Tension Bars

Since the early 1980s, the architectural range of tension bars have grown in popularity providing designers an opportunity to offer contemporary designs and solutions.

The lighter carbon and stainless bars are used in white weight canopy’s facades and suspended structures the high strength bars provide support for bridge decks in bolstering bridges the good fatigue properties of the bar an important design feature in road tram pedestrian bridges alike.

Benefits of Macalloy Tension Bars. Tension System

Macalloy Tension System

Macalloy tension bar range includes a 460N/mm2, 520N/mm2 and the new 550N/mm2 [ETA pending] available in carbon and stainless steel.[ETA pending]

All systems are 9001 accredited and approved to European technical approval ETA21/0053, providing the CE certification. Carbon bars can be supplied primed ready for paint or hot dipped galvanised to BS EN 1461 – 2009 all fittings (forks, pins, turnbuckles, couplers and lock covers) are supplied with a galvanised coating.

Fittings are designed to give the maximum amount of flexibility and adjustment, special fittings can be designed to suit customer requirements.

Cast fittings are UT and MPI tested in accordance with European technical approval – ETA21/0053.

Technical literature is available with design calculations and loadings to design code EC3 our technical team is always available to assist with specification, installation and design.

Contact a Macalloy agent today to discuss all things tension rods and architectural structure bars.