Different wire ropes and end terminations of the Jakob Rope Systems range

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Wire ropes are multifunctional and versatile components that allow technically and esthetically outstanding architectural solutions.

With our enormous range of wire ropes, end terminations and accessories we can offer solutions to almost every architectural challenge. Whether it’s stays, trusses, railing ropes, rope structures, artwork, facade greening – there is a suitable part for every architectural application for steel cables.

Our stainless steel cables are precision manufactured from marine grade stainless steel, which gives them durability and a timeless look. Together with a large variety of end terminations the possible combinations are truly endless.

Wire ropes can absorb tensile forces extremely well, are easy to handle and cost-efficient. They feature in a huge range of architectural applications with steel cables from Jakob Rope Systems being found in projects ranging from cable suspensions and facade greening to balustrade infills. Stainless steel cables require almost no maintenance and keep their look for a long time. This makes them also ideally suited for decorative uses.

The quality of our wire rope products is matched by our service. We offer advice and support during all stages of your project, from engineering and statics to installation and maintenance of rope and cable structures.


Stranded wires, wire ropes and rods

Our range of stranded wires and wire ropes for architecture comprises stainless steel cables in diameters from 0.62 mm up to 26 mm in different construction methods:

  • single-strand constructions: 1 × 7, 1 × 19, 1 × 37
  • wire ropes with wire core: 6 × 7 + WC, 6 × 19 + WC, 6 × 36 + WC
  • wire ropes with fiber core: 6 × 36 + FC, 8 × 7 + FC

We manufacture inox rods in diameters from 5.3 to 21.9 diametres with optional external threads and wrench flats.


Strands of a wire rope

External and internal threads

Wire ropes and rods can be assembled with thread ends in different designs and configurations, including:

  • standard external and internal thread ends, swaged
  • Vissline external thread ends
  • Univiss Plus external thread ends


Jakob Ropes internal and external threads

End stops and fittings

End stops in different configurations help to attach the wire ropes to posts. With our enormous range of fittings, wire ropes can be attached to almost any supporting structure:

  • radiused head ends
  • clamp rings
  • post fittings
  • eye ends
  • Variball system


Jakob End Stops and Fittings

Turnbuckles, clevis ends and eye ends

Cable and tie rod assemblies should have a tensioning device at least on one end. If this is not possible, we supply a range of turnbuckles that can be inserted between the ends.

Clevis and eye ends can be attached to cable assemblies to attach them to eye brackets or other anchoring.

Our Forte program consists of external threads, turnbuckles and elegantly designed clevises for heavy loads.


Jakob Turnbuckles, clevis ends and eye ends

Anchoring Systems

We supply different anchors to attach wire rope assemblies to walls, wood, steel posts or other structures.


Jakob Forte Anchoring System

Wire rope assemblies and loops

Wire ropes are assembled according to customer needs:

  • different assembly lengths
  • with internal or external threads
  • swaged loops with thimbles or threads
  • loop clamps


Jakob Rope Systems wire rope loops

Rope clamps

Rope clamps attach intersecting wire ropes to each other. They increase the stability of wire rope figures. We supply clamps for up to three ropes.

Clamps can also be used to attach suspension ropes to posts and other supports.


Stainless steel rope clamps


Jakob Rope Systems Basic 6 Architectural Ropes CatalogueBasic 6

(Art. Nr 90001-1) Be creative: find out how with the Jakob Basic 6 programme, our inox range for architectural applications. Our 220-page master catalogue shows you smart solutions.

Green Solutions G2 technical CatalogGreen Solutions G2 technical

(Art. Nr. 90001-2) The program is presented in two parts. The catalog "technical" contains all products with their technical information for your greening project.

Jakob Self-Assembly A1 catalogueSelf-Assembly A1

(Art. Nr. 90001-9) The Jakob Self-Assembly collection contains a range of rope end fittings which can be assembled on-site.

Jakob radiused head rope brochureRadiused head rope (online only)

For railings and barriers: radiused head rope for quick on-site assembly.


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