Architectural & Structural
These architectural and structural elements demonstrate some of the new, unconventional uses for cables and systems incorporating them. In each of these applications, cable is used in place of the more obtrusive bars or rods used in older systems. This results in easier installation and a more attractive finished product than could be achieved with any alternative.
The Handrail/Guardrail sections shows railing systems in which cables are stretched between a frame of supporting posts. In this application, the cables are much lighter than conventional bars resulting in a lower overall weight for the structure. The flexibility of cable makes it easier to store, move and install than rigid pieces. Vertical posts every four feet provide enough support for complete safety.
The Cable Trellis section shows systems using cables on short pegs protruding from a wall to provide support for plants such as wisteria or fruit vines. Using such a system, urban gardeners can make maximum use of limited space while providing a pleasant garden atmosphere for patios, rooftops and other outdoor areas.
The Cable Handrail section shows designs using the same principal as the horizontal handrails set at a slant. Cables are stretched between support posts instead of old-fashioned rigid bars for a better look and lighter product. These structures run beside stairs or ramps as a continuation of the horizontal rails on landings and walkways. Those who prefer a warmer touch will like Assembly 2200 because an optional wooden rail can be used for the contact surface.
The Rigging section contains systems to provide invisible support for visible architectural elements. These can be used to support drapes, flagpoles, product displays, artwork and other wall hangings. Because the supports are behind the hanging objects, no wires, clamps or other supporting devices can be seen. The hangings are not nailed or tacked to the wall, so placing or moving them is quick and easy. These systems are durable, low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing.
Decorative Cable Systems takes the opposite approach by using cables as visible elements of the decor. Cables can make clean, geometric lines that enhance architecture and work with windows, shelves and other linear elements. When used to support products, trophies, pictures or other elements, the cables can play a significant part in the design and appeal to austere modern tastes. When strung with sufficient tautness, cables provide enough support for fragile, heavy objects such as glass shelves, bottles, vases or sculptures.
All these systems require various hardware for proper installation, and that is the purpose of the Accessories section. This selection includes all the barrels, spreaders, grippers and other gear needed for any of these systems, so finding replacements will never be a problem. To make the selection easy, every piece is clearly pictured and described in detail. Customers will never be frustrated by needing some obscure part and being unable to find it. In addition to the parts, we have all the necessary cutters, crimps, tension gauges and lubricants.