We use grade AISI 316 stainless steel rope and stainless steel cable. This complies with EN12385 and EN10264 standards so you can be reassured of quality products from Rope Services Direct.
Stainless Steel Rope is one of the many types of wire rope supplied by Rope Services Direct. It can be used in a variety of applications. It is most commonly used in the marine and water treatment industries, including yacht railings, rigging parts and for fishing trawlers on their net winches.
It is also commonly used around the home and garden, for things such as plant trellising and in architecture / building design, such as for barriers and balustrades. Lesser known industries it is used in include chemical processing plants, food and beverages, railways, bridge building, spacecraft, medicine, energy, culinary and many more.
Our most popular stainless-steel wire ropes are the , and varieties. We also supply a non-rotating and a compacted version for when those properties are required. The 1x19 is a low strand rope with no independent core and is available in a range of thicknesses, from 1mm to 26mm. These are commonly used in the marine industry and mast stays as well as for decoration in the home and garden.
The 7x7 has 7 bundles of 7 strands and is available in diameters from 1mm to 12mm so is popular for steering cable, rigging and control cable. Meanwhile the 7x19 rope has 19 individual wires within 7 strands and is quite flexible in diameters from 2mm up to 16mm.
Rope Services Direct have many stainless-steel end terminations available such as ferrules, sockets, rigging screws and wire rope thimbles. We can also supply stand alone anchors such as rope grips, shackles, snap hooks and swivel fittings, all in high quality stainless steel.
Due to the fact that stainless steel wire rope is constructed of individual wires, which are spun into a strand, the amount of stretch will depend on the number of cables used, the properties and the benefits. For example, construction stretch results from the adjustment of wires and strands within a wire rope. When the load is first applied, the individual strands bed in, leading to a permanent constructional extension.
Conventional elastic stretch differs. In this case, the extension results from the increase in the length of the individual wires. Stress is proportional to strain, meaning if the yield point is exceeded, permanent deformation will occur, resulting in a "necking down" of the cross-section and a dramatic increase in length. If the yield point is not exceeded, elastic stretch can be fully recovered once the applies load is released, meaning the wire rope will typically return to it usual length. It should be noted that while all the austenitic grades of stainless steel have some degree of magnetic permeability, their higher chromium content means that they are less prone to work hardening than other grades of stainless steel. This gives them superior abrasion resistance and makes them ideal for use in demanding environments.
There can be many advantages to pre-stretching or pre-stressing wire rope prior to installation. These advantages can be grouped into two main categories, improved fatigue life and higher breaking strength. If you are looking for a wire rope that is fit for purpose, expertly made and competitively priced, get in touch with Rope Services Direct today! We are more than happy to advise you on the most suitable product needs.