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  • Hanging ACM from Projecting Pole

    Posted by James Martin on May 16, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    Long time no post.

    You would think I would know the best way to do this but I dont get asked much.

    Customer has a pole with chains hanging but not much money………..so its going to be hanging ACM.

    Does anyone know I good way to attach to chain without the ACM waring away and causing death or injury?

    I can see options in my mind but cant work out to to manifest my designs directly into material yet so was hoping I could buy a few bits a bobs from somewhere.

    RobertLambie replied 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    May 16, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    Hi James

    We actually drill a suitable sized hole and use our banner eyelet machine.
    Works like a dream.

    Eyelets are much harder wearing.

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    May 16, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    Another method I have used in the past is to use the d-clamp links but remove the pin that comes with them. Replacing them with a threaded bolt using two nuts and washers to clamp tight to the panel.

    That way the panel itself wont be swinging against a link, no friction to wear through the ACM.

    Doesn’t look as neat though.

    Does that make sense?

  • RobertLambie

    Administrator
    May 16, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    Tim has beat me to it, suggesting a D-ring type hasp. 😃👍

    1, VHB tape a strip of aluminium or flat bar along the top of either side of the panel.
    This will help spread the load instead of it being focused over two holes and constantly grinding back and forth.

    2, drill two or four holes through the aluminium, depending on the hasp plate that you are using.
    thread through some nuts, bolts and washers and secure tight. preferably the nuts with the blue nylon to prevent loosening due to the constant movement.

    3, attach the chain to the moving parts/loop of each bracket and secure.

    The stainless steel D-Ring brackets are only a few pounds each and can be bought easily from Amazon, Screwfix, B&Q, eBay, etc.

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