Control Cables Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of control cable manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top control cable manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find control cable companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture control cables to your companies specifications. Then contact the control cable companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of push-pull cables, control wires, control steel cables, or customized control cables of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Apple Valley, MN 888-638-3604

    If you are in need of control cables then you have found the right company. We provide manufacturing expertise that can achieve 100% satisfaction. Our company pays close attention to packaging which is ideal for maximum quality performance of a finished product. Our small control cables can be designed for sizes of .001 to .031 and our larger cables can reach diameters much bigger with a strand configuration of 7 x 19. For more information please give us a call today!

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  • Phillipsburg, NJ 800-528-3900

    JSC, as one of the most diversified wire rope manufacturers, utilizes over 200 production machines to produce top rated wire products in ferrous and nonferrous materials. Industries that JSC serves include electronics, geophysical and communications. Their mission is to continually improve their expertise, capabilities, products and services for current and future worldwide customers.

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  • Norridge, IL 800-626-6556

    These control cables are manufactured with unique processing capabilities and we guarantee our products will last. No project is too big or too small for our staff. We have a customer service team that will work with you every step of the way. Let us know how we can assist you! We are committed to upholding honesty and integrity. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we will constantly supply you with the most innovated products.

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  • Dover, NJ 973-361-2226

    Since our inception in 1998, manufacturers, distributors and OEMs have relied on Motion Control Technologies to provide them with the best quality mechanical cable assemblies, including control cables. We offer various push-pull control cables to accommodate for the requirements of various industries and applications. We aim to exceed the expectations of our customers by providing customization options for control cables. Contact us today to get started!

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  • Fairfield, NJ 800-237-4369

    We have the best selection of control cables. We offer control cable solutions for aircraft, safety, miniature and more. Most applications require cross-disciplinary uses for cables and our engineers are highly trained in design expertise and metallurgy. Our cable systems are tested for high performance and we have decades of proven customer satisfaction. For more information please give us a call or visit our website.

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  • Burnsville, MN 800-932-0177

    When you are in need of trustworthy control cables then you can rely on us to provide you with the most durable products. Whether you need conduits, fittings, studs, springs or more, we can supply it all. Our website is designed for you to browse our products so you can choose what is best for your application. If you are not sure what items you need then give us a call and we will assist you! We look forward to meeting your needs!

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  • Worcester, MA 508-853-8010

    As a manufacturer of the long-lasting control cables; we are focused on supplying premier cables. Our customers receive valued products and we make you our priority. These units are durable and made from highly resistant materials. Our company utilizes superior resources which means your products are guaranteed. If you need reliable control cables then you have found your supplier. Contact us today for more information!

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Control Cables

Control cables are cables created specifically to positively and precisely transmit mechanical motion. In other words, they connect moving machinery or equipment parts and control their interaction with one another. Made of high-strength stranded metal wire, control cables are nonetheless flexible and bendable. They are important to the success of applications in a number of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, marine, electrical, automation and aerospace.

Like all wire rope products, control cables are made up of individual wire filaments, braided or twisted into wire strands and a core around which the strands are wrapped. To accommodate their various applications, control cables may are typically also outfitted with the trappings of entire wire rope assemblies, such as rubber or metal housings, wire fittings and terminals like handles, forks, pins, eyes, studs and various other mounting apparati. To protect them and/or improve their function, housings can be treated with oil resistant coatings, flame retardant and the like. Wire fittings can be attached to one or both ends of the cable. For added security, they can be hardwired into the cables. Conversely, for added versatility, they may be offered with change tool kits. The latter is particularly true of instrumentation control cables.

Under the large heading of control cables are many specific types. The most widely used control cable types, however, are push-pull cables and pull-pull cables. Pull-pull cables apply motion in only one direction, and do so through the application of tension, while push-pull cables apply motion in two directions, or multi-directionally, through the application of compression and tension. Note that, to return the cable to its starting point, pull-pull cables use spring actuation. Both of these control cable types are popular in mechanical motion and precision transmission and both must be durable, strong and able to bend in different directions multiple times without breaking. Of the two, though, push-pull control cables are the most flexible and versatile. Thus, pull-pull control cables are typically used only when transmission forces require tension, while push-pull cables are used with a variety of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Some control cables are used specifically in the area of process automation, which is a field in which software engineering and computer technology are used to ensure that factories and power plants run properly and efficiently. In generally, control cables used for automation applications are highly flexible and fabricated with a transparent PVC sheath, PVC bedding and PVC insulation. Control cables used in the field of automation can be divided into the groups of screened flexible (CY) cables, shielded flex (SY) cables and unshielded control (YY) cables. They are all quite similar to one another, but they do have some differences. First, CY cables are those cables that have a PETP separator, multi-core flex and a tinned copper wire braid. All of these parts work as a team to keep the cable isolated and protected from mechanical stress and external electromechanical interferences. They are selected for use in settings that require interference-free transmission. Next, the wire braids of SY cables are made up of galvanized steel. Of CY, SY and YY cables, SY cables are the strongest. They are chosen for applications that require dependable mechanical protection. Finally, YY cables are quite versatile and can be used both inside and outside and both in dry and wet environments. They, however, do not have the mechanical protection provided by steel wire, so they are only really suitable for work with light mechanical stress. More generally, CY, SY and YY cables can be as a group referred to as: instrumentation cables, multi-core cables, motor cables, robotic cables or control flex cables.

When installed and used correctly, control cables can revolutionize system functions and movements. However, it is of the utmost importance that floor supervisors instruct their workers in proper safety protocol. Also, to increase safety, potential customers should consider requesting cables with remote-access latch releases and safety brakes. Furthermore, they should make sure that the length, thickness, diameter, working life and maximum load of the cable they intend to purchase is sufficient for their application. If these safety precautions are observed, operators can expect their control cables to serve them well for years to come. For the best advice, reach out to an experienced cable manufacturer with questions, concerns and specifications.

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