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Loos and Company has over 50 years of experience in the wire and cable industry. With our knowledge and experience, we can offer the highest quality products available on the market. Our general product lines and capabilities are listed above. As a manufacturer we can provide customized products for any application. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our products and capabilities, visit our product specific pages or contact us.

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8 Shedding Light on Common Cable Questions

What exactly is wire rope?

Wire rope is comprised of many steel wires laid together helically to form a rope.

What is the difference between cable and wire rope?

There is no exact answer as to what...

Dec 01, 2022 08:00 AM

How To Easily Repair Fitness Cable

When it comes to repairing fitness cable, there are some common mistakes that gym owners, repair professionals, and OEM manufacturers make that leads to constant replacements being needed. In today’s...

Nov 28, 2022 08:45 AM

Difference Between Low/High Carbon Steel & Nickel Silver in Brush Wire

If you are looking to buy brush wire, there are a wide range of materials available. Some of the most common materials for brush wire include stainless & nickel alloys, phosphor bronze, brass, low &...

Nov 23, 2022 08:30 AM

Determine Drum Winding Direction: A Quick and Easy Guide

Smooth drums are a common means of handing and transportation for wire rope and cable. However, special care must be taken to ensure the cable is properly wound around the spool in order to prevent...

Nov 21, 2022 07:15 AM

3 Considerations When Designing a Pulley System

Here at Loos and Company, we get questions almost every day asking what size cable to use over a specified pulley, or what size pulley to use with a specific cable diameter or construction. These...

Nov 17, 2022 07:15 AM

A Look into Aircraft, Military, & Lock-Clad Assemblies

If you are interested in cable assemblies, knowing about some of the different types available is crucial. In today’s blog we will be looking at aircraft, military, and lock-clad cable assemblies. We...

Nov 14, 2022 09:45 AM

An Overview of our New Articulated Robot Arm

Loos & Co., Inc. recently invested in new technology that will improve the efficiency of our custom machining process. Like so many of our recent investments, this investment in robotic technology is...

Nov 09, 2022 07:45 AM

A Whale of a Rigging Job

For those of you tempted to taunt a Wright Whale, I have a bit of advice for you:

Nov 07, 2022 07:30 AM

Understanding the Different Types of Wire Rope Lay

When it comes to purchasing wire rope, it is important to note that different types of wire rope lay are better in certain applications. The four types of lay are right hand regular lay, left hand...

Nov 03, 2022 08:15 AM

An Overview of our Wire Rope

Here at Loos and Company, our domestically manufactured wire rope is considered to be the best on the market. However, choosing which type of wire rope is best suited for you can be a difficult...

Oct 27, 2022 07:00 AM
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