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Zia Wire Rope & Supply in Farmington is always eager to share helpful information and answer questions for clients so they can make informed decisions when purchasing our products and working with our team during service appointments.

What is wire rope, exactly?

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What are the rope lay options for wire rope?

The finished rope has either a left or right hand lay—the direction the strands were wrapped around the core. Regular lay indicates the wires were wrapped around the center in one direction while the strands were wrapped around the core in the opposite direction. Lang’s lay indicates the wires and strands were wrapped around the core in the same direction. The length of lay is measured as the distance for one strand to go completely around the rope at one time.

What type of metal is used in wire rope?

The wire rope options from Zia Wire Rope & Supply include bright, rotation resistant bright, galvanized, and stainless steel.

What are the various wire rope constructions?

Wire rope can be easily customized for any application, but the standard constructions are 6×19, 6×37, 6×7 FC, 6×19 FC, 6×24 FC, 19×7, and 8×19.

What type of fire extinguisher is good for home use?

Multi-purpose dry chemical fire extinguishers are the all around work horses for A,B, & C class fires.

What’s the best way to clean and store safety goggles?

Keep them in a clean, dust proof container when not in use, and clean your goggles with a microfiber close so you won’t scratch or affect the anti-fog coating, followed by a disinfectant.

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