Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable

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Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable

The Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable is a versatile and robust aircraft cable designed for a wide range of applications, with a primary focus on the marine industry. Constructed using high-quality 316 stainless steel, this cable offers exceptional corrosion resistance, making it the ideal choice for saltwater environments. Its swaged design ensures a secure and permanent connection, providing superior strength and reliability. With its flexibility and durability, this cable is perfect for tasks involving sheaves, such as boat lifts and overhead cranes.

Designed for Flexibility and Strength:
The Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable features a unique 7 x 19 strand configuration. This means that it consists of seven strands, each comprising 19 individual wires. This construction provides outstanding flexibility, allowing the cable to easily bend around corners and sheaves without sacrificing its strength. Its design enables smooth operation and ensures a reliable performance in various applications.

Unmatched Corrosion Resistance:
One of the standout features of the Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable is its excellent resistance to corrosion. By utilizing 316 stainless steel, renowned for its superior corrosion-resistant properties, this cable can withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater environments. It is the ideal choice for marine applications, where exposure to saltwater is common. The cable’s resistance to corrosion ensures its longevity and reliability, even in demanding conditions.

Safety and Load Ratings:
When it comes to safety, the Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable adheres to the recommended guidelines set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It is important to note that the cable’s rating system does not solely rely on its breaking strength. Instead, it focuses on the Safe Working Load (SWL), considering various factors that can impact the cable’s performance over time. For boat lift applications, a minimum safety factor of 5:1 is recommended, ensuring the cable can safely support the intended load.

Perfect for Boat Lifts:
The Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable is particularly well-suited for boat lifts. Its impressive flexibility and strength make it an ideal choice for this application. When using this cable in boat lifts, it is advisable to consider a safety factor of at least 5:1 and utilize a minimum of four drops. BH-USA, a trusted provider of boat lift products, recommends the use of 7×19 aircraft cables for boat lifts and provides test certificates for all cables sold upon request.

Easy Usage and Maintenance:
To ensure optimal performance and safety, it is essential to follow proper usage and maintenance guidelines. Regular inspections should be carried out to identify any signs of deterioration that could compromise the cable’s strength. Lubricating the operating ropes regularly minimizes friction and extends the cable’s lifespan. It is crucial to avoid subjecting the cable to shock loads and to prevent kinking, knotting, or crushing. Lastly, it should be noted that this cable is not designed or rated for lifting humans and should never be used for such purposes.

The Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable is a reliable and adaptable aircraft cable suitable for a variety of applications, especially in saltwater environments. Its 7 x 19 strand configuration provides exceptional flexibility while maintaining its strength. The swaged construction ensures a secure and permanent connection. With its moderate corrosion resistance and ductility, this cable is the preferred choice for boat lifts and overhead cranes. By following the recommended safety factors, conducting regular inspections, and adhering to proper usage and maintenance guidelines, users can maximize the performance and lifespan of the Swaged Loop 316 Stainless Steel Cable.


Lift Size 1 Part Straight Line 2 Part Compounded
2,800 lbs. 3/16 in. 3/16 in.
4,500 lbs. 1/4 in. 3/16 in.
6,000 lbs. 5/16 in. 1/4 in.
9,000 lbs. X 1/4 in.
10,000 lbs. X 1/4 in.
13,000 lbs. X 5/16 in.
16,000 lbs. X 3/8 in.
24,000 lbs. X 3/8 in.*

In order to find out what size wire rope is required for your lift, you must first calculate the total weight to be lifted, including the “wet” weight of the boat, the maximum cargo that can be loaded into the boat, and the weight of the lifting cradle.

  • Boat
  • Fuel
  • Water (Ballast, live well, potable, etc.)
  • Any cargo items in the boat (Note: There should never be people in the boat while being lifted.)
  • Boat cradle and bunks

Typically, the weight specified by a boat manufacturer refers to its “dry” weight. In order to calculate the “wet” weight, you must include the fuel weight- (6.30 lb/US gal for gasoline and 6.94 for diesel), the water weight (8.34 lb/US gal) that may ever be present in the boat, and the estimated weight of possible cargo (i.e., coolers, skis, etc.).

Cable Ratings

Cable Size Cable Material Lifting Capacity Min. Breaking Strength Safe Working Limit Best Water Type
3/16 in. Stainless 1,050 lbs. * 3,700 lbs. 925 lbs. Saltwater
3/16 in. Galvanized 925 lbs. * 4,200 lbs. 1,050 lbs. Freshwater
1/4 in. Stainless 1,750 lbs. * 6,400 lbs. 1,600 lbs. Saltwater
1/4 in. Galvanized 1,600 lbs. * 7,000 lbs. 1,750 lbs. Freshwater
5/16 in. Stainless 2,450 lbs. * 9,000 lbs. 2,250 lbs. Saltwater
5/16 in. Galvanized 2,250 lbs. * 9,800 lbs. 2,450 lbs. Freshwater
3/8 in. Stainless 3,600 lbs. * 12,000 lbs. 3,000 lbs. Saltwater
3/8 in. Galvanized 3,000 lbs. * 14,400 lbs. 3,600 lbs. Freshwater

* – For boat lift applications, use a minimum of four drops.


Products cannot operate indefinitely at their rated capacity. The wire rope and cable must be regularly inspected for any deterioration that may result in loss of strength. It is the user’s responsibility to assess whether further usage of the rope will pose a safety hazard. Regularly lubricate operating ropes. Avoid getting under any raised loads and stay away from the force of any load.


Due to the unpredictable circumstances that occur after a purchase of this cable, BH-USA cannot warranty or be held responsible for the cable after the purchase date. A working load limit for each application must be determined by the ultimate user. There are many factors to consider, among them, but not limited to, the load applied, the speed of operation, the acceleration or deceleration, the length of the rope or cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, the number, size, condition, and position of drums and sheaves, and the danger to life and property if a rope or cable breaks. The storage, use, maintenance, and lubrication of wire ropes and cables must comply with normal safety standards; and the equipment must be designed, maintained, and operated correctly. Conduct regular inspections.

Avoid kinking, knotting, or crushing. Never use wire rope made or sold by BH-USA to lift humans.

Product Overview

  • Durable and versatile
  • Corrosion-resistant: Ideal for saltwater applications
  • 7 x 19 strand configuration: Provides excellent flexibility
  • Swaged design: Ensures a secure and permanent connection
  • Recommended for boat lifts: Strong and reliable performance
  • Adheres to ASME guidelines: Ensures safety and reliability
  • Easy to use and maintain: Regular inspections
  • Designed for commercial use only