Messenger Wire/Strand Manufacturer & Supplier

steel messenger wire on transmission line
Provide reliable support to your telecommunication lines with Bekaert steel messenger wire or strand. We offer the widest variety of strengths and coatings available in the telecom industry. Our specifications include ASTM 475, Bell (e.g. 6M, 6.6 M, 10M…), ASTM A228 (music wire) for optical cable. Customized specifications available on request.

American Made Steel Messenger Wire Products

We manufacture our steel wire products and solutions in America. If required, we have the production capabilities to manufacture 100% of your order locally in your region. This capability applies to every part of fulfilling your order, from creating the wire strands to adding your choice of coatings.

At Bekaert, we have complete control over our manufacturing process. Competitive lead times allow us to fulfill your order with efficiency, and we offer fast delivery for our clients across North America.

Messenger Wire Specifications for Aerial Fiber Optic Drop Cable

Our control over our production process makes us unique. Vertical integration ensures we produce quality products that meet industry standards and exceed your expectations. Bekaert manufactures every order to your exact specifications, including shape, composition and mechanical characteristics. We also offer customization for lashed or built-in aerial optical cable and drop cable.

Two of our specifications are minimum breaking strength and the number of wires per strand. At Bekaert, we offer single strand messenger wire and strands made of 3, 7 or 19 wires. We offer various standardized strengths, including extra high-strength, utility, high-strength, Siemens-Martin and common grade.

Your strand's diameter also depends on the number of wires per strand. We have the widest range of diameters available in the industry and can meet standard or custom specifications through our manufacturing capabilities.

Benefits of Messenger Wire for Aerial Fiber Optic Drop Cable

steel messenger wire supporting fiber optic cable 

The telecommunications industry makes it possible to communicate over vast distances. Wired systems are responsible for much of that communication. Data travels from one point to another via wires that transmit the information.

Steel messenger cable is a support wire. In the telecommunications industry, messenger cable keeps wires that transmit data in place. Stabilizing those wires is essential for the longevity of any system. Modern systems use messenger wire or drop cable wire to support data transmission lines, which means steel messenger wire's purpose is structural.

Bekaert is more than a messenger wire supplier. We have a reputation as the leading independent manufacturer of steel wire products. We take pride in producing strong messenger wire that stands up to exposure and corrosive conditions.

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Effective Messenger Wire Coatings

Even the strongest steel wires are vulnerable to degradation. Corrosion is the leading cause of messenger cable deterioration and breakage. To prevent damage, Bekaert offers various coating options for your steel messenger strand. When you work with Bekaert for messenger wire, you can be confident in the durability of the finished product.

Quality coatings enable our drop cable wires to perform well in harsh conditions. Specifically, our zinc-coated wire has impressive corrosion resistance. At Bekaert, we offer three classes of zinc galvanized: Class A, Class B and Class C. We've also developed Bezinal®, our unique zinc-aluminum alloy coating for enhanced corrosion resistance.

Our Bezinal® coated drop cable wire provides the best protection against corrosion compared to hot-dip and electro-galvanized. Bezinal® zinc-aluminum alloy coating outperforms zinc galvanized in various corrosive testing environments.

All coatings from Bekaert meet industry standards, including coatings that fall outside of zinc galvanized. Bezinal® meets ASTM A855/856 and ASTM 640 classifications.

Reliable Strength

Standardized strength means that our messenger wires are safer and more reliable. Their steel cores add to the wires' strength, making drop cable wires with Bezinal® coatings an ideal solution for special conditions. Inclement weather like high winds and ice can contribute to tension and ice loading. Those events can cause messenger wire to rust, sag or even break. Prevent this damage with quality fiber optic messenger wire from Bekaert.

Why Choose Bekaert for Messenger Wire?

steel messenger wire to support telecommunication lines

Bekaert is the largest independent manufacturer of steel wire products in North America. Despite our size, we focus on each client’s individual needs. At Bekaert, we value building strong relationships with our clients.

Bekaert manufactures quality products at competitive prices, and we're committed to living up to our reputation as the leading name in the industry. Our fiber optic messenger wire is a high-quality, cost-effective solution for your applications as well as an investment in your company's longevity.

With almost 140 years in the industry, we offer immense value to our clients, and that value goes far beyond our products. We use our experience to provide expert advice and support you can trust. As one of our partners, you will enjoy the advantages of working with an industry leader that offers flexible production facilities and an expert customer support team that is ready to meet your needs.

Choose a messenger wire manufacturer that is dedicated to your company's sustainability, success and safety.

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  • Extensive product range
  • High corrosion resistance and standardized strength
  • Domestically produced and fast shipping
  • Packaging in both reels and coils


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