Different Artiteq hanging wires support different weights.

The Perlon/nylon (like fishing line) hanging wires support less load than the Stainless Steel cables.
The 1mm thick  Twister hanging wires support less weight that the 2mm thick ones.

5kg for 1mm diameter Perlon/nylon Twister hanging wires
10kg for 1mm diameter Perlon Twister hanging wires
20kg for 2mm diameter nylon Perlon hanging wires
30kg for 2mm Stainless Steel  hanging wires/cables

Safe hanger loads lie below the maximum weight of the hanging wires.
Bear in mind that you must also consider the maximum weight bearing of the hook you attach to the hanging wire. Let me explain.

The 1mm Micro Grip hook is the right hook for the 1mm thick cables. Their maximum weight bearing is 10kg.
So if you combine the 1mm Perlon Twister with the 1mm Micro Grip hook, together they will support a load of 5kg.  We recommend using 2 hooks and hanging wires per picture – it’s safer and more stable. If you opt for a pair of 1mm Perlon Twister cables to hang your art you can hang a piece that weighs up to 10kg.

If you choose a 1mm Stainless Steel Twister hanging wire with a 1mm Micro Grip hook you can hang up to 10kg. If you hang your artwork with 2 hooks and 2 Stainless Steel cables, you can hang up to 20kg.

If you combine the 2mm Perlon Twister with the 2mm Micro Grip hook, together they will support a load of 20kg.  We recommend using 2 hooks and hanging wires per picture – it’s safer and more stable. If you opt for a pair of 2mm Perlon Twister cables to hang your art you can hang a piece that weighs up to 40kg.

If you choose a 2mm Stainless Steel Twister hanging wire with a 2mm Micro Grip hook you can hang up to 20kg. If you hang your artwork with 2 hooks and 2 Stainless Steel 2mm Twister cables, you can hang up to 40kg.

If you hang multiple artworks on your hanging wires  make sure you don’t exceed the total limits. If you are doing a salon hang  you might want to put 2 hooks on your one 2mm Stainless Steel hanging wire and then your maximum load woold be 30kg for the one cable.

This is all pretty detailed and if you’ve never seen or used the products before can seem rather complicated. If it’s all too confusing. just opt for the easy solution and give us a call on 0432 924 305.