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Specialty Small Ropes

This category includes wire ropes in sizes as small as 1/32" in diameter. They're used in a variety of applications, including control cables, window and door closures, different kinds of remote control systems, boat rigging and many others.

They can be made of galvanized or stainless steel wire.

Each of these products is carefully engineered and fabricated to uniform size and quality. For example,1/16" 7 x 19 contains 133 separate wires, making the wires approximately the diameter of a human hair. Yet the rope has high strength, bendability and fatigue resistance.

These ropes are produced for the most common applications in the market. Utility grade is made to RR-W-410. These cables have historically been called"aircraft" cable. Since most applications do not require that designation, we are changing the name to "utility" cable. We can provide these ropes to MIL-DTL- 83420 "aircraft" specifications on request. They require special lubrication during manufacture, internal marking and fatigue testing.

Minimum breaking force and weights for 7 x 7 utility cable

   GALVANIZED OR STAINLESS STEEL

Diameter
(in.)

Approximate
wt./ 100 ft.
(lbs.) 

Minimum breaking force (lbs.)

Galvanized 

Stainless

1/32*

0.16

110

110

3/64

0.42

270

270

1/16

0.75

480

480

5/64

1.1

650

650

3/32

1.6

920

920

7/64

2.2

1260

1260

1/8

2.8

1700

1700

5/32

4.3

2600

2400

3/16

6.2

3700

3700

7/32

8.3

4800

4800

1/4

10.6

6100

6100

9/32

13.4

7600

7600

5/16

16.7

9200

9000

3/8

23.6

13100

12000

*1/32 is made in 3 x 7 construction

Minimum breaking force and weights for 7 x 19 utility cable

   GALVANIZED OR STAINLESS STEEL

Diameter
(in.)

Approximate
wt./ 100 ft.
(lbs.) 

Minimum breaking force (lbs.)

  Galvanized 

Stainless

1/16

0.75

480

480

3/32

1.7

1000

920

7/64

2.2

1400

1260

1/8

2.9

2000

1760

5/32

4.5

2800

2400

3/16

6.5

4200

3700

7/32

8.6

5600

5000

1/4

11.0

7000

6400

9/32

13.9

8000

7800

5/16

17.3

9800

9000

11/32

20.7

12500

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3/8

24.3

14400

12000