Main Applications

Super 8C is the classic 'upgrade' rope for all overhead crane types for increased rope service life performance while maintaining the ability to operate with fleet angles up to 4°. The 8-strand construction provides an excellent combination of flexibility, fatigue life, and abrasion resistance.

This rope is also the ideal choice for lattice boom mobile crane boom hoist rope applications where compression resistance is required for multi-layer drum spooling in combination with high fatigue resistance in the boom bridle.

Rope Characteristics

8-strand high performance overhead crane and boom hoist wire rope with a plastic coated core. This special engineered hard plastic prevents metal to metal contact between outer- and inner strands and greatly reduces internal, non-detectable, wear and abrasion resulting in increased fatigue life, plus it provides for permanent core lubrication.

This rope is strand compacted for increased surface contact area between rope and sheave thus reducing sheave and drum wear.

Standard

EN 10264, 12385 where applicable.

Python® Super 8 is NOT rotation resistant or non-rotating.
Available in right regular lay (RRL) AND left regular lay (LRL).
(6-strand on the Left – 8-strand on the Right)
The 8-strand construction provides an increase in contact points between rope and sheave. Less wear of the rope and of your equipment.

Breaking Strengths

Note: The maximum CAPACITY, WORKING LOAD LIMIT (WLL), or LINE PULL of the rope usually is 1/5 of the below stated values. For specific information consult the standards applicable to your rope application.

Imperial Python® Super 8C
Minimum Strength tons of 2,000 lbs
Rope dia. inch Super 8C – IPS Super 8C – EIPS Super 8C – EEIPS Weight per foot lbs*
7/16 10.9 12.4 12.7 0.37
1/2 14.2 16.2 16.6 0.47
9/16 18.0 20.5 21.0 0.61
5/8 22.3 25.3 26.0 0.76
3/4 32.0 36.5 37.3 1.06
7/8 43.6 49.6 50.9 1.46
1 57.0 64.8 66.4 1.88
1-1/8 72.1 82.1 84.1 2.41
1-1/4 89.0 101.3 103.7 2.98
1-3/8 107.7 122.6 125.6 3.61
1-1/2 128.2 145.8 149.4 4.28
1-5/8 150.5 171.2 175.4 4.99
1-3/4 174.5 198.5 203.3 5.81
Metric Python® Super 8C
Minimum Strength in kN
Rope dia. mm Super 8C
1,770 N/mm²
Super 8C
1,960 N/mm²
Super 8C
2,160 N/mm²
Weight per meter kg*
12 113.2 128.8 132.0 0.63
13 131.4 149.5 153.1 0.74
14 154.1 175.4 179.6 0.87
15 175.7 199.9 204.8 0.98
16 203.3 231.3 237.0 1.14
17 225.7 256.8 263.0 1.27
18 254.6 289.7 296.8 1.42
19 282.4 321.3 329.2 1.57
20 313.9 357.1 365.9 1.76
22 381.7 434.2 444.8 2.13
24 450.4 512.4 524.9 2.51
26 527.3 599.9 614.5 2.94
28 617.9 702.9 720.1 3.44
30 701.7 798.4 817.9 3.92
32 809.9 921.4 943.9 4.51
34 907.7 1,032.7 1,058.0 5.09
36 1,019.7 1,160.1 1,188.5 5.69
38 1,131.6 1,287.4 1,318.9 6.34
40 1,256.5 1,429.5 1,464.5 7.00
42 1,380.9 1,571.0 1,609.4 7.69
44 1,513.9 1,722.3 1,764.4 8.47
46 1,659.2 1,887.7 1,933.8 9.29
48 1,801.4 2,049.4 2,099.5 10.10

Python® Super 8C
HiPac™ Compacted
Overhead Crane Wire Rope

Construction:
8 x 26 WS

8-strand overhead crane wire rope with a plastic coated core to prevent inner undetectable fatigue breaks. The plastic coating also increases fatigue life and ensures permanent core lubrication. Super-8C is a strand compacted rope for higher fatigue resistance, increased strength and for multiple layer drum abrasion resistance.

Python® Super 8C is available in right- and in left lay configurations to adopt to the corresponding drum groove direction.

Furthermore, using right- and left hand rope on the same crane results in a rope system which is very stable against block twisting.