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.
Choosing the proper cable construction depends on application-specific requirements. Ask questions like:
- Will the assembly be exposed to the elements?
- Does it have a lot of bends or a heavy working load?
In this white paper we’ll explore cable constructions and the different factors that lead to the best cable design.
Understanding Cable Construction
Cable construction is the combination and arrangement of wires in a rope. Many individual steel wires are helically-laid together to form a wire rope.
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