Thursday, January 26, 2017

Structural Wire Rope Fittings – Ronstan Industrial




We manufacture a wide range of structural wire rope fittings, all of which are manufactured from high quality, corrosion resistant 316 Stainless Steel 316SS all are load rated:

Stainless Steel Turnbuckles 

·         Type 1 

    • Load Rated to Wire sizes 1/8″ to 3/8″
    • Easily adjusted by turning the unique coupling nut
    • Toggles are designed with full universal movement
    • Supplied complete with clevis pin assembly

·         Type 2

    • Load Rated for Wire sizes 1/2″ to 1″
    • Closed body design for great aesthetic appeal
    • Easily adjusted by turning the unique coupling nut
    • Toggles are designed with full universal movement
    • Supplied complete with clevis pin assembly

·         Type 3

o    Load Rated for Wire sizes 28mm to 52mm

    • Closed body design for great aesthetic appeal
    • Specifically designed for larger diameter structural cables
    • Components have metric threads and are manufactured to DIN Standards
    • Only available as a completed cable assembly
  • Stainless Steel Wire Rope Termination Fittings

·         Swage Toggle (For use with all turnbuckles)

    • Allows movement in two planes
    • Toggles match those on Ronstan Type 1 and Type 2 turnbuckles of the same wire diameter.
    • Supplied complete with clevis pin assembly

·         Swage Eyes

    • Load Rated for Wire sizes 1/2″ to 1″

·         Swage Fork

    • Supplied complete with clevis pin assembly

·         Threaded Swage Terminals

    • Threaded swage studs for 3/32″-1″ wire


We also do Cable Assembly for Structural or Other Applications this is available on a custom basis as needed specifically for larger projects.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How Ronstan helps provide shade structures where you need it……

Shade Haven provide portable shade structures. The 40-foot wide shade cloth provides 1,200 square feet of shade that can be set up or put away in minutes.
Shade Haven was originally developed to provide movable shade for cattle and can now be found throughout the US on grazing dairy and beef farms and other diversified livestock farms. Founded in 2012 the products are now being used in 18 states and 3 countries in applications from rotational grazing systems to trade shows and music festivals.

One of the key components of each shade is the Ronstan Industrial track and roller

which is used in combination with ropes and pulleys to tighten the shade canopy frame. Click here for a demonstration.
It’s yet another demonstration of how Ronstan Industrial products are being successfully used in high quality industrial products.
Their success is shown by their extensive testimonials.


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Catenary Lighting



Blocks (Pulleys)

The definition of catenary is “a curve formed by a wire, rope, or chain hanging freely from 2 points that are not in the same vertical line.” Suspending your lighting across wires means you can have fewer obtrusive poles and can concentrate or dilute your lighting as you wish – for example you may want to highlight a statue and play down your refuse bins or light up a car parking area, but dim down a residential road that is near to a shopping centre. Catenary lighting can be used in a commercial and a domestic environment and the design ideas are endless.

Advantages of Catenary Lighting

Economics: Catenary lighting can be made to be very accurate meaning less lighting is required and reducing light pollution and energy consumption.






Space Definition: A catenary net over an open space can work well to define a specific space. The cables can be used for lighting and also for hanging art work. It’s an opportunity to create a feature outside space. Variable lighting levels will invite people into low traffic areas.



Increased space: Using catenary lighting means more space below as there are fewer poles and structural supports than in traditional lighting.



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Improved security: More lighting in outside space means a safer environment and an area which can more widely be used.








Ronstan Tensile Architecture is a leader in the field of Catenary lighting. Have a look through at just some of the projects they have completed and get inspired. Imagine what you can do with catenary lighting if you are providing garden design or landscaping services or are looking at designing a flagship office space.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: CEDAR RAPIDS CONVENTION CENTER


The pedestrian bridge at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center is the perfect solution for managing foot traffic flowing to and from the parking structure across the street.

The City of Cedar Rapids recognized the importance of providing a safe and accessible path for pedestrians, moving through high traffic areas in the city. A safe route needed to be created to link the Cedar Rapids Convention Center and Double Tree Hotel to the parking structure across the street. Referred to as the “Skywalk”, a smartly designed pedestrian bridge over the busy street proved to be the best solution for traffic management, and replaced a parking layout which was destroyed in a flood in 2008. 

                                     
Lead architect Gary Landhauser from Novak Design Group said part of the challenge here, was to design a utilitarian structure that looked like it fit into the downtown historical fabric of the city. The look of the garage was achieved by using decorative metal panels to frame the exterior, which also served to shield the view of the parked cars from the street. On the Skywalk, the galvanized steel rods, not only served to support the structure, but aesthetically also fit perfectly with the design goals of the garage itself. The Skywalk utilizes our ARS4 system and consists of (16) x 2” diameter rods with forks and (8) x 2-1/2” diameter.



Another connecting skywalk is slated for a future phase of this development.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Enhance Your Next Project With Structural Rods


There is no limit to what can be achieved with the intelligent use of rods working together in tension. Glazed curtain walls, tensioned fabric roofs, and suspension bridges, all can depend on structural rods as the primary load carrying elements. The results are structures of unique depth and openness. There are many applications where structural rods can solve a design problem and provide visual enhancement.


The catwalk overlooking the lobby at the Hampton Circuit Courthouse in Hampton, VA is structurally supported using Ronstan ARS3 stainless steel rods. The distinct visual effect matches the overall design of the interior.  The Circuit Courthouse was completed in May 2016. The new building replaces a 139-year-old courthouse and brings a completely new design for user traffic flow. One of the most significant changes from the previous building is the inclusion of a space to welcome the general public through the front doors and into the lobby.


Visitors through the front door are greeted by a beautiful suspended catwalk overlooking the lobby. The walk, which appears like a bridge, acts as a transparent connection between two ends of the building. This suspended walkway, is structurally supported by 8 x 1-¼” diameter 316 stainless steel rod assemblies in 18-foot lengths. Aside from the structural purpose, the exposed rods fit perfectly into the design of the rest of the building which uses vertical and horizontal elements to define the space. The polished stainless steel material of the rods compliments the metal and glass railing components. The catwalk at the Hampton Circuit Court is a great example of how unique and lightweight design can be achieved using tensile architecture.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ropes for Daily Outdoor Use

 There are many different kinds of rope, and lots of them are good in specific contexts. You can never really have enough rope lying around. But one might wonder which kinds of rope are best for general, every day, outdoor use. In this article we will look at some of your options for just this. Twisted Rope Twisted rope (also known as laid rope) gets its name from the spiral look it boasts. This look is created as the rope is constructed typically using three strands that are twisted together.
The most common type of this rope is the cheaper, polypropylene stuff that you can get in most convenience or discount stores. This rope is not very strong, is difficult to knot, and does have a tendency to kink, but it does have some useful qualities which mean it is a good one to have handy when outdoors. It is water resistant, and it also sinks in water which may be advantageous in something like a rescue situation outdoors. The polypropylene form of twisted rope usually comes in a bright colour such as yellow or blue, which means it has great visibility when outside in nature. Twisted ropes are commonly used for anchor lines. Braided Ropes Braided ropes are constructed in a slightly different way giving them greater strength and abrasion resistance. They are made through the weaving of fibre strands.
ropes for outdoor use
The hollow variety of braided rope however only has a woven core, which means that it can be squashed flat quite easily but are less susceptible to kink than twisted rope. The double braided type of braided rope has one braided rope inside of another and can be used for anchor lines. Climbing Ropes Most modern climbing ropes have a kernmantle design which basically means an inner core and an outer sleeve. This design means that the jacket provides a good level of resistance to abrasion. The inner core is the part that gives this type of rope its strength. Dynamic climbing ropes, as the name suggests, means there is some level of give and stretch especially when exposed to a load. This stretch is good for climbers in a fall situation, but also for general outdoor use as the give can be handy when tying things to other things. Perhaps in a kayak situation, or for bike storage for instance. The static type of climbing rope is good for general haulage as it has less stretch in it.
Parachute Cord Also kernmantle in construction, the parachute cord is another great rope for general outdoor use. This kind of cord is often used on outdoor expeditions for lashing racks to vehicles for example. There are many imitations of the market, but real parachute cord of 550 grade has military specification which means that a braided nylon sheath covers seven to nine interwoven strands making it extremely strong. Guyline Cord There is nothing worse than a guyline breaking when you are trying to erect a tent in some tricky weather conditions and so it is always good to keep some spare. It can be handy in other situations too as some manufacturers make the cord in materials that are reflective making them easy to see in outdoor night situations where they are most heavily utilised.
bob colours (1)
It is quite thin compared to other ropes such as the parachute cord, and so it is also good for more cosmetic uses such as lanyards, torches, or anything else you may wish to lash onto your belt. Bungee Cord Frequently found in a camping situation also, bungee cord is one of the most stretchy ropes you can purchase. It is not unusual to be able to buy this cord by the foot, and it is good to have several different lengths in your stash. It can be used for more menial, but nonetheless important tasks such as tying up rolled up sleeping pads, or holding paddles. Sisal The least rope like of them all, sisal is a natural fibre made from the leaves of the acacia plant. The material is strong, durable, does not deteriorate in saltwater, and is also easily dyed making it more adaptable for use than some rope. It is however very coarse and can be dangerous to grab if moving at speed. Like with twisted rope, this is one of the cheaper options on the market, and so it can’t hurt to have some of this in your stock too.
Baling Twine Baling twine is basically a smaller diameter version of the sisal. It doesn’t have as stronger breaking strength as some of the other options and so is best for lighter duties such as baling hay for instance. It is also usually made in neut
ral colours and so can be of use when in an outdoor situation when camouflage is advantageous. Tow Strap Again, not so much of a rope as some of the other options discussed here, but nonetheless handy to have around when out and about. The flat webbings come with sewn loops either end which makes it nice and easy to secure to something when towing. They come in different rates for different load bearing capabilities and so do check before you invest. So as you can see, there are numerous options when looking for rope stock for outdoor usage. Each of which have their plus points, and their minuses. As long as you have a good selection of strengths, lengths, and stretchiness you will be set for your outdoor adventure. Rope, and lots of them are good in specific contexts. You can never really have enough rope lying around. But one might wonder which kinds of rope are best for general, every day, outdoor use. In this article we will look at some of your options for just this.
twisted-rope-close-up
Braided Ropes
Braided ropes are constructed in a slightly different way giving them greater strength and abrasion resistance. They are made through the weaving of fibre strands. The hollow variety of braided rope however only has a woven core, which means that it can be squashed flat quite easily but are less susceptible to kink than twisted rope. The double braided type of braided rope has one braided rope inside of another and can be used for anchor lines. 
Climbing Ropes
Most modern climbing ropes have a kernmantle design which basically means an inner core and an outer sleeve. This design means that the jacket provides a good level of resistance to abrasion. The inner core is the part that gives this type of rope its strength. Dynamic
safety rope - sirius - Industrial Hardware - Ronstan
climbing ropes, as the name suggests, means there is some level of give and stretch especially when exposed to a load. This stretch is good for climbers in a fall situation, but also for general outdoor use as the give can be handy when tying things to other things. Perhaps in a kayak situation, or for bike storage for instance. The static type of climbing rope is good for general haulage as it has less stretch in it.
Parachute CordAlso kernmantle in construction, the parachute cord is another great rope for general outdoor use.  This kind of cord is often used on outdoor expeditions for lashing racks to vehicles for example. There are many imitations of the market, but real parachute cord of 550 grade is from a military specification which means that a braided nylon sheath covers seven to nine interwoven strands making it extremely strong.
Guyline Cordshockcord all cols - Industrial Hardware - RonstanThere is nothing worse than a guyline breaking when you are trying to erect a tent in some tricky weather conditions and so it is always good to keep some spare. It can be handy in other situations too as some manufacturers make the cord in materials that are reflective making them easy to see in outdoor night situations where they are most heavily utilised. It is quite thin compared to other ropes such as the parachute cord, and so it is also good for more cosmetic uses such as lanyards, torches, or anything else you may wish to lash onto your belt. 
Bungee CordFrequently found in a camping situation also, bungee cord is one of the most stretchy ropes you can purchase. It is not unusual to be able to buy this cord by the foot, and it is good to have several different lengths in your stash. It can be used for more menial, but nonetheless important tasks such as tying up rolled up sleeping pads, or holding paddles.
Sisal
Guyline Cord
The least rope like of them all, sisal is a natural fibre made from the leaves of the acacia plant. The material is strong, durable, does not deteriorate in saltwater, and is also easily dyed making it more adaptable for use than some rope. It is however very coarse and can be dangerous to grab if moving at speed. Like with twisted rope, this is one of the cheaper options on the market, and so it can’t hurt to have some of this in your stock too. 
Baling TwineBaling twine is basically a smaller diameter version of the sisal. It doesn’t have as stronger breaking strength as some of the other options and so is best for lighter duties such as baling hay for instance. It is also usually made in neutral colours and so can be of use when in an outdoor situation when camouflage is advantageous. 
Tow Strap
Industrial Hardware - Ronstan | Blocks, Pulleys, Structural Rods, Balustrade systems-Rope
Again, not so much of a rope as some of the other
options discussed here, but nonetheless handy to have
around when out and about. The flat webbings come with sewn loops either end which makes it nice and easy to secure to something when towing. They come in different rates for different load bearing capabilities and so do check before you invest.
So as you can see, there are numerous options when looking for rope stock for outdoor usage. Each of which have their plus points, and their minuses. As long as you have a good selection of strengths, lengths, and stretchiness you will be set for your outdoor adventure.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ronstan Rods & Hardware in Winning House Design

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Ronstan works with winning team in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition?
wire balustrading - Industrial Hardware - RonstanThis year the Stevens Institute of Technology team competed against 13 other collegiate teams to win the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California. The challenge was to build a cost effective and attractive, 1000 square foot solar powered house. Ronstan rods and hardwarewere incorporated into elements of this winning Sure House design.
Sydney - Industrial Hardware - RonstanWe spoke with Tom King, the composite fabrication specialist of the SURE House Team, who summarized the winning house design. The SURE House name comes from SUstainable systems plus REsilience. The design incorporates innovative, strong and reliable energy efficient qualities. The house uses a tiny amount of energy, 90% less than a conventional house built to US  code. The energy used comes from a well known carbon-free source, the sun.
The sustainability aspect of the design is in the passive house building techniques. The structure is used to create an envelope to reduce energy loss and minimize transfer between the outside world and conditioned space.  The exterior is a wood structure made up of engineered lumber beams and Cable Railings and Decking - Industrial Hardware - Ronstanjoists, 2 x 6 wall framing, a steel deck exoskeleton and an adhered plastic layer for flood proofing. The deck frame was supported by cross bracing with Ronstan stainless steel grade 520 structural rods.
The resilience of the house was vitally important. The team researched and developed a structural system capable of withstanding flood tidal currents up to five feet and 130 MPH hurricane winds.  They needed a simple system for sealing the doors and windows to flood water and debris during storms. The solution was found in Ronstan marine industry technology. Glass fiber composite shutters were designed in conjunction with Ronstan and Aquidneck Custom and Gurit.
In the event of a storm, the house is designed to survive on its own. The SURE house can be used a s a prototype for other coastal properties.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your build projects.
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