We have a winch that lifts a load weighing 25kg up a shaft 30m deep. A 2mm Dia wire rope goes up the shaft over a guide pulley and down to the winch reeling drum. There is a load cell on the guide pulley. The question is this. "If the load cell fails and the load being lifted gets snagged on the steel work as it is lifted will the wire rope break before the motor gearbox on the winch stalls / trips out?" Wire Rope 2mm Diameter with a Breaking Load of 230kg Winch Drum 300mm Diameter. I'm still trying to get the information on the Motor / Gearbox but if someone could point us in the right direction as to what formula we could use to calculate this and also what specific information we would require for the Motor / Gearbox. Thanks in advance for the any help provided.