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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.