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Each filament in steel cable is made of one of a number of iron alloys belonging to the steel family. The most common metal alloy in the world, the steel family includes several variations and combinations of iron and carbon along with other metallic elements to reach specific mechanical and physical properties. Read More…

Steel Cable Steel cables are composed of several individual filaments that are twisted into strands before being helically wrapped around a core to form a wire rope.
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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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Steel is a popular cable composition because of its wear and corrosion resistance as well as its high breaking strength and long product lifespan. Each of these considerations is crucial to steel cable applications.

Often used as safety and control cables, steel wires such as these must be reliable as mechanical failure can lead to costly and even deadly consequences.

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Additional specifications include diameter, length, specific composition, resistance to crushing or flattening, and ductility. These should be examined with regard to the intended use of the cable which can range from supportive guy lines, hoist ropes, and cable railings to safety cables and braking mechanisms. Such applications prefer steel cable above other fibrous or synthetic ropes as the multi-strand construction results in the ability to work even in high weight situations while remaining ductile.

Though the configuration can vary, steel cables have the same basic composition. Cold-drawn steel wires known as filaments are the first component. Multiple of these filaments, which have a relatively small diameter, are twisted or braided together to form a grouping referred to as a strand.

The number of filaments per strand is one of the key identifying features of steel cable and can range from two to several dozen.

Strands are then wrapped in a helical pattern around the core. The composition of the core, which may be fibrous even in steel cables, is another element used to identify wire ropes.

Work load limit and finishing may also be used to ensure a given cable is suited to an application.

With steel cables, in particular, it is important to consider the specific alloy in use as steel refers to a grouping of metals with different properties rather than a single element. Stainless steel cables are among the most popular as they offer increased resistance to corrosion and wear even in harsh environments. Galvanized cable, however, is often more cost effective and suitable for most moderate environments. Bright or non-galvanized steel cables are also common.

Each type of steel cable can come as such as a completed assembly with fasteners, fittings and other hardware attached for fray prevention and connectivity.

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