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At Lexco Cable, we collaborate with customers in a myriad of industries to provide high quality custom cabling that meets aesthetic, strength, and environmental requirements. One product that we’ve supplied the cable for is a floating walkway which provides access to waterways and in applications such as trailing dams, industrial marinas, and recreational areas throughout the world. We provide all of the cabling that serves as the rail system in these walkways. The length of cable varies according to the specific walkway model, but each rail system has a similar design that was developed based on the customer’s unique specifications.

Strength was an important factor in the selection of a cable diameter because of the force the walkway would need to withstand from both wind and waves. In addition, the cable is used in a wet, outdoor environment, so corrosion resistance is essential. A thick walled PVC coated cable is used. The PVC coating is durable and provides a smooth gripping surface while protecting the cable from corrosion. It was colored yellow to ensure visibility as well.

Cables are fitted with stainless steel threads to ensure the threads remain rust-free. For ease of installation, the cables are individually tagged by Lexco according to length. By working with customers to understand their specific needs, our experienced team of professionals can develop custom cabling solutions to meet any application. For additional details regarding this custom cabling project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Project Snapshot

Project Name Manufacturing of Walkway Cabling
Project Description Colored PVC coated aircraft cable used to hold together segments of floating walkway in mining applications.
Capabilities Applied/Processes Cutting, Coating, Swaging
Material Finish Thick walled PVC coating, colored for visibility
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed Measured assembly length and swage dimensions for first article, in process production, and final inspection
Delivery/Turnaround Time 2 weeks after receipt
Industry Mining
Standards Met Customer specified custom

 

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