BESISTA® has once again underlined its innovative credentials among tension rod manufacturers through the addition of a valuable component series to its comprehensive product portfolio. A wide-ranging study into crossing points and intersections culminated in the development of the BESISTA® „cross anchors“ , which emulates the popular design of our rod anchors.
Key parameters include structural performance, aesthetic appeal, easy installation and cost-effectiveness. The following examples illustrate the differences between various intersections.
Cross anchors (x-braces) are used to form structurally the most optimal flawless crossing points. The elegantly shaped members allow the contact-free crossing of tension rods within the same plane, thereby ensuring that the lines of force meet exactly in the middle. Other benefits include lower cost plus exceptionally straightforward installation.
Circular discs offer a further visually attractive design variant. Yet, proper structural performance depends on precise installation of the discs, with the lines of force running exactly along the axes, and this is difficult to achieve in practice. Circular discs are also a more expensive option than cross anchors.
Rods that cross over each other are the easiest and least expensive solution while offering the same structural efficiency as cross anchors. This variant, however, only works where the gusset plates at the rod ends are offset by the rod thickness. With most assemblies, this is either overly complicated or unfeasible.