AXIS Cable Railing Components Overview

Before you get started planning out your AXIS cable railing system, it's important for you to have a good understanding of what the components in the system do, and how and when they're going to be used.


Creating a cable railing system for your deck, balcony or staircase is going to require a combination of two different types of components: End stop components and tensioning components. End stops simply hold the cable at one termination post, and the tensioners draw the cable to your desired tension at the opposite termination post.


Within the AXIS system, there are two different classifications of tensioning and end stop fittings: Straight and Pivot. AXIS straight tensioners and end stops are used in post scenarios whenever your cable is needing to run straight at your post. AXIS pivot tensioners can be used any time the cables need to run to your termination post at an angle.


Both style of components is secured to the termination posts with stainless-steel screws making them simple to install.

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The main difference between AXIS straight and pivot style components is the receiver. Both the straight and pivot receivers similar whenever they're installed, but they are going to serve two different purposes. The AXIS straight receiver has a threaded hole that secures your tensioners and end stops. Each fitting has no other choice but to run completely straight out of the receiver. The AXIS pivot receiver is different from the straight receiver in that it’s designed with a slot that fits the pivot eye that connects your tensioner and end stop. This allows you to orient the receiver within 180 degrees vertically and horizontally. So, your fittings can pivot in whatever angles your project requires.

At this point, you should have a good understanding of what the components in the axis system do, and now you can apply that knowledge to planning out your cable railing system.

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