Steel ropes used in elevators meet all transportation requirements efficiently due to their high strength in small diameters. They offer the advantage of bending in multiple directions and maintain a low weight relative to their carrying capacity. These ropes have minimal wear and are easy to maintain. Elevator ropes come in various models, typically with a round cross-section.

Selecting the right elevator ropes is crucial and should align with their intended purpose. For instance, fiberglass ropes should not be used in high-heat environments. The preferred ropes for abrasion resistance and flexibility vary based on their composition. Some compositions feature thicker outer wires for better friction resistance but may lose elasticity over time.