Strands are made of single high tensile wires. These are placed helically around an insert * (heart wire) in the steel cable factory. This is the basic model for the further rope prodution.
A wire rope is produced by twisting strands. In addition to a strand (-WSC), a fiber interlayer (-FC) can also be used as the insert. In special cases, a rope (-IWSC) can also be used as an insert.
Ropes are designated as follows:
(Number of strands) x (Number of wires per strand)
Example: 6 x 7-WSC is a rope with 6 strands and 7 wires including one center strand.