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Wire Rope Worksheet:

Steel Wire Rope Worksheet

Crown Wire and Cable wants to make it easy for you to determine the size wire rope you need for your applications.

Please follow the instructions on our wire rope worksheet to assist you in choosing a size.

If you are having difficulties choosing, please call us Toll-Free at 800-222-4597 FREE

Wire Rope Worksheet:

  • B = Diameter of Barrel in Inches
  • H = Depth of Cable in Inches
  • W = Width between Flanges in Inches
  • L = Length of Cable in Feet
  • m = margin

Equation

To compute length of cable in feet for any reel or drum:
L = Factor x W x H x (B + H)

 

Measuring for Steel Wire Rope

A table of factors for ropes to the maximum oversize tolerance is presented below.

Nominal Rope Diameter Factor Nominal Rope Diameter Factor Nominal Rope Diameter Factor
1/4 3.728 1 1/2 .1055 3 .0264
5/16 2.432 1 5/8 .0899 3 1/8 .0243
3/8 1.689 1 3/4 .0775 3 1/4 .0225
7/16 1.241 1 7/8 .0675 3 3/8 .0208
1/2 .9498 2 .0594 3 1/2 .0194
9/16 .7505 2 1/8 .0526 3 5/8 .0181
5/8 .6079 2 1/4 .0469 3 3/4 .0169
3/4 .4222 2 3/8 .0421 3 7/8 .0158
7/8 .3102 2 1/2 .0380 4 .0148
1 .2375 2 5/8 .0345 4 1/4 .0131
1 1/8 .1876 2 3/4 .0314 4 1/2 .0117
1 1/4 .1520 2 7/8 .0287 4 3/4 .0105
1 3/8 .1256     5 .0095
           

 

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