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Ronstan Cables - New Bridge Marked by Striking Sculptures

New Bridge Marked By Striking Sculptures It took over 2000 Ronstan cables to make up four sculptural sails marking the gateways to the recently completed   Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which links the cities of Worcester and Shrewsbury together. The sails are 46 feet high and 51 feet long. The...

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Tensile Architecture Is All Around Us

Ronstan has contributed to some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Aesthetically unique designs in suspension bridges, glass curtain walls, fabric architecture, and lighting have been made possible by structural cables and rods acting in tension to carry loads to...

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Ronstan Rods & Hardware in Winning House Design

  Winning House Design Ronstan works with winning team in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition? This year the Stevens Institute of Technology team competed against 13 other collegiate teams to win the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California. The challenge was to build a cost...

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Ropes for Daily Outdoor Use

There are many different kinds of rope, and lots of them are good in specific contexts. You can never really have enough rope lying around. But one might wonder which kinds of rope are best for general, every day, outdoor use. In this article we will look at some of your options for just this....

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Types of Carabiners (Carbine Hooks) for Daily Usage

The carabiner or carbine hook is a useful bit of kit, some even go as far as to say they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the climbing world. There are however many options in terms of types, parts, shapes, gate options, and finally how you utilize them. In this article we are going to walk you through...

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Our Products - Trusted for Safety

Ronstan products are developed using high quality materials. Our products are trusted globally. We have specific equipment for ”working at height” jobs, for example: Wind turbine climbing kit Roof climbing kit Climbing kit for towers such as theatre stage towers, telecoms towers Overhead line...

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How to set up an Outrigger

Outriggers are a great addition to any fisherman’s boat as they enable them to increase their total catch. It is a part of the boat’s rigging composed of poles, which extend the boat. They enable the user to drop lines further away from the boat than if an outrigger was not in use, meaning there is...

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Working Loads vs Breaking Loads

U nderstanding the safety factors of the equipment you are working with is paramount no matter the industry you are working in. With this, it is important to comprehend the differences between working loads and breaking loads – which may sound the same, but they are not. Any configuration of...

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Stainless Steel Grades

Stainless steel is one of the most widely used materials on this planet, and it comes in a multitude of different grades and make ups. It is key to know the differences between them, and what this means for the steels various forms of applications across numerous industries worldwide. Sometimes...

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Dynamic Rope Vs Static Rope

There are a various types of rope, but one important differentiation is whether the rope is dynamic or static. This distinction is important when considering which rope to use in different applications. . So, what is the difference? A dynamic rope is one that is specially constructed to have some...

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Sister Clips, Brummell Hooks, Inglefield Clips

What are sister clips? The generic sister clip is used for joining to an identical sibling clip. They are interlocking clips that are twisted to lock in place or seal. Sister clips are sometimes known as Inglefield clips, and potentially even a brummel hook.  Each clip looks like a link of a chain,...

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Swivel Shackles, Barrel Swivels, Barrel Shackles

What are swivels? Also known as chain swivels or anchor swivels, because these mechanisms connect your anchor to your chain to help you stop the lines from knotting or twisting. The swivel piece’s purpose is to help reduce the stress on other parts of the systems that they are used in, which is...

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Ronstan North America President - Scot West

  How did I get here? Summer 1993, brutal economy. I am in my early 20s. Life was good, but I hated my job. I won’t say specifically what I was doing, but it is still the job I refer back to on bad days and think, “at least I’m not doing that!” Meanwhile, my father, a marine industry lifer, was...

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Quick Links Stainless Steel Rigging Component

What are quick links? Quick links are a mechanism for extending link chains and connecting one link chain to another. They are often made out of stainless steel but can also be found in other metals such as highly polished zinc. These mechanisms are visible in a plethora of settings and are the...

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Stainless Steel Rigging Closed & Open Thimbles

What are thimbles? When you say ‘thimble’ the most common image that comes to mind for the majority of people will be the thimble used in sewing to protect ones thumb or fingers whilst stitching for a long time. However, here we are talking about quite a different kind, which instead of looking...

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Ronstan’s end-to-end design, manufacture and distribution operation delivers high specification products for all serious hardware applications.

Our state-of-the-art design facilities and manufacturing plant handles more than 4.9 million units each year.

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