Bergen’s safety cables are less costly and time-consuming than lock wireDecember 6, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Since 1942, Bergen Cable Technology has been a top provider of innovative solutions for cable assemblies in the aerospace industry, with high-quality products as one of the reasons for its success. Having logged three-quarters of a century in the business, the company knows all about safety cables – and why they are a superior alternative to lock wire as a way to retain fasteners.
Seven reasons why
Many people debate whether a safety-cable system or lock wire is a better choice. Bergen offers seven main reasons why safety cables are the wiser decision, based on its own experience and expertise:
- Less chance of foreign-object damage. To remove lock wire from an application, the user must cut it many times, which creates a lot of small pieces. These scraps can damage an aircraft if they are not cleaned out, which is known as foreign-object damage; this can endanger crew and passengers. Removing a safety cable results in only two pieces of scrap.
- Easier to gain access to tight areas. Bergen safety cables have noses that can be rotated 360 degrees and short lengths, both of which allow users to reach restricted areas with ease.
- No need to guess about details. With safety cable, the user just strings the cable through the fastener holes, without having to predetermine how much to use. This makes the job much easier and quicker than with lock wire, which requires starting over if the user gets the amount to use or the number of twists wrong.
- Less training needed. Even a newbie can get a safety-cable system going in half an hour, whereas lock wire takes time to learn to apply correctly.
- Increased safety. Bergen’s cables have fused ends that will not injure users, as opposed to the sharp ends that pose a safety risk with lock wire.
- Ergonomically friendly. Bergen safety cables are designed to be user-friendly and fit comfortably in your hands.
- More efficient. Because safety cables are easier and quicker to use, they save time – which increases production and results in a better return on investment.
To learn more, contact Bergen.