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 simple and effective adjustable cable in stainless and carbon steel.
SS – Up to 945kN / 96,420kg / 212,330lb
GS – Up to 1,189kN / 121,240kg / 267,161lb
3mm to 36.6mm (0.118in. to 1.441in.)
Simple easy tensioning by adjusting the locknuts.
Adjustable at both ends.
Threaded ends can be secured to suitably threaded anchorages.
Used where cable termination points are directly aligned.
Nuts and washers require suitable bearing surfaces or plates.
Simple and effective tendons where non-loaded adjustment is required at both ends.