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Cross clamps for wire rope

When two architecturally arranged wire ropes cross one another, it makes sense to put a wall mount there. However, it gets expensive, when the growing aid grid is very dense. For that reason, wire rope crosses were developed without wall connection, so called 'rope cross clamps', or 'cross clamps'. They fix ropes or growing rods with each other and prevent that ropes "rub" against each other. There are different cross clamps depending on stability, aesthetic claim and costs which can be seen here, crossheads for the making of wall supports are discussed elsewhere. You below learn at which "mesh sizes" cross clamps make sense and how rods are obstructed. >>> Price list

Assortment - Cross Clamps

There are fitting "cross clamps" like SK 01515 (1,5-2 mm), SK 03012 (3 mm, available in AISI 304 and AISI 316) and SK 04015 (3-4 mm) for different cable diameters at FassadenGrün. They are all built delicately, however produce sufficiently strong holding strengths for your growing systems. SK 03420 is then suitable for security-relevant applications, due to the M10 thread, even stronger holding strengths are possible. There is SK 03099 and SK 03006 as inexpensive solutions, however, two crosses are not screwed but pressed with pliers. Here later corrections are then hardly possible at the cross point. The connector SK 34515 is particularly suitable for combinations of cable and rods because with two separate grub screws, strong holding strengths are made possible. Most cable cross clamps are made of stainless steel A2 , only SK 03420 and SK 03006 are from A4.

Advantages Over the Far East Cross Clamps

Cross clamps from FassadenGrün have a greater holding strength as compared with similar cross clamps from the Far East and to be more precise, because of the low depth of the threaded hole which completes flush with the deeper crossways groove (p. photo). Nevertheless, to  form the internal thread deeply enough, an increased effort is necessary. No hollow pressure then arises, however, for the ropes because they are stuck like on an anvil without lying hollowly. You can hardly slip and also a direction modification, so a bending because of the clamping is excluded.

Large Mesh Sizes

At large distances from the intersection to intersection, ie at large 'mesh' of more than about 1 square meter of non free-floating cable crosses, but only cross holders that are set with wall contact. This is the principle of cable system 5030.

Medium Mesh Sizes

With mesh sizes under 1 square meter all peripheral points with cross holders will clearly become implemented, inside the field however freely floating cable crosses are set on the architecture line. That is the principle of cable system 5040.

Small Mesh Sizes

In mesh sizes of 30 x 30 cm, including cross holders on the edge of the field can also be exchanged for floating cross clamps. This is the principle of cable system 5050.

Architecture Cables and Rods

For the compression of architecture ropes if climbing staffs 4 or 5 mm are inserted, these can be fastened with SK 03420 or SK 34515 both among themselves and to both rope strengths 3 and 4 mm. (Links to product sheets on the left)

Cable Cross Clamps as Assembly Help

Cross clamps are suitable as a temporary mounting aid with cable systems Cross holders, as a closed cable frame to mount, for example by 4020 and 7040. Instead of 2 vices only one is then needed, and if the kit not already contains one or more cross clamps, still another suitable is ordered.

Large climbing fields at a noise control wall with SK 03012.
Architectural wire rope on a noise protection wall
Rope and climbing rod, 4 mm with SK 03420. For climbing staffs D= 5 mm are used , connector SK 34515.
Stainless steel cross clamps
Climbing rope for Clematis, small mesh size. Here inexpensive clamps SK 03099 are applicable.
"Architectural wire rope" for Clematis
assortment of cross clamps for architecture cables, in two lines respectively from left to right: SK 01515, SK 03012, SK 04015, SK 03420, SK 03006, SK 03099, SK 34515.
Cross clamps for wire rope
Comparison of SK 03420 (top left) and a cross clamp from the far East: FassadenGrün basic hole and deeper Groove are nearly flush, so without significant height offset.
Comparison of cross clamps
Big mesh sizes, only cross support and no cable crosses.
Wire rope cross points
middle mesh sizes, architecture wires (high-grade steel) on insulation, SK 04015 inside the field.
Architectural wires made if stainless steel
Middle mesh sizes at a Carport with SK 03012.
Wire rope for carports
Architecture cables with small mesh sizes, growing field for Clematis. With such quantities press crosses use - SK 03006.
Dense, stainless steel wire rope