The intelligent combination of stainless steel cables and ferrules is the key to a range of shapes for engineered cable mesh constructions. The opposing curvature of the cables permits light, transparent structures possessing extremely high load capacity and long spans due to the low weight of the X-TEND® material.
X-TEND® offers various possibilities for use in architecture and interior design. Different diameters and flexible mesh sizes allow tailor made solutions, from safety structures, stairways, walkways and platforms through zoo enclosures and greeneries up to three-dimensional structures.
Initial tensions, strain and loading have to be determined precisely for both small and major construction projects. The structural designers use special computer programs to calculate cable strength, mesh size, constructions and structures.
Special manufacturing systems are used to ensure the fast and precise conversion of the net plans. Stainless steel cables and ferrules are pressed to the predetermined dimension. The customer is supplied with the net as well as the securing and cable system.
Carl Stahl® provides balustrade assemblies with the cable mesh preinstalled on stainless steel frames. X-TEND 2 is available in rectangular or rhomboid form in different sizes and mesh widths. Special assembly kits make installation easy.