Use of wire rope in Houston, as well as worldwide, is widespread in the lifting and rigging industries. Wire rope is several steel strands laid or twisted together like a helix. Each strand itself consists of smaller wires laid together in a similar way. Crane ropes, moving lines, drill lines, hoist ropes and boom lines are manufactured from wire ropes. Industrial steel wire ropes from Teufelberger and Wire Rope Industries are used for industrial material handling equipment and products, heavy lifting equipment, material handling systems, wire rope pulleys and general purpose lifting.
Wire rope solutions are utilized in a wide variety of applications including construction, forestry, mining, fishing, oil and gas, marine and elevator, as well as, for ski lifts, bridges and supported structures such as towers and roof systems. Benefits of steel wire rope include improved fatigue life and increased strength, shock and abrasion resistance. Wire Rope Industries, Inc. (WRI), based in Quebec, Canada, is a leading producer of such general purpose wire rope. BLP's Store carries general purpose wire rope by Wire Rope Industries. For More Information on Wire Rope Industries, Click Here.
The skyrocketing demand for higher breaking strength, greater flexibility, better rotation resistance, and extended rope life that surpassed the limitations of general purpose rope constructions led to the development of high performance steel wire rope. This has been achieved through adaptation of engineered rope geometry and purpose designed manufacturing processes. The result has been a significantly improved operating life. Teufelberger, based in Austria, is one of the leading manufacturers of such high-performance wire rope. For More Information on Teufelberger, Click Here.