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February 04, 2021

How Buy American Act changes Affect Made in USA Wire Rope

January 28, 2021

What does it mean to Buy American?

Understanding the differences between Wire Rope Sourcing Requirements  As an American manufacturer of wire rope, the sourcing of products and raw material is an important topic for Strand Core. Not only does it affect the performance qualification of our stainless steel wire ropes to the various specifications required in the lifting industry, it dictates which sourcing requirements our products meet in qualifying for inclusion in federal,[…]
December 31, 2020

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[…]
October 21, 2020

Strand Core Connects the Parts that Build Our World

From wire rod coils to assembled parts, Strand Core connects. Draw-Strand-Assemble is how we work with customers to transform an individual component into the finished product. Our products weave their way throughout high-end applications from 30,000 feet deep to space applications and many places in between.
September 11, 2020

Aircraft Cable Is Not Just For Airplanes

Did you know that aircraft cable is used in more applications and industries than just aerospace? Though the name may sound deceiving, aircraft cable is just a general term for wire rope that is 3/8” or smaller, and made in 7x7 and 7x19 constructions. Historically used in aircraft flight controls, aircraft cable has evolved throughout the years to find uses on land, and in water. From overhead garage doors and architectural installations, to[…]
September 04, 2020

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,[…]
August 28, 2020

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[…]
July 22, 2020

What makes 19x7 Aircraft Cable Non-Rotating?

As the name implies, rotation resistant 19x7 aircraft cable is specifically engineered to combat the twisting forces that are characteristics of other cable constructions. This balance is created during the manufacturing process, which requires a specific series of steps and layers to achieve the perfect cable. Without this cable, single line hoisting applications would not have the stability required to operate safely. Here is a closer look at[…]
July 17, 2020

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[…]
July 06, 2020

How to determine which type of aircraft cable or wire rope you need

From mining and construction to military and aerospace, aircraft cables and wire ropes are used all over the world to lift, pull, and steer heavy material. Though a wide range of cable configurations exist to make these functions possible, not every option may be suitable for your specific application. Before committing to a purchase, take the time to consider which core, construction, and material choices will create the safest and most[…]