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Stranded Wire Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial stranded wire manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source stranded wire manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These stranded wire companies can design, engineer and manufacture stranded wires to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these stranded wire manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of stranded cable, stranded control cables, stranded wire ropes.

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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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Stranded Wire Industry Information

Stranded Wire

Stranded wire is a metal wire composed of several individual filaments of smaller diameter twisted into strands before being helically wrapped around a core. Stranded wire is extremely versatile and employed in a number of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. While some applications require solid conductor wires and cables, stranded wire is often preferred for its greater degree of flexibility.

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Applications of Stranded Wire

Stranded cables and wires are used in industries that require a great deal of lifting, support, and tension, such as aerospace, automotive, communications, chemical, electronics, defense, security, and medical industries.

Characteristics of Stranded Wire

Like wire rope, stranded wire has three basic elements: wire filaments, strands, and cores. The first components are the cold drawn rods of metal that are relatively small in diameter as compared to the rope as a whole. These filaments are twisted or braided together to form a strand or grouping of wires. The strands may consist of as few as two or as many as several dozen filaments, depending upon the intended use of the finished product. The core is the element around which the strands are wrapped in a helical pattern. Cores can be made of metal or fiber, and the strands may be positioned around the core in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction known as the lay.

Materials Used in Stranded Wire

The materials chosen for the wires, strands, and cores are crucial and must provide the appropriate strength, flexibility, and wear resistance for their intended use. Stainless steel cables are popular, as are a number of other steel cable types, which are composed for specific characteristics like strength or wear resistance.

Other materials, such as copper and aluminum, may be chosen for their good electrical conductivity, whereas nickel alloys are chosen for their electrical resistance. The specific material employed in the construction of stranded wire is selected with regards for the application in which it will be used. Other important considerations include diameter, difficulty of flattening, temperature resistance, and average lifespan.

Points to Consider When Purchasing Stranded Wire

To suit the needs of these industries and more, stranded rope is increasingly specialized. If uncertain, wire rope suppliers should be consulted in order to select the proper wire and avoid potentially costly and dangerous mechanical failures.

Stranded wires are identified by listing both the number of strands and the amount of wires per strand, as well as the lay and pitch of the rope. Identification codes can also extend to specifics, such as core type and work load limit, which are listed in abbreviated form. The connections, fasteners, fittings, and other hardware attached to the stranded wire are also important, as they offer differing degrees of wire versatility in terms of fray prevention and connectivity.



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Medical Strand Cable and Its Uses

Did you know that Loos & Company sells stranded cable for the medical industry? Through our Medical Technologies Division, Loos & Company offers a variety of products specifically manufactured to the meet the high level of performance required in the medical industry. Our stranded products are used in a variety of applications including Endoscopy, Catheterizations, Orthodontics, and Orthopedics, among many others. What’s the similarity between all of these applications? They all require greater strength and/or flexibility than what is normally available through a single wire. With our... Read More About This