusted and experienced wire rope suppliers in Melbourne who can help save you time and money by getting it right the first time – experienced professionals like the team at Keble’s Trading.

We stock wire rope in sizes .01 to 38mm diameter to suit your specific use, whether it’s in architecture, lifting, fishing, marine, agriculture, crane works, elevators or construction. Our stainless steel cable suppliers offer a number of options in a variety of construction specifications for you to choose from, including:

Click on the links above for more information on the specific products our wire rope suppliers have available in each category.

Wire Rope Services

Our wire rope suppliers assemble and offer hydraulic and roll swaging services for industrial, architectural, marine, crane, winching and commercial applications.

We also conduct our own in-house testing services on our internal 100T test bed to certify cables and ropes for lifting, structural and load bearing applications.

Keble’s Trading delivers locally in Melbourne and right across Australia. Browse our complete range of wire rope products and place your order with us today.

Please Note: Information on this page is intended for reference only and may change without prior notice. See our product disclaimer or contact us for further information.

Galvanized Wire Rope

Stainless Steel Cable / Wire Rope

Coated Wire Rope

Nylon-coated Galvanized Wire Rope

FOREWORD

Usha Martin Limited is a Speciality Steel and Steel product focused group with diverse product range in both steel as well as wire rope.

It is one of the largest wire rope manufacturer in the world. It is also the only wire rope company in the world that has a totally integrated business model to convert iron-ore into steel wire ropes as well as build its own wire-drawing and rope-making machinery.

The steel wire ropes ranges from 1.5 mm to 140mm in size, 1370 to 2160 N/mm2 in grade and encompassing all constructions and all configurations like Non-Compacted, Compacted, Plasticated, Flattened Strand,Locked Coil ropes and slings.

Usha Martin ropes conforms to all specifications in the world, viz. ISO, DIN, BS, IS, API, EN, AS, GOST, JIS and approved by all leading organisations, viz. ABS, API, DNV,LLOYDS, NKK.

Usha Martin’s rope works is one of the cleanest in the world accreditated with TPM excellence award from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.

It is one of the very few companies that has approval by OTIS for its worldwide Elevator rope supply.

Usha Martin Steel wire ropes finds place in every corner of the Globe and has presence in almost all application of ropes.

WIRE ROPE COMPONENTS

  • Wire
  • Strand
  • Core

ROPE SIZE

Measure the circle just touching the extreme outer limits (crown) of the strands.

FUNDAMENTAL CONSTRUCTIONS

WIRE

ROPE

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FOREWORD

Usha Martin Limited is a Speciality Steel and Steel product focused group with diverse product range in both steel as well as wire rope.

It is one of the largest wire rope manufacturer in the world. It is also the only wire rope company in the world that has a totally integrated business model to convert iron-ore into steel wire ropes as well as build its own wire- drawing and rope-making machinery.

The steel wire ropes ranges from

1.5mm to 140mm in size, 1370 to 2160 N/mm2 in grade and encompassing all constructions and all configurations like Non- Compacted, Compacted, Plasticated, Flattened Strand,

Locked Coil ropes and slings.

Usha Martin ropes conforms to all specifications in the world, viz. ISO, DIN, BS, IS, API, EN, AS, GOST, JIS and approved by all leading organisations, viz. ABS, API, DNV,

LLOYDS, NKK.

Usha Martin’s rope works is one of the cleanest in the world accreditated with TPM excellence award from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.

It is one of the very few companies that has approval by OTIS for its worldwide Elevator rope supply.

Usha Martin Steel wire ropes finds place in every corner of the Globe and has presence in almost all application of ropes.

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WIRE ROPE BASICS

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WIRE ROPE

COMPONENTS

WIRE

STRAND

CORE

STRAND

CORE

WIRES

KING WIRE

WIRE ROPE

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ROPE SIZE

CORRECT

Measure the circle just touching the extreme outer

limits (crown) of the strands.

INCORRECT

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FUNDAMENTAL CONSTRUCTIONS

CROSS LAY

EQUAL LAY

SINGLE LAYER

SEALE

Single-Wire centre with six wiresof the same diameter.

Equal number of wires in each layer.

All wires in each layer are of the same diameter.

Large outer wires rest in the valley between the small inner wires.

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FUNDAMENTAL

CONSTRUCTIONS

FILLER WIRE

WARRINGTON

COMBINED

Inner layer having half the number of wires as the outer layer

Small filler wires, equal in number to the inner layer, are laid in the valleys of the inner layer.

One diameter of wire in the inner layer.

Two diameters of wire alternating large and small in the outer layer.

The large outer-layer wires rest in the valleys and the smaller ones on the crowns of the inner layer.

Combination of above constructions. Eg Seale-Filler, Warrington-Seale etc.

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LAY

Direction of Wire

& Strand Helix

RIGHT HAND REGULAR LAY (RHRL/RHO/sZ)

LEFT HAND REGULAR LAY (LHRL/LHO/zS)

RIGHT HAND LANGS LAY (RHLL/RHL/zZ)

LEFT HAND LANGS LAY (LHLL/LHL/sS)

ALTERNATE LAY (COMBINATION OF LANGS & REGULAR)

SPECIAL ALTERNATE LAY (2 LANGS 1 REGULAR)

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IDEAL PULLEY

GROOVE

Greater contact area between the rope and the pulley reduces abrasion and enhances service life.

WRONG

Sheave groove too narrow

WRONG

Sheave groove too wide

RIGHT

Sheave groove correctly supporting

the rope for 33% of its

circumference

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PULLEY/ROPE BENDING RATIO (D/d RATIO)

Rope Dia (d)

Sheave Dia (D)

Note:

The ratios are based on Max. rope speed of 60 meters/ min. For each increase of 30 mtrs/min. in excess of 60 meters per min., add 5% to the drum diameter.

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SHEAVE OR DRUM/ROPE

DIAMETER RATIO (D:d)

Sl.

 

 

 

D : d Ratio

 

Construction

 

 

No.

 

Recommended

Minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6x7 (6-1)

 

53

43

2

6x19S (9-9-1)

 

40

32

3

6x26SW (10-5+5-5-1)

37

29

4

6x25F (12-6F-6-1)

32

26

5

6x31SW (12-6+6-6-1)

32

26

6

6x37SF (12-12-6F-6-1)

32

26

7

6x36SW (14-7+7-7-1)

28

22

8

6x43SF (14-14-7F-7-1)

28

22

9

6x50SFS (14-14-7F-7-7-1)

28

22

10

6x41SW (16-8+8-8-1)

25

20

11

6x49SW (16-8+8-8-8-1)

25

20

12

6x49SF (16+16+8F-8-1)

25

20

13

6x46SW (18-9+9-9-1)

22

18

14

6x52SW (18-9+9-9/6-1)

22

18

15

6x55SF (18-18-9F-9/6-1)

23

18

16

8x19S (9-9-1)

 

33

26

17

8x26SW (10-5+5-5-1)

30

24

18

8x25F (12-6F-6-1)

26

21

19

8x31SW (12-6+6-6-1)

26

21

20

8x37SF (12-12-6F-6-1)

26

21

21

8x36SW (14-7+7-7-1)

23

18

22

8x50SFS (14-14-7F-7-7-1)

23

18

23

17x7

(11:6-1)

 

34

27

24

18x7

(12:6-FC)

 

32

25

25

19x7

(12:6-1)

 

32

25

26

34x7

(17:11/6-FC)

24

19

27

35x7 (16:6+6-6-1)

25

20

28

6x25FS (12/12/

)

42

35

29

6x8FS (7/ )

 

63

53

30

6x28FS (15/12/

)

36

30

31

Locked Coil Winding Rope

152

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FLEET ANGLE

Angle

of Fleet

Centre line

of Reel

Centre Line

of Sheave

Note:

Recommended angle

Grooved drum : a £ 2.5O

Flat drum : 0.5O£ a £ 1.5O

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SPOOLING/ANCHORAGE

OF ROPE ON DRUM

Ropes are supplied with zero internal torque

Improper spooling induces torque in rope, reducing the rope life.

A L

R

B

L

R

OVERWIND

UNDERWIND

Left to Right

Right to Left

USE RIGHT LAY ROPE

USE RIGHT LAY ROPE

 

 

 

 

C

 

D

 

L

R

L

R

OVERWIND

UNDERWIND

Right to Left

Left to Right

USE LEFT LAY ROPE

USE LEFT LAY ROPE

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ROPE CUTTING

PROCEDURE

Seizing

Twisting

Cutting

Note:

Seizing wire recommendation

-for ungalvanised rope – use annealed wire

-for galvanised rope – use soft, zinc-coated wire.

- Diameter of wire: 8 - 24 mm = 1 mm 26 - 36 mm = 1.6 mm 38 - 56 mm = 2 mm

-Recommended seizing length = 1 x d min or 10 wraps

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ROPE CLAMPING

The Right Way to Clip Wire Rope

The Wrong Way to Clip Wire Rope

Note:

Improper fixing of clamps may lead to safety hazards. For proper clamping practice, refer applicable standard or OEM recommendations.

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IN-USE

LUBRICATION

Usha Martin Ropes are supplied with special lubricant

Periodic Lubrication during usage is necessary to derive enhanced performance.

CONTINUOUS BATH

DRIPPING

POURINGSWABBING

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IN-USE

LUBRICATION

PAINTING

SPRAY NOZZLE

As Manufactured + In-service Lube

140%

As Manufactured

100%

Life Enhancement

In-use lubrication pays rich dividend

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STORAGE

Must be stored in a well ventilated shed. Free from moisture, dust and fumes.

Suitable lubricant to be applied every 3 months to the outer layers.

Reel containing ropes to be rolled through 90 degree after every 3 months

Protect wooden reels from the attack of termites.

In no case the reels should be put on ground or uncemented floor.

COVER / SHED

GROUND CLEARANCE

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HANDLING –

THE RIGHT WAY

Use spindle through the reels for loading/unloading or put the rope on a swift with brake arrangement.

Allow clearance for free rotation of reel when the rope end is pulled.

Maintain constant tension during haul off. Prevent crossing of rope laps on the reel.

Avoid possible kink, which is a permanent damage to a rope.

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HANDLING THE RIGHT WAY

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WIRE ROPE

CHARACTERISTICS

BEND FATIGUE

ABRASION RESISTANCE

Rope resistance to abrasion

Rope resistance to bending

6

9

10

12

12

12

14

16

18

LEAST

LEAST

RESISTANCE

TO

 

 

BENDING

 

 

 

RESISTANCE

TO

 

 

GREATEST

ABRASION

FATIGUE GREATEST

6 x 7

6 x 19S

6 x 21F

Flattened Strand

6 x 25FW

6 x 31WS

6 x 36WS

6 x 49WS

6 x 61WS

More wires – better fatigue resistance Less wires – better abrasion resistance

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WIRE ROPE CHARACTERISTICS

COMMONLY USED

NON-COMPACTED ROPES

CHARACTERISTICS

More wires in the outer strand (14 for 36WS) will improve bend fatigue

Less wires in the outer strands (9 for 19S) improve wear/abrasion resistance characteristics

Steel core (IWRC) resists drum crushing better than fibre core

Langs lay resists interference at drum better than ordinary lay

Abrasion Resistance

Comparison of outer wire sizes for 25 mm diameter rope, as illustration

6 x 7

6 outer wires

2.54mm

 

 

 

6 x 19S

9 outer wires

2.11mm

 

 

 

6 x 25F

12 outer wires

1.70mm

 

 

 

6 x 36

14 outer wires

1.49mm

 

 

 

6 x 41

16 outer wires

1.34mm

 

 

 

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