Customer Review: Cable Railing

image 2 of stainless steel cable railingWe just recently added a blog post about cable railing, but plus a short video about installing cable railing, so it was great to hear from a customer this week who installed some of our products in his new home and was kind enough to send us some pictures. The great thing about our cable railing products is that kits are available to ensure all the parts and hardware are included, but pieces can also be ordered separately as needed. Dustin and Brennan on our sales team worked with this customer to make sure he had everything he needed.

image stainless steel cable railing photo 3All of our assemblies are available in 1/8”, 3/16”, and ¼” diameters of stainless steel type 316 wire cable, in either a 1×19 configuration or a 7×7 construction. The 1×19 has a minimal stretch for a semi-rigid feel. It can be bent up to 45° if needed. The 7×7 wire is generally used for more decorative applications since it can be safely bent to angles greater than 45°. All of our cable railing can be maching swaged or hand swaged. This customer used a 1×19 construction and purchased the hand swage tool and swaged them all himself.

stainless steel cable railing photo4For more information, check out our cable railing products page or call our sales team at 888-794-0584.

You can also see these PDFs for reference:

Guide for cable railing systems

Architectural cable railing catalog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cable Railing Systems

image of cable railing systems for decks Cable rail is a new product we’ve added to the website in the past year. Our decision to start selling it came as a result of customers calling about it after seeing our regular wire rope category and wondering if they could use traditional wire rope as cable railing for their decks, porches and stairs. Cable rail systems are also an excellent choice for industrial uses on stairwells, loading docks, platforms, etc.

Ordering supplies for a cable rail system can be complicated, and choosing the right supplies will depend on your size requirements and end use. We sell complete cable railing kits in diameters of 1/8″, 3/16″, and ¼” in stainless steel type 316 wire cable; type 316 stainless steel is also called marine grade stainless steel because of its ability to withstand harsh outdoor environments without rusting or corroding.

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The cable wire in our stainless steel cable railing kits are a 1×19 construction which is semi rigid and has minimal stretch. It can also be bent safely up to 45 degrees so it’s a good choice for most cable rail uses. We also offer a 7×7 configuration in a cable railing kit that’s better for more decorative applications that may require a greater bend than 45 degrees. All of the wire cable in our kits can be either hand swaged or machine swaged.

Cable railing kit options include:

 

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For more information on our stainless steel cable railing systems, visit our website page: Cable Railing Systems. There you can also download a guide and a catalog. Our sales specialists are available at 888-794-0584 to answer any questions and to place your order.

It’s also highly recommended that you research local building code requirements in your area before you begin purchasing products for your cable railing system.

 

What’s New at US Cargo Control

We’ve been busy adding lots of new products to our US Cargo Control website. We’ve listed some of the latest by category below. For more information on each product, click on the link to take you to USCargoControl.com.

If there’s a product or a group of new items you’d like to see us add to our website, please be sure to let us know- either by a comment below or contacting us at 866-444-9990.

Rigging supplies & hardware
Our rigging supplies category is a varied one- including everything from small connecting links to heavy duty anchor shackles. This category is also unique because it has products that can be used for professional rigging jobs, as well as simple uses around the job site, farm, and even home.

-Cable railing systems

image of cable railing system railsOne example of a product with various uses is our
cable railing systems. Although it’s technically considered
wire rope, its lightweight design is great for stair railings,
deck railings, garage doors and more. We offer a 7×19 construction, which is comprised of 7 strands of 19 wires.
This allows it to have a slim profile without sacrificing
strength. Other profiles and styles are available by request, just contact our sales team at 800-660-3585.

 

-Rope
We’ve also added a huge selection of rope, including everything from natural manila rope for decorative use, to California Truck Rope for dependable tie-down uses for professional truckers.

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Ratchet straps and tie downs
Ratchet straps and tie downs is another group of products with various uses- from flatbed trucks to simple motorcycle trailers.

-Replacement tie down straps
image of 3" ratchet replacement strap with flat hookOur tough polyester replacement straps
are a great way to add extra working life to straps you already own, since you only
buy the replacement strap that you need. They’re also an easy way to convert your winch straps into ratchet straps.

 

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Our tie down replacement straps come in
1″, 2″, 3″and 4″ widths, in an extremely strong best to find the products you’re looking for.

 

-Bungee cords

image of 10 pack 1/2"x48" bungee cordsYou can never have too many handy bungee cords around the house, in the garage, on the farm, or at the jobsite.

While they’re great for securing cargo, boxes and other items for hauling, they’re also perfect for bundling items to make them easier to carry or store away, keeping lids closed on coolers, tool boxes, animal crates, garbage cans, etc.

-Soft tie straps with plush covers
We have several motorcycle tie down straps to choose from, but these motorcycle straps with soft tie plush covers will protect your bike from scratches and dings during transport. They’re designed like a typical handle bar strap, but the soft chamois covers provide and extra layer of protection.

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-Roller idler

image of e-track roller idler fitting

Simply snap the roller idler fitting assembly into E-track installed on your trailer floor and you can instantly secure a vehicle by either the frame or the tires. The roller design moves toward the direction of the tension which keeps the strap close to the track.