Loos and Company FAQs

Loos and Company FAQs

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Manufacture

  • Is there a manufacturing tolerance for non-stock items?
  • Is there a difference between Buy America and Buy American?
  • Are your cables 100% Domestic?
  • Will your cable qualify to the Buy American Act?
  • Are your cables DFAR compliant?
  • What does preformed mean?
  • What constructions are available?
  • Can you supply manufacturer’s certifications?
  • Can you make samples and/or prototypes?
  • Do you manufacture custom cables and cable assemblies?
  • Where are your cables made?

  • Is there a manufacturing tolerance for non-stock items?
    Yes. For all non-stock items that are manufactured to order there is a standard +/- 5% of order length that is manufactured, shipped and invoiced. Tighter tolerances can be held if requested. Please inform your sales representative if you have an exact length requirement.

    Is there a difference between Buy America and Buy American?
    Yes. In fact there is a big difference as they both have different requirements. The Buy American Act specifies that the wire rope must be manufactured in the US and that the cost of the domestic components must exceed 50% of the cost of all of the components. The Buy America Requirement is much more stringent in that it require that ALL of the manufacturing processes (including melting and manufacturing) of the steel occurs in the US.


    Are your cables 100% Domestic?
    They certainly can be. We manufacture our cables at our facility in Pomfret, CT. We source our raw material on the global market. If you require cable that is 100% domestic, please specify this at the time of quotation or order and we will manufacture it for you.

    Will your cable qualify to the Buy American Act?
    We can provide cable that qualifies to the Buy American Act. Please advise us at the time of quotation or order that your requirement is to the Buy American Act.

    Are your cables DFAR compliant?
    Most of our stock Military specification cables are manufactured to qualify to DFAR requirements. If you require DFAR compliant cable, please make sure to specify this at the time of quotation or order.

    What does preformed mean?
    Preformed cable has been processed through a series of dies to shape the individual wires and maintain the shape of the finished cable. Preformed cable can be cut without “flying”, or unraveling.

    What constructions are available?
    Our standard constructions are 1x7, 3x7, 1x19, 1x37, 3x19, 7x7, 7x19, 19x7, 6x19 class IWRC, and 6x37class IWRC. We can manufacture custom constructions upon request.

    Can you supply manufacturer’s certifications?
    Yes. We are the manufacturer and will be happy to provide you with our certifications.

    Can you make samples and/or prototypes?
    Yes. Contact us to discuss you sampling/prototyping options.

    Do you manufacture custom cables and cable assemblies?
    Yes. Send us an inquiry and we will be happy to quote your requirement

    Where are your cables made?
    Our cables are made at our facility in Pomfret, CT USA