Stainless Steel Rope
What is Stainless Steel Wire Rope?
We use grade AISI 316 stainless steel wire 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 Wire Rope is one of the many types of 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 range of stainless-steel wire rope:
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.
Stainless Steel Wire Rope Fittings
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.
Why should I choose stainless steel wire ropes?
Stainless steel is a steel alloy made from many elements. It is different from standard steel because of the chemical compounds it contains, specifically Chromium and Carbon. The Chromium mass must be a minimum of 10.5% and carbon no more than 1.2% to be stainless steel.
One of the main advantages is its corrosion resistance which increases as the chromium content is raised, or Molybdenum is added. This means it will not succumb to uniform corrosion and rust so can be used for applications where the rope may get wet, such as in marine environments. Indeed, our ropes are graded AISI 316 so they can be used in marine environments. They also comply with EN12385 and EN10264.
It also resists staining so the aesthetics of the wire rope will not change, making it an attractive choice for many interior design projects for things such as barriers and balustrades in public areas such as shopping malls and public attractions.
Finally, it is easy to clean and sterilize which is why it is abundant in the food industry such as high-end kitchens, food production plants and cooking materials.
At Rope Services Direct, our range is second to none and we can supply you with stainless steel wire rope. If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01384 78004.