Press and Latch Cable Tensioners System Tremendously Optimizes Cable Railing Installation

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The Press and Latch system saves up to 80% in installation time compared to other available systems on the market.

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Press and Latch cable railing system for decks

The Press & Latch cable tensioner system saves up to 80% in installation time compared to other available systems on the market

When considering cable railing system for your deck, balcony, or stairways, the major installation time lag is in mounting the cables to the tensioners.

Traditionally installers use a crimping or swaging system to attach the cable to the tensioners. This method is time consuming, costly from a perspective of buying the compression tooling that usually cost in the few thousands of dollars. And most importantly it is prone to failure over time because of the cable pulling force.

After years of product, marketing, and customer research, Inline Design designed a Press and Latch (PL) system for attaching the cables to the tensioners. Unlike swaging, this system doesn’t need any special tooling. It’s as simple as inserting the cable into the tensioner then the tensioner internal spring system with angle jaws latches on the cable. The angle jaws mechanism compress on the cable, and the more the cable pull the more the latch. The latch internal system transforms the cable and the tensioner as one entity that becomes stronger over time. The PL system saves up to 80% in installation time compared to other available systems on the market.

Each run of cable has a tensioner on one end and a cable terminal at the other end. The tensioner is a turnbuckle system that has been designed in a very slick and modern look that makes it almost visually dissolving with the cables.

The Press and Latch system is versatile and available for four different mounting conditions.

Steel Stairs runs: The PL system has a pivoting system at its end which allows the tensioner to naturally align with the angle of the stairs without the need to drill at an angle at the mounting ends which is traditionally done with the swaging system. That’s another major win over the swaging system where drilling at an angle makes the installation more costly, complicated, and time consuming.

Steel Straight runs: The PL system is available in a non pivoting ends which makes it more streamlined with the cables and very minimal in a visual sense.

Wood attachment runs: The PL system is available with a pivoting end that has a lag screw to attach it to wood mostly used for decks.

Concrete attachment runs: The concrete attachment is an extension of the wood attachment lag screw by adding a lag anchor into the concrete.

The PL is designed for 1/8” (3.2mm) and 5/32” (4mm) 1x19 stainless steel construction cables.

Stainless Steel Cable Wire Rope 1x19 construction of 1/8” (3.2mm) diameter has a working load of 378 lbs and breaking strength of 1,890 lbs.

Stainless Steel Cable Wire Rope 1x19 construction of 5/32” (4mm) diameter has a working load of 600 lbs and breaking strength of 3,000 lbs.

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