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    ASTM A1023 / A1023M - 21

    Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Wire Ropes for General Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM A1023 / A1023M | Developed by Subcommittee: A01.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.03

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    This specification covers stranded steel wire ropes of various grades and constructions manufactured from uncoated or metallic coated wire and cord products manufactured from metallic coated wire. Dimensional characteristics include the diameter and lay length of the rope. Mechanical property requirements include: rope breaking force, spinning loss factor, and stretch; and wire torsions, tensile strength, tensile grade, and level. Cores of stranded ropes shall normally either be of steel or fiber composition. All wire ropes shall be lubricated and impregnated in the manufacturing process. Wire finish may be final-galvanized rope or drawn-galvanized (zinc coated) rope. Rope workmanship and finish; testing and compliance; acceptance tests; and packaging and identification are also detailed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the general requirements for the more common types of steel wire ropes. Included in this specification are wire ropes in various grades and constructions from 1/4 to 31/2 in. [6 to 89 mm] manufactured from uncoated or metallic coated wire. Also included are cord products from 1/32 to 3/8  in. [0.8 to 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.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    ISO Standards

    ISO 2232

    ISO 3108 Steel Wire Ropes for General PurposesDetermination of Actual Breaking

    Military Standards


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152204(Stranded steel wire); 31151505(Wire rope)

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    DOI: 10.1520/A1023_A1023M-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM A1023 / A1023M-21, Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Wire Ropes for General Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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