Written by Mark Elmy
Welcome to the wire rope safety factor calculator. This script will calculate a safety factor for a wire rope with a specified size. If the diameter of the rope is unknown, select unknown for the diameter and a safety factor and rope diameter wil be calculated for you. Hit 'Start' to continue.
WIRE ROPE DESIGN FACTOR MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS PER OSHA 1910.179, ANSI Z241.2,
ANSI/ASME B30.2, AND CMAA #70:
MOLTEN MATERIAL HANDLING HOIST, 8:1
GENERAL DUTY NON-MOLTEN MATERIAL HANDLING HOIST, 5:1
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This program provides information to personnel involved with wire rope used for hoisting applications. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, that the information contained herein take precedence over any regulations and requirements, Federal, State, or local, OEM, or other ruling body. It remains the responsibility of the user of this information to properly use the information contained herein.
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