Overview

There are lots of ways to tension cables. This section should help you find the system that is right for you. Don’t hesitate to call 952-470-0824 if we can help you.

Toggle Jaw System

The Toggle Jaw System features fork style ends for attachment to plates, eyebolts, welded loops, etc.. The toggling feature allows for angled takeoff. Toggles come supplied with screws and lock nuts (or cotter pins and rings). Toggle jaws may also be used with swage & swage turnbuckles shown below or combined with any other system.

Examples of applications: cable rails, hanging signs or shelving, even structural applications such as canopy supports, collar tie cables, or fabric structures.

Deck Toggle System

The Deck Toggle System is used for cables that need to be face mounted or where an angled takeoff is required. Attachment is by two screw holes in the deck toggle base. Please note that the cable strength is based on the attachment screws and the attachment material. Components can be mixed and matched with other systems for versatility.

Examples of Applications: Our Deck Toggle System is used for cables that need to be face mounted or where an angled takeoff is required.These toggles can be used with any post configuration and are excellent for angled cable runs as our deck toggle fittings articulate more than 90 degrees.

Stud Tensioning Internal Adjuster System

The Stud Tensioning Internal Adjuster System is a simple and economical cable tensioning system providing an extremely “clean” look, concealing the threads for adjustment internally. The typical application is for short to medium length cable runs in wire sizes ranging from 1/8″ to 1/4″. Cable tensioning is easily accomplished with the use of a 3/16″ hex key wrench (Allen wrench). All hardware is made from high quality 316 grade stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance.

Examples of Applications: Additionally, the stud tensioners can be used in conjunction with other stud length combinations and systems to meet your design criteria.

Threaded Stud System

The Threaded Stud System is very easy to setup and install. Simply drill holes in your verticals for the cable to pass through. Nuts and cap nuts pull against the last vertical to tension. This system is very good for retrofitting existing rails to meet current codes. The threaded stud on the turnbuckle is available in different lengths to pass through various post sizes. Use with washers, nuts, and cap (acorn) nuts, ball ends, or dome nuts.

Examples of Applications: Threaded studs can be a very clean and cost effective method of installing and tensioning cable assemblies. This system is very good for retrofitting existing rails to meet current codes. These can be used in conjunction with our termination stud system, using a termination stud on one end and a threaded stud on the other can support a run of up to 20 feet. Using a threaded stud on both ends will support a run of 30-40 feet.

Termination Stud System

The Termination Stud System is very simple to setup and install. Simply drill holes in your verticals for the cable to pass through. The termination cap pulls against the last vertical to tension.

Examples of Applications: This system is very good for retrofitting existing rails to meet current codes. You do need approximately 4” on the outside of your end posts to feed the cable in. Where this is not possible use our threaded stud system with cap nuts Termination Studs are a very cost effective and clean method of installing and tensioning cable assemblies because they can be used with any type or style of post. The termination shaft on the turnbuckle is available in different lengths to pass through various post sizes.

Countersunk Termination Stud System

The Countersunk Termination Stud System utilizes the same features as our termination stud system with a flush fit look. To be used with flat bar or box tube posts. Simply use a standard 82˚ countersink on your end posts and the fitting will fit flush.

Examples of Applications: Similar to the Termination Stud examples.

Lag Turnbuckle System

The Lag Turnbuckle System is designed for direct attachment into wood surfaces. Solid wood blocking is required and the cables strength depends on the material. Since these cables are only as strong as the lag holding power, they are only recommended for light duty use and not for commercial use.

Examples of Applications: Our lag system is designed for direct attachment into wooden surfaces.

Invisiware System

The Invisiware System provides the most transparent railing system possible.

Examples of Applications: Wood or metal, round, square or rectangular posts will all accommodate Invisiware Receivers so that the tensioning can be totally concealed.

Adjust-a-Body System

The Adjust-A-Body System provides a sleek looking turnbuckle that is integrated with the end fastener whether it be a lag screw, machine thread or jaw.
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