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Standard Wires

Standard wires are ‘as drawn’ and have a round outside circumference. This is the standard wire type in the industry. Used for general purpose standard rope constructions, sling rope, small diameter cables, general hoisting duties.

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HiPacᵀᴹ Compaction

Most popular Python® compaction type. This process is applied to the strands and NOT to the rope. The ready made strands are forced through drawing dies which compress and shape the individual wires to have a flat outer surface. The advantages are:
• increased strength
• less wire interlocking on multiple layer drums
• less contact pressures onto sheaves and drums
• reduces constructional stretch
• better fatigue life

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ForcePacᵀᴹ Compaction

This process is usually applied to Python® DoPar type wire ropes or where the rope core is plastic coated. This process is applied after the rope has been manufactured and compresses the entire rope circumference. Individual surface wires are shaped flat as well as closing strand gaps. The advantages are:
• increased strength
• less wire interlocking on multiple drums
• embedding strands into plastic coated cores
• achieve tighter diameter tolerances
• reduces constructional rope stretch to near zero