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June 24, 2022

The Five Mil-Spec Wire Rope & Cable Products Available at Strand Core

All Military Specification callouts have different meanings worth noting when buying Wire Rope, Cable, and Strand. Knowing the difference between the various callouts ensures you choose the right product for your applications. While some companies have limited types of Mil-Spec products, Strand Core has a wide range available. Strand Core sells five different Mil-Spec products: Mil-DTL-83420, MIL-DTL-87161, MIL-DTL-18375, MIL-DTL-83140, and[…]
June 22, 2022

What’s the Difference between 19x7 and 7x19 Aircraft Cable?

If you are unfamiliar with standard aircraft cable constructions, you may look at our website and say, aren’t 19x7 and 7x19 the same cable? Though it may be easy to confuse them in writing, their physical appearance and structure are actually extremely different. Most notably, these differences impact how and where these cables are used. Take a moment to learn about the constructions, characteristics, and applications of these cables and contact[…]
June 20, 2022

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,[…]
June 20, 2022

Differences Between Numerous Military Specifications

Military specifications are classified by a unique code that are used within numerous industries to determine specific product specs. In today’s blog we will be looking at five different military specifications: MIL-DTL-83420, MIL-DTL-87161, MIL-DTL-18375, MIL-DTL-83140, and MIL-DTL-18242. The DTL part of the military specifications stands for defense detail spec. Continue reading our new blog to learn about the five different specifications we[…]
June 17, 2022

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.
June 15, 2022

Cable, Strand, and Wire Rope Packaging Options

After making a purchase of cable, strand, wire rope, or custom assembly, it is crucial that your product arrives safely at your desired shipping address. Rather than only offering one type of standard shipping, Strand Core believes that it is best to offer numerous packaging options so you can choose the one best suited to your product. Continue reading our blog to understand the different packaging options offered for our cable, strand, and[…]
June 13, 2022

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[…]
June 10, 2022

Have you Seen Strand Core’s Technical Resources Page?

Due to Strand Core's many decades of experience, we have compiled useful information over the years about wire rope products and how products perform in numerous applications. We have compiled this information on a technical resources page. Our resources page has six different topics that are useful in ensuring you choose the suitable wire rope for your application needs and correctly use the wire rope. Continue reading to learn about three of[…]
June 08, 2022

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[…]
June 06, 2022

The Materials Used for Wire Rope, Cable, & Strand