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Maximum Loads in Stage Rigging: How Hardware and Ropes Work Together

The stage rigging basics have changed significantly since the old hemp systems of the “Golden Age of Sail” (1850-1900).  For starters, riggers have far more choice of materials in hardware and soft goods today.  Hemp, wood, leather, canvas, and metal have given way to thermoplastics and synthetic...

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Using Soft-Attach Blocks and Friction Rings with Industrial Rope

The advanced synthetic fibers in modern industrial rope have given soft-attach pulley blocks several functional advantages over those fastened with traditional hardware.  Whereas metal hardware is inflexible, heavy, and may present a limited range of motion, a soft loop or lashed rope is much more...

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5 Advantages of a High Safety Factor For Industrial Rigging Equipment

Most industries prefer a 10:1 safety factor of breaking load to expected load for industrial rigging equipment.  In other words, if most tasks in general use will involve burdens of around 100 lb on the equipment, it should be able to support a maximum load of 1,000 lb before breaking.

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Why Marine Rigging Products are Best Suited for Outdoor Tower Systems

For centuries, the marine industry has been used as a testing ground for the durability and effectiveness of rigging products used for industrial, medical, entertainment, and safety purposes.

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All About Rope Construction

Rope seems so simple, yet the construction and fibers used in a rope can have a huge impact. Understanding what the difference is in the different fibers is key to choosing the right product for your individual application. We look at the options by identifying the three groups of fibers and then...

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Friction in Pulleys or Block and Tackle Systems

The history of the block and tackle is something that is murky at best. We posted an article called how pulley systems changed the world about what is believed to be the origin of the system, but from that point on the components that make up this system have been optimized and improved to where we...

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Should I use a Block and Tackle or a Differential Pulley?

We're often asked whether to use a block and tackle or a differential pulley for a particular job. We're also often asked whether rope will suffice or whether it needs to be chain. Generally the heavier the load, the more likely the better tool for the job is a differential pulley using chain.

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Selecting the Right Shackle

Selecting the right type of shackle for the job can be a real challenge, one we and our experts here at Ronstan understand all too well. In this article, we will look at the advantages of a Snap Shackle over a D-Shackle, and talk you through the key differences to enable you to make a fully...

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All About Anodizing and Plating

This article talks about: The differences between plating and anodizing Anodizing Methods Application The differences between plating and anodizing Anodizing and plating are 2 different processes for applying a coating on metal.   Plating Anodizing Purpose Used to make something look good. Used to...

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Circus Tent Erection - Blocks, Pulleys and More

Here at Ronstan® we know our blocks and pulleys are used for a large number of exciting tasks – such as erecting a circus tent! Now this may seem like quite a mammoth task, but with the right parts, and the know-how, it can be as easy as pie. 

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Enhance Your Next Project With Structural Rods

There is no limit to what can be achieved with the intelligent use of rods working together in tension. Glazed curtain walls, tensioned fabric roofs, and suspension bridges, all can depend on structural rods as the primary load carrying elements. The results are structures of unique depth and...

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Tensile Architecture Feature Project - Pedestrian Bridge, Cedar Rapids

  The Cedar Rapids Convention Center The tensile architecture bridge connects the Cedar Rapids Convention Center to the car park across the street. It is designed to help manage the traffic and replaces a parking layout which was destroyed in a flood in 2008. It is the perfect solution for managing...

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Ronstan components in action!

  Balanced Body provide professional Pilates equipment to studios and direct to consumers. Ronstan provide several key components for the manufacture of their Pilates range and are delighted to see a reference to us in their recent blog article on how Pilates can help sailors.

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How Ronstan helps provide shade structures where you need it......

Shade Haven produces portable shade structures for agricultural and commercial use. Shade Haven offers two models for up to 1,200 square feet of shade that can be set up or put away in minutes. Shade Haven was originally developed to provide movable shade for cattle and can now be found throughout...

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Take A Swing and the RF-75 Swivel!

Take A Swing produce specialist swings; the swings can be motorized, portable and be hung from the wall, ceiling or rafters. Take A Swing also produce specialist therapy swing seats.

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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.

As one of the top three sailboat hardware brands globally we know what it is like to deliver great equipment that can handle challenging conditions.