Structural Rod Systems

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 rods working together in tension.

Be it a glazed curtain wall, a suspended roof structure, a simple yet elegant suspension bridge, or a cable net or grid structure, all can depend on rods as the primary load carrying elements. 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 rod tendons. This is lightweight tensile architecture and a Ronstan passion.

 

 




Description

A compact stainless rod system with optimal aesthetics, efficiency and performance.

Lengths/Span

Up to 4.0m (13.1ft) for ø 6.4-15.9mm (0.252-0.626in.)
Up to 6.0m (19.7ft) for ø 19.1-31.8mm (0.752-1.252in.) before joiners are required.

Rod Diameters

6.35mm (0.250in.) to 32mm (1.252in.).

 

Specific Features

  • Minimalist design ensures compact neat details.
  • Easy adjustment of the rod from one end enables simple access and fast installation reducing time on site.
  • No exposed threads ensuring the ‘sleekness’ of the rod is carried through the entire system.
  • Clean polished stainless steel finish to withstand the harshest environments.
  • Good strength to weight ratio allows the mass of your structure to be kept low while minimising material and transport costs.
  • High corrosion resistance and low maintenance due to material choice decreases the life cycle cost of the structure.
  • Range of surface finishes – #7 Polished and passivated (standard option),
    #4 Satin. Others by request.
Mechanical PropertiesØ 6.4 – 12.7mmØ 15.9 – 31.8mm
(Ø 0.252 – 0.374 in.)(Ø 0.500 – 1.252 in.)
Minimum Yield Stress310 N/mm²205 N/mm²
Minimum Breaking Stress620 N/mm²515 N/mm²
(74,690 psi)
Minimum Elongation30%30%
Modulus of Elasticity 193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
Material toASTM A276-AASTM A276-A

 



Description

A stainless rod solution for large diameter high load applications.

Lengths/Span

Up to 6.0m (19.7ft) for ø M12 – M16 (0.472-0.630in.)
Up to 7.5m (24.6ft) for ø M20 – M42 (0.787-1.654in.)
Up to 6.0m (19.7ft) for ø M48 – M56 (1.890-2.047in.)
before joiners/turnbuckles are required.

Rod Diameters

M12 (0.472in.) to M56 (2.047in.) as standard. Larger sizes available on request.

 

Specific Features

  • Attractive tapered nut and recognisable “tear drop” fork for a simple elegant style that will not date.
  • Simple connection detail of pin and fork minimising installation time.
  • Satin finish stainless steel for a modern aesthetic. Other finishes available on request.
  • Large range of diameters available to allow consistent detailing throughout a project.
  • Austenitic material.
Mechanical PropertiesM12 – M42M48 – M56
(Ø 0.472 – 1.654 in.)(Ø 1.890 – 2.047 in.)
Minimum Yield Stress520N/mm²
(75.400psi)
460N/mm²
(66,700 psi)
Minimum Breaking Stress650 N/mm²
(94,300psi)
610N/mm²
(88,400 psi)
Minimum Elongation19%19%
Young’s Modulus193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
Material toEN 10283 / EN 10088
BS970
EN 10283 / EN 10088
BS970

 


Description

A simple and effective stainless rod for moderate loads

Lengths/Span

Up to 4.0m (13.1ft) for ø 4.76-15.88mm (0.188-0.625in.)
Up to 6.0m (19.6ft) for ø 19.00-31.75mm (0.750-1.250in.)
before joiners are required

Rod Diameters

4.76mm (0.188in.) to 31.75mm (1.250in.)

 

Specific Features

  • Most economical solution when the good level finish of stainless steel is required, providing affordable good looks.
  • ARS3 – the perfect marriage of economy, strength and corrosive resistance.
  • The proven design provides ageless integrity to your structure.
  • 316 grade stainless steel, utilising cold drawn bar material with 94% average recycled content*.* Source: UGITECH, France.

Mechanical PropertiesØ 4.76 – 12.70mmØ 15.90 – 31.75mm
(Ø 0.188 – 0.375 in.)(Ø 0.500 – 1.250 in.)
Minimum Yield Stress310 N/mm²205 N/mm²
Minimum Breaking Stress620 N/mm²
(98,600 psi)
515 N/mm²
(74,690 psi)
Minimum Elongation30%30%
Modulus of Elasticity193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
193 kN/mm²
(27,992 ksi)
Material toASTM A276-AASTM A276-A

 


Description

An attractive carbon steel rod system of unparalleled tensile strength

Lengths/Span

Up to 6.0m (19.7ft) for ø M12-M16mm (0.472-0.630in.)
Up to 12.0m (39.4ft) for ø M20-M100 (0.787-3.937in.)
before joiners are required

Rod Diameters

M12 (0.472in.) to M100 (3.940in.)

 

Specific Features

  • Highest load capacity reducing the mass of your structure with flow on benefits in transport and construction costs.
  • Large range of sizes to allow consistent detailing throughout a project.
  • Galvanised, raw or primed finish allows for on site paint matching to structure colour and finish.
  • Attractive tapered nut and recognisable “tear drop” fork for a simple elegant style that will not date.
  • Simple connection detail of pin and fork minimising installation time.
  • A fine grain micro alloyed carbon steel which is fully weldable.

Mechanical PropertiesM12M16 – M100
(Ø 0.472 in.)(Ø 0.630 – 3.940 in.)
Minimum Yield Stress355 N/mm²
(51.490psi)
520 N/mm²
(75,400 psi)
Minimum Breaking Stress610 N/mm²
(88,400psi)
650 N/mm²
(94,300 psi)
Minimum Elongation20%19%
Young’s Modulus205 kN/mm²
(29,700ksi)
205 kN/mm²
(29,700 ksi)
Material toEN 10025EN 10267

 

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