Compacted Strand Rope Cross-sections
The entire cross section of a rope is compacted or reduced in diameter following laying strands around the IWRC to produce compacted or swaged wire rope. Rotary swaging is the most common process for compacted rope although other processes may be used. As illustrated the wires and strands of the rope are flattened to produce a relatively smooth and wear resistant outer surface. Compacted rope generally has good wear resistance, crushing resistance and high strength, however bending fatigue life may be reduced by the compacting process.