Crimp sleeves are among the most commonly used wire rope and mechanical cable fittings. Also, but lesser known as loop sleeves, crimp sleeves are popular because they are designed to serve two fundamental cable assembly functions: form a loop at one or both ends of a length of cable, and/or attach two separate pieces of cable together.
Every day we encounter stretchy material, like rubber bands or balloons. But did you know that even metal materials, like springs, can stretch? Such is the case with mechanical cable. Mechanical cable, also known as wire rope, is made of metal wires. Wire counts can be as few as two and as many as several hundred. The wire count, combined with the material and a host of other factors, informs the presence of cable stretch immediately upon manufacturing, straight on through the cable’s entire lifespan.
Push-pull control cable assemblies are more common than you might think. Also known as control cables, push-pull control cables are found virtually everywhere. Have you used a lawn mower? They’re in the choke, which is the part of the mower that regulates fuel flow and ultimately, powers to the mower’s blades. Everyone has used a bicycle, right? Well, push-pull cable assemblies control slowing and stopping using the bike’s handbrake systems.
At Carl Stahl Sava Industries, it’s not uncommon for our engineers to produce not just custom mechanical cable, but rather, also custom fittings, tooling and even machines developed to perform a complex manufacturing process.