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.
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Learn the vital components of wire rope casing, from high-density polyethylene coatings to interior steel linings, and understand its wide-ranging applications—from bike brakes to aerospace. Whether you're an engineer or a curious learner, this guide offers valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions in your projects or simply expand your knowledge.
Discover the importance of choosing the right cutting method not just based on precision, but on the stainless steel cable's ultimate function. Learn about the unique advantages and considerations of hand-cutting, fuse-cutting, and mechanical cutting, as well as the role heat plays in achieving a high-quality cut. This article is a must-read for anyone dealing with stainless steel cable in manufacturing, surgical systems, and heavy load support applications.
Steel cable is cable made from stranded steel wires. While the terminology changes, depending upon the diameter of the cable, steel wires helically stranded together can be known as wire rope, mechanical cable, miniature cable, and even ultrafine cable.
There are many operations that go into manufacturing mechanical cable assemblies, beginning with stranding steel or tungsten wires in large machines known as stranders or cablers. These machines twist the cable’s wires into helical configurations, and the cables they produce involve different wire counts, flexibilities, and break strengths, depending upon a host of factors determined by the assembly’s designers. Once the wire rope or mechanical cable has been stranded into its desired wire count and configuration, it is spooled and transported to a cutting production area where it undergoes a sophisticated cutting operation.