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Signage applications can exist in many different formats, however the most popular signage encountered and referenced in this guide is. 

• Individual signage 

• Continuous signage 

In all cases it is important to select: 

1.   The correct anchoring system for the ceiling type 

2.  The correct wire suspension to safely support the intended load 

3.  The correct connection method  of the wire suspension to the sign


• Direct • Eye bolts • Toggles • Strut-Lock • Dual threaded studs • Carabiners • Thread-It • Plus on Wire • 90 Degree brackets

Some Do’s and a few Don’ts: 

•  Zip-Clip supports are designed for static loads only. Any dynamic loading should be avoided 

•  Always follow the signage manufacturer’s recommendations  on approved methods of suspension •  Suspensions should be typically “one use only”. If new signage is  being installed or replaced it is  advised to install new suspensions 

•  Pay attention to the load and ensure that wire suspensions are not used beyond the recommended Safe Working Load (SWL) 

•  Make sure the fixing or anchor utilised is suitable for the intended base material and the required load 

•  Swaying must always be avoided.  

The use of additional bracing should  be considered

•  External locations or installations  near open doors could be subject to wind loadings and should be designed appropriately 

•  Ensure wire exit tails are 150mm in length. Tails can be tied to the main wire rope using cable ties •  Frayed wire ropes must always be replaced 

•  Always remove the weight from the suspension before adjustment. This will allow for ease of adjustment and prevent pig tailing of the wire rope – which should be avoided 

•  Do not mix Zip-Clip components with other manufacturers products 

•  Carry out regular inspections and maintenance

Please contact our dedicated Zip-Clip technical team for more information or help with your solution on, 0121 706 7777 or by visiting their online suppliers shop - Click Here

We have the ability to register projects for better pricing with our suppliers, as well as offering bulk buying pricing, please contact our sales team on or 0121 706 7777