Picture hanging systems: Click Rail, Click Rail Pro, Top Rail

Picture hanging systems: Click Rail, Click Rail Pro, Top Rail


Rinaldin provides various systems for hanging
frames. These are systems which are particularly suitable
for galleries and expositions where the frames have to be frequently replaced. The systems are produced by the Dutch manufacturer
Artiteq. This is the “Click Rail” system. The following elements are necessary to install
the “Click Rail” system: The white opaque aluminum rail which can be
painted the same colour of the wall… Or, alternatively… the aluminum rail in
its natural colour. Both rails are available in 2 or 3 meter lengths. The “connectors” are needed to fix the rail
to the wall. They have to be applied with about 40 cm distance
between them. They also keep the two rails joined to each
other. The connectors are available in two versions:
for regular walls and for irregular walls. The screws with the respective plastic rawplug,
are needed to fix the connectors to the wall. Like this.. The caps have to be applied on the extremities
of the rail and are available in either white or light gray, depending on the colour of
the rail. The angular connectors are needed in case
you want to join the two perpendicular rails one to another, like this one… This instead is the “Click Rail Pro” system. The differences between the “Click Rail” and
the “Click Rail Pro” systems are: 1) The Click Rail is 25 mm wide while the
Click Rail Pro is 37 mm. 2) The “Click Rail” can hold a maximum weight
of 20 Kg for every meter while the “Click Rail Pro” can hold a maximum weight of 50
Kg. 3) The “Click Rail Pro”, unlike the “Click
Rail”, can be installed in two different ways. There’s the advantage of hiding the small
metal block with the type A installment whilst aligning the rail to the ceiling is easier
with the type B installment. To install the “Click Rail Pro” system the
following elements are necessary: The white opaque aluminum rail which can be
painted the same colour of the wall. The rail is available in 2 or 3 meter lengths. The connectors have to be applied to the wall
with 40 cm distance between each other and are needed to fix the rail. They’re also needed to join the rails one
to another. The screws, with the respective plastic rawplug,
are needed to fix the connectors to the wall, like this… The caps have to be applied to the extremity
of the rail. The angular connectors are needed in case
the perpendicular rails have to be joined one to another, like this one.. This is the “Top Rail” system which has to
be installed on the ceiling. You just need the screws with their respective
rawplugs to install the “Top Rail” system. Vertical wires have to be applied to any type
of rail. These wires are where the hooks which keep the frames hanging are fixed. 3 types of wires are available: Perlon transparent wire.
It has a 2 mm diameter and holds a maximum of 20 Kg White coloured hard wire in steel.
Also this has a 2 mm diameter and holds a maximum of 20 Kg Wire made up of metallic filament wires all
intertwined It has a 1,8 diameter and holds a maximum
of 15 Kg (mancava) All 3 wires are provided with a small block
called “Twister”.  The block can be placed at any point on the
rail. After its insertion it has to be rotated to
keep it fixed to the rail. Apart from the wires with the Twister block
there’s a perlon wire with a hexagonal block which can be used with all the wires. This wire, unlike the wires with the Twister
block, has to be placed at the extremity of the rail. It’s 2 mm thick and can hold a maximum weight
of 15 Kg. Finally there’s the perlon wire with the loop
which can be hung to a simple nail. The perlon wire is also available in 100 meter
coils. You need a special block to fix it to the
rail and it has to be fixed at the extremity of the wire. You just need to tighten the screws to fix
the wire to the block. The block then has to be placed inside the
rail. This block is suitable for all the rails. A tool called “Twister Remote” is available
which facilitates the insertion of the perlon wires which have the Twister block. Its made up of a cylindrical steel rod of
1 meter with a 6 mm diameter. At one extremity it has a round block which
has an opening. The perlon wire has to be inserted in the
opening like this…. Then the instrument is raised towards the
rail and rotated half a turn so that the Twister block remains blocked in the rail. These are the hooks which are attached to
the vertical wires. There are various types of hooks: JS32 hook- It’s a hook suitable for heavy
frames, up to 7 Kg. It’s mostly suitable for the perlon wire but
can also be applied to other wires. It’s regulated by the screw on the back. JS33 hook — It’s the smallest hook and therefore
the least obvious. It’s particularly suitable for the perlon
wire but can also be applied to other wires. JS39 hook – It’s in the shape of a cone which,
like the previous hooks, is most suitable for perlon wires. Up to 5 kg. JS40 — It’s a hook which is automatically
blocked by the weight of the frame, up to 15 kg. It’s suitable for both perlon wires
as for steel wires. JS 401 hook — It’s like the JS40 with an
extra closing mechanism to avoid the frame detaching itself. All the products you need to hang frames can
be found in the Rinaldin catalogue and on the website www.rinaldin.com

Dereck Turner

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