Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cable Industries Saves Automotive Company Time and Money

WiscoLift’s division, Cable Industries, frequently receives requests to fabricate special cable assemblies, many times in “emergency” situations.  Here is a recent example:

The owner of an automotive company in Waupaca, WI, had a car lift with one broken cable.  This did not result in a complete failure, but the lift was not usable until the cable got replaced.  The car lift manufacturer quoted a 4 week lead time – anybody in this situation would find that unacceptable.

He contacted us on a Thursday afternoon with all the necessary information – wire rope diameter and length, end stop information, and dimensions of the threaded stud.  Although we had never fabricated an assembly specifically for a car lift, we were able to fabricate and load test (on our 100 ton horizontal test bed) the replacement assembly in just 2 business days.  To top it off, our price was less than half of the manufacturer’s price!

The customer was so pleased with the price and fast service that he bought us lunch!

Providing our customers with quality pricing and service is what we strive for. If you need a new cable assembly, contact our Cable Industries Sales Rep at 844-947-3767 or fill out our Quote Form and we will respond to your request immediately.

Friday, October 13, 2017

What Are Web Slings Used For?

Web slings are commonly used for lifting delicate surfaces since they do not mar like chain slings or other lifting devices.

Synthetic web slings offer excellent load protection. Because they are made of synthetic material, they have stretch and flexibility which helps to mold around the shape of the load being lifted. Care should be taken to insure that no foreign materials, which may induce scratches or other damage, are present in the sling body. Also, remember that synthetic slings stretch under load (3-6% for nylon, 3-4% for polyester). It is this stretch which may create damage on some surfaces.

Long term exposure to ultraviolet light will have a deteriorating effect on web slings. Efforts to minimize ultraviolet exposure will enhance sling longevity and safety.

Web slings provide superior gripping ability by molding and conforming to the load's surface.

Web slings are unaffected by most chemicals. Please note chemical effects chart below. They should not be used in conditions where the temperature will exceed 180°F.

Following are some examples of web slings that have deteriorated. If you see any visible signs on your web slings they should be removed from service immediately.

Affected by Acid

Burnt Sling

Removal Criteria
  • Acid of caustic burns
  • Melting or charring of any part of the sling surface
  • Snags, punctures, tears, or cuts
  • Broken or worn stitches
  • Distortion, wear, or fracture of fittings
  • Other apparent defects which cause doubt as to the strength of the sling

For additional information on web slings or for a free quote, please email your specifications to us at

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What is aircraft cable?

No, aircraft cable IS NOT for aircrafts. I know, this is confusing. While it is strong enough to secure an airplane in place, its flexibility and strength is used for maritime applications such as sailboat rigging (life lines and standing rigging), pulleys and winches of differences sizes and types, stage rigging to lift and suspend lighting and heavy curtains, garage doors to lift and lower the door, exercise equipment, and zip lines.

Because there are many types of cable thicknesses, a cable manufacturer or distributor should be contacted before ordering your aircraft cable. You will want to verify with them the best type to order and inform them of any outside conditions that could affect the cable assemblies.

The highest quality of aircraft cable available is stainless steel. It is made up of corrosion resistant steel wires and therefore is the best available. It tests at almost the same pull strength as galvanized aircraft cable and lasts longer under caustic environments.

For additional information or to get a free quote on aircraft cable assemblies, call our office at 844-947-3767 or email

#aircraftcable #customcableassemblies

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OEM Partnerships Add Value

Aircraft CableIn the beginning of the 21st Century, companies began seeing the advantages of outsourcing certain business processes that were not part of their core business. Outsourcing goods and services to companies already skilled in those areas eliminated the cost of hiring trained staff and resulted in reduced operating expenses.

Many industries use this process including medical, food, automotive, computers, machining and aerospace.

Advantages to Using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Custom Cable Assemblies·    Convenience – All you have to do is call your OEM and request the type and quantity of assemblies and the target date.
·        Experience – There are no learning curves if you outsource your cable, webbing, chain or cord assemblies. The Company will already have the exact skills and product suppliers needed.
·        Reduced Cost – No need to buy equipment or hire competent staff to make the assemblies in-house or hold inventory.
·        Higher Quality – OEM’s already have quality control policies and methods tailored to their products processes and methodologies.

Cable Industries, a division of WiscoLift, Inc., is an OEM and Wire Rope Cable Assembly Manufacturer. We specialized in custom cable assemblies, boat rigging, architectural cable railings, and OEM services for customers in all industries.

For additional information, please call us at 844-947-3767 or email

#customcableassemblies #OEM #manufacturing

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Custom Cable Assemblies: Sailboat Rigging Available at Cable Industries

Custom Cable Assemblies: Sailboat Rigging Available at Cable Industries

Sailboat Rigging Available at Cable Industries

Whether you need to replace your Sailboat Rigging (Life Lines or Standing Rigging), or purchase replacement parts, Cable Industries has everything you need to update your sailboat.


Pelican Hooks
Gate Eyes
Toggle Jaws
Stanchion Terminals


If all you need are replacement 
parts, just call our Sales Representative at 844-947-3767 to order the exact same part, or mail us your parts and we will mail you a new one -- just that simple!


For Sailboat Life Line or Standing Rigging replacements, you can either fill out our Quote Forms or mail us your old rigging and we will mail you back the new rigging.

Since you will need 2 people to measure your rigging, it may be easier to mail it and let us to the measuring for you. Print out our Rigging Labels and attach one to each piece of rigging. Any modifications that you would like done can be specified on the label.

For more information, go to our rigging webpage,

#sailboatrigging #cableind 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cable Assemblies Buyers Guide

How to Select the Right Cable

Before selecting your cable, let’s identify the differences between aircraft cable and wire rope. The term Cable is the generic name for aircraft cable which ranges in size from 1/32″ to 3/8″. Cable that is over 3/8″ is considered wire rope. There are many constructions included in wire rope, but most common are 6 x 19 and 6 x 37 class. The strands of wire wrap around the core of the aircraft cable and wire rope and can be made of cable or polypropylene rope. The wires are then “preformed”, a process by which the individual wires become closed into a helix and become one strand.

Selecting Cable Composition and Coating

The cable material types are Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel Wire, and Galvanized Carbon Steel Wire. Stainless Steel is used in applications that need corrosion protection, Carbon Steel Wire is sometimes called Plow Steel, is wear-resistant, and Galvanized is stronger than Stainless Steel. Coating your cable is optional, however, because it is fairly inexpensive and increases the life of your cable, it is recommended. The most common type is a PVC jacket which can be clear or colored. Teflon is used in applications where the cable is being used in high temperature or with chemicals.


Aircraft Cable - 1 x 7:  Straight Line Applications
Aircraft Cable - 7 x 7:  Architectural / Deck Railings
Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable - 7 x 19:  Garage Doors, Safety Cables, Light Rigging
Aircraft Cable - 3 x 7:  Architectural / Deck Railings, Agricultural
Aircraft Cable - 7 x 19:  Garage Doors, Hanging Signs, Antennas / Flagpoles, Tie-Downs

Don't see your application here? Please call our office at 844-947-3767 (844-WIRE-ROPE) and we will assist you in the correct cable selection.

About Us

Cable Industries is a division of WiscoLift, Inc. which fabricates custom cable assemblies for the following industries: Aerospace, Agriculture, Architectural, Construction, Marine, Medical, Security, and more. For more information on our company, visit our website

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