6mm Rod Display System / Specifications
Weight Bearing Information – Safety working load limit for 6mm and 10mm rod systems
|Weight-bearing per suspension point|
|Ceiling-to-Floor||441 lb (200 kg)||441 lb (200 kg)|
|Wall-to-Wall||132 lb (60 kg)||132 lb (60 kg)|
|Wall-to-Floor||132 lb (60 kg)||132 lb (60 kg)|
|Ceiling-to-Wall||132 lb (60 kg)||132 lb (60 kg)|
|Ceiling-Overhead Suspensions||88 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 6 mm (1/4″) Rod Display System is built to support more weight and provide greater stability than cables. Rods are made of carbon steel and are available in standard 1.5m (4′ 11-1/16″) length with a male thread at one end and a female at the other to be able 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). Rods are also available in 1m (3′ 3-1/32″) and 0.5m (1′ 7-11/16″) with non-threaded ends, and 0.5m (1′ 7-11/16″) with one threaded end and one domed end. 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-month warranty.
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.
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 where 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.
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.