Ken Forging is a leading domestic manufacturer of eyebolts, rod ends, D-rings, clamps, and related products. The company is known for its superior-quality drop-forged turnbuckles, available in many diameters, materials, and finishes.
Used in construction, shipping, sports
Turnbuckles are used to adjust tension or length in ropes, cables, or tie rods. A turnbuckle often consists of two threaded eyebolts, each one screwed into an end of a small metal frame; users adjust tension by rotating the frame, which screws both eyebolts at the same time without twisting the bolts or attached cables. They are sometimes referred to as stretching screws or bottlescrews.
Industries that frequently use turnbuckles include construction, aerospace, shipping, and even sports and entertainment. They are also used in pipe systems to provide minor adjustments for field inconsistencies, allowing minimum resistance when transferring loads to support components. Workplaces typically use turnbuckles in applications that require a large amount of tension; they can vary in mass from about ten grams to thousands of kilograms.
Turnbuckles are versatile pieces of hardware that can be built or adapted for a wide variety of tasks. For example, construction projects use small turnbuckles for supporting fences, but also very large ones to help support buildings or bridges. In shipping, they are useful for tensioning the rigging and lashings of a ship, while they can also help attach ring ropes to posts in boxing and wrestling.
Ken Forging’s turnbuckle line consists of an impressive range of bodies, fittings and assemblies. The company’s turnbuckle bodies are available in carbon, galvanized, or 316 stainless steel, with a hot-dip galvanized or zinc-plated finish, while its fittings come in eye, jaw, and stub styles. Turnbuckle assemblies are available in several different fitting combinations, including stub and stub, jaw and jaw, eye and eye, and jaw and eye. Diameters can range from ¼ to 1½ inches.
About Ken Forging
Founded in 1970, Ken Forging is a family-owned company based in Jefferson, OH, producing domestic drop-forged industrial hardware products.
To learn more, contact Ken Forging at (440) 993-8091, or visit the company website here.