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How Cable Life and Strength is Impacted by Pulley Design

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Every person who has gone to a gas station has used pulleys, whether they know it or not. As, Pulleys are a simple machine used in mechanical applications where reducing effort is optimal, in the case of fueling up one's car, the pulley system assists by spreading heavy loads across the distance between the fueling unit and a car's fuel dispenser. In this case, the load also typically traverses a bend radius or radii. In the case of EV charging stations, similarly to gas station pumps, the pulley at the top of the charging unit allows a cable-made tether to glide effortlessly around the pulley and support the weight of the charging cable.

Cable Pulleys Used in Counterweight Systems Inside EV Charging Stations

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Every person who has gone to a gas station has used pulleys, whether they know it or not. As, Pulleys are a simple machine used in mechanical applications where reducing effort is optimal, in the case of fueling up one's car, the pulley system assists by spreading heavy loads across the distance between the fueling unit and a car's fuel dispenser. In this case, the load also typically traverses a bend radius or radii. In the case of EV charging stations, similarly to gas station pumps, the pulley at the top of the charging unit allows a cable-made tether to glide effortlessly around the pulley and support the weight of the charging cable.

What is an Anti-Rotational Cable?

Monday, July 25, 2021
Anti-rotational cable is a wire rope that resists the forces of rotation by layering opposing helical strands. Whenever one has a multi-stranded cable, the only way to keep it from unraveling is to ensure the outer diameter remains static, no matter the forces coming from the environment.

Choosing the Right Mechanical Cable Material

Thursday, June 17, 2020
The mechanical cables used to actuate motion in virtually any surgical robot, endoscopic device, aerospace and military equipment vary by material one application to the next. Here's a brief guide to choosing the right material for your mechanical cables.