Galvanized Steel Wire Rope

Rope Services Direct are specialist suppliers of galvanized steel wire rope predominantly to the UK trade although we do supply to the general public as well.

We supply a wide range of high-quality galvanized steel wire rope and cable which can be cut to the exact length you need and with any fitting applied. We can manufacture all constructions and diameters  all in galvanized steel rope. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service skills and quality of our products at affordable prices.

We have our own workshops and machinery which allows us to manufacture your  steel wire rope to your specifications, all come tested and certified for your peace of mind.

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Galvanized Steel Wire Rope and its uses

Steel wire rope is a very versatile piece of equipment and can be used across a whole variety of areas, and for different purposes, From the smallest wires used for garden ties for example to the super large ropes used perhaps in dock yards.

Galvanized steel wire rope can be very different in their construction, they may possess a different amount of strands, different lays cores/centres and diameters. Our more simplistic range of  galvanized rope has something to suit most common tasks, but if you need a specific rope and can’t find it here, please contact us as we can usually help.

Do call us today on 01384 78004 to discuss your particular requirements and our team of experts will be on hand to provide support and guidance.

Our steel wire rope is utilised across many industries including: lifting gear, agriculture, search and rescue, dock yards, shipping, manufacturing, engineering, construction and forestry. The uses of galvanized steel rope are incredibly vast and varied and offer a strong and reliable form of protective barriers, anchoring applications and lifting operations and more.

Galvanised steel rope is often used in the industries mentioned because of the wide array of end fixings that can be attached to the rope to enable them to not only be fitted to almost any anchor point and other lifting equipment, but also to adjust them to the required tension.

Steel W.R can be used alone, or with other equipment. For example, used by itself can be seen used for washing lines, picture hanging, bike locks, barriers, guard rails, hanging shelving, stair rails and even bridge suspension. Rope that is used within other equipment will include items such as a W.R pulling machine, winches or a W.R electric hoist, where the rope replaces the more commonly seen chain on these types of devices. We can also supply non-rotating wire rope  and compacted rope as well as stainless steel ropes

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Inspecting your Galvanized Steel Rope

The continuous safe function of lifting equipment utilizing galvanized steel rope, is dependent to a sizable degree on a solid, regular programme of rope examination by a competent individual. This is to determine any wear, corrosion, wire breaks and distortions that may well influence the safety whilst utilizing the rope. Galvanized steel wire rope can sometimes be repaired, therefore if inspected on a regular basis any problems may be repaired swiftly, and thus prolong the lifetime of the rope. Failure to examine the ropes on a regular basis might not just bring about injuries but repairable flaws are missed, and therefore the rope will probably be beyond repairing and thus unfit for service a good deal quicker.

Listed here are the most typical noticeable signs of deterioration to search for whilst inspecting a galvanized steel rope, nevertheless it really should not be used to replace a competent individual, who is experienced in wire-rope, and its defects, and repair procedure.

WEAR;galvanized steel wire rope

Wear is a normal characteristic of rope service, and the usage of the proper rope structure for the purpose proposed should make sure that it stays a less important feature of deterioration. Lubrication will also aid in reducing wear.


Broken wires are a normal characteristic  near the end of their operational life,  broken wires in general result from bend fatigue as well as wear. The confined break up of wires might signify some mechanical defect in the equipment. Appropriate lubrication in service will enhance fatigue performance.


Distortions tend to be the results of mechanical damage, and if severe, may significantly influence rope strength. Observable rusting suggests insufficient lubrication, resulting in corrosion. Pitting of the exterior wires will become evident in certain circumstances. Broken wires eventually result.


Interior corrosion takes place in several environments when lubrication is insufficient or else of an inappropriate kind.  Decreased rope diameter will normally show the observer this condition. Confirmation may only be made following the opening up of the steel wire rope by means of clamps or the proper use of spike and needle to make it possible for internal inspection.