As a means of transmitting power, steel wire ropes are widely used throughout the world, and yet less is known about them by users and designers of equipment than most other plant in everyday use under their control. It is very much in the interest of the user or designer that he should understand some of the basic principles of rope construction and application. This knowledge will help the user to assess the suitability of the rope for a given task and, when necessary, enable the designer to present the correct information to the rope manufacturer.
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