Download Important Documents from Lexco’s Technical Resource Library

Posted by David Karbin | Mon, Jan 19, 2015 @ 08:06 AM | 0 Comments

Get useful conversion charts, guides, and much more.

Lexco Cable presents our Technical Resource Library, a range of documents related to the wire rope and cable industry. These are offered as references to easily consult when purchasing wire rope, specifying a new project, or checking measurements.

Procurement Guides and Detailed Charts

Technical Resource Library

Our Resource Library is dedicated to helping you at various stages of any wire rope, or cable application. As a result, we have documents such as the Decimal/Metric Chart, side-by-side comparisons of measurements of wire rope and cable diameter in inches and millimeters.

Also available in our Resource Library is the Wire Rope Diameter and Construction Design Guidelines. This chart recommends the minimum bend required to maximize wire rope life and strength for cycling applications. The document includes various wire rope and cable profiles, helping you find the products compatible with your project requirements.

Customers can also find our Push/Pull Replacement Guides. Each of are quick references on replacement cables in a variety of vehicles and applications, including:

  • Tractors
  • Excavators
  • Cabover Engine Trucks
  • Tow Trucks
  • Generators
  • Work Boats

There are nine replacement guides included in our resource library to help you find the right cable for your specific application, including aircraft cable, vinyl coated cable or plastic coated cable just to name a few.

A Range of Comprehensive Wire Rope and Cable Considerations

Additional documents in the Lexco Cable Resource Library include:

Each of these documents is designed for proper procurement, installation, and care of your wire rope and cable products. Most importantly, these documents can be printed out and hung up in the office, letting you easily check them for quick reference.

Click here or the button below to visit our Technical Resource Library and download any of the above listed documents:

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For all additional questions, including any questions on topics not covered in our library, contact us today. We hope these resources are exactly what you are looking for.


Halloween Thrills Thanks to Lexco and Gore Galore

Posted by David Karbin | Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:20 AM | 0 Comments

You might get a few jaw dropping thrills this Halloween, thanks to Lexco Cable and Gore Galore. Behind the scenes of the larger-than-life costumes in haunted houses all over the world, are the cables that make them come to life with realistic movable jaws. The cables and accessories that make these creations “talk” are the same ones that we use for bicycle brakes, such as hand levers, inner cables, and cable housing.

ggCostumes with movable jaws rely on the same cable mechanisms that allow puppeteers to animate loose-jointed dolls with lifelike gestures.  The jaws are attached to light and flexible bicycle cables that run through the costume and are connected, on the opposite end, to a hand lever. Depending on circumstances, the cables will either operate on a pull-pull system or push-pull system.

In a pull-pull system, the actor or puppeteer will use one hand lever to pull the jaw open, and another to pull it closed.  A push-pull cable system, on the other hand, utilizes one stiff wire that is capable of both opening and closing the jaw. This conveniently reduces the number of levers and wires that the actor must manage. 

The weight, size and complexity of these petrifying costumes are all significant considerations. Larger costumes, which can range anywhere from 7 to 10 feet tall, naturally require longer and stronger cables. Most of these costumes also incorporate cables and levers that allow the actor to move the head and arms. Ideally, these components can be streamlined into just a few controls so that the actor is not unnecessarily burdened by multiple levers.

The scariest costumes are the most realistic, with lifelike arm, head and jaw movements that make you truly believe in zombies and goblins. With the help of Lexco’s cables and accessories, your next visit to the haunted house could indeed be the most terrifying.