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October 15, 2021

The Different Constructions Found at Strand Core

October 11, 2021

Strand Core's Guide to Common Wire Rope Wear & Tear

In this blog, we will cover three common forms of wear and tear that wire can experience out in the field. Though wear does occur naturally, regular inspection, maintenance, and equipment repair can help ensure appropriate cycle life for your cable products while also minimizing risks and failures. Be on the lookout for signs of abrasion, bird caging, and kinking as you inspect and operate your equipment.
October 07, 2021

A Guide to the Different Materials Used for General Purpose Wire Ropes

Picking the wrong material of wire rope for your applications can turn a great project into a disaster. The only solution to prevent this from happening is to be aware of the various materials that steel wire ropes are made of and which ones are suited to multiple applications. Three primary materials are used to make general-purpose wire ropes: Galvanized, Stainless, and Bright Carbon Steel. Continue reading to learn about the use of each of[…]
October 04, 2021

Does Your Application Require Corrosion-Resistant Aircraft Cable?

If you have visited the Material page on our website, you may have noticed that we describe 302/304 and 316 stainless material as having “good corrosion resistance.” Conversely, we describe galvanized material as having “minimal corrosion resistance.” While we have already compared the differences between stainless steel and galvanized steel when selecting the proper material for your aircraft cable, we would like to use this blog to discuss the[…]
September 30, 2021

Have you seen our Newly Updated Aircraft Cable and Wire Rope Webpages?

Strand Core has recently changed its webpage content for our high-quality wire rope and aircraft cable products. Strand Core has been manufacturing wire rope and cable products right in the USA at our Milton, Florida facility for decades. We strongly believe in the sourcing of domestic products, which is why all of our wire rope and aircraft cable products are domestically made and melted here in America. Our products also meet Buy America, Buy[…]
September 29, 2021

Using a Pulley Radius Guide to Improve Wire Rope Life

Far too often, wire rope and cable products fail to last nearly as long as expected. While wire ropes and cables constructed from low-quality materials can sometimes contribute to premature failure, often it is because the wrong sheaves and pulleys are used in the application. Thankfully, Strand Core provides a radius guide to ensure you are pairing the suitable sheaves and pulleys for your wire rope and cable products. Read more to learn about[…]
September 22, 2021

Resources to Reference When Buying Wire Rope, Cable, and Sheaves

While buying wire rope, cable and sheave products for your applications can feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Strand Core provides five different technical resource pages on our website to help ensure our customers get the best products for their application needs! We provide Wire Rope Stretch information, Pulley, Sheave & Bend Radius Guides, a Standard Points of Measure and Assembly Tolerances page, and a Military Specification Cross[…]
September 20, 2021

What's the Difference Between 7x7 and 7x19 Aircraft Cable?

7x7 and 7x19 are two of the most common aircraft cable constructions used in aircraft controls. However, their functionality is not limited just to the aerospace industry, as these flexible cables are useful for a wide range of other mechanical applications. Available from stock in stainless steel and galvanized steel, these versatile products offer an effective balance of strength and flexibility. Take a brief moment to learn all about the[…]
September 17, 2021

Have you Visited Strand Core’s New Domestic Manufacturing Webpage?

Strand Core recently released a webpage that focuses on American manufacturing. Our webpage highlights the various manufacturing specifications Strand Core meets, an overview for a few of our domestically made products, details about our Government sales page, and an explanation of why Strand Core are proud to be an American manufacturing company. Continue reading to get an overview of the various sections of our American manufacturing-focused[…]
September 15, 2021

Wire Rope Wear: Understanding Wire Breaks

Like all industrial equipment, aircraft cables and wire ropes wear while in service, and will require replacement. Though the cycle life of each cable varies based on construction and application, factors such as load and pulley condition can actually reduce this lifespan by triggering wire breaks.  Not all wire breaks look the same, and understanding these differences can help detect issues in your system before they damage additional cables,[…]