Wire rope lay
in strands are laid in the opposite direction of the strands
and are parallel to the rope axis.
Ropes with regular lay are easy to handle and have greater
resistance to crushing than those with lang lay.
are laid in the same direction as the strands of the rope,
and in an angle to the rope axis.
Longer lengths of the individual wires are exposed, creating
greater resistance to wear and improved flexibility.
Lang lay ropes should only be used where both rope ends are
"fixed" and therefore, should not be used with a
swivel type terminal