Glavanized Wire Rope

Galvanized Wire Rope

Galvanized wire rope is categorized by number of strands in its construction. We supply most of them but we concentrate on the two major categories of galvanized (and ungalvanized or bright) wire rope. These “classes” are referred to as 6x19 and 6x36. Within each category of galvanized wire rope there are different “constructions” illustrated in the tables below.

Wire rope, galvanized and ungalvanized is used for many kinds of projects and applications. No matter the application galvanized wire rope must be used properly to insure the safest working conditions. All of our galvanized wire rope is manufactured to meet or exceed Federal Specification RRW-410 and is mill certified.

All of these general purpose wire ropes are available in full reels, custom cut sizes or as part of a custom made wire rope sling. Contact us today for more information.

Galvanized wire rope also comes in different strength categories (IPS and EIPS) and different cores (FC or fiber core and IWRC or independent wire rope core). Relevant data for each is listed in the table below.

6X19 CLASS WIRE ROPE

This wire rope classification is also known as 6x25 or 6x26, consists of 6 outer strands of 19, 25 or 26 wires each with a fiber core (FC) or IWRC core, and is available in galvanized or bright. Some uses for this type of rope are general purpose and industrial such as crane rigging, slings, and more.


6X19 SEALE IWRC

6X21 FILLER WIRE FC

6X25 FILLER WIRE IWRC

6X26 WARRINGTON SEALE IWRC

6X37 CLASS WIRE ROPE

This wire rope classification consists of 6 outer strands of 36 wires each with a fiber core (FC) or IWRC core and is also available in galvanized or bright. Uses are for the same as 6x19 classification ropes, but are used in applications where more flexibility is required.


6X31 WARRINGTON SEALE IWRC

6X36 SEALE FILLER WIRE

6X36 WARRINGTON SEALE IWRC

6X31 FILLER WIRE IWRC
Nominal Breaking Strength in Tons of 2000lbs
(Bright or Drawn Galvanized)
Approx. Weight Per Foot (lbs)
Rope
Diameter
I.P.S. F.C. I.P.S. IWRC E.I.P.S. IWRC F.C. IWRC
1/4" 2.74 2.94 3.4 0.105 0.116
5/16" 4.26 4.58 5.27 0.164 0.18
3/8" 6.1 6.56 7.55 0.236 0.26
7/16" 8.27 8.89 10.2 0.32 0.35
1/2" 10.7 11.5 13.3 0.42 0.46
9/16" 13.5 14.5 16.8 0.53 0.59
5/8" 16.7 17.9 20.6 0.66 0.72
3/4" 23.8 25.6 29.4 0.95 1.04
7/8" 32.2 34.6 39.8 1.29 1.42
1" 41.8 44.9 51.7 1.68 1.85
1-1/8" 52.6 56.5 65 2.13 2.34
1-1/4" 64.6 69.4 79.9 2.63 2.89
1-3/8" 77.7 83.5 96 3.18 3.5
1-1/2" 92 98.9 114 3.78 4.16
1-5/8" 107 115 132 4.44 4.88
1-3/4" 124 133 153 5.15 5.67
1-7/8" 141 152 174 5.91 6.5
2" 160 172 198 6.72 7.39

Galvanized and Stainless Aircraft Cable

NOT FOR AIRCRAFT USE

Commercial grade aircraft cable cannot be used for aircraft controls. However, it is used in many general-purpose applications such as slings, winch line, non-aircraft control cables and more (Mil-spec. also available, please call or email us for more information).


7X7
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per 1000 Ft.
(lbs)
Galvanized
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
Stainless
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/64" 4.2 270 270
1/16" 7.5 480 480
3/32" 16 920 920
1/8" 28 1,700 1,700
5/32" 43 2,600 2,400
3/16" 62 3,700 3,700
1/4" 106 6,100 6,100
5/16" 167 9,200 9,000
3/8" 236 13,100 12,000

7X19
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per 1000 Ft.
(lbs)
Galvanized
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
Stainless
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/32" 17.4 1,000 920
1/8" 29 2,000 1,760
5/32" 45 2,800 2,400
3/16" 65 4,200 3,700
7/32" 86 5,600 5,000
1/4" 110 7,000 6,400
5/16" 173 9,800 9,000
3/8" 243 14,400 12,000

1X19
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per 1000 Ft.
(lbs)
Galvanized
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
Stainless
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/64" 5.5 375 375
1/16" 8.5 500 500
3/32" 20 1,200 1,200
1/8" 35 2,100 2,100
5/32" 55 3,300 3,300
3/16" 77 4,700 4,700
7/32" 102 6,300 6,300
1/4" 135 8,200 8,200
9/32" 170 10,300 10,300
5/16" 210 12,500 12,500
3/8" 300 17,500 17,500
7/16" 410 22,500 22,500
1/2" 521 30,000 30,000
9/16" 670 36,200 36,200
5/8" 855 47,000 47,000

Nylon or Vinyl Coated

GALVANIZED OR STAINLESS - CLEAR OR STANDARD COLORS

Nylon or plastic coated aircraft cable is the same material as shown above but coated with a tough, flexible coating. It is used for general purpose where coating is required.


7X7

7X19
Diameter Construction Approx. Weight
per 1000 Ft (lbs)
3/64" - 1/16" 7X7 5.2
1/16" - 3/32" 7X7 10
3/32" - 1/8" 7X7 21
3/32" - 3/16" 7X7 28
1/8" - 3/16" 7X7 40
1/8" - 3/16" 7X19 40
3/16" - 1/4" 7X19 79
1/4" - 5/16" 7X19 127
5/16" - 3/8" 7X19 197

SuperSwaged ZIPWIRE®

Stronger, smoother, Galvanized!! SuperSwaged ZIPWIRE®! provides approximately 30% greater break strengths than other wire ropes in the same diameter. Where applicable, manufactured in accordance with Federal Specification RR-W-410E.


6X26WS
GALVANIZED
IWRC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per 1000 Ft.
(lbs)
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/8" 420 20,874
1/2" 605 34,700
5/8" 957 53,900

Stainless Steel Wire Rope

Similar in construction to 6x19 class IWRC galvanized wire rope, stainless steel ropes are used for general purpose in corrosive environments.


6X19 or
6X25 Filler
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Normal
Breaking Strength (lbs)
7/16" 0.35 16,300
1/2" 0.46 22,800
9/16" 0.59 28,500
5/8" 0.72 35,000
3/4" 1.04 49,600
7/8" 1.42 66,500
1" 1.85 85,400
1-1/8" 2.34 106,400
1-1/4" 2.89 129,400
1-3/8" 3.5 153,600

Similar in construction to 6x36 class IWRC galvanized wire rope, stainless steel ropes are used for general purpose in corrosive environments.


6X36WS
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Normal
Breaking Strength (lbs)
7/16" 0.35 16,300
1/2" 0.46 22,800
9/16" 0.59 28,500
5/8" 0.72 35,000
3/4" 1.04 49,600
7/8" 1.42 66,500
1" 1.85 85,400

Compacted Wire Ropes

This wire rope classification has 6 outer strands of 26 wires each with a polypropylene core (PPC). Compacted to provide higher breaking strength on smaller diameter cable, compacted ropes are often used in commercial fishing. This type of wire rope runs in metric sizes.


6X26WS PPC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Minimum
Breaking
Strength (lbs)
16mm 0.701 38,800
18mm 0.884 48,900
20mm 1.091 60,600
22mm 1.3125 74,500

Rotation Resistant

Rotation resistant ropes are designed to resist the tendency to spin or rotate under load. Used for general use on single-part crane lines to lift a free load, or where rotation resistance is crucial.


19X7
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Normal
Breaking Strength (lbs)
1/4" 0.113 5,880
3/8" 0.25 13,080
7/16" 0.35 17,720
1/2" 0.45 22,800
9/16" 0.58 28,800
5/8" 0.71 35,600
3/4" 1.02 51,000
7/8" 1.39 69,000
1" 1.82 89,800
1-1/8" 2.3 112,800

Spin Resistant

While not as rotation resistant as 19x7 rope, 8x25 Spin Resistant rope is more stable. With its increased resistance to bending fatigue and crushing, it is also used for general purpose on single-part crane lines and sometimes multi-part wire rope systems.


8X25 Filler Wire IWRC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Normal
Breaking Strength (lbs)
3/8" 0.26 13,260
7/16" 0.36 17,940
1/2" 0.47 23,200
9/16" 0.6 29,400
5/8" 0.73 36,200
3/4" 1.06 51,800
7/8" 1.44 70,000
1" 1.88 91,000

Guy Strand

EHS CLASS A COATING - PER ASTM A475

Guy strand is used to hold a structure in position. This type of strand has extra high strength.


1X7
Diameter Approx. Weight
per 1000 Ft (lbs)
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
1/4" 121 6,650
5/16" 205 11,200
3/8" 273 15,400

Deck Lashing 6x15x7 FC

Not used for overhead lifting, deck lashing cable is used for securing loads on barges, ships and the like. Also used as perimeter cable in building construction.


6X15+7 FC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Nominal Breaking
Strength (lbs)
1/2" 0.25 11,400
5/8" 0.39 18,700
3/4" 0.56 26,900

Cablelaid

Cablelaid aircraft cable is used for mechanically spliced slings only and when extra flexibily is needed.


7X7X7
Diameter Approx. Weight
per 1000 Ft (lbs)
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/8" 210 11,400
1/2" 370 19,514
5/8" 580 29,106

7X7X19
Diameter Approx. Weight
per 1000 Ft (lbs)
Minimum Breaking
Strength (lbs)
3/4" 880 39,910
7/8" 1,189 52,920
1" 1,559 67,473

GALVANIZED TRAWL ROPE

This wire rope classification consists of 6 outer strands of 7 wires each with a polypropylene core (PPC). Uses for this material include trawl cable (trawl rope) for commercial fishing, sand line (for well drilling), and more.


6X19 SEALE IWRC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Nominal
Breaking Strength
(lbs)
1/4" 0.094 4,760
5/16" 0.15 7,380
3/8" 0.21 10,540
7/16" 0.29 14,280
1/2" 0.38 18,540
9/16" 0.48 23,400
5/8" 0.59 28,600
3/4" 0.84 40,800

This wire rope classification consists of 6 outer strands of 19 wires each with a polypropylene core (PPC). Uses for this material include trawl cable (trawl rope) for commercial fishing and more. Larger diameters are 6x26 construction.


6X19S PPC

6X26WS PPC
Diameter Approx. Weight
Per Foot (lbs)
Nominal
Breaking Strength
(lbs)
1/4" 0.105 4,940
5/16" 0.164 7,660
3/8" 0.236 10,980
7/16" 0.32 14,880
1/2" 0.42 19,260
9/16" 0.53 24,300
5/8" 0.66 30,000
3/4" 0.95 42,800
7/8" 1.29 58,000
1" 1.68 75,200
1-1/8" 2.13 94,600