Recommended Applications for Wire Ropes

USE SIZE (in.) CONSTRUCTION LAY CORE GRADE

Clamshell

Holding & Closing Lines
Boom Hoist Line
Tag Line

1/2 & Up
1/2 & Up
All
3/8 & Up

6 x 2 5 FW or 6 x 36 WS
6 x 19 or 6 x 37 Class
6 x 19 Class
6 x 37 Class

RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS

Crawler & Truck Cranes

Hoist Line
Boom Hoist Line
Whip Line

All
All
3/8---1-1/2

6 x 19 Class or 19 x 19
6 x 19 Class
19 x 7 or 35 x 7

RRL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS

Cranes & Hoists

Overhead


Ladle Crane

All


All

6 x 19 Class


6 x 37 Class

RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS

Dragline

Hoist Line

Drag Line


Boom Hoist

Up to 1-1/4
1-3/8 & Up
3/4---1-1/2
1-5/8---3
3 & Up
1/2 & Up

6 x 19 or 8 x 19 Class
6 x 37 Class
8 x 19 Class
8 x 37 Class
8 x 37 Class
6 X 19 Class

RLL
RLL
RLL
RLL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS

Shovels

Hoist Line

Crowd & Retract
Boom Hoist

Trip Rope

Up to 1 1/8
1-1/4 & Up
3/4 & Up
1/2---1-1/4
1-3/8 & Up
3/8---1
1" & Up

6 x 19 CL or 8 x 19 CL
6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL
6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL
6 x 19 CL or 8 x 19 CL
6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL
6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL
6 x 37 CL or 8 X 19 CL

RLL
RLL
RLL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
IPS
IPS

Logging Ropes

Chokers
Winch Lines

All
All

6 X 19 Class
6 X 19 Class

RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS

Mining

Slope Rope
Shaft Hoist Ropes
Slusher Rope
Mining Machine Rope

All
All
All
All

6 x 19 S
6 x 19 S or 6 x 25 FW
3 x 19 S or 6 x 19 S
6 x 36 WS or 6 x 41 WS

>RLL
RLLor RRL
RRL
RRL

FIBER
FIBER
IWRC
IWRC

>IPS
IPS
IPS
EIPS

Marine Ropes

Towing Hawser
Mooring Lines
Cargo Falls

All
All
All

6 x 37 Class
6 x 19 or 6 x 37 Class
6 x 37 Class

RRL
RRL
RRL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
EIPS
EIPS

Oil Field

Rotary Drill Lines
Sand Lines
Tubling Line
Cable Tool Line

3/4---2
All
All
All

6 x 19 S, 6 x 21 S, 6 x 26 NS
6 x 7
6 x 26 WS
6 x 21 S

>RRL
RRL
RRL or LRL

IWRC
POLY FIBER
IWRC
POLY FIBER

EIPS
IPS
EIPS
IPS

Offshore

Rotary Drill Lines
Riser Tensioner Lines
Guide Lines
Sand Lines
Pendant Lines
Crane-Main Hoist
Crane-Auxiliary Hoist
Anchor Lines
Heavy Lift Slings
Heavy Lift Slings

1---2
1-1/4---2
1/2---1
1/2---5/8
1-1/2---3 3/4
3/8---2
3/8---2-1/4
1-3/8---6
1-1/2---4
3-1/2---10

6 x 19 S, 6 x 21 S, 6 x 26 CL
6 x 37 Class
6 x 19 Class
6 x 7
6 x 19 Class or 6 x 37 Class
6 x 37 Class or 35 x 7 Class
35 x 7 Class
6 x 37 Class
6 x 37 Class

RRL
RLL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RRL
RLL or LLL

IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
POLY FIBER
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC
IWRC

EIPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
EIPS
IPS or EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS
EIPS


Recommended Applications for Wire Ropes

Definition of Abbreviations

Grade

Construction

Lay

Core

IPS - Improved Plow Steel
EIPS - Extra Improved Plow Steel
GIPS - Galvanized Improved Plow Steel
EEIPS - Extra, Extra Improved Plow Steel
EEEIPS - Extra, Extra, Extra Improved Plow Steel
FW - Filler Wire
WS - Warrington Seale
SFW - Seale Filler Wire
RR - Rotation Resistant
W - Warrington
S - Seale
RRL - Right Regular Lay
RLL - Right Lang Lay
LRL - Left Regular Lay
LLL - Left Lang Lay
RAL - Right Attended Lay
LAL - Left Attended Lay
IWRC - Wire Rope Core
FC - Fiber Core
Fiber - Hemp or Poly Core
Poly - Polypropylene Core