Commonly used on small diameter pulleys, running rigging on sailboats, excessive equipment, winches and control cables. 7x19 is the best all around cable for most applications.
1 x 19 Construction
Stronger than 7 x 19 cable
Good for Sailboat Rigging
Suitable for guying applications
Commonly used on stationary rigging on sailboats, guy wires and push pull control cables. 1x19 is best suited for stationary applications.
Steel Cable Material Grade Guide
Zinc (galvanized) coated steel cable is the most common type of cable. It offers moderate corrosion resistance, and remains ductile over long periods when running over sheaves. Galvanized cable is stronger than stainless steel cable.
304 Stainless Steel
304 stainless steel cable (also known as 18-8) is the most common type of stainless steel cable. It offers better corrosion resistance, but lower strength than galvanized cable.
316 Stainless Steel
316 stainless steel cable offers the most corrosion resistance and is ideal for marine environments, but lower strength than grade 304 stainelss steel and galvanized cable.
Vinyl Coated Galvanized
This is galvanized cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.
Vinyl Coated 304 Stainless Steel
This is 304 stainless steel cable with a clear vinyl coating. It provides additional corrosion resistance, high flexibility, superior appearance and abrasion resistance.
Destroy, Rather than Discard, Wire Rope to be Retired
Wire rope that is not destroyed might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard associated with that use. Destroying wire rope is best done by cutting it up into short pieces.
Measuring Wire Rope Diameter
Below is an illustration that displays the correct method to measure wire rope diameter.
Wire Rope Clip Installation
It is important to ensure wire rope clips are installed properly. Incorrect installation can reduce the working load limit by 40%. Below are general guidelines for installing wire rope clips.
Parts of a Wire Rope Clip & Assembly
Clip Installation Diagram
Below is a diagram showing proper clip installation it is imperative that you install the saddle on the live end of the wire rope. An easy to remember saying to help remember proper clip installation is: