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UrbanTrapeze™
Cable Adjuster / Wire Gripper

Go crimp-less! Create an adjustable loop in steel cable quickly and easily

Replace crimps, ferrules, crimp sleeves with this simple-to-use, compact self-locking Urban Trapeze cable gripper and adjuster. (Also known as a cable stop or tensioner.)

It’s a fast reliable wire gripper solution for hanging the following with aircraft cable:

  • Signs
  • Aisle markers
  • Lighting systems
  • Sound systems
  • Ceiling panels
  • Fan units
  • HVAC ducting
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Easily create loop ends in steel/metal cable. UrbanTrapeze™ eliminates the carrying and handling of cumbersome wire swaging tools. With the push of a button, the ceiling display can be leveled or the height adjusted without having to cut new cable and re-crimp the joints. Urban Trapeze’s sleek anodized aluminum finish is aesthetically attractive when compared to other products like clamps, competitive grippers, crimps, cable stops and fittings, and ferrules. The perfect time-saving looping cable adjuster for hanging heavier retail displays (such as signs and banners), it can also be adopted as a come-along in an event venue when installing lighting horizontally across the room and in trade shows for aisle markers.

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  • Competitively discounted prices on bulk orders
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is UrbanTrapeze™?

It’s a reliable cable gripper solution for hanging signs, sound systems, etc with an aircraft cable.

The device can also be used to create an adjustable connecting loop in steel cable. It’s an ideal material for installing aisle markers, navigation signs, heavier décor pieces, lighting systems and Hvac ducting from the ceiling in commercial, industrial, educational and event settings. The UrbanTrapeze is compact, and reusable.

Create an adjustable steel cable/wire loop with the compact, self-locking UrbanTrapeze™ tensioner and eliminate the need for crimps.

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Can I make a loop with steel cable without crimps?

With UrbanTrapeze™, you can leave crimps, ferrules and a box full of tools behind.

1. insert cable through one clutch button located on either end of the UrbanTrapeze™ until several inches of cable emerges from the other side

2. To complete the loop, thread the cable through the sign connector, and the opposite clutch button. The built-in clutch automatically secures the cable.

3. Once the loop is completed, you can easily adjust the hanging height or level the sign by pressing either clutch button.

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How much weight can I hang with UrbanTrapeze™?

There are two models of UrbanTrapeze™ for varying weight specifications.

UrbanTrapeze™ Model 1.5 – Safe working load up to 80 pounds (36.3 kilograms)

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UrbanTrapeze™ Model 3.0 – Safe working load up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms)

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What is Aircraft Cable?

One of the most useful types of wire ropes available is aircraft cable. Thin, flexible, and extremely strong, this type of wire rope is used for various purposes. A braided wire has steel wires twisted into one another, usually between eight and twenty-eight times. Because these wires are intertwined, they provide greater strength and flexibility.

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What can I hang with steel cable?
  • Signs
  • Aisle markers
  • Lighting systems
  • Sound systems
  • Ceiling panels
  • Fan units
  • HVAC ducting

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How much does Aircraft Cable cost?

The price of steel cable varies based on the quality, thickness, and length of the spool. We sell both 1/8-inch steel cable and 1/16-inch steel cable.

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How much weight can the UrbanTrapeze™ handle?

A recommended safe working load for a static load with a fairly stable position and magnitude over a long period of use is 31.8 kilograms (70 Lbs). When used for a dynamic load, the safe operating weight is 21.7 kilograms (48 Lbs).

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How does the UrbanTrapeze™ work?
  • Cable locks automatically grip the cable when they’re closed
  • eliminates the need for crimp tubes, ferrule sleeves, and heavy swaging tools
  • Economical for years of money savings
  • You can adjust the position of a sign by pushing a single button
  • Compact and pleasing appearance with a 70-pound weight limit

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Is it possible to use a thinner gauge wire cable with the UrbanTrapeze 3.0? Specifically, is 1/16 in. uncoated galvanized aircraft cable compatible with the UrbanTrapeze 3.0?

It is always possible to insert a thinner gauge cable into the UrbanTrapeze 3.0. BUT, it was designed to work with 1/8” (3.0mm) cable. There are no long-term studies that confirm the performance reliability of mixing these two items. We DO NOT recommend using a thinner gauge wire in this instance.

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