Carl Stahl TECHNOCABLES
Strands in S-lay (left hand direction of wires).
Strand in S-lay – left hand lay direction of wires.
Strand in Z-lay right hand direction of wires.
Strands in Z-lay (lright hand ay direction of wires).
Steel cables with right hand ordinary lay.
Steel cables with right hand ordinary lay (sZ)
The figure shows steel cables with left hand ordinary lay.
Steel cables with left hand ordinary lay (zS).
Steel cable with right hand langs lay.
Steel cable with right hand langs lay (zZ).
Picture of steel cable with left hand langs lay (sS).
Steel cable with left hand langs lay (sS).

The correct lay direction for your application

The lay direction indicates the direction in which the outer wires (outer strands) of the strand (cable) are laid around the center wire (core strand).

“S-lay” means: the outer wires (outer strands) are laid in left direction around the center wire (core strand).

“Z-lay” means:.the outer wires (outer strands) are laid in right direction around the center wire (core strand).

Furthermore, a distinction is made between ordinary/regular lay and langs in the stranding (see figure). As standard, Carl Stahl Technocables delivers the steel cables in right hand ordinary lay (sZ).