Where would you normally use a stainless steel wire cable ?
The most common application is balustrading but there are many other uses for it including; shade structures, architectural rigging, cable trellis, shop fittings and marine applications.
What is it made out of ?
316 Stainless Steel.
What are the important dimensions ?
The cable is made up of 7 lots of 7 small cables (49 in total) that are twisted to form a wire rope that is 3.2mm thick.
PLEASE NOTE : What you are ordering is cable by the metre. Add up the total number of metres of cable required for the job, add a bit extra for wastage, and this is what you should add to your shopping cart.
What is the difference between 1x19, 7x7 and 7x19 configurations ?
The 1x19 cable is slightly stronger than the other cables, but is the least flexible. It is also the nicest looking cable due to the less strands of wire that make it up.
The 7x7 cable is semi-flexible, has a lesser breaking load than compared to the 1x19, but greater than 7x19.
Ther 7x19 cable is the most flexible, which allows it to loop back on itself without kinking. It has the lowest breaking load of the 3.
If you are using the wire for balustrading; in particular in conjunction with fittings that require the use of a hydraulic swager, either of the 3 wires wire will be fine; but if you are using fittings that need the cable to wrap around a thimble, then the more flexible 7x7 or 7x19 cable is a much easier option for this purpose.
Can it be used for exterior application ?
As it is 316 grade Stainless Steel it is more than suitable to be used inside or outside.