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General Applications


General Applications

As an entrepreneurial spirited motion control company, Cablecraft has assisted countless organizations across a wide spectrum of industries to incorporate our engineered motion controls into their designs. In addition to our core industries, other industries have included medical durable and surgical devices, office and residential furniture, automotive aftermarket, outdoor power equipment and material handling. Our engineering team will function as an extension of your team to provide a customized solution which incorporates Cablecraft’s experience and knowledge into a robust motion control product with peak operating efficiency and durability.

Motion Control Cables

Motion Control cables (pull-pull, push-pull) are widely used for controlling motion in a non-linear path. These cables range from light duty use, less than 25 load requirements as found in many remote latch release applications, to heavy duty use with loads as high as 3,000 lbs. common in material handling applications. Our engineers will design a motion control cable based on your specific application, whether you require industry leading efficiencies, high compressive strength or flexibility for difficult routing applications.

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Pull-Pull Cables – Used for applications when only transmission forces are required, often utilizing a spring to return to the original position after activation.

Push-Pull Cables – A cable that transmits movement in both directions constructed with a cable or wire with robust column strength such as a solid wire, a wire rope with a single wire at its center like a 1×7 or a reinforced wire rope such as Armor Core.


The Performax® line of push-pull cable solutions offers application-driven performance to optimize any project. Using Cablecraft’s proprietary designs, we have developed a line of cables that will save development time and costs while improving performance. Whether your application demands high compressive strength, maximum efficiency or increased flexibility, the Performax® line of control cables can be engineered to your application requirements.

Safety/Restraint Cables

Safety/Restraint cables, or sometimes referred to as lanyards, are typically static cables used for restraining or stopping a moving object. Cablecraft offers a variety of these cables using either eyelets (diecast or steel) or loops, coiled or non-coiled. We also offer Nylon, Vinyl or TPE coated cable to protect from the environment or for aesthetics.

Cycle-Flex™ Miniature Cables

Cycle-Flex™ by Cablecraft is the recognized leader in miniature mechanical cable technology for its durability and long life in high cycle applications. Its versatility for product applications ranging from motion control to safety/restraint has made it the preferred choice by design engineers where size and durability matter. Cycle-Flex™ is offered in a variety of constructions and in diameters as small .15 mm and can either be coated or uncoated, lubricated or un-lubricated.


Cablecraft offers a wide range of linkage products and assemblies. Linkage products are often used when a direct robust solid connection is needed. Linkages offer minimal lost motion from your input source to the output and can often transmit higher loads safely at comparable sizes.

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Rod Ends – Rod ends are the most long-lasting options for linkages as they offer more wear surface at the bearing with the options to include long life self-lubricated surfaces such as PFTE liners, Lubricated Nylon, Oil Impregnated Bronze and or many other specialty coatings for extreme environments or temperatures such as Cablecraft line of proprietary high temp composite materials. All our products come in a wide range of sizes based on industry standard DIN and SAE standards ranging typically from 5mm thru 16mm or 10-32 thru ¾.

Ball Joints – Ball Joints are great options for reliable motion control linkages with lower load requirements. They can be economically customized as solid point to point double bearing joints or standalone linkages that can be fastened to the end of connecting rods, cylinders and or even push-pull cables.

Linkage Assemblies – Our Engineering team can help create many custom assemblies that fall outside of what a typical Ball Joint, Rod End or swivel bearing might look like. These linkages can help create value for the customer by in most cases creating final Input to Output solid assembly that the user only must bolt in place and rest assured that their motion will move smoothly and securely over time without concern.

Actuation Products

Cablecraft offers the widest selection of products available for a multitude of actuation requirements. Utilizing our light duty pull-pull cables, often paired with our release mechanisms, these systems offer lightweight, reliable and cost-effective solutions for remote actuation of latches, release and locking gas springs.


  • Shift
  • Clutch
  • Throttle
  • Table/Desk Adjustment
  • Seat Adjustment
  • Leg Rest
  • Bed Adjustment
  • Laparoscopic/Endoscopic
  • Hood Release
  • Gas Spring Release 

Engineering Resources & Design Guides

Our engineering team has applied their years of industry experience to develop resource documentation for each of our product lines.

Cable Assembly Network

Our Worldwide Cable Assembler Network can help you with your mechanical motion control solutions.

Online Catalog

Don’t need a custom design? Download our digital catalog to see all of our available cable and linkage assemblies.