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630 Cloud Hanger, Connects Cables to Panels


630 Cloud Hanger, Connects Cables to Panels

The 630 Cloud Hanger is an adjustable mounting plate that is the final connection from 1/8” cable to wood ceiling panels.  With the 630 Cloud Hanger, cable length is quickly adjustable and wood panels are securely attached with 10 pan head screws.  The ten screws allow for secure and durable connection even to thinner panels.

Manufactured by Star Hanger, the 630 Cloud Hanger is made from a solid 5/8" x 1-7/8" x 5-1/2" aluminum extruded bar.  There are 10 screw holes for # 8 pan-head screw.  The cable length is easily set during installation with 3 Allen lock-screws at the cloud level which greatly eases final adjustment. There is a rub collar to protect the cable at the clip-to-cable connection, which allows the panel to be mounted at up to a 30-degree angle.  The 630 Cloud Hanger is generally unseen and has an aluminum mill finish.

Strength Testing
The wood (panel) to clip connection is the point of weakness, in the Star Cloud Hanging System.  Strength Testing with 3/4" - 45 lb. particle board

 Tensile Failure (Horizontal pull) = 350 lbs. / Working Strength, Weight Holding = 40 lbs.
 Shear Failure (Vertical weight holding) = 550 lbs. / Working Strength, Pulled to Side = 20 lbs.

Note: The plate pullout strength will vary according to the size and depth of the screws, pilot holes, cable angle and material type.  A single # 8 flat head wood screw with: 1/2" penetration, a 3/64" pilot hole, installed in 45 lbs particleboard, fails at about 30 lbs. With 10 Screws, this gives a total pull out of 240 lbs, which divided by a safety factor of 5, gives a working load limit of 40 lbs. 

Star Hanger Systems recommends:  That ceiling clouds be made with a plywood core at least 3/4" thick, with four cables, a  maximum panel weight of 160 lbs, and a maximum cable-angle of 30º from the horizontal.

Note: 630 Cloud Hanger is a fixed cable connection, therefore, movement or sway of the cloud panel will result in bending and fatigue at the cable - clip connection. 630 Cloud Hanger has been tested to 1,000,000 sway cycles, at 10 degrees angle, holding 100 lbs. However, a fixed cable connection should not be used if panels will be constantly subject to sway or noticeable movement.

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