Wire Rope

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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.

What Is the Strongest Wire Rope?

Tuesday, July 26, 2021
Depending on the application, wire rope strength is determined on a case-by-case basis, suited to the application, material, diameter and construction. These are the variables engineers evaluate.

How to Straighten Wire Rope

Thursday, March 10, 2021
Wire straightening is a process by which a wire rope, mechanical cable or cable filament is fed through a die and series of guides, or roll bearings, that eliminate the natural constructional curvatures present in the material. Read this blog for more!

How to Determine Wire Rope Strength

Tuesday, October 26, 2020
Motion cables are used in virtually any application where power is mechanically transferred from one component or area to another. It is because of the versatility of wire rope that engineers must be deeply educated on tensile strength, as well as the impact that wire rope diameter can have on tensile strength. Read this blog to learn more!