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September 27, 2022

Have you Seen Strand Core’s Technical Resources Page ? (Continued)

In our last blog post, we looked at three of the topics that can be found on our highly informative technical resources page. If you have yet to see our previous blog, you can check it out here. Today, we want to look at three more topics covered on our resource page that compiles useful information about wire rope products and how products perform in numerous applications. Continue reading to learn about three different categories that can be[…]
September 23, 2022

Shipping Options for Custom Cable Assemblies

When it comes to types of packaging for wire rope and cable products, there are a wide variety of shipping and packaging options available. In our previous blog we looked at the characteristics of coils, plastic reels, plywood reels, and nailed hardwood reels. Today we will provide some key differences between packaging options for custom cable assemblies. The common types of packaging for custom cable assemblies are individually packaged &[…]
September 23, 2022

How Important is Keeping Manufacturing Alive in America?

With globalization, we have continued to see a rise in American companies abandoning its domestic manufacturing facilities in favor of cheaper manufacturing costs by outsourcing to other countries. While the tactic is highly profitable, the question that then remains is how this impacts the manufacturing industry in America.
September 21, 2022

What are the Main Constructions of Strand, Cable, and Wire Rope?

When it comes to buying strand, aircraft cable, and wire rope, there are multiple constructions available. Each construction of strand, aircraft cable, and wire rope have unique properties. In today’s blog we will be breaking down some of the most popular constructions and their characteristics. Continue reading to learn about common constructions available at Strand Core!
September 16, 2022

What to Know Before Buying Marine Wire Rope

Wire rope is a key component in the marine industry as it is used in so many different applications. Whether its dock railings, winch cables, crane ropes, sailboat rigging, or more, wire rope is a main product. In today’s blog we will be looking at some things to look for when you buy wire rope. Three factors to look for include material, construction, and size.
September 16, 2022

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,[…]
September 12, 2022

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[…]
September 08, 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[…]
September 07, 2022

Three Considerations When Buying Aircraft Cable

September 06, 2022

Four Common Terminals for Cable Assemblies

Strand Core has the capability to manufacture wire rope and cable assemblies to meet your specific requirements. We maintain an inventory of commercial and military specification cable, along with a broad range of fitting components so we can always create an effective product solution for you. To help you determine which terminals best suit your assembly, visit and keep reading for more[…]