Clad Steel - Stranded cables

Intral’s aluminum-clad steel cable is well known for its combination of corrosion resistance, high strength and superior electrical conductivity. These properties make it an excellent choice either as overhead ground wire or as guy strand. It can also be used as core strand in ACSR conductors.

Product Composition

Intral’s stranded cable consists of three (3), seven (7) or nineteen (19) strands of concentrically stranded wires with a left-hand lay, unless otherwise specified.

3 strand configuration

7 strand configuration

19 strand configuration

Common Specifications

Cable strand for ACSR core application and overhead ground wire is packaged onto wooden reels to fit your required lengths and weight.

  • ASTM B-416 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum-Clad Steel Conductor
  • ASTM B-549 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, ACSR/AW


Intral’s AWA and AWAC conductors combine high conductivity, light weight and superior corrosion resistance, and can be used even in the most aggressive environments. The risk of galvanic corrosion is eliminated by the thick layer of aluminum extruded over the core of each aluminum-clad steel (ACS) strand.

Intral’s AWAC conductor are often specified where strength and conductivity are important factors in distribution line design. Since each strand is chemically compatible with neighboring strands and because of the strong corrosion resistance properties of aluminum, ACS strands can be placed either on the inside or in the outer layers of reinforced aluminum conductors. This type of cable offers the highest strength of any aluminum-type conductor, resulting in significant cost savings through longer spans.

AWAC-type cables can also serve as neutral messengers for spacer of lashed cable configurations.

Product Composition

Intral’s AWA and AWAC conductors both have all-aluminum and aluminum-clad steel (ACS) strand.

AWAC conductors are usually right-hand lay while the AWA type is left-hand lay. Electrical conductivity for this type of cable can reach up to 55% I.A.C.S. according to desired configuration of ACS wire and AL wire.

*Pictures above show a few configurations.
  Other configurations available on request
  See data sheet for up to 31 configurations.

Common Specifications

  • ASTM B-230  Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
  • ASTM B-502  Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Aluminum Conductors
  • ASTM B-549  Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors
  • ASTM B-416  Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum-Clad Steel Conductors

Packaging for AWA/AWAC

AWA/AWAC cables are usually sold onto wooden reels to fit your required lengths and weights.


Guy wires are an important element of any overhead line structure. Since each strand of Intral’s guy wire has a thick outer layer of aluminum extruded over the steel, there is no loss of strength over time. Our guy strand is easy to install because it weights less than other high-strength guying or messenger materials.
You have several options to choose from for this product rather for its composition or its packaging.

Creative package

Intral’s coils are wrapped with a combination of stretched wrap and cardboard to give the product superior protection and makes it easy to handle on the field. The product is available in coil of 250 or 500 feet.

Product Composition

It is made of three, seven or nineteen wires concentrically stranded cable with left-hand lay and the diameter of each individual wire is the same.

3 strand

7 strand

19 strand
You can choose up to seventeen (17) different configurations !

Common Specifications

  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of the ASTM B-416 specification.
  • Accepted by the Rural Utilities Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (known as the R.U.S. accepted).