Macalloy tension rod and compression strut systems

Tekla Structures
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Tekla Structures
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Welcome to the custom component package of the Macalloy Tension and Compression Structures by Macalloy.

In this helpfile you’ll find information about the components and their installation in Tekla Structures as well as links to resellers and our website for Tekla Structures users. This side provides additional information such as quality assurance certificates and approvals etc. as web links.

If you require technical advice regarding our product please contact us or our local partner.

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Macalloy contacts

Manufacturer

Macalloy Ltd

Caxton Way,

Dinnington,

Sheffield S25 3QE

Tel: 01909 519200

Email: sales@macalloy.com 

Website: https://www.macalloy.com  

Macalloy global contacts

https://macalloy.com/contact

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Macalloy tension rod 0

Select two points in the direction you wish to place the tension rod 0. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the end point of the component. The handles are positioned in the middle of the hole in the fork end and centric related to the tension rod.

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Settings for the tension rod 0

  1. Select appropriate size of the tension rod 0 and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. The option to create lockcover is always open for selection.
  3. The different attribute files for the integrated subcomponents are preloaded.
  4. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. If the maximum length of the single tierod is exceeded, it changes color to red (class 1010) in the Tekla Structures model. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Read more here about Macalloy 550 bar system.

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Macalloy tension rod 1

Select two points in the direction you wish to place the tension rod 1. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the end point of the component. The handles are positioned in the middle of the hole in the fork end and centric related to the tension rod.

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Settings for the tension rod 1

  1. Select appropriate size of the tension rod 1 and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. The option to create lockcover is always open for selection.
  3. The position of the Macalloy turnbuckle with fin plate can be set if Yes is selected in the dropdown menu. The distance is set from the middle of the hole in the fork end to the middle of the turnbuckle with fin plate.
  4. The component Macalloy turnbuckle with fin plate can be replaced with Macalloy coupler / cross coupler. This field is always open for selection.
  5. The different attribute files for the integrated subcomponents are preloaded.
  6. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. If the maximum length of the single tierod is exceeded, it changes color to red (class 1010) in the Tekla Structures model. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Schematic image of Macalloy tension rod 1.

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Read more here about Macalloy 550 bar system.

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Macalloy tension rod 2

Select two points in the direction you wish to place the tension rod 2. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the end point of the component. The handles are positioned in the middle of the hole in the fork end and centric related to the tension rod.

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Settings for the tension rod 2

  1. Select appropriate size of the tension rod 2 and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. The option to create lockcover is always open for selection.
  3. The position of the Macalloy turnbuckle with fin plate and coupler can be set if Yes is selected in the dropdown menu. The distance is set from the middle of the hole in the fork end to the middle of the turnbuckle with fin plate and coupler.
  4. The component Macalloy turnbuckle with fin plate and coupler can be replaced with Macalloy coupler / cross coupler / turnbuckle with fin plate. These fields are always open for selection.
  5. The different attribute files for the integrated subcomponents are preloaded.
  6. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. If the maximum length of the single tierod is exceeded, it changes color to red (class 1010) in the Tekla Structures model. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Read more here about Macalloy 550 bar system.

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Macalloy standard compression strut

Select two points in the direction you wish to place the standard compression strut. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the end point of the component. The handles are positioned in the middle of the hole in the fork end and centric related to the compression strut.

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Settings for the standard compression strut

  1. Select appropriate size of the standard compression strut and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. The different attribute files for the integrated components are preloaded.
  3. Under the Taper cone tab you can select settings for the taper cone. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special under the Parameters tab. Recommendation is to keep the standard values and not change the settings.
  4. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. If the maximum length of the compression strut system is exceeded, it changes color to red (class 1010) in the Tekla Structures model. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Read more here about Compression struts.

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Macalloy architectural compression strut

Select two points in the direction you wish to place the standard compression strut. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the end point of the component. The handles are positioned in the middle of the hole in the fork end and centric related to the compression strut.

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Settings for the architectural compression strut

  1. Select appropriate size of the architectural compression strut and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. The different attribute files for the integrated components are preloaded.
  3. Under the Taper cone tab you can select settings for the taper cone. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special under the Parameters tab. Recommendation is to keep the standard values and not change the settings.
  4. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. If the maximum length of the compression strut system is exceeded, it changes color to red (class 1010) in the Tekla Structures model. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Read more here about Compression struts.

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Macalloy disc connection

Select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the disc connection. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the disc connection.

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Settings for the disc connection

  1. Select appropriate size of the disc connection and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Only angles between 40-140 degrees are allowed. If another angle is written which isn’t within the marginal, either 40 or 140 degrees is chosen automatically.
  4. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

Schematic image of the disc connection.

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Macalloy lockcover

The lockcover is a subcomponent to the tension rod components. If it should be put separately into the Tekla Structures model, select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the lockcover. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the lockcover.

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Settings for the lockcover

  1. Select appropriate size of the lockcover and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.

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Macalloy turnbuckle with fin plate

The turnbuckle with fin plate is a subcomponent to the tension rod components. If it should be put separately into the Tekla Structures model, select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the turnbuckle with fin plate. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the turnbuckle with fin plate.

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Settings for the turnbuckle with fin plate

  1. Select appropriate size of the turnbuckle with fin plate and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. If there also is an additional “_fin” after the Bar system material, it means that a fin plate is created. Example: M90_C_fin. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Under the Fin plate tab you can select settings for the fin plate. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special under the Parameters tab. Recommendation is to keep the standard values and not change the settings.
  4. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.
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Macalloy coupler

The coupler is a subcomponent to the tension rod components. If it should be put separately into the Tekla Structures model, select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the coupler. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the coupler.

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Settings for the coupler

  1. Select appropriate size of the coupler and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.Type is generated from size and selections made.

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Macalloy cross coupler

The cross coupler is a subcomponent to the tension rod components. If it should be put separately into the Tekla Structures model, select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the cross coupler. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the cross coupler.

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Settings for the cross coupler

  1. Select appropriate size of the cross coupler and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.Type is generated from size and selections made.

Schematic image of the cross coupler.

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Macalloy fork end

The fork end is a subcomponent to the tension rod and compression strut components. If it should be put separately into the Tekla Structures model, select two points in the direction on how you wish to place the fork end. The yellow handle symbolizes the start point and the purple handle the direction of the component. The handles are positioned centric related to the fork end.

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Settings for the fork end

  1. Select appropriate size of the fork end and press load. All settings are automatically loaded into the dialog fields. The additional letter after the size represent the Bar system material, C for Carbon, G for Galvanised and S for Stainless. All standard fields are greyed out.
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  2. Part code is generated from Size and Bar system.
  3. Under the parameters tab you can select class etc. Observe that the material selection is only to get the approximate weight in Tekla Structures. Change can only be made if Type is set to Special. Recommendation is not to change the settings due the link to the Macalloy list.Type is generated from size and selections made.

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Picking procedure for the tension rod system and compression strut

Examples in the picture below shows different situations for the tension rod and the compression strut.

When applying the tension rod system or compression strut into the model, put up help lines from hole to hole to determine the midpoint and centre of the disc connection or where the insertion point on the column should be.

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Snap to the intersection of the help lines and set direction of the disc connection to the right or left to get the right position. Snap the tension rod system or the compression strut to the first point on your column (often a plate is attached to the column), and then to the disc connection hole. Check that the sizes and Bar system of the components are the same and that the positions between the components are correct and the holes line up. The handles are placed centric in the tension rod system and the compression strut. The right picture shows if the tension rod or the compression strut maximum length is exceeded.

See link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqz6col-H1I

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L Macalloy list

L Macalloy list creates a report on the parts, the tension rod systems and the compression struts in the model.

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The name, size and system length is presented for the different tension rod systems and compression struts in the report and also the including parts for every system. The number of each part and the distance of the turnbuckle with fin plate / coupler / cross coupler to the middle of the hole of the fork end is shown. Material (Bar system), product code and the approximate tension rod length, Tekla Structures assembly position and Tekla approximately weight are also presented. The report is filtering out only Macalloy parts and assemblies in the model, which has Macalloy written as default in the fabricator name field in the component. This means that an L Macalloy list report can be created from the whole model without choosing any parts. The report also filtering the name Tierodsystem and Compresystem in the report, so don’t change that if you want to use this report correctly. Do not change the parts in the components manually, because this report uses the component standard settings.

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Macalloy Production lengths for Tension Bar and Compression Struts

Macalloy Production lengths for Tension Bar.
The tension rod in the Tekla Structures component turns red when the maximum length is exceeded.

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Macalloy weight/m for Tension Bar.

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Macalloy Production lengths for Compression Struts.
The Compression strut in the Tekla Structures component turns red when the maximum length is exceeded.

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Macalloy weight/m for Compression Struts.

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Approvals:

https://macalloy.com/downloads/approvals/
 

Brochures:

https://macalloy.com/downloads/brochures/

 

Technical downloads:

https://macalloy.com/downloads/technical-downloads/
 

Installation Instructions:

https://macalloy.com/downloads/installation-instructions/

 

Terms & Conditions of Sale:

https://macalloy.com/downloads/terms-conditions-of-sale/

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