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  Foreword, Measuring the rope diameter  
  If you have to cut a rope  
  Unreeling the rope  
  Connecting the old rope to the new rope  
  Rope lay direction versus Drum Grooving  
  Winding on to the drum  
  Installation of Wedge Sockets  
  Using your rope for the first time  
  Efficiency ratings of end terminations  
    Inspection of Wire Rope:  
  How to inspect Wire Rope  
  Crown- and Valley Wire Breaks  
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  Reduction of diameter, Rope Wear  
  Rope Stretch, Core Wire breaks  
  Mechanical damages  
  Corrosion, Rope Removal and Cause  
  Inspection of Sheaves and Drums, Dimensions of Groove Radius  
  Cut and Slip Procedure, Lubrication  
    Rope Properties & Data:  
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  Relative Service Life, Loss of Strength over Pins, Why Multistrand Ropes  
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Rope Lay direction versus Drum Grooving

Be sure to use the correct rope lay direction for the drum. This applies to smooth, as well as to grooved drums.

Many crane models have a two sided grooved drum, one part of it is left, the other right lay grooved. Some wire ropes are more sensitive to this type of design than others; it depends on lifting height, frequency of use, and even the rope diameter as to the type of wire rope most suitable for that application.

In some applications it may be advisable to select the rope lay direction according to the most frequently used drum layers (if more than one layer is spooled). If the first rope layer on a drum is used as a 'guide layer' only, it may be advisable to select the rope lay direction according to the second drum layer.
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