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March 14, 2022

Three Considerations When Buying Aircraft Cable

March 07, 2022

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[…]
March 03, 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[…]
February 28, 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[…]
February 21, 2022

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[…]
February 11, 2022

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,[…]
February 08, 2022

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.
February 04, 2022

Cable, Strand, and Wire Rope Packaging Options

After making a purchase of cable, strand, wire rope, or custom assembly, it is crucial that your product arrives safely at your desired shipping address. Rather than only offering one type of standard shipping, Strand Core believes that it is best to offer numerous packaging options so you can choose the one best suited to your product. Continue reading our blog to understand the different packaging options offered for our cable, strand, and[…]
January 31, 2022

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[…]
January 27, 2022

Have you Seen Strand Core’s Technical Resources Page?

Due to Strand Core's many decades of experience, we have compiled useful information over the years about wire rope products and how products perform in numerous applications. We have compiled this information on a technical resources page. Our resources page has six different topics that are useful in ensuring you choose the suitable wire rope for your application needs and correctly use the wire rope. Continue reading to learn about three of[…]