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July 30, 2021

The Materials Used for Wire Rope, Cable, & Strand

July 29, 2021

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[…]
July 23, 2021

Three Considerations When Buying Aircraft Cable

July 21, 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.
July 16, 2021

Wire Rope, Cable, and Strand Specification Guide

When buying wire rope, cable, and strand products, specification numbers are often listed in the description. While these numbers are significant resources, they have little meaning without knowing the requirements and details of each number. Strand Core offers products that conform to nine different specifications. By understanding the various specs, you will be able to shop for the exact requirements you need. We hope this brief guide makes[…]
July 09, 2021

Understanding Cable Assembly Points of Measure and Length Tolerances

Measuring cable assemblies and understanding the various assembly length tolerances is critical to ensuring you choose the right product for your application. Strand Core understands that these measurements and tolerances are not always the easiest to determine, so we provide a standard point of measure guide and a calculated table of assembly length tolerances. Read more to learn about these guides that help you get the suitable fittings for[…]
July 05, 2021

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.
June 29, 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[…]
June 21, 2021

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[…]
June 18, 2021

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[…]