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10mm Rod Display System / Specifications

Weight Bearing Information — Safety Working Load Limit for 6mm and 10mm Rod Systems

Rod System6mm Dia10mm Dia
Weight-bearing per suspension point
Ceiling-to-Floor441 lb (200 kg)441 lb (200 kg)
Wall-to-Wall132 lb (60 kg)132 lb (60 kg)
Wall-to-Floor132 lb (60 kg)132 lb (60 kg)
Ceiling-to-Wall132 lb (60 kg)132 lb (60 kg)
Ceiling-Overhead Suspensions88 lb (40 kg)88 lb (40 kg)
Fitting Load Limit (per each fitting)25 lb (12 kg)25 lb (12 kg)
Note: Maximum recommend width for suspended shelves or vertical panels is 48 inches (rod centers / distance between suspension points)

Composition and Materials

The 10 mm (3/8″) Rod Display System is exceptionally durable, capable of supporting even the heaviest items. The rods, constructed from robust carbon steel, are available in standard 1.5m (4′ 11-1/16″), 1m (3′ 3-1/32″), and 0.5m (1′ 7-11/16″) lengths, with a male thread at one end and a female at the other, allowing for the seamless joining of multiple rods to achieve custom lengths. When properly secured, the rods can support up to 200 kg (441 lbs) per fixing point (subject to fixing). The fittings are crafted from durable solid brass alloy UNS C37710/ASTM B124, while the grub screws used for fittings are made of AISI 12L14 Carbon Steel (UNS G12144) and feature a Nylon 6-6 plastic tip. The ceiling and wall suspension tracks and rails utilized for mounting the rods are constructed from extruded aluminum alloy AL6063. All metal components are backed by a 12-month warranty.

10mm 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. 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 rods that have a higher corrosion resistance. Follow the instructions and weight-bearing limitation indicated on the technical data sheets.

Precautions / Performance and Safety

Please ensure that the product is used properly and in a safe manner, and for the specific application for which it was intended. It is crucial to verify that the strength of the top ceiling fixings can support the weight of the displayed items while accommodating the tension in the rods. All components must be compatible—please confirm that components such as panel and shelf supports, hooks, and other fittings used with the rod system are suitable to provide adequate safety protection. Attachments must be correctly installed and should not exceed the recommended Safety Working Load Limit. Isolators are utilized where power is required and when the rods and fixings are installed into metal or conductive materials. When fitting isolated rods, the top brass fitting must be replaced with the plastic isolators.

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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