You would be right to expect our thickest 16mm 6×12 galvanized rope to be eminently sturdy and this 16mm diameter example does not disappoint. The impressive form of the 16mm 6×12 Galvanized Wire Rope ability to remain flexible, with fibre cores creating a construction that will resist fatigue.
Unpicking the strand layout
The way that the steel wires and fibre cores are organised in this galvanized rope might be surprising, especially if you have been browsing our wire rope range and coming across examples predominantly intended for lifting duties.
Rather than relying solely on steel, the 6×12 rope allows the malleability of fibre to come into play. It can flex and suffer no ill effects, whereas a more rigid rope might be damaged in similar situations.
The drawback is that the structure of the rope can be compromised through crushing, while the breaking force is also limited. This is why the rope can perform optimally when restraining loads, not lifting them.
Other noteworthy benefits of 16mm 6×12 Galvanized Wire Rope
If a wire rope rusts then its lifespan will shrink and it could become a safety concern, especially in applications where hefty loads are being anchored. That is why the galvanized steel found in this rope is so valuable; it is corrosion resistant due to its zinc coating and will survive longer than pure fibre rope, much like stainless steel rope.
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You can learn more about wire rope and get quotes and advice from our friendly sales team by calling 01384 78004 or using this email form to make contact. You can also place an order over the phone; its quick and easy. Remember that in addition to this galvanized rope we also stock stainless steel wire rope, compacted rope and many others.