This document specifies round non-alloy steel wires used in the manufacture of general purpose and large diameter ropes to according to ISO 2408:2017 and mine hoisting wire ropes according to ISO 3154:1988.
— the dimensional tolerances;
— the mechanical characteristics;
— the required conditions for any coatings;
— the conditions of sampling, control and terms of acceptance.
It applies to round, bright, zinc (Zn) or zinc/aluminium (Zn/Al) alloy coated wires of quality A or quality B and of nominal diameters from 0,2 mm to 7,0 mm.
It does not apply to steel wire taken from manufactured ropes.
It does not apply to wire for steel wire ropes for special applications, such as:
— ropes for aircraft controls;
— ropes for aerial ropeways;
— ropes for lifts;
— ropes for prestressed concrete;
— ropes for conveyor belts.