3-141.3. STOP CABLE AND LINKAGE - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Control cables are precision equipment and should
be handled with care. They should not be bent
sharply, twisted, or forced into position. They
should be allowed to adjust themselves to a given
installation and worked into position rather than
The control cable is shipped in a figure 8 shape
with sufficient number of layers to take care of
its length. The whole package should be lifted
out and laid on a smooth open surface. Cut the
restraining ropes and, holding the top end, walk
away from the package until the cable is straight-
ened out. The cable should unfold smoothly and
evenly. However, if a kink or loop develops, stop
and uncoil this section.
When the control is out straight, lift one end up
about 4 feet and walk along, handing the cable
through your hands, keeping it about 4 feet off the
deck, until the other end is reached. This removes
internal twists and gives the cable full flexibility.
Never force cable into any position. Let it take
its natural shape by shaking it gently before and
during operation. Be sure not to bend flexible
parts of cable where it joins the rigid end fitting.
Allow an inch or more to remain straight before start-
ing bend.. When installing articulator fittings, DO
NOT twist end rod.