Python® Compac 18 is recommended for both multipart load and single
part applications where a medium rotational stability is needed. Use as
main- and auxiliary hoist line on GROVE, LINK BELT, MANITOWOC, TEREX and
other US made mobile- and truck cranes. Large lifting heights will require
a tag line to prevent spinning of the load.
Also used very successfully as a pulling rope on underground cable pulling
NOT recommended for construction tower cranes.
The compacting process (strand- or swage process, depending on rope sizes) creates a super smooth outer
rope surface which has shown great improvements when working on multiple
The super smooth rope surface makes this rope glide against each other
as it spools into the next drum wrap; interlocking and the associated
‘grinding’ and mechanical damages between the strands are
Python® Compac 18 wire ropes are more resistant to the effects of
drum crushing than 19x7 due to the compacted strands and smoothness of
the rope surface.
With 18 strands of 19 wires in all sizes, Python® Compac 18 remains
extremely flexible and easy to handle.
ASTM 1023/A 1023M - 09, Table 33
|Python® Compac 18 ropes are ROTATION RESISTANT
but NOT non-rotating (Class II)