Ronstan Industrial Blog

Stainless Steel Rods and Suspension Bridges

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
Suspension bridges utilise stainless steel structural rod systems in their design and implementation due to their resilience, contemporary look, and durability. ...

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Stainless Steel Rods in Exhibition Centres

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Stainless steel structural rod systems are in use across a number of sectors. They are perfect for exhibition buildings and spaces as they can be altered and also add to the look of the space. ...

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Pulley Block Parts – Sheaves

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
The pulley is the series of parts and wheels in a casing which allows a rope to pass; the sheave is one segment of this arrangement which allows the weight to be lifted effectively. The cast iron sheave is the most commonly used due to its durability and ability to withstand great pressures. ...

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Blocks and Tackles – Pulley Systems for Dummies

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A block and tackle is a system where several pulleys/blocks, are joined together with ropes, belts or chains.

The objective is to raise or move heavy weights ...

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Caulfield Racecourse – Using Stainless Steel Rod Structure

Posted in: Blog by Scot West on
The design of the members’ grandstand façade is sleek. It makes use of modern enhancements of age-old rigging components such as shackles, rods, cables, etc., that are now manufactured from stainless steel making them more weather-resistant and therefore more cost effective. ...

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What is a Stainless Steel Shackle?

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Many tensile architecture structures would have been difficult to build without using shackles. Whenever a strong and reliable connection point is needed it’s usually a stainless steel shackle that fits the bill. ...

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Stainless Steel Shackles for Tree Felling

Posted in: Blog, Stainless Hardware by Scot West on
Mention tree felling and many people will immediately imagine a singing lumberjack wearing a tartan shirt with a saw or an axe in his hand!

In fact there’s much much more to tree felling than the feller himself. ...

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When is a pulley not a pulley?

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A single pulley is seldom used on its own, generally several of them are used in the commonly known ‘block and tackle’ systems, an individual pulley being a block and, in an assembly of more than one block with rope or cable threaded through, they are termed tackle. ...

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What do we use cleats for?

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Cleats are mainly used in industry and in the marine sector. There are many different types of cleats, for example aero, clam, halyard and vang cleats. Each cleat has its' own specialist function. ...

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Stainless Steel Cable in Mezzanines

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With house prices showing no sign of letting up, developers and architects are increasingly looking for ways to maximise space in innovative and attractive ways. Mezzanines offer a relatively cheap way of providing more space. Stainless steel cable can be used for the railing and can also be used as part of the structure. ...

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Cable Railing Systems for Outdoor Decking

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There are many options available to you to get the look of your outdoor space just right. One important design choice, and safety element, is which type of balustrade or railing system you select. ...

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Cable Railing System Regulations

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Cable railing systems are used in a variety of contexts but one element remains the same; they must be sturdy and the material for the balustrade structure must be fit for purpose, and rigid. There are strict regulations surrounding balustrade and railing systems. ...

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Stainless Steel Truss System Examples

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Stainless steel truss systems are used by roofers, engineers, and builders to shape infrastructure. The systems form the shell of a project in such industries, and are the first thing in place when erecting a structure. ...

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Stainless Steel Cable Balconies

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Balconies, much like mezzanines, are becoming an increasingly popular way to add the feeling of space to a whole host of properties. Balconies are technical structures, and there are more than several options to consider when contemplating the balcony build. ...

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No monkeying about – tree felling safety

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Tree felling is an art, and people rely on a network of rope, bungee cords, straps, and slings, to keep them mobile and safe in the tree tops. ...

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