Table 3    Oversize Limits of Wire Rope Diameters*

*These limits have been adopted by the Wire Rope Technical Board (WRTB). In the case of certain special purpose ropes, such as aircraft cables and elevator ropes, each has specific requirements. If a question should arise regarding compliance with oversize tolerances, the rope may be measured under tension of not less than 10% nor more than 20% of the nominal strength.

Figure 17. How to measure (or caliper) a wire rope correctly. Since the “true” diameter (A) lies within the circumscribed circle, always measure the larger dimension (B).

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