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Superflex Steel Cables
What are Superflex steel cables:
Superflex is a steel cable of plaited configuration, not laid or twisted like wire rope. The interplaiting of the sets of strands creates a very tough and set-resistant cable composed of many more wires than is possible with a laid wire rope. Superflex comprises 912 individual wires in its cross section. This makes for a cable of great flexibility and yet is still tough and practical for general use.
What they do:
Superflex cable is used to make slings for general lifting operations where flexibility and ease of handling are seen as important.
Why are they used:
It is a practical and heavy duty cable with great flexibility, which provides without loosing too much in heavy duty toughness and durability.
At the bottom is ordinary wire rope of 6 x 24 construction. The red lines represent the helix angle of the wire rope, in this case approx 20 deg. The light blue lines represent the helical pitch of this wire rope.
As you will see, the helical pitch of Superflex is half of that of ordinary wire rope.
This is one of the main reasons that Superflex demonstrates a high tensile strength, considering its relatively low mass compared to wire rope.
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