Every cable we design is bent, stretched, rotated and otherwise tortured as part of our verification process. What we do and how? In the first blog of this two-part mini-series, I outlined why mechanical testing can’t be ignored when it comes to designing high performance cables.
There are many aspects to designing a dynamic cable (a cable that is meant to move while in use, as happens when towing, for example, or because of wave motion). Things like torque balancing the cable, the load versus elongation properties, the crush resistance or its fatigue life. But behind every great cable there’s always one thing: a rigorous testing regime that involves checking and describing a cable’s mechanical performance and the applications it can be used for – verification and characterization in industry jargon.