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Understanding Wire Rope Costs

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The cost to purchase wire ropre fluctuates considerably, depending upon an extensive range of variables. Familiarizing oneself with what exactly informs mechanical cable price equips cable buyers with the right cable material, diameter, and construction the first time, every time.

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.

Push-Pull Cable Assemblies: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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.

Passivation: Stainless Steel Cable

Thursday, September 29, 2021

Stainless steel mechanical cable is, by its very design, corrosion resistant. However, for all its corrosion-resistant properties, even stainless steel remains at risk of oxidation when applied to a harsh environment. Passivation extends the life and quality of a stainless steel cable.

How Do I Choose a Wire Rope?

Monday, August 1, 2021
Although the terms wire rope and mechanical cable are often used interchangeably, the diameter of the product itself is what determines whether we call it wire rope or mechanical cable. Wire rope is the term assigned to diameters greater than ⅜”, although most engineers refer to wire rope as anything ¼” or greater.