Create a Wall Display Using Suspended vs. Tensioned Cable Solutions

Most hanging systems are “suspended” systems. This means the weight of the object is suspended from the upper track, allowing the cable or rod to hang freely with gravity.

The alternate type of hanging system is a “tensioned” system. Using this type of installation, the cable is also attached at a lower point, allowing the cable to be held taught, or tensioned, between the upper and lower points. This makes for a very stable display.

While a suspended cable system is the most discrete, many think the engineered appearance of tensioned cable systems is what they prefer. Other pros and cons of the two basic designs are these: A suspended system uses nearly invisible Nylon cords, while a tensioned system offers significant anti-theft or earthquake compliant benefits. The choice is yours.

All AS Hanging Systems’ products, which deploy cables (as opposed to rods), may be used in either a suspended or tensioned manner. Let us know at info@ashanging.com if you have questions about whether a suspended or tensioned solution would better fit your display project.

More product hardware details for tensioned systems.

All of our cable systems are by nature suspended systems. They are:

AS Hanging Systems Tensioned Cable Point-to-Point Articulated Piers with Utility/Special purpose Hook Supporting Panels:
AS Hanging Systems Tensioned Cable Point-to-Point Articulated Piers with Utility/Special Purpose Hook Supporting Panels

Click Rail Track by AS Hanging Systems Suspends 3D Art in a Residence:
Click Rail Track by AS Hanging Systems Suspends 3D Art in a Residence

Tensioned Cables by AS Hanging Systems Spanning Floor and Ceiling Track to Hang Art Without Walls:
Tensioned Cables by AS Hanging Systems Spanning Floor and Ceiling Track to Hang Art Without Walls.

Art Gallery Hangs Artwork Using Suspended Cables and Ceiling Track by AS Hanging Systems:
Art Gallery Hangs Artwork Using Suspended Cables and Ceiling Track by AS Hanging Systems

Comments

  1. My organization already has an AS Hanging System, however, we need to hang fabric art pieces at varying
    heights. We currently have the sq. rods and access.’s; could you please advise us on how to augment our system. Thank You, L.A.L.

    • Thanks, Larry, for your question. I’m glad your system is working out for you. To address your question about how to hang fabric art pieces, there are a few options. Please check out our Fabric Clasp (part number U5260, which you can easily find by putting this number into the search bar at the top of any page on our website). Alternatively, call our support line and speak to Yanick. I’ll bring this conversation to his attention so he’ll be prepared to speak to you.

  2. Im looking at using using a rail to rail system to hang art works much like as in pic 3 above. Do you have a distributor of your products in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia?

    • While we do not have a distributor in Malaysia, we do ship to the Asia-Pacific region not that infrequently. You may place an order via our website and we will ship it to you. Thanks for your interest.

  3. would you recommend attaching your track system to homasote board? I am designing a floor and wanted to place homosate board with colorful fabric as a background and place a hanging system on each board to change out the art work on a consistent basis. Which of your systems would you recommend for it?
    Thank you

    • If you’re asking if we recommend attaching our tracks directly to Homasote® only, the answer is no. On the other hand, the Homasote panels are likely attached to a more substantial wall surface. If that is the case, and if the track can be attached to the host wall structure, then we are fine with it. The issue is that Homasote itself cannot be viewed as structural. We explored this a few years ago directly with the Homasote company as they were a neighboring exhibitor to us at AIA Expo. I hope that helps.