Stretch In Wire & Rod Rigging

The reason that a rod rig generally has a shorter lifetime than a wire rig, is that the wire rig has a higher flexibility than the rod rig. The exception is Dyform or compacted wire, with the ability of rod but the flexibility of wire.
Stretch is the amount by which a material can be increased in size (lengthened or widened) by pulling.


Stretch is always one of the critical factors considered when designing a rig. Low stretch under high loads is important for the final performance of a rigging configuration.

Blue Wave offers in-house wire stretching facilities at our Gold Coast warehouse. Wire can be stretched to your requirements and shipped to domestic and international locations.

Contact our team on info@bluewave.com.au to find out more.