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Structural Wire Ropes

Structural Wire Ropes

Structural Wire Ropes

Common Applications

Icon and heading for - Bucket Wheel Excavators and Spreaders
Icon and heading for - Cable Stayed Bridges
Icon and heading for - Giant Observation Wheels
Icon and heading for - Glass and Membrane Roofs
Icon and heading for - Glass Facades
Icon and heading for - Pedestrian and Cycling Bridges
Icon and heading for - Pipeline Bridges
Icon and heading for - Stadium and Arena Roofs
Icon and heading for - Stayed Masts
Icon and heading for - Stayed Windturbine, Transmission Towers and Offshore Platforms
Icon and heading for - Suspension Bridges
Icon and heading for - Tied Arch Bridges


Structural wire rope cables have played a major role in the engineering and architecture of many large structures and are widely used on projects involving bridges, vessels, stadiums and glass facade/membrane buildings to name a few. Using steel cables in the design of such projects has proved more cost effective than solely using raw materials such as Iron or concrete and is now very much the preferred choice within the construction and engineering sector.


The starting point for FATZER products is high-tensile steel wire. Fabricated into steel wire ropes, it enables architects, engineers and contractors to create technically sophisticated rope architecture.


FATZER manufacture a wide range of rope diameters, suitable for use on the most complex of projects. The performance parameters of all products are monitored and confirmed by independent test bodies.


It goes without saying that steel wire ropes must meet the highest safety requirements. What sets them apart though, is the way they provide freedom for aesthetically creative design. It is the elegant HYEND series of end connections, in particular, which turns these technical products into true “design objects”.


Spiral strand and fully locked coil ropes are manufactured in Switzerland in FATZER's own factory. This covers the whole process including stranding, pre-stretching, marking and in some cases socketing. Handling customised product solutions is a challenge we tackle on a daily basis. In all cases rope assemblies arrive on site ready for installation.


All materials are fully certified and has full traceability in line with our ISO9001 procedures. The most common constructions of wire rope used for structural purposes are: Spiral strand ropes and fully locked coil rope (EN 1993-1-11:2006). All ropes are available with HYEND fittings to guarantee the best quality and safety standard (EN 13411-4).

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SWR have the capacity to design and manufacture these assemblies, and can provide structural advice on load ratings and fixing terminals should this be required. Both galvanised and stainless steel can be used depending on the location and specification of the project.

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