Wire Rope Detail

Measuring Wire Rope

Wire Rope Gauge diagram

Wire rope must be measured using the correct technique. Please refer to the diagram to the left.

1 X 7 Construction

In a 7-wire strand (1 x 7), 6 wires are laid around a center wire.
Dia. (in.)Dia. Tol. (in. + only)Weight (lbs/mft)MBS (lbs)
Galvanize WireStainless Steel Wire
1/64.003.554040
1/32.0032.5*185*185
3/64.0055.5*375*375
1/16.0068.5500500
5/64.00814.0800800
3/32.00920.012001200
7/64.01127.016001600
1/8.01335.021002100
5/32.01655.033003300
3/16.01377.047004700

* Complies with Government Specification, MIL-DTL-87161. All other items comply with Industry Standard Specifications.

1 X 19 Construction

In a 19 wire strand (1 x 19), 6 wires are laid around a center wire with a right hand lay in the first phase of production, 12 wires are then laid around the 6 wires with a left hand lay as the second phase of production. The lay may be reversed.
Dia. (in.)Dia. Tol. (in. + only)Weight (lbs/mft)MBS (lbs)
Galvanize WireStainless Steel Wire
1/32.0032.5185185
3/64.0055.5375375
1/16.0068.5*500*500
5/64.00814.0*800*800
3/32.00920.0*1200*1200
7/64.00927.0*1600*1600
1/8.01335.0*2100*2100
5/32.01355.0*3300*3300
3/16.01377.0*4700*4700
7/32.015122.0*6300*6300
1/4.018135.0*8200*8200

* Complies with Government Specification, MIL-DTL-87161. All other items comply with Industry Standard Specifications.

7 X 7 Construction

A 7 x 7 wire rope consists of 6 strands of 7 wires each strand, laid around a core of 7 wires. this construction shall have a length of lay of not more than 8 times nor less than 6 times the cable diameter.
Dia. (in.)Dia. Tol. (in. + only)Weight (lbs/mft)MBS (lbs)
Galvanize WireStainless Steel Wire
1/32.0061.6+*110+*110
3/64.0084.2*270*270
1/16.0107.5*480*480
5/64.01011.0650650
3/32.01216.0*920*920
1/8.01428.017001700
5/32.01643.026002600
3/16.01862.037003700
7/32.01883.048004800
1/4.018106.061006100
9/32.020134.076007600
5/16.022167.09200

9200

3/8.026236.01310013100

+ 3 x 7 construction
* Complies with Government Specification MIL-DTL-83420. All others comply with Standard Specifications.

7 X 19 Construction

A 7 x 19 wire rope consists of 6 strands laid around a core strand. The wire composing the 7 individual strands are laid around a center wire in two layers. The single core strand consists of a layer of 6 wires laid around the center wire in a right hand lay, and a layer of 12 wires laid around the 7 wires strand in a left hand lay.

The 6 outer strands of the wire rope consist of a layer of 6 wires laid around the center wire in a left hand lay, and a layer of 12 wires laid around the 7 wire strand in a left hand lay.
Dia. (in.)Dia. Tol. (in. + only)Weight (lbs/mft)MBS (lbs)
Galvanize WireStainless Steel Wire
1/16.0107.5480480
3/32.01216.01000920
1/8.01429.020001760
5/32.01645.028002400
3/16.01865.042003700
7/32.01886.056005000
1/4.018110.070006400
9/32.020139.080007800
5/16.022173.098009000
11/32.024207.0*12500*N/A
3/8.026243.01440012000

* Complies with Industry Standard Specification. All others comply with Government Specification MIL-DTL-83420.

Fittings

The fittings that are used for an assembly are specific to the type of assembly that is being designed. Please refer to those sections for specific information on those fittings.