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Metric rope on sale and metric rope chart link

Northern Strands has a variety of Metric Rope on sale while quantities last.  We have Metric rope on sale up to 50% off!  Metric Rope is typically used for cranes, but has other applications as well.  Please see the attached Northern Strands Metric Rope Flyer pdf for details and pricing.

Here is a link to a metric rope chart for your convenience: 

Contact Northern Strands at , 306-242-7073 or toll free at 1-800-242-7073.

Northern Strands is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada owned and operated.

Mining wire rope damage as a result of inadequate lubrication.

Lubrication and Maintenance is critical to prolonging life of wire rope for purposes of mining.  Additionally, the correct lubricant is of key importance during rope manufacture.  Frequency of lubrication is dependent upon the condition of the wire rope, environment and application.  In-service lubricants must possess the following attributes:

·       Penetrate easily into the rope

·       Displace moisture from the internal and external surfaces

·       Provide good corrosion protection both internally and externally

·       Be resistant to emulsification

·       Possess good rope adhesive properties

·       Resist removal by mechanical forces

·       Be compatible with the lubricant already employed during rope manufacture


Without lubrication during its working life, wire ropes may suffer from premature withdrawal from service for the following reasons:

·       Premature wire breaks occurring in the ropes and caused by internal and/or external corrosion

·       Premature wire breaks occurring at the strand interstices due to lack of proper inter strand movement

·       Strand displacement, loose wires and rope waving, leading to loss of cross section stability.

Northern Strands is a supplier of many different lubricants and applicators, capable of providing you the right product for the right application.  For more information contact us at or call 306-242-7073 for more information.


Northern Strands is proudly Canadian owned and operated, with our head office being located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.



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