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Wire Rope Products

Armstrong / Alar Chain Corporation has been an industry-leading supplier of high-quality standard and custom wire ropes and other related products and accessories for over 25 years. Our wire ropes are available in a wide range of diameters, tensile strengths, and materials—including iron, steel, galvanized improved plow steel (IPS), and stainless steel T304 and T316. We also stock a complete line of wire rope accessories, such as anchor shackles, clips, thimbles and turnbuckles for connecting, securing, and, tensioning wire ropes.

Regardless of your application, we can design and manufacture a wire rope to suit your technical requirements.

Wire Rope

At Armstrong / Alar, our wire ropes consist of:

  1. A fiber or steel inner core
  2. A layer of wrapped or braided multi-wire strands of stainless steel or IPS
  3. An additional outer layer of wrapped or braided wire strands made with iron, steel, bright steel, T304 and T316 stainless steel, and galvanized IPS

This three-layered design increases the density of our wire rope and reduces its risk of fraying or breaking, allowing for superior tensile strength and durability compared to other wires, cables, and steel chains.

Most wire ropes feature six strands, each of which has 15–66 wires. The higher the wire-count, the stronger the strand. We maintain a broad selection of wire ropes available for immediate delivery, including:

  • 6x19 Class wire ropes with 15–26 wires per strand
  • 6x37 Class wire ropes with 27–46 wires per strand

These wire ropes come in fiber core or IWRC variations with diameters ranging from ¼ to 1 1/3 and tensile strengths of 2.74 tons to 69.4 tons.

6 x 19 IWRC Wire Rope

6x19 Class (Improved Plow Steel)

7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
6x19 IWRC
(Ropes having 15 through 
26 wires per strand)

Dia. (in.) Weight per ft. Breaking Strength (tons)
Stainless Steel
Breaking Strength (tons)
Galvanized IPS
Breaking Strength (tons)
Bright IPS
1/4″ 0.11   2.65 2.94
5/16″ 0.18 4.5 4.12 4.58
3/8″ 0.26 6.0 5.9 6.56
7/16″ 0.36 8.15 8.0 8.89
1/2″ 0.46 11.4 10.35 11.5
9/16″ 0.59 14.25 13.05 14.5
5/8″ 0.72 17.5 16.1 17.9
3/4″ 1.04 24.8 23.0 25.6
7/8″ 1.42 33.25 31.1 34.6
1″ 1.85 42.7 40.4 44.9
1 1/8″ 2.34 53.2 50.9 56.5
1 1/4″ 2.89 64.7 62.5 69.4

E.I.P.S. (Extra Improved Plow Steel) breaking strength approximately 15% over I.P.S. (Improved Plow Steel).


6 x 37 IWRC Wire Rope

6x37 Class (Improved Plow Steel)

7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
6x37 IWRC
(Ropes having 27 through 
46 wires per strand)

Dia. (in.) Weight per ft. Breaking Strength (tons)
Stainless Steel
Breaking Strength (tons)
Galvanized IPS
Breaking Strength (tons)
Bright IPS
1/4″ 0.11 2.7 2.65 2.94
5/16″ 0.18 4.15 4.12 4.58
3/8″ 0.26 5.85 5.9 6.56
7/16″ 0.35 7.9 8.0 8.89
1/2″ 0.46 10.02 10.35 11.5
9/16″ 0.59 12.8 13.05 14.5
5/8″ 0.72 15.7 16.1 17.9
3/4″ 1.04 22.2 23.0 25.6
7/8″ 1.42 29.85 31.1 34.6
1″ 1.85 38.65 40.4 44.9
1 1/8″ 2.34 48.3 50.9 56.5
1 1/4″ 2.89 59.2 62.5 69.4

E.I.P.S. (Extra Improved Plow Steel) breaking strength approximately 15% over I.P.S. (Improved Plow Steel).


6 x 19 Fiber Core Wire Rope

6x19 Fiber Core (Improved Plow Steel)

7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
6x19 Fiber Core
(Ropes having 15 through 
26 wires per strand)

Dia. (in.) Weight per ft. Breaking Strength (tons)
Bright IPS
Breaking Strength (tons)
Galvanized IPS
1/4″ 0.10 2.74 2.74
5/16″ 0.164 4.26 4.26
3/8″ 0.236 6.1 6.1
7/16″ 0.32 8.27 8.27
1/2″ 0.42 10.7 10.7
9/16″ 0.53 13.5 13.5
5/8″ 0.66 16.7 16.7
3/4″ 0.95 23.8 23.8
7/8″ 1.29 32.2 32.2
1″ 1.68 41.8 41.8
1 1/8″ 2.13 52.6 52.6
1 1/4″ 2.63 64.6 64.6

E.I.P.S. (Extra Improved Plow Steel) breaking strength approximately 15% over I.P.S. (Improved Plow Steel).


6 x 37 Fiber Core Wire Rope

6x37 Fiber Core (Improved Plow Steel)

7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
6x37 Fiber Core
(Ropes having 27 through 
66 wires per strand)

Dia. (in.) Weight per ft. Breaking Strength (tons)
Bright IPS
Breaking Strength (tons)
Galvanized IPS
1/4″ 0.1 2.74 2.74
5/16″ 0.164 4.26 4.26
3/8″ 0.236 6.1 6.1
7/16″ 0.32 8.27 8.27
1/2″ 0.42 10.7 10.7
9/16″ 0.53 13.5 13.5
5/8″ 0.66 16.7 16.7
3/4″ 0.95 23.8 23.8
7/8″ 1.29 32.2 32.2
1″ 1.68 41.8 41.8
1 1/8″ 2.13 52.6 52.6
1 1/4″ 2.63 64.6 64.6

E.I.P.S. (Extra Improved Plow Steel) breaking strength approximately 15% over I.P.S. (Improved Plow Steel).


Cables

We also supply strand cables made from galvanized, T316, and standard stainless steel in the following classes: 1 x 7, 1 x 19, 7 x 7 and 7 x 19. They are available in diameters ranging from 1/32 to 3/8 inches with breaking strengths from 120 pounds to 14,400 pounds. As a note, all of our galvanized aircraft cables and other cables are not suitable for use in aircrafts.

1 x 7 Strand Cable
7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
1x7 Strand
Size (in.) Weight/1000′ Breaking Strength
Galvanized Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless Steel
1/16″ 8.5 500 500
3/32″ 20 1200 1200

1 x 19 Strand Cable
7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
1x19 Strand
Size (in.) Weight/1000′ Breaking Strength
Galvanized Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless T316
3/64″ 5.5 375 375  
1/16″ 8.5 500 500  
3/32″ 20 1200 1200  
1/8″ 35 2100 2100 1780
5/32″ 55 3300 3300 2800
3/16″ 77 4700 4700 4000
7/32″ 102 6300 6300 5350
1/4″ 135 8200 8200 6900
5/16″ 210 12500 12500 10600
3/8″ 294 17500 17500 14800

7 x 7 Strand Cable
7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
7x7 Strand
Size (in.) Weight/1000′ Breaking Strength
Galvanized Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless T316
3/64″ 3.6 270 270  
1/16″ 7.5 480 480 360
3/32″ 16 920 920 700
1/8″ 28 1700 1700 1360
5/32″ 43 2600 2400  
3/16″ 62 3700 3700  
1/4″ 106 6100 6100  

7 x 19 Strand Cable
7x7 Galvanized Aircraft Cable
7x19 Strand
Size (in.) Weight/1000′ Breaking Strength
Galvanized Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless Steel
Breaking Strength
Stainless T316
1/16″ 7.5 480 480  
3/32″ 17 1000 920  
1/8″ 29 2000 1760 1300
5/32″ 45 2800 2400 2000
3/16″ 65 4200 3700 2900
7/32″ 86 5600 5000  
1/4″ 110 7000 6400 4900
5/16″ 173 9800 9000 7600
3/8″ 243 14400 12000 11000

Wire Rope Fittings

We also maintain a full line of wire rope accessories to facilitate connection, securing, and tensioning operations. These products are available in galvanized, stainless, and zinc-plated steel and include:

  • Also known as U-bolt clamps, clips are available in sizes ranging from 1/16 to 1-1/8 inches. They are used for creating an “eye” at the end of a wire rope when it is looped back on itself and are secured by tightening the nuts on either end.
  • These accessories are used alongside clips—fitting inside the “eye” formed by the wire rope and clip—to prevent wire ropes from fraying.
  • Turnbuckles facilitate proper tension when securing wire ropes. They consist of rotating hook ends and a threaded bolt. When a wire rope is secured at one end, rotating one end of the turnbuckle extends or retracts the threaded bolt, reducing or increasing tension.

For a complete list of wire rope accessories, see our accessory products page.

Contact Armstrong / Alar Today

At Armstrong / Alar, we specialize in the sale and service of a wide range of industrial rigging hardware equipment, including:

  • Cables and wire rope
  • Chains and chain kits
  • Hooks
  • Fasteners

We are committed to providing high-quality products and customer service. As a result, our products are available in a variety of sizes and can be ordered in bulk or custom lengths to meet your unique needs. Additionally, we offer quick turnaround times and flexible production priorities to match your project schedule.

To learn more about our wire rope and other product offerings, give us a call at 847-808-8885 (or toll-free 800-927-8549) for the quickest response. You can also submit our contact form with your inquiry or quote request.

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15 E. Palatine Road #108
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

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