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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-FlexTM 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 Cycle-Flex cable is
How stretch and breaking strength should be considered during the design phase
How Cycle-Flex’s strength requirements differ from general …
The CMA “General Applications / Safety & Restraint Design Guide” is a comprehensive reference of design considerations for the specification of general use cables and cable assemblies. Some of the topics covered in this Guide include:
How wire rope and cables are fabricated
How stretch and breakage should be considered …
Review full definitions of terms such as ‘cable conductors’, ‘dielectric materials’, ‘impedance’. Understand ‘shielding’ and ‘jacket’ types; their advantages and disadvantages.