REDWIRE The seven advantages Bergen safety cable offers over lock wire

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Bergen safety cable is the aerospace standard.

Bergen Cable is internationally reputed as a distributor of cable solutions. It is also a renowned innovator: in the 1980s, the company collaborated with General Electric to create a unique type of safety cable. There are considerable benefits to this cable that make it work more effectively for retaining fasteners than lock wire does. Fast installation, low assembly costs, and high quality have made Bergen safety cable the standard in the aerospace sector.

Access to restricted areas

There are several advantages to using safety cable over lock wire in fastener retention, and the Bergen team cites the following seven reasons:

  1. Better ergonomics – Safety cable is manufactured to be user-friendly and fit comfortably in the user’s hands.
  2. Better access to restricted areas – Users can rotate safety-cable noses by 360 degrees and for short lengths, which enables much easier access to tight areas.
  3. Higher efficiency – By being faster and easier to use, Bergen safety cable saves significant time, which increases production and also yields a higher return on investment.
  4. Less chance of damage from foreign objects – Users must cut lock wire many times to remove it from an application. This creates small pieces that can damage an aircraft if not cleaned out properly. Foreign-object damage can endanger passengers and crews. But the result is only two scrap pieces when one removes safety cable.
  5. Less training required – A newbie can get a safety-cable system working in half an hour, while it takes time to apply lock wire properly.
  6. More safety – Although lock wire has dangerous sharp ends, safety cable has fused ends that pose no injury risks.
  7. No guesswork about details – Users can string safety cable through fastener holes without needing to predetermine how much to use. With lock wire, the task must start over if the amount of wire or number of twists is incorrect.

Check out this video for a closer look at Bergen safety cable:

To learn more, contact Bergen Cable.


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Posted by Bergen Cable Technology, Inc


Designers & Mfr Mechanical Cable, Cable Assemblies & Push-Pull Controls. Original Mfr Of Safety Cable, A Patente... Read more

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