Space. Simple form. Both mask a complexity inherent in tensile architecture. The structure in place, itself evidence of science and careful planning, stands to remind us of what can be achieved with the intelligent use of cables and end fittings working together in tension. Be it a catenary lighting system, a tensioned fabric roof, a simple yet elegant cable stayed bridge or a cable net, all depend on cables as the primary load carrying structure.
The results are structures of unique depth and openness, with large spans made possible by balancing the need for reduced self weight, with the application of minimalist and efficient high tensile cable tendons. This is lightweight tensile architecture and a Ronstan passion.
A high tensile carbon steel cable for high load engineered applications.
Up to 20,000kN / 2,039,430kg / 4,496,170lb
21mm to 140mm (0.827in. to 5.512in.)
Highest load capacity of Ronstan’s Structural Carbon Steel Rods reducing the mass of your structure with flow on benefits in transport and construction costs.
Fixed length cable of highest load capacity.
Galfan coated carbon steel (inner round wires heavy galvanized).
Pre-stretched and manufactured to a nominated design load.
Socketed end jaw fittings.
Outer strands fully locked and profiled for highest cross sectional area, load capacity and corrosion resistance.
High modulus of elasticity.
High resistance to deformation and surface pressure
Suited to engineered structural applications where minimal elongation and cable behaviour are key design parameters.