Wire rope Definition


Wire rope:

A cable composed of steel wires twisted around a central core of fiber or steel wire to create a rope of great strength and considerable flexibility.

Wire rope is used as drilling line (in rotary and cable-tool rigs), coring line, servicing line, winch line, and so on.

It is often called cable or wireline; however, wireline is a single, slender metal rod, usually very flexible.

Compare wireline.