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Receiving, inspection and storage

For all wire rope, the best time to begin taking appropriate care and handling measures, is immediately upon receiving it. On arrival, the rope should be carrefully checked to make certain that the delivered product matches the description on tags, requisition forms, packing slips, purchase order and invoice.
After these necessary preliminary checks, the next concern is that of providing wheater-proof storage space. Wire ropes should be stored under a roof or a wheaterproof covering so that moisture cannot reach them. Similarly, acid fumes or any other corrosive atmosphere must be avoided in order to protect the rope from rust. If a reel is to be stored for a long period, it can be covered with a protective cloth. If not covered, the outer layers of rope should be generously coated with rope lubricant.

Uncoiling and unreeling

Uncoil or unreel wire rope properly in order to preserve its balance and symmetry. Movement over sharp corners or small radii causes a spiral or cork-screw appearance and will damage the non-rotating rope.




Un-reeling or Un-coiling Wire Rope

Hold outer end of the rope on floor or ground. Turn coil on end. Roll coil along the floor letting rope trail behind. Or mount the coil on a turnable and pull away the free end in a straight line. Do not lay the coil on its side and uncoil by pulling rope end. This can disturb the balance of the rope and/or lead to loops and kinks. If uncoiling outdoors, do not roll through grit, sand or other abrasive material.




Wire rope mishandling/deformation

'Snagged wires' can be the result of damage to the rope in service or from unequal adjustment of wire within the rope's strands.
This is an example of a wire rope that has jumped a sheave. The deformation is in the shape of a curl-as if it had been around a circular shaft.
An example of fatigue fractures in a wire rope that was subjected to heavy loads while over small sheaves.
Improper handling, rope rotation, sudden release of a load or core slippage con cause a 'popped core'.
A 'birdcage' is damage to the rope structure due to a sudden release of the load.
This is the appearance of a typical tension break; a result of overloading.
Improper handling can create open or closed kinks. The open kink will open the rope lay; the closed kink will close it.
In this case, the looped rope was put under tension, the kink was formed, the rope is permanently damaged and must be removed
Do not allow the rope to form a loop. If, however, a loop does form and is removed at the stage shown, a kink can be avoided.

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