Introducing Cable Tensioners

We are very excited to share with you one of our newest product lines – Cable Tensioners. This new line offers five configurations to be used with any of our four cable-compatible tracks. We’ve previously offered three versions of the Tensioning Spring, used in conjunction with these same systems.*

How does a tensioned system work?

An upper track is attached high on the wall or to the ceiling. A suitable cable is selected, appropriate to fit the upper track and sufficiently long to reach a lower track. Then mounted below the wall display a lower track is mounted. This lower track may also be mounted to a wall or to the floor. The Cable Tensioner connects to the lower track and in turn is fitted to the lower portion of the cable. When the Cable Tensioner is “tightened”, the tension is created, resulting in a taut cable running vertically between the upper and lower tracks. More on installation specifics may be found in the installation guide.

What’s the significance of these new Cable Tensioners?

The answer is three-fold. First, the new Cable Tensioners are high-design, but remain simplified turnbuckles. They are finely turned from aluminum and finished with a clear anodized surface that allows the fine machine lines to remain. Simply stated, they bring a sophisticated beauty to practical functionality.

Secondly, they are very small in diameter, 11 mm (0.43 inches). This is important. When a cable is inserted into a Click Rail Track (this is a combination that allows the cable to pass in the closest proximity to the adjacent wall), the cable will travel parallel and equal distance to the wall, all the way from the top to the bottom track, offering a sleek and uniform presentation.

Lastly, with the updated design of these new Cable Tensioners, significantly more tension can be applied to the cable than when using our earlier Tensioning Springs. This is especially beneficial for hanging applications such as pocket displays. A large matrix of acrylic pockets can add up and their combined weight can create a pendular, or swinging, effect. The higher cable-tension allowed by these tensioners will minimize this impact.

Different Fittings for Different Tracks

Which Cable Tensioner you will use is determined by the lower track you selected, and by your preference. The J-End Cable Tensioner, P-End Cable Tensioner, and the C-End Cable Tensioner can be used with either Contempo® System or Cable Systems Wall and Ceiling Tracks.

J-End Cable Tensioner by AS Hanging Systems

The T-End Cable Tensioner and Twist-End Cable Tensioner are used with our Click Rail Track.

T-End Cable Tensioner by AS Hanging Systems

*While the new Cable Tensioners provide beauty, a more sleek presentation, and increased tensioning capability, our Spring Tensioners for Contempo Track and the Spring Tensioner for the Cable System continue to be offered. The Spring Tensioner for the Click Rail Track has been discontinued.

Where could you use Cable Tensioners to create high-design, a more sleek profile, and minimize sway of your display?

If you have questions about how to implement Cable Tensioners into your next display, or would like to learn more about how our products can be beneficial in your project, please contact our Customer Support at, or give us a call at 866 935-6949 (toll free) or at our local number 450 619-7999.

When you hang with AS Hanging Systems, you Hang with the Best®


  1. I want to temporarily hang glass from the ceiling in a gallery and I cannot drill into the floor. Is there some way to set up a tension system? If so what gear would I need? Also do you ship to New Zealand?

    • Thank you for your question. Yes, we do ship to New Zealand. To best serve you for your specific needs, I would suggest contacting our Customer Support Team toll free at 866-935-6949. They will be happy to answer all of your questions.