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An Industrial Umbrella Shade Must Perform Wet or Dry, Rain or Shine

Cantilevered sun shades, freestanding industrial umbrellas, and other permanent outdoor shade structures keep us comfortable in the heat.  A lot of focus is naturally given to the UV resistance of their components, but what’s often lost in translation when we call such permanent structures “sun...

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How to Counteract Weight in Fabric Shade Structures

One of the greatest advantages of fabric shade structures—especially in temporary applications—is their low overall weight.  This makes them easier to assemble, quicker to take down, and simpler to transport. Still, weight can be a problem.

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How to Create Ideal Tension in Shading Systems

Tension in a shading system is a complex balancing act.  It’s both critical to the stability of the structure and also a significant source of risk when mishandled.   Too little tension, and the structure risks damage from wind or pooling water. Too much, and the attachment points may break,...

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Form, Function, and Uses of Lashing Blocks

When a pulley block relies on soft goods (rope or straps) to secure it between its load and an anchor point, rather than hard fasteners, it is a lashing block.  Lashing blocks provide a versatile setup that can be used for single pulleys or whole block and tackle pulley systems to lighten the...

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How Non-Rated Components Could Compromise Your Shading System

People across the world have come to rely on shading systems to protect them against harmful UV rays, to make their days more comfortable and enjoyable, and even to protect the interiors of the buildings they occupy from overheating. In the past, simple shading systems like umbrellas and awnings...

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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.