10mm Rod Display System / Specifications

Weight Bearing Information – Safety working load limit for 6mm and 10mm rod systems

Rod System

6mm Dia

10mm 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)

132 lb (60 kg)132 lb (60 kg)

132 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: For shelves/vertical panels, recommend not more than 48 inches between suspension points (rod centers)

Composition and Materials

The 10 mm (3/8″) Rod Display System is extremely durable so even the heaviest of items can be displayed. Rods are made of carbon steel and 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 to join multiple rods together to make any length — when properly fixed rods can support up to 200 kg (441 lbs) per fixing point (subject to fixing). The fittings are made of durable solid brass alloy UNS C37710/ASTM B124. Grub screws used for fittings are made of AISI 12L14 Carbon Steel (UNS G12144) and have a plastic tip of Nylon 6-6. Ceiling and wall suspension tracks and rails used for mounting rods are made from extruded aluminum alloy AL6063. All metal components come with a 12-months warranty.

Colors and Finishes

Matte (Pearl) 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.


Nova Display Systems / 10mm Rod Display Systems / Satin Chrome 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

Use product properly, in a safe manner and for the application for which it was intended. It is essential to ensure the strength of the top ceiling fixings can bear the weight of the items being displayed while allowing for the tension in the rods. All components must match — make certain 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 properly installed and meet the recommended Safety Working Load Limit. Isolators are used where power is required when the rods and fixings are 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.

Display Solutions & Ideas

Cable Suspended LED Light Pockets - Illuminated Posters

LED Light Pockets

– incredibly bright, slim acrylic poster frame with glowing edges. It will make your window or wall displays stand out.

Rod Suspended Easy-Access Acrylic Poster Displays

Easy Access Poster Displays

– cable suspended poster information displays for walls and windows. Provide a quick and easy way to change information.

Rod Suspended Info/Poster Displays with Acrylic Angled Shelves

Literature/Information Displays

– cable/rod suspended or wall mounted displays for brochures, catalogs, magazines and other promotional materials.

Cable/Rod Suspended Glass Shelves

Suspended/Floating Shelves

– ideal for displaying collectibles, merchandise and promotional products in windows, inside glass cabinets, or interiors.

Cable/Rod Suspended Signage and Office Directories

Signage & Office Directories

– overhead directional signs, directories, facility maps, logo panels, and other specialty signs suspended on cable/rod system.

Totem Display Stands for Info/Posters and Literature

Modular Display Stands

– create an instant floor-standing presentation to display signs, posters, literature, large format graphics, or merchandise.