Black powder coated, 7x7 galvanized cable can be used in the aeronautical and entertainment industries. This cable’s black powder coating helps to hide the cable from visual detection in aircraft, lighting, and scenery applications. Galvanized material is coated with a thin layer of zinc to protect underlying material from corrosion and provide rust-resistance. 7x7 strand core has seven strands of wire rope with 7 wires in each strand, formed helically around a strand core. It is stronger, but less flexible than 6x19 and 6x36 class construction wire rope.
Wire rope, also called wire cable, is an assembly of wire strands formed helically around a central core. It is used for pulling, lifting, rigging, hoisting, and motion-control applications most commonly found in the manufacturing, marine, oil, mining, fiber-optic, aircraft, automotive accessory, and construction industries. A combination of characteristics such as material, finish, construction, diameter, length, and breaking strength combines to give each rope its performance ability. Wire rope materials are selected for properties such as strength, elasticity, conductivity, and chemical- and weather-resistance. For strength purposes, most wire rope is made of bright (uncoated or bare) wire. However, it is also produced in a variety of finishes, such as polypropylene (PE), vinyl (PVC), or nylon. These coatings can increase overall durability and strength, and allow for specific use. The breaking strength for wire rope is the strength at which new wire rope will fail under a stationary load. Breaking strength is not considered safe working load (SWL) limit.