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Coated Cable Tolerances & Points of Measure for Commercial Assemblies

Sep 07, 2022 01:15 PM

When it comes to outside diameter tolerances for plastic coated cable and standard measurements for commercial assemblies, there are some useful tips you should know. In today’s blog we will be looking at both of these topics and providing high quality descriptions and table graphics to make sure you get the information you need. By understanding outside diameter tolerances and points of measure, you will be able to choose the product best suited to your needs.

Outside Diameter Tolerances for Plastic Coated Cable:

The standard tolerances for jacketing a range of aircraft cable and wire ropes is based upon inner cable diameter and coated to outside diameter. For example, a cable with the inner diameter of 3/64 to 1/8 in inches has a coating to outside diameter up to ¼ inches with a standard tolerance of +-/.007 in inches. Check out our table below to learn more.

Points of Measure for Commercial Assemblies:

When you are measure your cable assembly, there are specific dimensions you should be looking at. The three standard points of measure are bearing point, center, and overall. The bearing point (referred to as B.P. is the loops, hooks, and stops. The center (referred to as Ctr.) are eyes and forks. Finally, the Overall (referred to as End) are the studs, balls, and stops. The image below highlights these measuring points in more detail.

Loos and Company Standard Points of Measure

Now that you know the outside diameter tolerances for plastic coated cables and the standard measurements for commercial assemblies, choose a reliable company to purchase coated cable and commercial assemblies from! Loos and Company domestically manufactures a wide range of coated cable and assemblies. Check out our coated cable page here, or our commercial assemblies page here to learn more! Alternatively, if you have any questions our team is here to help! Reach out to us by email at sales@loosco.com or by phone at (860) 928-7981