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January 17, 2022

What's the Difference Between Regular Lay and Lang Lay?

When discussing the physical properties of wire rope, people often focus on the material, strength, and size specifications above all else. While these details are essential to understand how a product will survive in the field, they are not the only factors that drive cable performance. In fact, the lay direction of a cable has as much impact on its functionality as any of the other aforementioned characteristics, because it determines how much[…]
January 03, 2022

The Materials Used for Wire Rope, Cable, & Strand

December 28, 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[…]
December 21, 2021

Understanding Stretch in Wire Rope and Cable

After determining the correct size wire rope or cable, many think they have taken all the necessary steps to buy the right product for their application. However, this is not the case! A commonly overlooked, but highly important factor when purchasing cable and wire rope is stretch. It is crucial to know about the two types of stretch (Structural and Elastic) and the formula for calculating stretch in cable. Continue reading to learn about the[…]
December 20, 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[…]
December 14, 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[…]
December 08, 2021

Picking the Best Cable Construction for your Marine Application

While various strand, cable, and wire rope constructions are great options for the marine industry, each has different specifications and abilities worth considering. To get the best possible products for your marine application needs, Strand Core recommends 1x19, 7x7 & 6x19 constructions. Continue reading fur further insight into the capabilities and performance of each of these three constructions offered at Strand Core.  
November 26, 2021

Strand Core's Commitment to Quality

Aside from exceptional customer service, Strand Core takes pride in its high-quality strand, cable, and wire rope products. Apart from using the best materials for our products, we achieve our high level of products due to our quality policy. Our quality policy separates us from competitors and ensures we can meet or exceed customers’ expectations. Here are a few factors that contribute to Strand Core’s high-quality level.
November 22, 2021

Bend Radius and Size Considerations when Choosing a Pulley

November 19, 2021

Strand Core's Guide to Cable Assemblies

If you are looking for cable assemblies, there is no better option than Strand Core! Strand Core has numerous cable assembly products for rescue hoists and specializes in commercial assemblies and assembly hardware. Continue reading for an insight into how Strand Core can support your cable assembly needs.