Rigging Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of rigging equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source rigging equipment manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate rigging equipment companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture rigging equipment for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading rigging equipment manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for marine rigging, mechanical cable assemblies, or coiled cables.

  • Apple Valley, MN 888-638-3604

    At Tyler Madison, we’ve got what it takes to outfit any wire rope application. We’re a leading manufacturer of custom wire rope assemblies and our skilled staff uses the latest technology to deliver assemblies with consistent quality and reliability at a low cost. We also offer stock and custom wire rope lanyards, push pull controls, conduit, aircraft wire rope and cable, hardware and end fittings and terminals. With our expertise, we guarantee we’ll build the best equipment you’ve ever had.

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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

    Lexco Cable provides choice wire rope solutions. These include aircraft cable coating and varietal wire rope assembly fabrication, like push-pull controls, cable lanyards, architectural cable railings, tie down cables and wire rope slings. We also make fittings, hardware and tools, to build any assembly. We are proud of many aspects of our business, including our AWRF and TMA memberships and ISO 9001 certification. We’d be proud to manufacture your custom wire rope assemblies as well.

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  • Fairfield, NJ 800-237-4369

    Call Bergen Cable Technology for a reliable connection. We’ve been providing custom wire rope and cable solutions for over 60 years; our reputation for excellence precedes us. Our staff is supported by the latest technology to bring you high quality cable and mini cable. Our brand name cable assemblies are used by many industries, a few of them including aerospace, aircraft, furniture, military, transport, robotics and OEM. Call us today to discuss how our many types of cable can benefit you.

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  • Burnsville, MN 800-932-0177

    Specializing in fitness equipment cables, industrial applications and push-pull control cables, Aero Assemblies. is your best bet for first-rate wire rope products and specialty construction and assembly fasteners. Our full line of wire rope products and services include custom cable assemblies, wire rope, end fittings and tools. We also have an incredibly broad range of capabilities, bound to fit any application. Let us maximize your business today.

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  • Worcester, MA 508-853-8010

    St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation approaches all assemblies from a unique perspective. Not only do we sell high quality chain and wire rope, we also make horseshoes and bocce sets! This sports-oriented mindset lends to our competitiveness and creativity as distributors. We sell a large number of wire rope, wire rope assemblies and tools, such as clamps and hoists, that meet the needs of innumerable applications. No matter your industry, St. Pierre has what you need.

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Rigging Equipment

Rigging equipment is used on sail boats to secure masts and move sails as needed. Cables of various sizes are used on the rigging to stiffen the mast in the wind, hoist the sails, tie boats up next to a dock, and even hold cargo in place during transport. Most boats are fitted with rigging equipment when they are manufactured, but sometimes the cables are changed if they begin to wear out. The cables that are used for rigging usually have looped ends so that they can be bolted or hooked to other attachments on the ship. On sail boats, anyone climbing the mast should strap on to one of the cables on the way up in case a strong wind blows them over while they are climbing.

To create cables for rigging equipment, cable and wire rope manufacturers begin with long strips of high tensile metal and weave them together tightly into strands. Once these strands are created, these are also tightly spun together to forma helix type pattern. This type of cable structure enhances the reliability, durability, and strength of the cable. Additionally, the number of strands and the cable material can be changed to achieve varying degrees of strength. Due to its high strength, steel is one of the most popular and most commonly used materials for rigging equipment. Once the rigging cable has been created, it is usually stored on a spool for shipping or rolled up on a pulley for use on a marine vessel. Cable on a ship that is used as part of the rigging is referred to as “cordage,” and there a several different types of cordage. Cordage in a fixed position is referred to as standing rigging, which is usually installed between the mast and the deck to add tension and hold the mast firmly in place. Running rigging is the cordage that is used to control the movement of the sails. In order to move smoothly over pulleys, this type of rigging has to be flexible but also has to endure the strain from high winds, holding the sails in place.

Historically, heavy ropes were used for rigging on large marine vessels due to technological limitations. With the industrialization of the world and technological advancement, metal cable rigging quickly took the place of fiber ropes, since fiber ropes are far more susceptible to wearing and breaking. Exposure to the sun and friction has a much more devastating effect on fiber ropes than cable rigging, which means they have to be replaced more often or risk them causing a potentially dangerous situation. Rigging equipment made using steel cable is stronger and more durable than traditional rope, making it well suited to both large and small vessels.

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