Catenary Wire

Looking to install or use wire rope overhead? Then catenary wire is the answer for you. Rope Services Direct supplies a range of both galvanised and stainless steel catenary wire. Please read on below to find out more about this product and to learn how you can place an order with us.

More information about this piece of equipment

There are many instances where you may need various types of wire, cable or supporting instruments running overhead. For example, applications include Christmas lighting and other religious displays, laying decorations, heavy curtain hanging, festoons and the suspending of power cables, particularly at pop concerts and theatre productions. The safety of overhead electrical cables is paramount.

Catenary Wire can be used in a supporting role, helping to keep other types of cables or lines up. The benefit for this is that it takes the strain off the hanging cables themselves. Instead it will be supported by the strong wire rope. It may even be used in other supporting ways, such as to support trees or chimney stacks for example.

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The difference between galvanised and stainless steel catenary wire

As you may have noted earlier, we stock catenary wire in both galvanised steel and stainless steel options. Here we want to briefly explain the difference between the two. Fundamentally they are extremely similar, and are both constructed from a strong and study steel base metal.

The difference with the galvanised version is that it will have a protective zinc coating applied to the wire. This zinc helps to protect the wire rope from corrosion or rust. It is worth noting that the stainless steel version will already have natural resistance to this. However it can be useful to consider a zinc coating if your equipment will be used heavily outdoors in the elements.

We find that often clients will regularly be using this equipment outdoors, given its popular usage for supporting cables along structures such as train tracks. However, some of the applications and uses that we looked at above, such as heavy curtain hanging, won’t need to be so cautious when it comes to protecting their wire against the outdoor elements.

If you are unsure which would be the best type for your operation, please find our contact details listed at the bottom of this page.

Both of our ranges are made from high grade steel and can be used safely in many internal and external environments. We are also able to provide this product in a range of sizes, cut to your exact lengths and specifications.

Fittings to be used with this equipment

catenary wireIt is unlikely that you will only want catenary wire for your operation, but will most likely need to utilise it with end fittings or terminations too. We stock and supply a range of wire rope fittings here at Rope Services Direct, allowing you to utilise this product in many different ways.

We can also supply catenary wire suitable for use with installing an overhead catenary into masonry and concrete. This is supplied in kit form with all the components and fixings which are required. We will also provide full installation instructions, and are on hand to offer any support for this.

If you are looking to buy this equipment and maybe even need some advice, then give us a call today on 01384 78004. You can also find our other contact details listed here. We will be delighted to help.