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Why Choose Nylon Cable Pulleys for Your Mechanical Systems?

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Nylon pulleys are integral in numerous mechanical systems due to their durability, load-bearing capacity, and longevity. Featuring unique properties like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) for reduced friction and exceptional corrosion resistance, they are ideal for varied applications, including materials handling and high-friction environments.

How to Crimp a Ferrule to Coated Cable?

Monday, October 23, 2023

Discover how ferrules work with coated cables to create strong and safe cable assemblies. Learn the do's and don'ts of swaging ferrules and why it's crucial to prepare coated cables properly.

Plated Steel Pulleys: From Basic Mechanics to Advanced Configurations

Friday, September 15, 2023

This comprehensive guide explains the mechanics of how plated steel pulleys work, their role in reducing force, and the unique bearing configurations that distinguish them. Whether you're an engineer or simply curious, you'll find invaluable insights into selecting the right pulley for any task.

How to Crimp Cable Ferrules to Wire Rope Using a Hand Tool: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Mechanical cable ferrules, which can be referred to as swaged sleeves, or more often, cable crimp sleeves, can be applied to wire ropes or miniature cables using a hand tool or a machine press. But the success one has using hand tools to achieve the full rated strength that the cable assembly requires depends upon a variety of factors. In this read, Sava walks you through a step-by-step guide to using a hand tool to press a cable ferrule (or cable crimp sleeve) to a length of mechanical cable.

Cable Crimp Sleeves: What Are They and How Do You Use Them?

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Cable crimp sleeves are among the most commonly used wire rope and mechanical cable fittings. Also, but lesser known as loop sleeves, cable 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.