Comparison of Cable Types
Cable construction is a crucial aspect of cable design that affects its performance, durability, and safety. Our cable guardraiil systems are designed using 1/8" and 3/16" diameter, 1x19, Type 316 Stainless Steel Cable. 1x19 construction cable is engineered to hold static loads without stretching, and it's relatively stiff. There are other less expensive cable constructions, such as 7x7 or 7x19, but we choose to use 1x19 because of its lower levels of stretch and higher breaking strengths, and more desirable appearance. Our clients appreciate it because it doesn't sag.
Cable terminations are machine-swaged fittings at the ends of each cable. They are either tensioning (adjustable), or non-tensioning (fixed). Our cable assemblies are tensioned at one or both ends - depending on the length of the run and the number of corners they pass through. We use Ultra-tec® stainless steel cable termination hardware. They are designed to be sleek and attractive when you can see them, and when the design allows, their Invisiware® hardware hides inside the end posts so you can't see them.