Rope Services Direct supplies a wide range of steel wire rope and plastic coated wire rope which is perfect for use as gym ropes and cables. You will find that the majority of our gym cables are coated, in order to reduce the friction that the wire rope will suffer. Gym cables will typically have a nylon or PVC coating, with each offering their own array of benefits. While both are strong coatings that provide a good level of protection, nylon is typically stronger, while PVC is cheaper.
This cable is ideally suited to work with many types of gymnasium equipment (e.g. multi-gyms, exercise bikes, rowing machines, treadmills, etc.) in use throughout the UK including those used within fitness centres, professional sports clubs and in the home. This type of equipment should follow health and safety guidelines for leisure activities. They are designed to be continuously run over various pieces of gym machine equipment, such as sheaves or pulleys which are abundant on multi-gyms and other fitness equipment which offer multiple exercises.
There are thousands of variations of gym equipment, from dozens of suppliers, used within these facilities, and so it is beneficial to have tools which can adapt between these various machines that come in a range of shapes and sizes.
For this reason, our gym ropes and cables can be manufactured to fit a bespoke order, and can come in a range of terminations with many end fittings
If you would like to discuss a bespoke gym rope and cable order in more detail, please refer to our contact details at the bottom of this page.
Why use this type of rope?
Wire rope is designed to be a long-lasting piece of equipment that leaves its user safe in the knowledge that it is reliable and strong enough for the task at hand. Gym ropes and cables have to withstand continued pressure and stress, perhaps being used thousands of times in any one given day.
While they will typically not be lifting the same heavy loads that wire rope will be subject to in more industrial environments, the repetition means that they must be capable of withstanding this repeated usage.
Wire rope is one of the strongest tools on the market for this. Constructed of several steel wires and strands, and with a strong internal fibre core, they are the perfect choice for gym and fitness machines.
Our gym cables will retrofit to most machines, and can be utilised with the majority of gym equipment in the UK. If you are unsure whether it is the right cable for you or if it’ll be suitable for your machine, please get in touch with one of the team.
Inspecting your products
Despite their strong nature, it is important that you continuously inspect and maintain your gym rope to ensure that you avoid any unnecessary damages or accidents. With the relatively thin nature of these cables and the continued usage that they will be subject to, wear and tear does have to be expected.
Its important that you regularly inspect your equipment, checking for any damaged or snapped wires. If your gym cable has a coating, then its crucial that you perform a more thorough inspection, looking for areas where there may be internal damage. This image shows a broken gym cable, needing complete replacement.
Contact Rope Services Direct for more information on Gym Ropes
For more information on this product or our other wire rope products, contact our team today on 01384 78004 to discuss your order. Alternatively, please find our other contact details listed here. As discussed above, we can produce bespoke gym cable to order and can supply in small or larger quantities to suit all gym and fitness machines. We can supply gym cables for brand new machines, or replacement cables should your rope have become worn or damaged.