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3mm Cable Display System — Stainless Steel / Specifications

Weight Bearing Information — Safety Working Load Limit for 1.5mm and 3mm Cable Systems

Cable System1.5mm Dia3mm Dia
Weight-bearing per suspension point
Ceiling-to-Floor264 lb (120 kg)441 lb (200 kg)
Wall-to-Wall132 lb (60 kg)n/a
Wall-to-Floor132 lb (60 kg)n/a
Ceiling-to-Wall132 lb (60 kg)n/a
Ceiling-Overhead Suspensions88 lb (40 kg)n/a
Fitting Load Limit (per each fitting)25 lb (12 kg)25 lb (12 kg)
Crimp Loading Test for Cable Sets331 lb (150 kg)551 lb (250 kg)
Note: Maximum recommend width for suspended shelves or vertical panels is 48 inches (cable centers / distance between suspension points)

Composition and Materials

The 3 mm (1/8”) Cable Display System features durable Stainless Steel Components for long-lasting use. The stainless steel cables are engineered to resist fraying, kinking, and snapping, with a 7 × 7 strand configuration that combines 49 wires for a strong, flexible, and abrasion-resistant assembly. The cable fixings and internal components are crafted from high-quality #SS303 stainless steel alloy, which is non-magnetic and austenitic, offering excellent machinability along with strong mechanical and corrosion-resistant properties. This alloy is notably resistant to a variety of environmental factors and most organic chemicals, though it has limited acid resistance.

The system includes spring tensioners to prevent cable slack due to temperature fluctuations, allowing for easy, tool-free adjustments. All cable display fittings and screws are also made from the #SS303 alloy, and grub screws in the support fittings feature a Nylon 6-6 plastic tip for additional durability. The ceiling and wall suspension tracks and rails are constructed from extruded aluminum alloy AL6063. We ensure the quality of our metal components with a 12-month warranty, providing confidence and peace of mind in their performance and reliability.

3mm Cable Display System components come in Natural Stainless Steel Finish — parts are machined polished for a satin/semi-gloss texture. High-gloss polished stainless steel or other finishes are also available upon request. Lead times will be longer and a minimum quantity may be required.

Product Limitations

For indoor and outdoor use. Our stainless steel cable system and fittings perform well in both closed and open environments as long as there are not exposed to direct corrosive elements such as marine or submerged saltwater uses. For marine or other high humidity environments, please request stainless steel type 304/316 cables that have higher corrosion resistance. Follow the instructions and weight-bearing limitations indicated on the technical data-sheets.

Precautions / Performance and Safety

Ensure the product is used correctly, safely, and for its intended purpose. It’s crucial to verify that the ceiling fixings are robust enough to support the weight of the displayed items, taking into account the tension in the cables. Compatibility of all components is key — confirm that all panel and shelf supports, hooks, and other fittings used with the cable system are appropriate and provide sufficient safety. All attachments should be installed correctly and adhere to the recommended Safety Working Load Limit. For installations involving cable fixings attached to metal or other conductive materials, power isolators are mandatory. Additionally, when installing isolated cables, the standard top brass fitting must be substituted with plastic isolators for safety.

Environmental Considerations

Components are suggested and warranted for interior use only. Nova Display Systems practices sustainability and recycling. Most of our display systems are fabricated from non-ferrous recycling metals — aluminum, stainless steel, brass, bronze and copper alloys. With close to 100 percent recyclable content, these metals can be repeatedly recycled into similar or other products with no loss of quality, as reprocessing does not damage their molecular structure.

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