Glossary

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Glossary of Terms

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R

  • Reel
  • Regular Lay Rope
  • Reverse Strength
  • Reverse Bend
  • Reverse Lay
  • Rigging
  • Right Lay
  • Rollers

  • Reel
    The flanged spool on which wire rope or strand is wound for storage or shipment

    Regular Lay Rope
    Wire rope in which the wires in the strands and the strands in the rope are laid in opposite directions

    Reverse Strength
    Strength represented by the inner wires of a wire rope

    Reverse Bend
    Reeving of a wire rope over sheaves and drums so that it bends in opposite directions

    Reverse Lay
    Synonymous with "Alternate Lay"

    Rigging
    Any assembly made from wire rope that is to be used in a lifting, pulling, holding, or strapping capacity; Wire rope or aircraft cable used for securing the mast and/or boom on a sail boat, and for running of sails

    Right Lay
    (a) Strand - Strand in which the cover wires are laid in a helix having a right-hand pitch, similar to a right-hand screw
    (b) Rope - Rope in which the strands are laid in a helix having a right-hand pitch, similar to a right-hand screw

    Rollers
    Relatively small diameter cylinders which are free to turn while supporting ropes