Liberal tolerances allow a faster rate of production and lower cost. Standard length tolerances for cable assemblies and cut-length cable will permit a saving over "close" tolerances. View the standard length tolerances page to learn more.
When designing a cable or wire rope system, service life can be increased by specifying the largest possible pulley or sheave diameter. Review the recommended minimum tread diameters over which various sizes and constructions of cable or wire rope should operate.
Military specification cable is often referenced in RFP's and RFQ's by the government designation, a series of numerical designations to specify the type, composition, and diameter of the required aircraft cable. Use our MIL-83420 designations reference guide to find what you need by type, composition designation, and in order of suffix.
At Loos and Company we recommend that you view our page on the standard points of measure of cable assemblies before your next order. This will guide you to specifying the required information for cable assembly design and to ensuring a perfect fit.
To obtain reasonable life from your rope, you must choose the proper diameter rope for your application. In general, the larger the size of the drum or pulley with respect to the wire diameter, the longer the service life. Learn more about the Recommended Bend Radius of different sizes and constructions or aircraft cable and wore rope.