Materials Handling Catalogue

BEAVER STAINLESS PRODUCT INFORMATION

BEAVER STAINLESS STEEL WIRE ROPES AND FITTINGS

Beaver Stainless Steel Wire Ropes and Fittings are manufactured from both 304 and 316 stainless steel.We source our stainless steel worldwide and pride ourselves on our quality and consistency. Stainless steel is mainly used in corrosive applications, in particular marine and waste management. Stainless steel’s other applications include decorative balustrading and outdoor use. 304 and 316 Grade Stainless Steel - 304 Grade stainless steel is considered to be a standard grade. It has excellent resistance to corrosion, however has some limitations in higher corrosive environments. - 316 Grade stainless steel, also known as marine grade stainless steel. It has a higher corrosion resistance than 304 grade stainless steel and is better in harsher corrosive applications, such as salt water environments. It is suitable for food and pharmaceutical processing applications and is commonly used on boats, and in any coastal environment.

There are three common constructions of stainless steel wire rope used in rigging applications:

7 X 19 The most common and versatile construction of stainless steel wire rope is 7 x 19. It consists of 7 strands each with 19 wires and is the most flexible and the easiest construction to work with. 7 x 19 can be used in either fixed rigging or for limited working rope applications such as on a boat winch. 7 X 7 A wire that is not as flexible as 7 x 19, is 7x7 wire rope, it consists of 7 strands each with 7 wires. 7x7 is an excellent choice for fixed rigging applications such as balustrading and safety barrier rail. 1 X 19 A single strand wire is 1x19, this consists of a single strand with 19 wires. It is very stiff and is suitable for fixed “straight line” rigging only such as mast stays, guy ropes and structural applications.

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