The Able Hardware Company was established in 2001 with a strong belief in providing high-quality wire products and outstanding customer service. Our focus is on producing wire rope assemblies for automotive, appliance, lighting, architectural, construction, and other industries. We provide our customers with innovative solutions that meet their needs while maintaining our reputation for exceptional workmanship and dependability.
We offer a wide range of wire rope assemblies including galvanized and stainless steel cables, coated and bare wires, and specialty cables such as spiral wound, braided, and woven ropes. We manufacture custom sizes and shapes to meet specific requirements.
Our manufacturing facility includes state-of-the-art machinery capable of handling large quantities of materials quickly and efficiently. In addition, we use computer-controlled robots that allow us to produce wire rope assemblies to exact tolerances. This helps ensure that our products are reliable and durable.
Since our inception, we have grown into one of the most respected suppliers of wire rope assemblies in China. Our success is due to our dedication to quality, integrity, and reliability.
Table of Contents
- A Comprehensive Guide To Choosing And Using Wire Rope Assembly In Your Business
- Advantages of Wire Rope
- Custom Cable Assembly Services for Companies Across the Globe
- Wire Cable End Fittings and Hardware
- Custom Wire Rope Cable Assemblies
- Industrial Applications
- Wire Product Features:
- Custom Wire Cable Assembly Design
- Wire Cable material – Steel or Stainless
- Wire Cable Options
- Cable End Fittings Options
- Quality Cable Assemblies Manufacturing Method
- How to Connect Wire Rope Together?
- How do I Determine the Tensile Strength of My Wire Rope?
- What is a Wire Rope’s Minimum Bending Radius?
- Stainless Steel Wire Rope Assemblies
- Stainless steel Wire Rope Features:
- What is the Tensile Strength of Stainless Steel Wire Rope?
- What is the Difference Between 304 or 316 Stainless Cable?
- How Much Weight Can a Stainless Steel Cable Hold?
- How do I calculate the weight of a stainless steel cable?
- Custom Wire Rope Cable Assemblies Cost & Price
- Request A Quote
A Comprehensive Guide To Choosing And Using Wire Rope Assembly In Your Business
The Wire Rope & Cable Industry Assembly (WRICA) offers you a comprehensive guide to choosing and using wire rope and cable in your business. WRICA provides information about wire rope and cable products, including types of wire rope and cable, uses of wire rope and cable in construction, industrial applications, and consumer goods; the history of wire rope and cable; and how to choose the best type of wire rope and cable for your application.
This article includes chapters covering:
- Types of wire rope and cable;
- Uses of wire rope and cable — Industrial, Agricultural, Construction, Consumer Goods, etc.
- History of wire rope and cable development;
- How to Choose the Best Type of Wire Rope and Cable for Your Application;
- How to Use Wire Rope and Cable Safely and Efficiently
Advantages of Wire Rope
Wire rope offers its user many benefits. First, the design of even weight distribution among strands makes it ideal for lifting extremely large loads. This is because the load is evenly distributed across each strand. For example, if you are pulling up a car off the ground, the force applied to each strand is equal. If you use a chain, however, the weight of one link is much greater than another, resulting in unequal forces being applied to different strands.
Second, wire rope is extremely strong and durable. When used correctly, wire rope can withstand extreme stress and elements such as corrosion and abrasion, making it useful for applications where durability and resistance to harsh conditions are required.
Third, wire rope is very versatile. Because there are so many types of wire rope, users can choose one specifically suited to the type of job they want to be done. Users can choose from single, double, triple, quadruple, or multiple strands depending on the task at hand. They can also choose from braided, twisted, knotted, or woven materials depending on the desired look.
Finally, wire rope is relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of lifting equipment. Although it does cost more than some alternatives, it is still cheaper than most other options.
Custom Cable Assembly Services for Companies Across the Globe
Able hardware specializes in cable sizes from 3/64″ – 3/8″ in diameter and up to 270 pounds – 14,400 lbs. in breaking strength. From small-diameter single strands to large-diameter multi-strand, we are able to provide custom cable assemblies for many applications. Our team of highly trained technicians works closely with customers to ensure that each project receives the attention it deserves.
We have manufactured quality custom wire and cable assemblies for leading companies across multiple industries including:
• Oil & Gas • Mining • Construction • Marine • Power Generation • Transportation
Wire Cable End Fittings and Hardware
Mechanical wire rope cable assemblies are widely used in industrial applications in any number of ways, including hoists, conveyors, cranes, winches, and pulleys. They are manufactured in lengths ranging from several feet to hundreds of miles long. In addition, they come in a variety of sizes, diameters, strengths, materials, and types. Custom wire rope cables are available in standard configurations, such as round, square, oval, flat, and flat-wound.
Wire rope cable assemblies generally consist of a core material surrounded by one or more layers of protective sheathings. These materials help protect the cable assembly from damage during installation, use, and maintenance. Each type of material provides specific benefits. For example, plastic sheathing protects the core from abrasion and corrosion caused by exposure to moisture and chemicals. Rubber-based sheathing helps resist oil and grease contamination. And steel wires provide strength and durability. Some wire rope cable assemblies contain multiple materials within the same cable.
Able hardware manufactures custom wire rope products and cable fittings below:
- End/Mil-Spec Fittings
- Cable Sleeves
- Button Stops
- Commercial Cable Lanyards
- Ball Fittings
- Oval Sleeves
- Threaded Studs
- Wire Rope Clamps
Custom Wire Rope Cable Assemblies
Manufacturer of wire rope produces their products to provide a high load-carrying capacity, a versatile alternative to lighter-weight ropes such as manila ropes or hemp ropes. This versatility allows the use of wire rope in a wide variety of motion-transmitting applications. Among these applications are lifting, bailing, tying down, hoisting, towing, mowing, anchoring, rigging, and guiding. They can also be used for railings, fences, and guard rails.
From mining to forestry to marine, there’s wire rope to meet virtually every application. These include construction, agriculture; marine, industrial manufacturing, health care, and consumer goods.
Some of the many industries where wire rope is popular include construction, agriculture, marine; mining, forestry, gas, and oil; industrial manufacturing, transportation, aircraft control, security, and entertainment; Lift cables for fitness, sports, and recreation; healthcare, and consumer goods.
Custom wire rope assemblies are made up of individual wires or strands which have been twisted together to form a strong rope. These ropes can be used as support for hanging objects such as signs, banners, flags, etc. The ropes can also be used to hang items like hammers, tools, etc.
Wire Product Features:
- Customized size available.
- Available in various colors.
- Can be customized according to your requirement.
- High-quality construction.
- Durable & long-lasting .
- Easy installation process.
- Economical price.
Custom Wire Cable Assembly Design
When you think about wire rope cable assembly design options, there are a lot of choices to make. There are different materials to choose from, construction methods, and coating types. Let’s take a look at some of those options.
Wire Cable material – Steel or Stainless
Galvanized steel and stainless steel are both excellent materials for wire rope applications. Galvanized steel is zinc coated over mild carbon steel and can provide corrosion resistance up to 10 times greater than uncoated mild steel. Stainless steel is similar to galvanized steel except it does not contain zinc. Both materials are very durable and can withstand high loads without failure. They are relatively inexpensive compared to other materials such as aluminum and copper.
Stainless steel is often used for marine applications because of its durability and resistance to saltwater. It is also commonly used for industrial applications where it must endure extreme temperatures and harsh chemicals.
Both materials are strong enough to support heavy loads. However, they are not recommended for use above 600°F due to the risk of fire hazards. If you do need to work with materials that operate above 600°F, stainless steel is generally preferred over galvanized steel.
Wire Cable Options
There are three main types of wire rope: single-strand, multi-strand, and braided. Single-strand wire rope consists of one continuous length of wire. Multi-strand wire rope consists of multiple strands twisted together. Braided wire rope is composed of several strands woven together. All three types of wire rope are manufactured in different sizes and strengths. Sizes range from 2/0 to 5/8 inch in diameter. Strength ratings vary from 10 pounds up to 500 pounds per linear foot.
Typically, these cable constructions are made of 7×19, 7×7, or 1×19 wires. The number of wires is determined by the length and diameter of the wire used in the construction.
There are no coatings, nylon, vinyl (PVC), or Pebax; black, white, and clear-coated cables is among the most common choices for cable coating.
Cable End Fittings Options
We offer several options for our end fittings including standard, specialty, and custom. We have many different types of fittings including compression fittings, swage fittings, and threadless fittings.
We have all the latest models of wire rope custom assemblies and standard fittings in our database. Our library contains over 10,0+ different wire rope assemblies with detailed specifications and drawings. You can download these wire rope assembly 2D and 3D CAD models for free.
Quality Cable Assemblies Manufacturing Method
Cable assemblies are one of the most important parts of a machine. They carry power, signal, data, etc., and must be designed correctly. There are many different types of cables used in manufacturing today, including coaxial cable, shielded wire, twin lead, flat ribbon, stranded conductor, twisted pair, etc. Each type carries a specific function and each needs to be designed differently.
When selecting a cable assembly, there are several things to consider. These include workload, abrading resistance, cycle life, flexibility, environment, cost, and safety. Workload refers to how much force the cable assembly can withstand without breaking. Abrasion resistance is how well the cable resists wear and tear. Cycle life refers to how long the cable assembly can operate without fail. Flexibility is how easily the cable assembly bends. Environment refers to where the cable assembly will be operating. Cost is how much money you want to spend on the cable assembly. Safety is how safe the cable assembly is for workers and customers.
The larger the cable diameter, usually the greater the workload. However, the larger the diameter, the less flexible the cable becomes. This makes the cable hard to bend and difficult to install.
How to Connect Wire Rope Together?
Able hardware – cable assembly manufacturer is here to help you find the perfect cable to meet your needs. We offer thousands of products across hundreds of categories including wire ropes, assemblies, specialty cables, and accessories.
Our comprehensive catalog includes detailed product information, assembly instructions, and technical support. Whether you are looking for a specific type of wire rope, or want to learn how to assemble it yourself, we have what you need.
How do I Determine the Tensile Strength of My Wire Rope?
A wire rope is rated based upon its tensile strength. Tensile strength is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). Wire ropes are typically sold with their tensile strengths expressed in either pounds per linear foot (plf) or psi. To convert plf to psi, multiply the plf value by 0.037. For example, if a wire rope is rated at 50 plf, then its tensile strength would be approximately 5,000 psi.
What is a Wire Rope’s Minimum Bending Radius?
The wire rope’s minimum bending radius is the distance from the centerline of the wire rope to the point where the wire rope begins to kink or buckle. The minimum bending radius depends on the type of wire rope being used.
Stainless Steel Wire Rope Assemblies
Stainless steel wire rope assemblies are used as a replacement for conventional galvanized or aluminum wire ropes. The advantages include corrosion resistance, high strength, low weight, and excellent appearance.
Stainless steel Wire Rope Features:
- 1. Stainless steel wire rope has good corrosion resistance.
- 2. High strength and long service life.
- 3. Low weight and easy installation.
- 4. Good appearance.
- 5. Easy maintenance.
- 6. Available in various diameters and lengths.
- 7. Can be made into different shapes according to customer requirements.
- 8. Suitable for marine applications.
- 9. Can be painted if required.
- 10. Can be welded if necessary.
- 11. Can be cut to length.
- 12. Can be heat treated.
What is the Tensile Strength of Stainless Steel Wire Rope?
The tensile strength of a wire rope is determined by its cross-sectional area and the material it’s made from. The tensile strength of a given wire rope will be constant for all diameters, but the diameter may vary depending on the application.
What is the Difference Between 304 or 316 Stainless Cable?
Stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance and high mechanical properties. There are two grades of stainless steel: 304 and 316. Both grades have similar chemical compositions, but they differ slightly in their physical characteristics.
Stainless steel is an alloy that contains iron, chromium, nickel, manganese, carbon, and other elements. It is commonly referred to as “304” or “316.”
How Much Weight Can a Stainless Steel Cable Hold?
Cable weights are specified in terms of pounds per linear foot (lbf/ft), which is equal to pounds per lineal yard (lbs/yd). The higher the number, the heavier the cable.
How do I calculate the weight of a stainless steel cable?
To calculate the weight of a cable, divide the cable’s length by the cable’s nominal diameter. Then multiply this figure by the cable’s weight per pound.
Allowable working load (AWL) is the amount of weight a cable can safely support. AWLs are set by OSHA regulations and range from 2,500 to 4,000 lb.
Custom Wire Rope Cable Assemblies Cost & Price
The cost of a custom wire rope cable assembly varies depending on the type of wire rope range, the custom fittings, the diameter, and the length. A typical cost for a custom wire rope cable is $2-$5 per meter.
Wire rope cables are available in standard sizes and custom sizes. Custom-size wire rope cables are manufactured to meet specific needs.
Custom wire rope cables cost more than traditional steel cables because they are expensive to manufacture. However, You can check the stainless steel cable prices below for reference.
For more information about custom wire rope cable assemblies please contact us today!
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