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    Posted by Iain George on March 2, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Good morning all.

    I have been asked to provide a new banner for these brackets. The original banner is long gone but the new occupiers wish to have a new one. Can anyone point me in the correct direction for this system. The top bar is still attached with a couple of carbinas but photo shows what was at the bottom to give it tension. The overall gap between the two arms is approx 8ft 2.4M.

    Would I be better of ingnoring the springs and just get some tension turnbuckle things.

    TIA

    Iain

    Robert Lambie replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 2, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Morning Iain, the springs are crucial in these type of penant banners, they keep the banner under constant tension & don’t stretch or lose their strength as they are under compression rather than being stretched. They’re called prison springs I believe, had some from TadeSignz if I remember correctly

    • Iain George

      Member
      March 2, 2022 at 10:05 am

      Perfect Kevin, thank you very much, I just need to work out what size i need to produce the banner at to make sure it is tensioned correctly.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 2, 2022 at 10:49 am

    First used this system on this job a few years ago now & it still looks in order with no sagging. Seen various attempts at tensioning these things from nuts & bolts to bungee cord but all look terrible once the banner has stretched over time. Whoever designed those springs was a genius. Shouldn’t get excited about stuff like this but can’t help it

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    March 2, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Kevs right, those are the ones from https://www.tradesignz.com