ASTM A1023/A1023M-02

    Standard Specification for Stranded Carbon Steel Wire Ropes for General Purposes

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the general requirements for the more common types of stranded steel wire ropes. Included in this specification are wire ropes in various grades and constructions from 1/4 in. (6 mm) to 23/8 in. (60 mm) manufactured from uncoated or metallic coated wire. Also included are cord products from 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) to 3/8 in. (10 mm) manufactured from metallic coated wire. For specific applications, additional or alternative requirements may apply.

    1.2 The values stated in either inch-pounds or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A931 Test Method for Tension Testing of Wire Ropes and Strand

    A1007 Specification for Carbon Steel Wire for Wire Rope


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152204(Stranded steel wire)


    DOI: 10.1520/A1023_A1023M-02

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