Lexco Cable is an industry-leading wire rope assembly manufacturer providing innovative assemblies, products, and solutions to government and commercial customers. Founded in 1952 by Harold Karbin after his tour of duty in the Korean War, Lexco has since garnered a long and well-established reputation for providing quality products such as fore and aft adjust cable assemblies, hoist and stowage assemblies, winch cable assemblies, lanyard assemblies, drive cable assemblies, brake cable assemblies, as well as specializing in custom assembly solutions.
Now in its third generation as a family-run company, Lexco Cable can meet challenging, custom specifications. With an unrivaled depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, Lexco Cable is a premier manufacturer for coated aircraft cable, a wide variety of fabricated wire rope assemblies, push-pull controls, perimeter/barrier cables, cable lanyards, tie-down cables, wire rope slings, and countless custom projects.
  • MIL-DTL-83420
  • MIL-DTL-87161
  • MIL-DTL-18375
  • MIL-DTL-83140
  • MIL-C-5651


Lexco Cable works hard to ensure clear processes, communication structures, as well as task and responsibility management in every aspect of manufacturing and is proud to be ISO 9001 certified. We also can submit First Article Inspection (FAI) including an AS9102 report. With Lexco Cable, you can rest assured you're in the safe hands of some of the industry's most knowledgeable experts. 

With our extensive expertise and strategic partnerships, Lexco Cable is proud to provide a wide range of specialized services including: 

MIL-DTL-781 Wire rope swaging.
MIL-DTL-5688 Proof testing and pre-stretching. 

MIL-I-631 Flame retardant and anti-fungal coating. 

To view a complete listing of categories for the products and services Lexco Cable is proud to offer, including fittings, hardware and tools, push-pull controls, assemblies, and more, please click here

At Lexco Cable, we're intimately familiar with the particular needs and intricacies of large bureaucracies and government organizations. With past clients including the Illinois Department of Corrections, the Illinois Parks Department, and the U.S. Army’s Rock Island Arsenal, we can appreciate and accommodate the needs of any sized company or institution.

Lexco Cable's custom wire rope assemblies are built to your unique specifications and delivered when you need them. Our custom assembly guides allow you to easily specify a wire rope assembly design while providing a convenient, accompanying visual display. We're proud of the fact that special projects and custom requirements are our specialties.

White Paper: Wire Rope Lanyards

This white paper highlights the importance of wire rope lanyards used by the United States armed forces and, subsequently, the necessity and criteria needed to find a suitable manufacturer and supplier of wire rope lanyards. Examples are provided that demonstrate previous, current, or emerging use cases for wire rope lanyards and which highlight their importance in providing safety, security, and simplicity for American soldiers.


Guide: Push-Pull Cables

To meet a wide variety of different needs, Lexco specializes in non-standard push-pull controls with unique dimensions that are made possible by the dedicated engineers in Lexco's CNC department. This guide looks at several of the unique push-pull cables that Lexco has manufactured for numerous industries, including military, aerospace, construction, transportation, recreation, sheet metal machining, and more. 


Guide: Military Lanyards

Lexco Cable has an extensive history fabricating military lanyards, typically from MIL-DTL-83420 aircraft cable. These featured examples are a snapshot of our work. Whether you have an existing drawing or are seeking guidance in your lanyard design, we will provide you with estimates and expertise at every stage of your project.


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  • MS21259
  • MS21260
  • MS20668
  • MS20667
  • MS51844
  • AN100
  • AN111
  • NAS1435
  • MS16843
  • MS20664

To view a complete list of the military specification Lexco Cable is able to provide, please click here

Mil-Spec Quick Reference Guide