Wire ropes are commonly used to secure rockfall netting onto rock or slope faces. Both drapery and stabilisation systems utilise wire ropes to allow the load from meshes to be evenly distributed at the crest of a slope, spreading the load over multiple bolt/nail positions.
Wire ropes are also used in some instances to help contour mesh facings to the topography of the cliff/slope face.
DYWIDAG-Systems International supply a range of wire rope diameters to cater for the full range of applications. Wire ropes can be supplied with both fibre and steel cores and should provide an efficient combination of strength and flexibility. DYWIDAG-Systems International supply 6x19 fibre core wire ropes as standard; however, other specifications can be supplied upon request. 6x19 refers to the 6 bundles of 19 wire strands used to form the rope.
Galvanized wire ropes are provided in accordance with DIN 1142 and are formed from High Tensile Steel Strands.
DYWIDAG-Systems International also provide Stainless Steel wire ropes for marine or coastal environments.