Steel cables are composed of several individual filaments that are twisted into strands before being helically wrapped around a core to form a wire rope. Each filament in steel cable is made of one of a number of iron alloys belonging to the steel family. The most common metal alloy in the world, the steel family includes several variations and combinations of iron and carbon along with other metallic elements to reach specific mechanical and physical properties.
Loos & Company, Inc.
With over 50 years of experience, Loos & Company manufactures wire rope using the latest equipment and procedures to maintain the highest level of quality and performance. Commercial or Military, Aerospace or Industrial, you can rely on us for the highest quality and best service. Because Quality and Performance matter, trust the experts at Loos & Company. AS9100 Rev. C and ISO 9001:2008.
Tyler Madison, Inc.
Apple Valley, MN
Tyler is a leading industry of custom manufacturing, offering quality line of steel cables, in addition to may more superior products. Tyler's skilled personnel uses the latest technology, which delivers a consistent reliable product at a cost effective price. Tyler welcomes the opportunity to assist you in designing and engineering a product that meets the needs of your specific application.
Jersey Strand & Cable, Inc.
For over 30 years Jersey Strand and Cable, Inc. has supplied specialty and custom steel cable that provide very specific properties and capabilities to industries worldwide. Jersey Strand and Cable, Inc. stands as the most diversified fine diameter manufacturer of its magnitude in the world and continues to provide quality products and service every single day.
Lexco Cable Mfg.
Lexco is a family-owned & operated business, beginning as a hardware store in the 1950s & becoming one of the leading high-quality steel cable manufacturers in the world for such industries as the automotive, leather goods, chemical & aerospace. This success is due to their experience, skill & determination to serve their customers exactly what they need, down to the very last wire.
Elite Sales, Inc.
Elite Sales Inc. is the top wholesale distributor of steel cable, chain and hardware located in Miami, Florida. This company takes pride in offering its brand of products to help customers be successful in their respective markets. It is our pledge to supply only as a wholesale steel cable distributor. We are committed to providing the best products at the best prices!
Carl Stahl Sava Industries, Inc.
For the past 40 years Sava has grown into one of the top manufacturers of a wide range of quality, precision made products- such as steel cables- that are depended on by many different industries and companies around the world. Sava is part of an international network of over 50 sister companies with sales, manufacturing operations, and customers in more than 70 countries.
Strand Products, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA
The good people at Strand Products have become experts at effectively managing a multitude of simultaneous projects by drawing upon our vast resources compiled from each new project. They value & support both the small prototype and high volume production customers equally & guarantee the support & guidance you deserve. Turn to Strand for your quality source for steel cables.
Bergen Cable Technology, LLC
Connect with Bergen & they will work with you to develop a cost effective, reliable solution, meeting your needs for reliable, robust & long-life products. Bergen can provide prototypes, short runs, production runs & just-in-time deliveries. The right solution for your steel cable requirements can save your company money while ensuring the most effective design for your application.
Aero Assemblies, Inc.
The talented staff at Aero Assemblies, Inc. takes great pride in the steel cables they sell and the service they provide. They strive to make every effort to ensure that any product sold or manufactured by Aero Assemblies, Inc. is of the highest quality in materials and workmanship, apply careful and attentive methods of manufacture and provide excellent customer service.
St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation
Founded in 1920 as the St. Pierre Chain Co, the company began as a tire chain making facility. During World War II, production was devoted to aircraft parts and anchor chain which received the U.S. Navy "E" for Excellence. Today, St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation has become one of the top producers of steel cable, in addition to a plethora of other quality products and services.
Steel is a popular cable composition because of its wear and corrosion resistance as well as its high breaking strength and long product lifespan. Each of these considerations is crucial to steel cable applications. Often used as safety and control cables, steel wires such as these must be reliable as mechanical failure can lead to costly and even deadly consequences. Additional specifications include diameter, length, specific composition, resistance to crushing or flattening and ductility. These should be examined with regard for the intended use of the cable which can range from supportive guy lines, hoist ropes and cable railings to safety cables and braking mechanisms. Such applications prefer steel cable above other fibrous or synthetic ropes as the multi-strand construction results in the ability to work even in high weight situations while remaining ductile.
Though the configuration can vary, steel cables have the same basic composition. Cold-drawn steel wires known as filaments are the first component. Multiple of these filaments, which have a relatively small diameter, are twisted or braided together to form a grouping referred to as a strand. The number of filaments per strand is one of the key identifying features of steel cable and can range from two to several dozen. Strands are then wrapped in a helical pattern around the core. The composition of the core, which may be fibrous even in steel cables, is another element used to identify wire ropes. Work load limit and finishing may also be used to ensure a given cable is suited to an application. With steel cables in particular it is important to consider the specific alloy in use as steel refers to a grouping of metals with different properties rather than a single element. Stainless steel cables are among the most popular as they offer increased resistance to corrosion and wear even in harsh environments. Galvanized cable, however, is often more cost effective and suitable to most moderate environments. Bright or non-galvanized steel cables are also common. Each type of steel cable can come as such as a completed assembly with fasteners, fittings and other hardware attached for fray prevention and connectivity.