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

#customcable #cableassemblies #liftcables

Monday, May 9, 2016

Boating Season Is Almost Here...Are You Ready?

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
If you are like me, it doesn't take much to conjure up a picture of sailing on the sea with the wind blowing through your hair. Boating is a relaxing pastime and is known to improve mental alertness and an appreciation for the outdoors.

Assuring onboard safety should be a primary concern before taking your boat out. Nautical Know How has a comprehensive pre-season checklist for preparing your boat. It's worth looking at because it covers everything from general items to engine and sails. When you need to upgrade or replace your standing rigging or lifelines, Cable Industries is your best source for complete assemblies manufactured from high quality stainless steel cable and stainless or silicon bronze hardware.



Please contact us at 844-WireRope with your rigging or lifeline requirements. 
Happy Sailing!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Popular Turnbuckle Choices for Cable Railings

Cable Industries carries a wide variety of turnbuckle styles for use in commercial, residential and industrial cable railing systems.. Because specific turnbuckles work best for different applications, below are some of our best-selling turnbuckles and their recommended usage.

Classic Jaw and Swage Turnbuckle
The Classic Jaw and Swage Turnbuckle is an excellent choice for straight runs or at an angle. A clevis pin in the jaw attaches to eyes, tabs or in a channel. It is best if used with a Toggle Jaw.

Classic Deck Toggle and Swage Turnbuckle
The Classic Deck Toggle and Swage Turnbuckle can be mounted on any flat surface and is held in place by two tabs suitable for through bolting. The deck toggle can articulate 140 degrees. Best if used with a Deck Terminal.

Classic Button and Swage Turnbuckle
The Classic Button and Swage Turnbuckle has a clean simple look with no jaw. It must be used on a straight run and attached in a through hole with the button on the backside of the baluster. Best if used with a Button Terminal.

Classic Ball End and Swage Turnbuckle
The Classic Ball End and Swage Turnbuckle is made to accept the angles of stairways. The Ball End allows the turnbuckle to integrate itself to your desired angle. The ball allows this turnbuckle to gimbal in its mount. Best if used with a Ball End Terminal.

Classic Swage to Swage Turnbuckle
Appearing in the middle of the cable, the Classic Swage to Swage Turnbuckle needs a fitting at each end to make a complete assembly. You need to use three fittings per cable run, but it makes for a distinctive look. Best if used with a Toggle Jaw.

If you would like more information or a quote for custom cable assemblies, please call our Sales Representative at 844-WireRope.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Requirements for Outside Cable Deck Railings

It’s time to refinish that outside deck for the summer months. Are you wondering whether you should tear down that old wood railing and replace it with something modern that is easy to maintain? Stainless steel cable is a good choice because it offers outstanding strength, luster, and durability and is resistant to rust and stains.

Following is a checklist of requirements when designing/selecting a cable railing system.

  1. Check with your local building department. There are code requirements for spacing of space posts and vertical/horizontal cable.
  2. Posts/Framework can be made out of round pipe, square tube, angle iron, flat bar, or wood. Do NOT use aluminum because it is too soft for cable railings. End posts need to be able to support 350 lbs. per the number of cables. (See Diagram 1)
  3. Select the cable size. For residential areas the most popular and economical option is to use 1/8” cable size. Commercial areas should use either 3/16” or 1/4” since they are designed for durable, high traffic areas.
  4. Select the fittings. Fittings comprise of an adjustable threaded terminal and a locking connector end fitting that will support the tension of the cable (see Diagram 2). Note: Cable assemblies should only be fabricated by a wire rope fabricator (Ex: WiscoLift).
  5. Select hardware accessories. There are many options to customize the look of your railings such as end caps that either blend in or accent your post color. For angled stairs, use stainless steel beveled washers to provide a flat surface.



For more information on custom cable assemblies for your cable railing project, email us at or call us at 844-WireRope.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stainless Steel Cable Railing Systems Offer Low Maintenance and High Design Appeal

If you are a lover of grand, traditional wood staircases with large banisters, you may wince at the thought of using cable railings in your house. However, a traditional frame can be used with stainless steel cable which makes an elegant and easy to maintain railing solution.

For many businesses, an unobstructed view is beneficial for an outside deck or second story. In addition, the strength of the railing is crucial. A stainless steel cable railing system can withstand 3,000 lbs. of force without breaking and is resistant to corrosion.

Additional benefits of stainless steel cable railing systems:

Makes Your Area Appear Larger – The use of stainless steel cables blend into your surroundings and “disappear,” giving the illusion of space. Cable railings can be used in any type of house or business design, whether it is traditional or contemporary.

Is Durable and Easy to Maintain – Because the cable and fittings are made from marine grade stainless steel, they are virtually maintenance free, strong, and long lasting. Mild commercial cleaners or even warm water and soap can be used to restore the shine and remove fingerprints.

Increases the Value of Your Home or Business – The sleek look of cable railings are growing in popularity and known for their longevity.

Cable Industries, a subsidiary of WiscoLift, Inc., fabricates custom cable railing assemblies for companies across the nation. For more information, please go to our website at or call our Sales Representative at 844-WIREROPE. We are happy to assist with any of your cable assembly needs.