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Individual wires, strands, or the cable as a whole may be treated with zinc for improved product features and longevity. The process enhances both the internal properties of the underlying steel and creates a protective exterior layer. Read More…

Galvanized Cable Galvanized cables are wire ropes that have undergone a metallurgical process known as galvanizing to increase corrosion resistance, durability, and temperature resistance.
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Apple Valley, MN  |  888-638-3604

Tyler Madison manufactures precision-quality wire ropes for a broad range of industries. They provide companies with a full line of products that are used for powering, lifting, hanging, pulling, braking, suspending & winding of 270lbs - 14,400 lbs tension.

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Phillipsburg, NJ  |  800-528-3900

JSC, as one of the most diversified wire rope manufacturers, utilizes over 200 production machines to produce top rated wire products in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Industries that JSC serves include electronics, geophysical and communications.

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Jersey Strand & Cable, Inc. $$$

Norridge, IL  |  800-626-6556

Lexco is an ISO:9001 manufacturer of wire rope, cable, and bungee cord assemblies; and push-pull controls. Our in-house capabilities range from swaging and extrusions to die-casting, proof-loading, and CNC machining. Lexco Cable is proud to serve a diverse set of markets including military, aerospace, OEM, MRO, marine, architectural, and more. Contact us today.

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Lexco Cable Mfg. $$$

Dover, NJ  |  973-361-2226

For over 30 years, companies across various markets have relied on Motion Control Technologies to provide high-quality mechanical cable solutions. Our line of products includes commercial cable lanyards, galvanized wire rope cable lanyards, swaged fittings, and more. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our customers, regardless of your industry. Contact us today and tell us how we can help you!

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Motion Control Technologies, Inc. $$$

Michigan City, IN  |  219-872-2253

Here at Sandin Manufacturing, we have over 50 years of experience and we work hard to provide you with outstanding wire rope. Our specialized wire rope products include aircraft type cable, wire rope, and strand of galvanized and stainless steel options. We also have vinyl, nylon and thermo-plastic coatings. We have a variety of fittings and hardware for you to use in order to meet your product specifications. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Sandin Manufacturing $$$

Fairfield, NJ  |  800-237-4369

As leading innovative wire rope manufacturers, Bergen Cable Technology has been providing engineering assistance for well over half a century, helping customers develop cost effective, durable solutions.

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Bergen Cable Technology, Inc. $$$

Burnsville, MN  |  800-932-0177

Aero Assemblies, Incorporated strives to make every effort, as dedicated wire rope manufacturers, to maximize product value throughout the manufacturing process.

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Aero Assemblies, Inc. $$$

Worcester, MA  |  508-853-8010

As family-owned wire rope manufacturers, St. Pierre Manufacturing provides a variety of products and services for a wide range of satisfied customers around the world.

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Galvanized steel cables are popular in applications where extreme atmospheric conditions such as temperature and precipitation may otherwise decrease the functionality of wire ropes.

Construction, aeronautics, mining, marine, utilities, communications, automotive, and many other industries frequently use galvanized cable in support and control features. Stainless steel cables are also popular in these applications, though galvanized cables are an economic alternative that boast similar properties and features in less caustic environments.

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It is important to take environmental and mechanical stresses into account when selecting the proper galvanized cable. Further considerations include the overall size and diameter, breaking strength, design, and ductility.

Some uses for galvanized cable may also require the use of fittings, fasteners, or other hardware which allow for connectivity and may prevent fraying of the rope. These components may or may not be galvanized dependent upon the requirements of their intended use.

Along with wire rope fittings and other connectors, galvanized cables are composed of three basic parts. Wires are often cold drawn metal filaments of a relatively small diameter. Two or more of these are braided or twisted into a grouping known as a strand which in turn is helically wrapped around a core.

Galvanization is often a post-forming process but can be performed on wires, strands, or completed ropes. The traditional method for galvanizing wire rope is known as hot-dip galvanizing or hot-dipping. Cables, or components, are first cleaned with a light acidic solution before being fed or submerged into a molten zinc bath, heated to around 860°F. The zinc chemically reacts with the iron or steel forming a permanent bond with the substrate. When removed from the bath and subsequently exposed to atmospheric oxygen and carbon dioxide the zinc is cured and forms a protective layer of zinc carbonate.

Electrolytic-galvanizing may also be used for a thinner, more tightly bonded coating made possible by passing an electric current through the zinc compound.

Additional methods include coating the cable with an organic solvent that evaporates while the zinc reacts as well as coating the cable with zinc powder before processing in a rotary oven.

Depending upon the method and specific requirements of a given application, steel cables can be coated with one or more layers of zinc in order to improve strength and corrosion resistance. The thickness of these layers most often ranges between one mil and just over four mils.

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