TPC Wire & Cable Introduces Newly Designed Cable for Crane and Reeling Applications

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New Super-Trex® Heavy-Duty, High-Flex Crane Cable Reduces Corkscrewing

New Super-Trex Heavy-Duty, High Flex Crane Cable Reduces Corkscrewing

The new design provides optimal performance and protection while dramatically reducing the potential for corkscrewing often experienced with reeling cable.

TPC Wire & Cable Corp., a leading supplier of wire, cable and connectors, introduces a new product to its Super-Trex® family of cables. The Super-Trex® Heavy-Duty Flex Crane Cable was designed specifically for crane and reeling applications. TPC’s extensive family of long-lasting Super-Trex electrical cords and cables was designed and engineered to perform in the harshest industrial environments.

The heavy-duty dual-pass jacket contains a reinforcing aramid braid between the layers providing added strength and improving cable resistance to pulling and torsional forces. The braid provides greater than 1,920 pounds of tensile load capability, which helps reduce “cork-screwing” or the twisting that causes a cable to bend abnormally and fail under tension, as well as premature cable failure common to standard multi-conductor cables. The internal design is constructed for dynamic applications with finely stranded tinned copper conductors which are assembled with low-friction separators and left-hand conductor lay, and lay-lengths that are optimized for longer flex life and corrosion resistance.

“TPC designed this new reeling cable as a direct response to field failures. The new design provides optimal performance and protection while dramatically reducing the potential for corkscrewing often experienced with reeling cable,” said David Sedivy, Product Manager at TPC. “The low co-efficient of friction tape separators allow conductors to freely move inside the cable, reducing friction, improving performance and extending the life of the cable.”

The Super-Trex® Heavy-Duty Flex Crane Cable is perfect for harsh industrial environments, such as steel mills, wood and paper product manufacturing plants, and shipping/container ports. The extra-heavy-duty all weather jacket provides superior protection against sunlight, UV, oils, solvents, water, impact and heat, while maintaining all-weather flexibility to -40°C. TPC Wire & Cable’s customers will benefit from its use in applications such as cable reels, wood yard cranes, port cranes, retractable reels and hoists.

About TPC Wire & Cable Corp.
TPC Wire & Cable Corp. is a leading supplier of wire, cable and connectors used in harsh industrial environments. TPC Wire & Cable’s products are designed and engineered to withstand harsh conditions including abrasion, chemicals, constant flexing and extreme temperatures. TPC serves a variety of markets including the steel, utility, mining, automotive, food and beverage, government, oil and gas, transportation and wood, pulp and paper markets. The company’s long-lasting, dependable wire and cable products solve the most difficult application problems in the harshest environments resulting in lower overall costs and increased production time. TPC products outperform and outlast ordinary cable 10:1. For more information about TPC Wire & Cable products, visit

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