PG 3

Tension rod system

In modern architecture, it is important to bring the delicate design language of heavy-duty and safe tension and compression strut systems in line with the sophisticated and aesthetic lightweight construction method.

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  • Application
  • System Components
  • Advantages of the tension rod system 560
  • Advantages of the tension rod system 460 stainless steel
  • m•connect connection elements
  • Additional services
  • Examples of applications

Application

The m•connect Tension rod systems with European Technical Approval (ETA), made from unalloyed structural steel and stainless steel, are the ideal components for defined transmission of tensile loads in an economical and elegant manner. They are suitable for all types of suspensions and stays. Connection elements (e.g. circular plates or cross sleeves) and connection lugs are an optimal complement.

The possibilities for application are as varied as the possibilities in steel, steel-timber and steel-glass construction:

  • Exhibition and trade fair halls
  • Bus stations and airport buildings
  • Bridge construction and pedestrian bridges
  • Galleries and department store arcades
  • Glass roofs and facades
  • Industrial buildings
  • Indoor sports facilities
  • Tower constructions
  • Shelters
  • Roofing
  • Canopies
  • Tent constructions

System Components

The standard system components are fork heads with pin and circlips, tension rod and cover nuts. If required additional elements can be added, e.g. cross or connection sleeves or circular plate.

  • 1
    Tension rod
  • 2
    Cover nut
  • 3
    Fork head
  • 4
    Pin
  • 5
    Circlip
  • 6
    Connection lug
  • 1Tension rod
  • 2Cover nut
  • 3Fork head
  • 4Pin
  • 5Circlip
  • 6Connection lug

Advantages of the tension rod system 560

Steel grade S460 with higher yield strength 560 N/mm2 for a weight reduced, more delicate and cost-optimized construction.

  • Tension rod and compression strut systems with European Technical Approval (ETA-06/0236)
  • Wide range of application from M10 (30 kN) to M120 (5263 kN) and individual rod lengths of up to 12 m (special length on request)
  • Easy visual inspection of minimum screw-in depths by covering the rod thread with the cover nut. Not using a sight hole allows a quick, reliable check even in hard-to-reach installation locations.
  • Closed fork head contour, without sight hole or through-hole threads, prevents the entering of moisture and corrosion.
  • To ensure smooth transition from the fork head to the tension rod, all systems are delivered with a cover nut.
  • Easy length adjustment through left-/right-hand thread (turnbuckle function) and wrench flats (no additional turnbuckle is required).
  • All systems are delivered pre-assembled and ready for installation. Complex, time-consuming assembly on the construction site is avoided.
  • Fork heads made from high-performance steel castings ensure the necessary technological material properties even at low temperatures.
  • Different surfaces are available, e.g. self-colored, hot-dip galvanized, primed or coated
  • Hot-dip galvanized surfaces offer protection from corrosion; architectural appearance requires a surface coating.
  • Strength verification through dynamic test bench trails
  • Tension rods with cut or rolled thread

Advantages of the tension rod system 460 stainless steel

For a visually appealing and durable construction design in the viewable area.

  • Tension rod and compression strut systems with European Technical Approval (ETA-06/0236)
  • Wide range of application from M6 (9 kN) to M100 (2954 kN) and individual rod lengths of up to 6m
  • Easy visual inspection of minimum screw-in depths by covering the rod thread with the cover nut. Not using a sight hole allows for quick, reliable checking even in hard-to-reach installation locations.
  • To ensure smooth transition from the fork head to the tension rod, all systems are delivered with a cover nut.
  • Easy length adjustment through left-/right-hand thread (turnbuckle function) and wrench flats (no additional turnbuckle is required).
  • All systems are delivered pre-assembled and ready for installation. Complex, time-consuming assembly on the construction site is avoided.
  • Standard surface finish: self-colored
  • Different surfaces are available, e.g. grinding, brushing or glass bead blasting
  • Tension rods with cut or rolled thread
  • Multi-part bolts for higher safety