Tension Rod

Where nominal prestress is needed due to design without load reversal, or where components are short, tension rods are best.

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What Is A TR System?

Tension rod applications are typically bracing or hanging elements as opposed to primary structure. Where nominal prestress is required in tension elements, high strength stainless-steel rods are better suited than cables.

Tension rods

Why Choose Tension Rod

Novum has created and fully tested its own line of architectural lightweight stainless-steel tension rods which are aesthetically pleasing, fast to design, readily available, and economical.

Tension rod system
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CUSTOM IN APPLICATION

Design examples include suspended facades, dead load hangers, and the in-plane X-bracing of trusses, walls, and roofs.

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FACTORY FINISHED

Novum Tension Rods are typically brushed finish. However, alternative end fittings can be developed. Conventional stock type mild steel tension rods and fittings are also available where architecturally desired or loading dictates.

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ASSEMBLY

The rod ends are typically cast, and machined open clevis. Various diameters are available up to 1.2” (30mm) and attractive connectors and turnbuckles are used for longer items. The actual rod is machined, and end fittings are typical.

Tension Rod In 3D

The project-based animation below showcases the integration of Novum Systems at work.

Tension Rod

Features & Specifications

Some Of Our Projects

Typically used in conjunction with projects adopting Architecturally Exposed Steel, Glass to Glass, and Beam to Beam Systems, the Novum Tension Rod System is excellent for lightweight bracing.

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Novum engineers will collaborate with your team to create a complete system solution to your design intent with a corresponding budget. Contact us today.

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Tell Us More About Your Project

Novum engineers will collaborate with your team to create a complete system solution to your design intent with a corresponding budget. Contact us today.

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