Wire Rope Safety Cable
1/4" diameter wire
7 x 19 Galvanized
Wire Rope - Bulk Stock
6 X 19 Plain Finish and Galvanized
The standard Wire Rope for the Steel fabricating industry is 6 x 19 EIP/IWRC. In short this means the wire rope is made up of 6 independent wires. Each of these 6 wires has 19 individual strands.
The illustration below shows the configuration of standard Wire Rope in Classification 6 x 19 IWRC / EIP. IWRC refers to the inner core strand, which is independent of the 6 outer strands.
6 x 19 Wire Rope can be plain finish or galvanized.
7x 19 Galvanized and Stainless Steel (Aircraft Cable)
Steel Fabricators and Erectors primarily use 7 x 19 wire rope as OSHA Safety cable. The most common size is 1/4" diameter, galvanized.