Turnbuckles: Tensioning or Joining Turnbuckle Solutions
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A turnbuckle is the correct equipment to use for coupling or tensioning cables, and we can supply them. A turnbuckle is sometimes known as a stretching screw or buckle screw.
Turnbuckle Tensioning or Lengthening Ropes
The name turnbuckle describes exactly what this equipment does and how it behaves. A turnbuckle has a threaded hole on each end and two threaded eye bolts that turn into them. The holes are threaded in opposite directions, so when the frame is turned, both sides will become more taut.
Turning the screw in the opposite direction will relieve the tension. The sensitive screw means that the tension can be incrementally reduced or increased.
Turnbuckle Types and Sizes
This equipment is a vital part of any engineering project; joining and tensioning ropes in projects from major construction, to shipping and overhead lines, allowing for the connection of various ropes and cables. Turnbuckles come in a variety of sizes and in five main design formats:
- Eye and eye
- Hook and eye
- Hook and hook
- Jaw and jaw
- Jaw and eye.
Clevis and stub configurations are less common. Turnbuckles are typically made from stainless steel, brass, aluminium or galvanized steel. The size of the turnbuckle is named according to the thread diameter, followed by the length that the eye bolts can screw in. The thread diameter determines the capacity of the the turnbuckle. The length of the body determines how much slack it can take up.
Turnbuckles are used in many applications, both in the home and in industry. They are simple, compact and easy to use.
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