ISO 4308-1:2003

Cranes and lifting appliances -- Selection of wire ropes -- Part 1: General

ISO 4308-1:2003 specifies two methods for the selection of wire rope to be used on lifting appliances as designated in ISO 4306-1, one based on the value of the rope selection factor C and the other based on the value of the coefficient of utilization Zp ISO 4308-1:2003 establishes the minimum requirements for acceptable strength and performance levels of wire ropes with respect to the design, application and maintenance of the lifting appliance. ISO 4308-1:2003 establishes the minimum requirements for the diameters of drums and sheaves that are to be associated with the selected wire rope.A non-exhaustive list of types of lifting appliance to which ISO 4308-1:2003 is applicable is given in Annex A.

Annex B provides some examples of rope selection.Annex C gives factors, additional to those mentioned above, which may need consideration when selecting the wire rope.Annex D specifies the selection method for the diameter of the compensating sheave when used in relation to hoists.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2003-05
    Corrected version (fr) : 2003-10
  • Edition : 3
  • :
    ISO/TC 96/SC 3
    Selection of ropes
  • 53.020.30
    Accessories for lifting equipment

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