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Choosing the Best Control Cable for Your Application


General Requirements and Potential Factors that Affect the Control Cable’s Performance

Cable construction forms the backbone of countless systems, facilitating the transfer of motion and mechanical control in various industries including automotive, durable medical equipment, aerospace, and furniture to name a few.  As the foundation of these assemblies, The wire rope construction, comprising helically-laid wires and concentrically-wound strands, offers a diverse array of properties able to be tailored to specific applications. 

Considerations need to be taken into account to identify the ideal cable construction for optimal performance and longevity. This paper dives into the understanding of control cables and the general requirements and potential factors that affect the cable’s performance to guide the choice of the best control cable for an application.