Galvanized Aircraft Wire Cable
Galvanized aircraft cable is designed for use in the aircraft industry and for military applications, but it also has many commercial applications as well. Galvanized wire aircraft cable is classified by the number of strands and the number of wires in each strand. A type 7X7 stainless steel galvanized aircraft cable has seven strands with seven wires in each strand. Aircraft cable may be stainless steel or galvanized steel with varying diameters, breaking strengths and approximate weight per foot. The larger the diameter, the greater the breaking strength (in lbs.), and the greater the approximate weight per foot that may be handled.
Galvanized aircraft cable is used for rope and pulley systems where rope is cycled back and forth over a pulley or sheave. It is more suitable for use in erosion control, irrigation, and the agriculture industry, but has commercial applications such as with exercise equipment or as control cables. Cables with diameters less than 1/8 inch have a good balance of strength and flexibility.