As the lifting sector largely refers to the ISO 4308 standard and the rules of the F.E.M., we will adopt below the main notations and symbols.

The designation of the ropes, the normative and informative factors as they appear in the latest available EN standards will be used.

Basic terminology and symbols (according to EN 12385-2) :

- METALLIC CORE

      Parallel lay wires :                   CWP

      Independently wired :           CWR

      Structural strand :                          CWS

 

- TEXTILE CORE     

      Natural :          CFN

      Synthetic :      CFS

 

Lay construction :

      right : Z

      left :   S