Wire rope suspension and bracing systems offer a great number of advantages when compared to alternative systems such as threaded rod and chain.
Reduced CO2 production during manufacture
Reduced materials usage
Reduced transportation burden
Weight and CO2 Reduction
The use of wire rope has a dramatic impact in reducing not only materials usage and weight of a suspension solution but also the volume of CO2 produced during its manufacture.
For illustration, a typical retail store uses approx. 1,200 suspension drops of 2 m.*
M8 threaded rod would weigh 748.80 kg and produce 1,344 kg of CO2 to manufacture the 2,400 metres required.
A Zip-Clip wire rope system would weigh 37.86 kg and produce 96 kg of CO2 to manufacture the 2,400 m.
Saving on weight: 710 kg
Saving on CO2: 1,248 kg
Therefore a 92.6% reduction in CO2 emission can be realised by utilising a Zip-Clip wire rope suspension system and this major environmental benefit illustration does not take into account transportation!
Transportation advantages of wire rope:
*Data provided by the Worldwide Lifecycle Inventory Methodology Report 1999/2000.