Stainless Steel Wire Rope


For Industrial and Architectural projects worldwide

Sta-Lok are a premium UK supplier of Stainless Steel Wire Rope, PVC Coated Wire Ropes and Compacted Strand Wire; distributing a wide variety or diameters and constructions from its UK warehouse in Manningtree, Essex. Stocking a comprehensive range of stainless steel grade 1.4401 (AISI 316) wire rope on various reel sizes, allowing short lead times and quick deliveries. Conforming to international standards, all wire is certified and fully traceable, in line with Sta-Lok’s quality systems and ISO 9001 accreditation. For over 50 years, its solutions have been used around the world in many applications, including the Marine, Height Access, Architectural and Industrial sectors.

Stainless steel wire rope is made up of individual wires spun into a strand and has many different properties and benefits. A number of outer strands are closed over a central core, with the number of strands around this core determining the different constructions of wire and their unique characteristics.

The 1×19 construction is suitable for all types of general applications due to its low elasticity and high breaking load. 19 wires are twisted to form 1 strand. 1×19 is one of the most popular constructions and is typically used for yacht and sailboat rigging, balustrading and architectural projects. Compacted Strand wires feature high strength and very low stretch, providing excellent longevity and performance. During manufacturing the outer strands are compressed, resulting in a lower overall diameter, but increased strength. Compacted strand wire rope is commonly used when there is heavy lifting involved, requiring high breaking loads and/or repetitive bending.

The 7×7 construction provides good flexibility and is used throughout the marine industry and for general engineering applications. Some common uses include fall arrest lines, balustrading and guardrails wires, standing rigging, control cables and small wire rope slings. The 7×19 construction is the most flexible of the multi-strand wire ropes. Often used for its greater flexibility, 7×19 is suitable for garage or industrial door cables, gym cables, guy wires, catenary wire, winch ropes, lifting slings and all applications where the cable is required to run over a pulley.

Sta-Lok can supply your stainless steel wire with PVC, Polypropylene or Nylon coatings in a range of colours to act as a protective shield or aesthetic enhancement for the wire.

Sta-Lok’s well-established supply chain and global sourcing arrangements allows it to secure a huge range of constructions and diameters to meet you design and budgetary expectations. If you have a unique requirement or require a particular breaking load, Sta-Lok are able to source wire to meet your needs. Sta-Lok have the experience, capacity and capability to work to regular delivery programmes, staggered deliveries or call-off arrangements. Sta-Lok’s specialist team welcome the opportunity to speak with you to understand your supply requirements.


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