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Wire Rope User's Manual Now Available on Digital Media | Construction News

The Wire Rope User’s Manual, 4th Edition is now available on a Flash Drive that can be read both by PC and Mac operating systems.

Users can carry the electronic manual into the field and plug it into a laptop, tablet, or other device that has a USB port. The manual is not saved to a device or server, but is read and used directly from the flash drive.  The flash drive can be shared by multiple users, as no password is required.

The 160-page Wire Rope User’s Manual is published by the Wire Rope Technical Board and is the culmination of a joint effort by the domestic wire rope industry. It covers wire rope components; identification and construction; handling and installation; operation, inspection and maintenance; and physical properties.

The information provided helps establish sound practices in rope selection and application. In addition, the fourth edition includes a new section to serve as guidance for the safe use of rope and sling products: Wire Rope and Wire Rope Sling Safety Bulletin and Wire Rope Inspection Form.

Other materials from the WRTB include ASTM standards related to wire rope; Wire Rope Sling User’s Manual; Wire Rope Inspection Guidelines; Wire Rope and Wire Rope Sling Safety Bulletin; Wire Rope Warning Tags and Labels; and Groove Gauge Sets.

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