To search for components by SKU number CLICK HERE.
Search for components by SKU number HERE.
  1. Home
  2. Display Systems and Accessories
  3. Rail/Track Display Systems
  4. Rail/Track Tension Cable Display System / Specifications

Rail/Track Tension Cable Display System / Specifications

Weight Bearing Information — Safety Working Load Limit for 1.5mm Tension Cable Display System on Rails/Tracks

Track Mounted Cable System1.5mm Dia. Cables
Weight-bearing per suspension point
Celing-to-Floor Tracks132 lb (60 kg)*
Wall-to-Wall Tracks88 lb (40 kg)*
Fitting Load Limit (per each fitting)25 lb (12kg)
Crimp Loading Test for Cable Sets331 lb (150 kg)
Note: Aluminum rails/tracks used in installations must be securely mounted to a solid structure or blocking. This entails affixing tracks to ceiling struts, structures above the ceiling line, or wall studs. The anchoring frequency is determined by the track’s sectional size, with anchors required at minimum intervals of every 12 inches for ceiling mounts and every 32 inches for wall mounts. The assembly’s strength is contingent upon the secure attachment of the anchors to the ceiling or wall. To ensure safety and stability, the total weight capacity of the display should be calculated based on the strength of each individual anchor and the total number of mounting points used.

Composition and Materials

The cables in our assemblies are crafted from robust, galvanized carbon steel, ensuring resistance to fraying, kinking, and snapping. The cable fittings are constructed from a durable solid brass alloy, UNS C37710/ASTM B124, known for its strength and longevity. Grub screws, integral to the fittings, are made from AISI 12L14 Carbon Steel (UNS G12144) and are capped with a Nylon 6-6 plastic tip for added durability. The ceiling and wall suspension tracks and rails, essential for cable mounting, are produced from extruded aluminum alloy AL6063, which offers high strength, precise tolerance, and a robust surface finish with a standard clear satin anodized coating. We provide a 12-month warranty on all metal components, affirming our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

1.5mm Cable 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 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

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.

Scroll to Top