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November 14, 2022

Three Considerations When Buying Aircraft Cable

November 09, 2022

MIL-DTL-83420 Aircraft Cable by Strand Core Part Numbers

To recap from a previous blog on Specifying MIL-DTL-83420 Aircraft Cable, the specification controls the manufacturing and performance standards of flexible aircraft cables used in aircraft control applications. The cables are designated by size, type, and composition, and further segmented by construction. In other words, there are many options for selecting a certified aircraft cable by diameter, material, construction, and jacket type, should[…]
November 03, 2022

How Can I Determine What is Regular Lay & Lang Lay in Cable?

Regular and lang lay are two properties of wire rope that are overlooked. While construction, size, material, etc. are all important considerations when it comes to purchasing wire rope, it is equally important to understand lay. The lay direction of a cable highly impacts its functionality because it determines how much a cable will rotate, twist, and kink. In today’s blog we will provide a definition of each of these lay terms and then also[…]
October 12, 2022

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.  
September 30, 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[…]
September 28, 2022

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[…]
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 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,[…]