Wire rope typically is composed of three components; (1) the core around which the rope is constructed; (2) the individual wires that form strands; and, (3) the strands themselves. All of the components are designed and built to move and interact with one another to give the finished product the attributes of strength, flexibility, resistance to abrasion, and resistance to rotation appropriate for a particular job.

Wire rope is generally grouped into different classes based on the number of individual strands, as well as the number of wires in each strand, e.g. 6×7, 6×19, 8×19, 19×7, etc. These classifications are somewhat misleading, however, as they do not always represent the actual number of wires in a given strand. For example, wire rope with actual construction using 6 strands of 21 wires each, 6 strands of 25 wires each, and 6 strands of 26 wires each are all included in the 6×19 classification. Illustrations of some of the more typical wire rope classifications are below.

Within the various classifications, wire rope can be further broken down into factors such as left or right lay, bright or galvanized finish, regular or Lang lay, each of which factors give the finished product different strengths and compromises. THE GOOD NEWS FOR INTEGRICERT CUSTOMERS IS THAT WE HAVE THE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCT TO YOU’RE YOUR NEEDS. IntegriCert offers our customers a wide range of top quality wire rope. All of our wire rope has mill test documentation including working load limit, construction and actual break tests (strength tests). Our wire rope can be used in numerous applications including hoisting and boom lines for cranes, wire rope sling fabrication, tow lines, rotary drill lines, tubing lines, sand lines, winch lines, mooring lines, and specialized plastic infused ropes for the mining industry. Contact us today to let us recommend the ideal product to meet your needs.


IntegriCert offers a wide variety of wire rope slings, from 1/8” to 4” in diameter. All of our wire rope slings are proof tested to twice the safe working load limit upon fabrication or repair. In addition, all wire rope slings fabricated by IntegriCert are channeled through an extensive quality control system that meets ISO standards. Our wire rope slings are used on a daily basis for lifting objects such as cargo transit containers and offshore service equipment or for any subsea lifting application – as well as the installation of oilfield drilling platforms.


The wide range of rigging hardware offered by IntegriCert includes wire rope end terminations, shackles, hooks and swivels, and various other rigging accessories. All hardware distributed by IntegriCert is available with certification documents provided. Our rigging hardware is typically used in the fabrication of all types of wire rope slings, and can also be used for material handling applications in the lifting industry. Contact us today to learn more about our rigging hardware.


IntegriCert offers a variety of synthetic web products including nylon web slings, polyester web slings, polyester round slings and cargo securement tie-down webbing. Slings are available in sizes from 1”-wide to 12”- wide and from one-ply to four-ply thickness. Web slings serve a practical use in the oilfield industry when the use of wire rope slings is not feasible. Because of the flexibility and various types of hitches that can be used with web slings, they have become a reliable asset in the lifting industry.


IntegriCert has a complete line of polypro, nylon and manila rope in stock. These types of ropes are common to the oilfield industry and vary in size from 1/8” to 3”. Construction may be three-strand, double braid, eight braid or 12 braid and most can be hand spliced to form loops for securement purposes. These ropes are commonly used to tie down objects for motor vessel transportation and for motor vessel securement to shore bases.



The three main types of chain stocked by IntegriCert are proof coil, high test and alloy. Proof coil chain is used for various applications such as hanging tires from offshore boats or securing a perimeter. High test chain can be used for load securement, logging, towing and in the marine industry. Alloy chain is used strictly for lifting applications – and is the only chain that can be used for lifting. Grade 100 alloy chain can have many components attached to it to configure various chain slings – and these chain slings may have a single leg or be composed of multiple legs.