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Understanding Cable Bend Radius To Prevent Damage
Mechanical cables require an understanding of how bend radius can influence cable integrity, fatigue, and service life. Estimating the bend radius of a cable before installation will help establish parameters for optimal performance.
The bend radius determines how tight a cable can be bent …
Securing Cable Terminations
Cables are comprised of numerous bundles of stranded wire, tightly grouped together in a continuous helix for enhanced tension and durability. Both ends of the cable, otherwise known as termination points, have to be secured permanently in order to prevent the cable bundle from unraveling.
Integrity of a Cable …
Understanding Pulley Requirements for Cable Systems
Pulleys in cable systems help to transform and redirect the magnitude of loads for an array of applications. When applied correctly, they not only offer mechanical advantages, but also help to extend the efficiency and service life of a system….
Protecting Wire and Cable Routes With Conduits
Conduits for control cables are used by a wide range of industries, from furniture makers to automobile manufacturers. They route cables throughout systems and products, offering clear, protected pathways.
Choosing the proper conduit depends on the application …
Examining the Nuances of Cable Stretch
Stretch in wire rope is variable based on multiple factors. Both constructional stretch and elastic stretch are apparent under load applied to the cable. In this white paper we’ll explore the two types of stretch, their differences, and if they are …
Defining Cable Criteria for Optimal Performance
Mechanical control cables are integral to system design; they’re a lifeline that determines whether the interconnected parts operate smoothly. If the cable goes down, so does the system. Each project must have the appropriate cable selection to ensure reliable performance….
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The CMA “Control Cables Design Guide” is a comprehensive reference for the specification of control cables (i.e., push-pull and pull-pull). Some of the topics covered in this Guide include:
What the difference is between push-pull and pull-pull control cables
How the cable’s intended application affects its design
How load, travel, and …
The CMA “Cycle-Flex™ Design Guide” is a comprehensive reference of design considerations for the specification of Cycle-Flex miniature cables. Some of the topics covered in this Guide include:
What is Cycle-Flex cable
How stretch and breaking strength should be considered during the design phase
How Cycle-Flex’s strength requirements differ from general …