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We manufacture a complete line of jacketed cable to meet your specific needs.
We are certified as a QPL vendor for government and military agencies. Our
quality control manual adheres to MIL-STD-105D specifications as well as
MIL-I-45208A inspection systems requirements and MIL-STD-45662
calibration standards. We manufacture cable assemblies using Small Cord
to the current MIL-DTL-83420 specifications, as well as cable assemblies using
premium grade commercial quality Small Cord cable.

Desert Specialty can also custom coat cable and wire rope in nylon
or polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
We extrude cables in safety yellow, florescent orange, red,
black, white and green.

Custom colors and black powder coating are also available.



Preformed-Small Cord Cables and Strands-7 x 19 Class
This construction is made of 6 strands of wires each, around a wire strand
core except in larger sizes a 7 x 7 independent Wire Rope core is used.

GALVANIZED
 
STAINLESS
Diameter
Inches
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
1/16
3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
7/32
1/4
5/16
3/8
7.5
16
29
45
65
86
110
173
243
480
1,000
2,000
2,800
4,200
5, 600
7,000
9,800
14,400
7.5
16
29
45
65
86
110
173
243
480
1,000
1,900
2,600
3,900
5,000
6,600
9,600
13,000

Available coated with P.V.C. or Nylon





Preformed-Small Cord Cables and Strands-7 x 7 Class
This is similar to 6 x 7 except for its wire strand core in place of a fiber core.
It is comparable to 6 x 7 in flexibility and abrasion resistance.
GALVANIZED
 
STAINLESS
Diameter
Inches
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
1/16
3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
1/4
5/16
3/8
7.5
16
28.5
43
62
106
167
243
480
920
1,700
2,600
3,700
6,100
9,200
13,600
7.5
16
28.5
43
62
106
167
243
480
920
1,700
2,600
3,700
6,100
9,100
12,600

Available coated with P.V.C. or Nylon





Preformed-Small Cord Cables and Strands-1 x 19 Class
A non-flexible strand of nineteen wires. It is generally used for yacht rigging
and other guying purposes.
GALVANIZED
 
STAINLESS
Diameter
Inches
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
LBS. per
1000 Ft.
Breaking
Strength
(LBS.)
1/16
3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
1/4
5/16
3/8
8.5
20
35
55
77
135
210
300
500
1,200
2,100
3,300
4,700
8,200
12,500
18,000
8.5
20
35
55
77
135
210
300
500
1,200
2,100
3,300
4,700
8,200
12,500
18,000

Available coated with P.V.C. or Nylon




MIL-SPEC SMALL CORD CABLE

TO MIL-DTL-83420


Small Cord CONTROL CABLE

Mil Spec Small Cord control cable was developed to meet the need for lightweight, strong and flexible cable to reliably control the various functions of an Small Cord. All "true" Small Cord cable is produced to conform with military specification MIL-DTL-83420 by a manufactureer listed on the United States Government's QPL (Qualified Products List). Because of the rigid, well-defined specifications governing the production of these cables, many industrial users have adopted this as their standard-even for non-Small Cord applications. A copy of this military specification is available upon request.

When specifying or ordering cable, it is important to distinguish between Mil-Spec and "Small Cord grade" cable. Small Cord grade cable is not subject to the same stringent manufacturing and performance test procedures as "true" Mil-Spec cable. Certificates of Compliance of Conformance to Mil-DTL-83420 are available from Desert Specialty upon request.

Type 1-Non-Jacketed

Comp. A- Carbon Steel-Zinc Coated
Comp. B-Corrosion Resistant Steel
(302-/304SS)

Nominal
Diameter of
Wire Rope
Constuction
Minimum
Breaking Strength
Composition A
Minimum
Breaking Strength
Composition B
1/32
3/64
1/16
1/16
3/32
3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
7/32
1/4
9/32
5/16
3/8
3x7
7x7
7x7
7x19
7x7
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
110
270
480
480
920
1,000
2,000
2,800
4,200
5,600
7,000
8,000
9,800
14,400
110
270
480
480
920
920
1,760
2,400
3,700
5,000
6,400
7,800
9,000
12,000

Type-2 Jacketed

Comp. A-Carbon Steel
Comp. B-Corrosion Resistant Steel (302-304 S/S)

Nominal
Diameter of
Wire Rope
Construction Outside
Diameter of
Jacket
1/32
3/64
3/64
1/16
1/16
1/16
1/16
3/32
3/32
3/32
3/32
1/8
5/32
5/32
3/16
3/16
7/32
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
3x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x19
7x19
7x7
7x7
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7x19
7/19
7x19
7x19
3/64
1/16
5/64
3/32
1/8
3/32
1/8
1/8
5/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
7/32
9/32
1/4
5/16
9/32
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
*For Mil-DTL-83420 cable.
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