Wire Rope Basics

SKU: C-451

Train your employees the basics about wire ropes used on machines that lift and move heavy loads focusing on wire rope construction.
Training Time: 26 Minutes


Wire ropes are used on machines that lift and move heavy loads because they are strong, durable, and resistant to abrasion. They are commonly used in many industrial applications such as wire rope slings, derricks, cranes, hoists, and many more. In this course, you will learn about the basic construction of a wire rope as well as the different core types, strand materials, and rope finishes available for wire ropes. You will also learn the meaning of lay and about different lay types. This course ends with a description of the different construction types, wire rope design compromises, and a wire rope maximum working load.

Topics Covered:

  • Parts of a wire rope
  • Wire rope materials
  • Lay length
  • Lay direction
  • Classifications of wire rope
  • Strand constructions
  • Wire rope diameter, strength, design factor, and working loads

26 Minutes (16 min. video + 10 min. test)

PLEASE NOTE: All DVDs include a link printed on the inside cover for customers to download printable tests and other documents.