Tension Bars - Macalloy 460, S460, 520, S520 — Macalloy

Tension Bars - Macalloy 460, S460, 520, S520

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Macalloy is continuously introducing new products to meet the various demands of the civil and architectural markets. Macalloy are able to supply bar and cable systems to suit various applications from Airports to Stadiums to name but a few. Download our brochures below for more information. Alternatively you can contact us; the details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Macalloy tension bars are the core component of the Macalloy tension structures range. Macalloy 460 Carbon Bars are a manufactured carbon steel. The thread is rolled, rather than cut. This gives rise to the use of smaller diameter bars for a given metric thread, resulting in material cost saving. Two standard strength systems are available within this range; the Macalloy 460 range with a yield strength of 460 N/mm2 and Macalloy 520 with a yield strength of 520 N/mm2.

Tension Bar

Macalloy tension bars are available in a range of finishes including carbon, galvanized and the stainless steel range known as S460 and S520. The numbers in the title denote the yield strength of the Stainless Bars. The Macalloy S460 has been developed using high strength stainless steel to deliver optimum levels of strength, ductility and appearance. The Macalloy S460 yield strength is 460 N/mm2. Macalloy has considerable experience of using stainless steel in a chlorine environment and can offer advice upon specific grades for such applications. Contact Macalloy for further information.

Bars are available with outer thread diameters from 10mm to 100mm.

The tension bar system, which may globally be referred to as tie rods, tie bars or tension rods, provide adjustment of the total length. Further adjustment of the bar can be achieved with the use of a turnbuckle, which can also be used to induce a load in the system.

The tension rod system utilises the same Macalloy fork end as the rest of the tension structures range of stainless cables and compression struts allowing for combinations of all 3 systems.

Bars are available in lengths up to 12 metres with longer lengths achievable by connecting bars with couplers or turnbuckles.

Cross Coupler

A range of crossover and connection solutions are available, particularly applicable for bracing and cross bracing applications.

Central Connections

The Macalloy tension bar system gained CE approval, long before it became mandatory practice for structural steel work throughout the EU.

For more details of yield loads, levels of adjustment and component dimensions please download the Macalloy tension structures brochure.

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Approvals

  • Tension Rod Systems

Brochures

  • Macalloy Photo Brochure
  • Macalloy Tension Structures
  • Tendon Installation Procedure
  • Tension Structures Brochure (American)
  • Tension Structures Brochure (Dutch)

Technical Drawings

  • 3D M10-M100 Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover (In IGES format)
  • 3D M10-M100 Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover (In PDF format)
  • 3D M10-M100 Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover (In IGES format)
  • 3D M10-M100 Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover (In PDF format)
  • Assembly Connection Discs M20 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M30 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M42 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M48 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M24 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M56 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M10 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M16 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M12 in dwg format
  • Assembly Connection Discs M36 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M24 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M30 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M10 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M48 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M64 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M20 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M36 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M36 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M42 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M56 in dwg format
  • Assembly Crosscoupler Lockcover M76 in dwg format
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M10
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M100
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M12
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M16
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M20
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M24
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M30
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M36
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M42
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M48
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M56
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M64
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M76
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M85
  • Assembly Fork Pin Lockcover M90
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M85 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M100 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M100 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M48 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M76 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M105 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M20 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M12 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M16 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M24 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M30 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M36 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M42 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M56 in dwg format
  • Assembly Spade Pin Lockcover M90 in dwg format
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M10
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M100
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M12
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M16
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M20
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M24
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M30
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M36
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M42
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M48
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M56
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M64
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M76
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M85
  • Assembly Turnbuckle Lockcover M90