How to Easily Create a Steel Loop with Ceiling Hanging Hardware

When hanging signs the old-fashioned way, steel cables must be measured, cut evenly and crimps compressed by hand while balancing on a ladder or lift with a box full of tools. All of this in order to create a connecting loop.

This task can be difficult, frustrating, inefficient and even dangerous. Don’t let this process deter you from hanging your visual displays. There is an easy solution with our ceiling hanging hardware!

Introducing the UrbanTrapeze™, a versatile and practical solution, sold by Ceiling Outfitters® that simplifies the installation method when working with steel cables.

Why Use UrbanTrapeze

With retail starting at just over $1.00, UrbanTrapeze won’t break the bank and offers installers a reusable, quick and hassle-free alternative when creating steel loops.

UrbanTrapeze revolutionizes the sign hanging industry with its built-in locking mechanism, which automatically grips the steel cable. This grip is certain to keep the wire loop securely in place for the lifetime of the hanging visual display.

The self-locking device creates an adjustable loop that can be easily manipulated or changed at any time. This allows for reuse of both the UrbanTrapeze and the steel cable. It makes the workflow quicker and easier when changing signage.

UrbanTrapeze is regarded as the perfect ceiling hanging hardware for creating steel loops by savvy retailers, grocers, installation crews, manufacturers, event planners and more. It facilitates the hanging of aisle markers, navigational signs, heavy décor items, lighting systems, HVAC ductwork and other visual displays.

How to Easily Create and Adjust a Steel Loop Using UrbanTrapeze

It is easy to create a secure loop and attach it to a sign with this ceiling hanging hardware! Simply follow these 3 steps:

You'll Never Use A Crimp Again

Step 1. With the UrbanTrapeze and steel cable in opposite hands, insert one end of the cable through either arrow-guided clutch button, pushing several inches of cable through the device. Use the emerging cable for step two and three.

Step 2. Thread the emerging cable through the hanging hardware and back up towards the UrbanTrapeze.

Step 3. Finally, to complete and secure the loop, feed the same end of the emerging cable through the unused clutch button on UrbanTrapeze. The built-in clutch mechanism automatically secures the cable.

Once the loop is complete, you can level your visual display or easily adjust the hanging height with the quick push of either clutch button. This allows the cable to freely move back and forth for quick adjustments.

UrbanTrapeze Specifications

This sleek and compact ceiling hanging hardware is offered in two models:

UrbanTrapeze 1.5 measures 1.25 inches by .75 inch (3.2 x 1.9 centimeters). Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum silver finish which provides protection against corrosion.

The safe working load of the UrbanTrapeze 1.5 is 44 pounds (or 20 kilograms) and requires a 1/6 inch (1.5 millimeter) 7×7 galvanized steel cable.

UrbanTrapeze 3.0 measures 1.94 inches x 1.17 inches (4.9 x 2.97 centimeters). Its exterior is also made of an anodized aluminum silver finish.

The safe working load of the UrbanTrapeze 3.0 is an impressive 198 pounds (or 90 kilograms) and requires a 1/8 inch (3.0 millimeter) 7×7 galvanized steel cable.

For optimal performance, it is recommended both models of UrbanTrapeze not to be used with coated or stainless-steel cables or outdoors.

UrbanTrapeze is Recommended for Use with FlatHat™ Ceiling Hanging Hardware

While UrbanTrapeze can be used in conjunction with other ceiling hanging hardware, Ceiling Outfitters recommends that it be used with the FlatHat™ System for ceilings over 27 feet.

Use the FlatHat receiver to create a Clik-Spot™ or static sign location for open-beam ceiling heights beyond the reach of Clik-Clik™’s installation MagPole™.

The FlatHat system virtually lowers the ceiling height by placing the Receiver at a height the MagPole™ can reach.

Simply determine the desired sign hanging location, install cable over the open-beam and connect the FlatHat Receiver to the free end of the cable using the UrbanTrapeze.

Once the FlatHat receiver is in place the process of installing and changing ceiling signs is quicker, easier and safer from the convenience and safety of the floor using the compatible Clik-Clik Magnetic Sign Hanging System.

The full system includes the FlatHat Receiver, steel cable, UrbanTrapeze, and the Clik-Clik™ Magnetic Sign Hanging System’s installation products including the MagPole™, 24” Dual MagMover™, LoopLine™ and Round ClikMagnet™.

For more information about the UrbanTrapeze or any other ceiling hanging hardware, contact Ceiling Outfitters today.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.

5 Ways that Hanging Signs Increase Brand Loyalty

Hanging display systems are a highly effective means of connecting your company’s brand to your customers and other stakeholders through well-placed signage. This is true for grocers, retailers, manufacturers, event planners and even corporate offices.

Customers who see your brand or important messages featured in an artful manner are more inclined to act upon or retain the shared information.

Extend your signage beyond the front doors to maximize engagement with the types of customers who will bring the company healthy profitability for years to come.

Five ways hanging signs and banners connect your brand with customers:

  1. They Support Your Effort to Create an Aesthetically Pleasing Atmosphere for Customers

Think back to the last time you were in a grocery store or other retail space without visual displays. The bare ceilings probably looked and felt quite depressing.

Hanging ceiling displays provide visual stimulation, affecting the customer’s overall experience. More importantly, branded hanging signs and banners unconsciously connect customers to your brand, making them more loyal and likely to return.

Customer loyalty is essential to the sustained growth and profitability of your business. Creating hanging display with consistent branding and value proposition. Then periodically change the messages for a fresh and new look.

Feature the right combination of verbiage, images, and other content on visual displays and you’ll find that customers feel more comfortable and are willing to spend money after walking into your establishment.

Let’s face it, people enjoy looking at colors, especially color schemes orchestrated in an artful manner and presented from an elevated position. Organize your message, colors and text in the proper manner and customers will be able to easily find their way around the store, obtain the information they need to make an informed decision and most of all, make that purchase.

  1. Visual Displays (Including Hanging Systems) Reinforce the Brand in a Customer’s Mind

People can associate their positive shopping experience when your brand is featured on visual displays in an artful manner. This is accomplished by utilizing an efficient hanging display system.

Branded signage, in a comfortable shopping space full of products, services and other niceties, connects positive emotions to your company’s brand. This is the type of connection needed to keep customers coming back for new and repeat purchases in the months, years and decades ahead.

  1. They Help Organize Your Space for an Optimized Experience

Hanging display systems help support the messaging on displays for guiding customers through your store in a fluid and efficient manner. This efficiency can lead to quick, comfortable and consistent fSignage helps optimize the customer experiencelow of customer traffic that leading merchandisers covet.

With today’s ceiling options, there is little reason to leave your ceiling bare and allow your customers to become confused as to where certain products, services or departments are located. Since these signs indicate where products are located, your customers can find exactly what they need without delay.

Signage frees up your staff from customer questions, as everything will be clearly marked for easy access.  Hanging display systems facilitate this process.  After all, time is money. If your customers get in and out of your establishment without getting lost or backtracking to find something that was not clearly marked, they tend to find the shopping experience to be much more appealing.

Furthermore, using a hanging display system to hang signs makes it faster, safer and easier to place your message on the ceiling, where it is most visible to the customer. When signs can be changed quickly, it optimizes the overall experience for both staff and customers, as messages can be changed or refreshed on a scheduled basis.

  1. They Easily Enable Sharing Important Messages

Hanging displays are a viable way to advertise important information to your customers. They promote sales, advertise special promotions, indicate aisle numbers and information, departments, decorations, services and so on. The hanging display system you choose can make it a lot easier to share important messages and change them quickly.

Customers value their time greatly, so signage that helps them navigate the aisles and merchandise are well received and the experience can be a source of good reviews. Efficiency is, and always has been, the name of the game in retail.

  1. Perhaps the Ultimate Reason to Use Hanging Display Systems is to Drive Sales

Give hanging displays a shot and it won’t take long for you to feel the positive financial impact, but to experience this impact, the proper hanging display system must be used to simplify this process and expedite quick changes.

A well-designed, visual workplace, that can be changed quickly and easily by utilizing an efficient hanging display system, prompts customers to make impulse purchases; try companion products and act on current promotions, each of which drives increased revenue, enhanced customer experience and loyalty.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.