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.
An attractive jaw (clevis) type cable system in stainless and carbon steel offering increased level adjustment.
SS – Up to 945kN / 96,420kg / 212,330lb
GS – Up to 1,189kN / 121,240kg / 267,290lb
Type 10 SS – 3mm to 26mm (0.118in. to 1.024in.)
Type 3 SS – 28.6mm to 36.6mm (1.126in. to 1.441in.)
Type 3 GS – 8.1mm to 36.6mm (0.319in. to 1.429in.)
Fully adjustable cables offering increased adjustment with the inclusion of a turnbuckle one end.
Type 10 cables have turnbuckles with moving parts of dissimilar metals to avoid thread seizure under load.
Type 10 cable end fittings have articulating (toggle) jaw ends offering adjustment in two planes to accommodate some cleat misalignment, and relieve stresses caused by dynamic and cyclical loads.
Type 3 cables have turnbuckles designed specifically for large diameter applications and are manufactured to nominated design loads.