Wire Rope Components

How to order a rope

  • Nominal diameter and tolerance
  • Construction / Class / Brand Name
  • Finish (galvanised or ungalvanised)
  • Tensile Strength
  • Minimum Breaking load requirement
  • Core - Fibre /IWRC /WSC
  • Lay - eg. Right hand regular lay
  • Lubrication
  • Packing - wooden reel/steel reel/coils
  • Particulars of fittings
  • Preformed / Non-preformed
  • Exact length per reel / coil etc (special length tolerance, if any)
  • Delivery time
  • Special requirements
  • Pre-stretching
  • Packaging
  • Identification
  • Third-party inspection

NOTE:It is always important to state the application of the rope other than the above points to ensure correct rope for your purpose.

How to identify a Asahi rope

Every genuine ASAHI rope has this identification tape inside.

Wire Rope Usage & Handling

Idea Pulley Groove

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


Sheave groove too narrow


Sheave groove too wide


Sheave groove correctly supporting the
rope for 33% of its cicumference.

Spooling/Anchorage of Rope on drum

Ropes are supplied with zero internal torque.
Improper spooling induces torque in rope, reducing the rope life.

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