Cable Railings: PalmSHIELD Releases New Product

PalmSHIELD announces their brand new exclusive architectural cable design. This design is a real architectural marvel for cable railing. PalmSHIELD utilizes a single cable design where the cable is attached at the top of the panel and then strewn back and forth over a series of spools to a single tensioner at the bottom. Compared to the traditional design, this is a cleaner and much more interesting design. It has a real modern look for those installations that require more than just a simple cable railing.

Cable railing that’s more practical and contemporary

PalmSHIELD has been fabricating cable railing for nearly 20 years, so we know a couple of things about cable railing. We know that many cable rail installations fail over time due to the incredible amount of strain placed on the cable because of the attachment of the termination posts. Imagine 11 cables, each tensioned to several hundreds of pounds of pull, pulling on one 2” square post screwed down to the top of a soft cedar deck board. If you are a cable rail installer; you are cringing a little bit right now because you know what is going to happen next. System failure! At PalmSHIELD, we use our traditional fully-framed panels. Each panel has its own independent cable infill not dependent on site post installations.

Each panel comes complete with fully installed cables. The posts and panels are predrilled for you, making installation a piece of cake. A traditional deck railing has at least 4 to 5 independent field-installed cable runs. Traditional installations would take several days between anchoring posts and implementing almost 100 tensioners. With the PalmSHIELD system, a deck railing would take less than a day and be free of any worries about failed posts.

PalmSHIELD cable panels are designed to go with code compliant handicap ramp run rails or stair grab rails. Stair sections are custom fabricated to account for landings. PalmSHIELD uses a cable stabilizer bar in the panels to support the cables along long sections. At changes in slope, a stabilizer bar will support the cables without the use of additional posts.

Are you looking for the advantages of a cable railing but you’re interested in something a little more modern and unique? Find just what you’re looking for with the PalmSHIELD cable railing system. Visit for more information.

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