Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss Ring for AGAM Client

AGAM offers unparalleled manufacturing and specialized fabrication services to all our clients. With our large number of specialized cutting centers throughout the plant, we are capable of handling multiple custom requests with a short turn around. Our years of expertise and state-of-the-art equipment are unmatched and our designers provide fully engineered solutions to support all your customized needs.

Engineering a Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Trust Ring at AGAM

At AGAM, we receive several fairly large-scale projects, and this one was no different. A client was interested in building a freestanding truss ring, seventy-feet in diameter.

Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss Ring for AGAM Client

Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss Ring for AGAM Client

Types of Trusses at AGAM

Within the truss category, AGAM has a variety of choices. We could use a two-cord truss (two extrusions and one web), a three-cord truss (three extrusions and three webs) and a four-cord truss (four extrusions and four webs).

After review and discussion with the customer, we decided to use a four-cord truss.

2-Cord

3-Cord

4-Cord

AGAM Improvements to Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss

AGAM offered suggestions to improve the strength and look of the final design. First, AGAM made the ring a full, uninterrupted piece. With the ring being a complete circle (like the ring you wear on your finger) there is no beginning or end. By having a fully, uninterrupted ring the stability and strength of the truss is improved.

Second, the legs were designed with a four-cord truss, so they could be plugged in underneath the ring at any point. This would assist in the assembly of the truss or if adjustments needed to be made.

Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss Ring for AGAM Client

AGAM’s Methods for Securing the Truss

Due to the size, span, and weight of the truss ring, AGAM used more than one method to secure the ring to the legs. First, we used our CBX Connector (labeled A in the drawing) because it delivers a quick and simple connection during the assembly.

Next, to reinforce the connection one more, we used Gusset Corner Plates (labeled B in the drawing above), which provided a large connecting surface between the ring and the leg. The Corner Gusset Plate expands into the extrusion channels at each corner, between the ring and the leg.

Lastly, custom hold down plates, that were engineered and made by AGAM (labeled C in the drawing), were used to secure the truss ring to the truss legs. This was done using bolts to attach the custom hold down plates to the support bars of each truss leg (see drawing).

Custom Seventy-Foot Diameter Truss Ring for AGAM Client

AGAM System Provides Fast Customized Solutions

AGAM can create almost any solution to your design needs. We give the proper consideration to each of the component’s strength and use. If you need help designing a truss or any other modular display, AGAM Aluminum Modular Display System can provide quality products in a timely manner. As a company, we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations! Email us at info@agam.com or give us a call, toll free, for more information at 1-800-645-0854.

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