Cable Design Considerations
Based upon years of experience and using engineering principals, our Design Engineers have developed a list of Design Considerations for each of our product lines. These lists of Design Considerations will assist you in the development of your project. Of course our Design Engineers are always available to assist you in developing the right and most robust custom cable assembly for your particular application. You can also register to download one of our Design Guides which provides a more detailed look at designing your cable assembly if you prefer to get started on your own.
CMA’s Cycle-Flex is recommended for rigorous, high cycle life cable applications. It is a lubricated stainless steel strand coated with a very flexible, abrasion resistant nylon.
Depending upon load consideration cable stretch, both constructional and elastic, needs to be considered. Constructional stretch can be removed; elastic stretch can …
These are really a subset of Push/Pull and Pull Pull cables.
CMA has available a large number of operators and actuators suitable for use in a variety of applications including Gas springs.
Using an integral return spring in the actuating mechanisms allows the use of a pull/pull cable …
Using an integral return spring in the actuating mechanisms allows the use of a pull pull cable assembly.
In general, a more flexible conduit and cable construction will allow for tighter routings and smaller bend radii.
Because of the frictional forces between the cable and the conduit, …
Push applications are the most difficult to accomplish with ordinary cable assemblies because of the required column strength of the wire or cable core.
In all but the lightest of loads, a solid wire or specially constructed core materials must be used for pushing applications. A 1×7 or …
Cable life and appearance can be enhanced by the use of plastic coated cable. The coating seals out contaminants, seals in lubrication and cushions the cable strands thereby increasing cycle life.
Consideration should be given to the choice of plastics based upon the desired UV and heat stabilization …
Select the desired cable construction. For example, 1×7 is the stiffest while 7×19 is the most flexible.
Determine the environmental effects that the cable will be exposed to. Stainless steel should be used for any critical outside applications.
Determine what the cable and assembly breaking strength needs to …