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Mechanical Design for the Stage by Alan Hendrickson

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Wire Rope and Sheaves

Wire Rope

Wire rope is frequently used in mechanical design in lifts, turntable drives, flying effects and deck tracks. It is unsurpassed as an inexpensive, flexible, high strength, light weight and compact tensile member, but there are many factors to consider when designing an effect using wire rope. These factors include recommended radius for bends, flexibility and terminations, many of which depend on size and construction.

Wire Rope Terminology

Breaking, Nominal, or Minimum Ultimate Strength - There are specific slightly different definitions for each of these terms, but despite this, they are often used in references and catalogs to refer to the same thing—the strength at which new wire rope will break under a ...

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