Cable Railing Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of cable railing manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top cable railing manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any cable railing company can design, engineer, and manufacture cable railings to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach cable railing companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of deck cable railing, stainless steel cable railing, and control cable railings.

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  • Cables for Protection

    My biggest fear has always been heights. I do not know what it is exactly, but I have a hard time with them. I love roller coasters, but every time on the way to the top I almost die. But, for some reason, walking is the worst. Walking at an extreme height like a cliff, or edge of a building, I almost lose it every time. Unless there is a sturdy and durable railing I tend to not get closer than ten feet from the edge. Preferably this barrier will...

  • To Keep in Animals of All Sizes, Cable Railings

    For a tough sturdy barrier, capable of containing strong animals, cable railings could be applied. Tough metal railings would have been ideal for holding in the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park, or possibly the rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo. They are also great for keeping bikers and children on bike paths, especially if the path goes over a bridge. For an excellent safety measure of keeping kids out, or animals in, or the many other options this tool is capable of providing cable railings can be a great asset for...

  • Steel Cable's Many Applications

    In August of 2005, A J Hackett created a jump from the Macau Tower, a building located in the Peoples Republic of China. The building is seven hundred and sixty four feet high, making it the highest jump in the world. Up until December of 2006, Hackett had this particular jump use a steel cable equipped with a decelerating system instead of an elastic rope. Due to the change from a traditional bungee cord, for the time it was in use, as a Decelerator-Decent' jump instead. Then, in December of...

  • IQS Newsroom Featured Profile: Atlantis Rail Systems

    by Breana Cronk-Moore, IQS Editor Stainless steel has long been recognized for its utility and strength, but the alloy offers much more than this. Though often overlooked in favor of its industrial grade integrity, Atlantis Rail Systems also recognizes the aesthetic qualities of the material. The company takes a unique approach creating inspired stainless steel railing systems that incorporate both aesthetic design and purposeful functionality. From standard frame and baluster railings to the inimitable look of carefully crafted cable railing to completely customized railing configurations, Atlantis Rail Systems is committed...

  • Cable Railing for Mixed-Use Residential Building

    Innovative Solutions for the Architectural Industry Versatile custom products, personal attention. At Lexco Cable, we believe that successful projects are the result of close collaboration, resulting in innovative, effective solutions — even when complex specifications are involved.   Our team diligently works to provide our customers and vendors with high-quality results for all types of cabling projects, combining logistics with performance and optimal aesthetics, as evidenced in the following case study. We recently collaborated with Seattle-based building technology company Sustainable Living Innovations on a high-profile project involving cable railing...

  • Atlantis Rail Improves RailEasy Tensioner

    Plymouth, MA – June 11, 2012 – Atlantis Rail Systems has improved the RailEasy™ Tensioner for improved appearance, corrosion resistance, and installation. The new design and upgrade has a shorter one-piece body and improved tensioning. The new design will benefit both commercial and residential clients. For many years, the RailEasy™ Tensioner was the anchor of the the RailEasy™ Cable Railing System. However, after many years without a new design, the company knew it was time for a design update to fix minor flaws in the original design. The main benefit...

Industry Information

Cable Railing

Cable railings, also known as wire rope railings, are simply a type of constructed railings. Composed of a series of vertical or horizontal cables, they act as an alternative to traditional railings made of mesh, metal, grates, panels, wood or glass spindles. They define spatial boundaries, provide an open floor plan and increase organization, traffic flow and visibility for applications in a number of residential, commercial and industrial industries. Some of the settings in which they are used include balconies, public walkways, parking garages, bank teller lines, venue queues, marine decks and more.

Cable railings consist of a few basic components, including the components of the cable itself: filaments, strands and cores; and parts that make up the railing’s framework and support system. Filaments are simply cold-drawn metal rods or wires of varying diameters. When they are braided or twisted together, these filaments form strands. The number of filaments that make up a strand directly impact its performance as a cable. Either way, to complete the cable, strands are wrapped around a core. This core may consist of synthetic fiber, organic fiber, wire or wire rope. Next, the cable is supported by posts. Typically made of wood, steel, stainless steel or extruded aluminum, and square, round or irregular in shape, they are predrilled with vertically aligned holes through which the cable can be fed. Finally, cable end fittings are added tie it all together. To work, the cable attaches into one end of the fitting, while the other end of the fitting attaches to the frame structure, or posts. It is essential that cable is properly tensioned. Cable end fittings may provide some of this tension, or they may made simply to attach. The decision of whether to select tensioning or non-tensioning cable end fittings is dependent upon application requirements, building code requirements and International Building Code (ICC) requirements. To provide further support, manufacturers place braces and mounting plates on the end posts. To increase the rigidity of the framework of stranded wire cable railings, and to relieve some of the stress put on their end posts by high cable tensioning, manufacturers routinely place intermediate posts at varying distances throughout the system. Another way manufacturers increase rigidity is by using a thicker cable. However, it should be noted that, the larger the cable diameter, the more expensive the railing system will be.

To accommodate the fact that they are used both inside and outside, most often, manufacturers make cable railings from materials like stainless steel, which is weather resistant, durable, low maintenance and sleek. Those seeking cable railings will find that they are offered a lot of options in terms of dimensions, sizes and finishes. This is especially true of personal use and decorative cable railings. Typically, though, most manufacturers recommend that users install vertical openings between cables of three inches maximum. The choices available for workplace cable railings, however, are much more limited, due to the necessity that they comply with regulations put forth by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA regulations state that workplace cable railings must stand between 30 and 37 inches from the ground with a mid-rail, must be set three inches away from the way and must be able to support at least 200 pounds. Though they do not necessarily have to, many residential railing installers take it upon themselves to meet these requirements as well.

To make sure their cable railing lasts and that it continues to be safe, customers must make sure. First, they must keep an eye out for signs of and contributors to deterioration, including kinks, corrosion, wear, fatigue and breakage, overloading, dangling wires, and mechanical abuse. In addition, ideally, the cable railing should ideally be free from exposure to corrosive agents and/or chemicals, as they can easily cause damage the cable railing. If the cable railing receives lubrication applications to avoid corrosion, operators must also check and reapply this lubrication regularly. Nevertheless, cable railings are fairly low maintenance railing systems, and with just a little regular inspection, they provide safe and strong services. They are even good for the wildlife community, as birds can see the cables much better than, say, glass, and they are less likely to injure themselves running into the railing. Find out more by contacting one or more of the many excellent cable railing manufacturers listed on this page.

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Walter Hardin, Architectural Railing Assemblies – Lexco

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