Mechanical Cable Testing

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Choosing the Right Cable Assembly With Confidence

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Selecting the right cable is not just an exercise in choosing materials and products. Building the right cable assembly demands an understanding of all phases of design, testing and production, ensuring that from the first to the millionth, the product is perfect every time.

Understanding Mil Spec Cable: An In-Depth Guide to MIL-DTL-83420

Monday, April 29, 2024

Learn the military specifications for cable/wire rope defined by MIL-DTL-83420. This article describes how these specifications ensure optimal performance, safety, and uniformity across military and aerospace applications.

How Do Mechanical Cable Fittings Inform Breaking Strength?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The difference between mechanical cable and a mechanical cable assembly is the presence of fittings applied to the mechanical cable itself. When engineers design mechanical cable, which, depending on the cable’s diameter, can also be known as wire rope, they consider variables such as lay length, wire diameter, cable diameter, cable construction, cable coating, and a host of other factors.

How Cable Pulleys Effect Mechanical Cable Strength

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Cable pulleys may not be what one thinks of when thinking about machines. Notions of complex, mechanical equipment used to complete sophisticated tasks come to mind when considering the word, machine. But Cable pulleys are machines too! Matter of fact, oftentimes even the most sophisticated machines consist of other machines – sometimes, simple machines, which can amount to little more than rudimentary components like a single lever, a gear, or yes, a cable pulley.

Cable Stretch: Constructional v. Elastic Stretch in Wire Rope

Monday, January 9, 2023

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.