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PUSH-PULL CONTROL CABLES
Intro | Conduit Selection and Fittings | Conduit Cores | Core Fittings | How to Specify

HOW TO SPECIFY BERTROL® ASSEMBLIES

The type and size of conduit as well as the selection of the proper conduit fittings and length of core will be determined by your application. Once a design is selected, specify the minimum pull-off requirement of the core fitting and working load to determine core size. If the number of degrees of bend of your assembly, as installed exceeds 90°, contact Bergen Cable for design and application assistance.



PUSH-PULL CONTROL ASSEMBLIES

Bergen Bertrol® push-pull control assemblies are designed to provide smooth, positive and precise transmission of mechanical motion for medium to heavy-duty push-pull applications. These designs offer minimum friction and maximum wear resistance. Refer to “How to Specify Push-Pull Assemblies” when ordering.
catpp1
Minimum Bend Radius – 6.0 inches

Travel Input Load (lbs.)
1 50
2 50
3 40
4 30
 
A Mid Travel B
4.09 2.59
5.59 2.59
7.09 4.59
8.59 5.59
 
C Mid Travel D
3.55 2.05
5.05 3.05
6.55 4.05
8.05 5.05


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Minimum Bend Radius – 6.5 inches

Travel Input Load (lbs.)
1 100
2 90
3 75
4 50
 
A Mid Travel B
4.09 2.59
5.59 2.59
7.09 4.59
8.59 5.59
 
C Mid Travel D
3.55 2.05
5.05 3.05
6.55 4.05
8.05 5.05


catpp3


Minimum Bend Radius – 7.0 inches

Travel Input Load (lbs.)
1 120
2 100
3 80
4 60
 
A Mid Travel B
4.60 2.96
6.09 3.96
7.60 4.96
9.09 5.96
 
C Mid Travel D
4.12 2.49
5.62 3.49
7.12 4.49
8.62 5.49


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Minimum Bend Radius – 8.0 inches

Travel Input Load (lbs.)
1 200
2 100
3 180
4 60
 
A Mid Travel B
4.98 3.16
6.48 4.16
7.98 5.16
9.48 6.16
 
C Mid Travel D
4.43 2.61
5.93 3.61
7.43 4.61
8.93 5.61


HOW TO SPECIFY PUSH-PULL CONTROL ASSEMBLIES

This format is provided for ease of specifying and ordering your Bertrol® Push-Pull Control Assemblies.

First, determine the input load required using the Friction Loss Chart. Given the load and the travel required, determine the Bertrol® design appropriate to meet your needs. Complete the assembly part number using the format below.

Terminal & Core Materials Conduit Fitting/Type Conduit Fitting/Type Cable Travel (inches) Cable Length (inches)
(Three digits required)
SS 725 825 2 060

Explanation of Example: SS-725-825-2-060
This order number specifies a cable with stainless steel terminals and core, a bulkhead fitting on one end and a clamp fitting on the other end, 2 inches cable travel, 60 inches in length. This order number is for a cable with a maximum input load of 50 pounds and a minimum bend radius of 6 inches.

PUSH-PULL PANEL CONTROLS

Panel push-pull controls are intended for applications with maximum input loads of 50 pounds. They are used for throttle control, choke, fuel shutoff and engine stop, as well as for power-take-off control and latches with light actuation loads.

Series 55 controls will meet applications requiring up to 20 pounds input.

Series 75 controls are for heavier input loads up to 50 pounds. The standard end types as shown for Series are not recommended for Series 75.



PANEL PUSH-PULL KNOBS

Most applications utilize one of the knob types listed below. Stocked by Bergen, these knobs are made of durable molded plastics and are compatible with both Series 55 and Series 75 Push-Pull Panel Control Assemblies.

   


HOW TO SPECIFY PUSH-PULL PANEL CONTROL ASSEMBLIES

This format is provided for ease of specifying and ordering your Bertrol® Push-Pull Panel Control Assemblies.

After determining type of panel control, input load and length of travel required complete the assembly part number using the format below.

Panel Type Knob Type End Type* Cable Travel**
(inches)
Cable Length (inches)
(Three digits required)
PP 293 P75 3 058
* End Type Series 55 – 1st digit, P (plain); 2 nd & 3rd digit, end style
  Series 75 – P75 only
** Cable Travel Series 55 – 3 only
  Series 75 – 1, 2, 3, 4

Explanation of Example: PP-293-P75-3-058
This order number specifies a Panel push-pull cable with a “T” type knob, a Series 75 design with 3 inches of travel and 58 inch cable length.

DESIGN CRITERIA

The selection of the proper push-pull control for any application is generally a function of the input force required. This force, in turn, is dependent on the output load and the efficiency of the assembly. Friction between the inner core member and the primary tube will have the greatest impact on the assembly efficiency. As seen in the chart below, the friction factor will be dependent upon the total degrees of bend in the system.

FRICTION LOSS CHART (EFFICIENCY)

How to use chart: Determine working load and total degrees of bend in the system. Locate your degree figure on horizontal scale. Read up to intersection of curve. Locate input load factor by working load which is your calculated input load. Do not exceed the maximum input load listed under conduit data.

Bending of the conduit produces frictional losses which are proportional to the total degrees of bend in the system. In order to keep these losses to a minimum Bergen can use a special lubricant on the conduit and core members. This also increases the life of the assembly because it reduces core and conduit liner wear.


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