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eSheaves Materials and Applications

eSheaves is an engineering firm that takes your technical requirements for wire rope sheaves and translates them into cost effective solutions for your application. We offer ready to ship and custom-made sheaves. On our website you will find a variety of sheaves and pulleys from QSheaves™, Process Sheaves, HardHat Sheaves, and Strongman Sheaves. In order to meet your applicational needs, we offer a variety of materials that will fit your specific requirements. Continue reading to find out what materials we use to make our pulleys and sheaves.



  • Steel: Our steel is machined from solid rod. It has hardened grooves which contribute to the longevity of the sheave’s life.
  • Plastics: Our plastic sheaves are machined or molded. They come in a variety of durometers, colors, and temperature resistants.
  • Cast Nylon: Our cast nylon sheaves are known for their outstanding wear and their strength for hoisting in heavy weight applications. These sheaves are also lighter weight than our steel sheaves.
  • Phenolic: Phenolic sheaves are high value and adaptable, making them perfect for a variety of applications. Phenolic sheaves are also customizable, so they can easily be modified to fit your exact specifications.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum sheaves have a reduced weight and excellent corrosion resistance, making them ideal for various applications.
  • Stainless steel: Our stainless steel sheaves are used in conditions where heat and corrosion are a concern.
  • Composites: Composite sheaves provide a balance between value and performance in a range of environments and applications.

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  • Lifting and Hoisting: Sheaves in these applications are used in cranes and other high load applications to help move heavy weight materials.
  • Marine: Pulleys and sheaves are used in the maritime industry in shipboard cranes, ship steering, netting, dredging, and more.
  • Material Processing: Our sheaves are used for linear products like wire and cable.
  • OEM: eSheaves can easily replace sheaves from original equipment.
  • General: Our pulleys are used for blocks, machines, and other equipment.
  • Custom: We have the ability to customize our sheaves to fit the strength and performance you need for any application.

eSheaves has been supplying sheaves and pulleys to the industry for decades. We have the ability to provide in stock, ready to ship sheaves, as well as customized sheaves. We offer a variety of materials that can be used to meet any strength and performance needs that you require for your application. If you want to learn more about eSheaves and the products we sell, visit our website! Have any questions? Reach out to our sales team via email; sales@esheaves.com or by phone (800) 321-5667.