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Art/Picture Hanging System / Specifications

Weight Bearing Information — Safety Working Load Limit for Rail/Track Mounted Cable/Rod Systems

Track Mounted Cable/Rod System1.5mm Dia. Cables6-10mm Dia. Rods
Weight-bearing per suspension point
Celing Tracks (Cable/Rod Kits with PC01-Q or PR01-Q Toggles)44 lb (20 kg)*44 lb (20 kg)*
Celing Tracks (Cable Kits with PA8 or QFT/SS Toggles)132 lb (60 kg)*132 lb (60 kg)*
Celing-to-Floor Tracks (Cable Kits with PA8 or QFT/SS Toggles)132 lb (60 kg)*132 lb (60 kg)*
Wall-to-Wall Tracks (Cable Kits with PC01-Q Toggles)88 lb (40 kg)*88 lb (40 kg)*
Fitting Load Limit (per each fitting)25 lb (12kg)25 lb (12kg)
Crimp Loading Test for Cable Sets331 lb (150 kg)n/a
Note: Rail/track used in installation require mounting to a solid structure/blocking — mount tracks to ceiling struts, to structure above the ceiling line, or studs. Depending on the track sectional size they must be anchored at least every 12 inches for ceiling and at least every 32 inches for wall applications. The strength of assembly will depend on how secure the anchors are attached to ceiling or wall. The overall weight of display should be determined by a combination of strength of individual anchors and the number of mounting points. 

Composition and Materials

Cables used in assemblies are made from durable, galvanized carbon steel and are resistant to fraying, kinking or snapping. The cable fittings are made of durable solid brass alloy UNS C37710/ASTM B124. Grub screws used for fittings are made of AISI 12L14 Carbon Steel (UNS G12144) and have a plastic tip of Nylon 6-6. Ceiling and wall suspension tracks and rails used for cable mounting are made from extruded aluminum alloy AL6063. They have a high strength, close tolerance and a sturdy surface finish. Standard finish is clear satin anodized. All metal components come with a 12-month warranty.

Colors and Finishes

Cable/Rod Display System components come in Satin Chrome Finish (Matte Nickel/Chrome Plating) – chrome is plated over matte nickel to achieve a hard, uniform finish that is semi-lustrous with low reflectivity. It is also referred to as pearl or velour chrome, which does not have the lines or grainy appearance found in traditional satin nickel/chrome finishes. Satin chrome is the only standard/stock finish.

Product Limitations

For indoor use only. Cable/rod system performs well in all closed environments as long as it is not exposed to direct weathering such as rain, snow, moisture, etc. For marine or other high humidity environments, please request stainless steel type 302/304 or 316 cables that have a higher corrosion resistance. Follow the instructions and weight-bearing limitation indicated on the technical data sheets.

Precautions / Performance and Safety

Use product properly, in a safe manner and for the application for which it was intended. It is essential to ensure the strength of the top ceiling fixings can bear the weight of the items being displayed, while allowing for the tension in the cables. All components must match – make certain components such as panel supports, hooks and other fittings used with the cable/rod system are suitable to provide adequate safety protection. Attachments must be properly installed and meet the recommended Safety Working Load Limit. Simple steps should be employed when handling and cleaning aluminum tracks: avoid scraping against hard or sharp surfaces, do not drag or throw components, clean regularly to remove any build up or dirt. Clean with plain water with mild soap/detergent or non-etching chemical cleaner.

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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