Individual wire mechanical testing

We conduct testing on individual wires used in making wire rope to determine their load capacity.

These tests confirm the suitability of the wires in new wire ropes, or assess the deterioration of the wires in used wire ropes.

The primary standard for this work is AS3569, which also references other standards for the different test methodologies.

The tests that can be conducted are:

  • Tensile testing - AS1394 and AS1391
  • Torsion testing - AS1394 and AS2505.5
  • Reverse bend testing - AS1394 and AS2505.4

We may also consider carrying out tests to other standards or similar tests as required.

To request testing or for further information use our enquiry form or call us on (02)4724 4900