Ropes and Stanchions for Conferences and Events Key Terms
Keep things in line with ropes and stanchions for conferences and events: key termsWhether your company is hosting a relatively small conference or a large event, there's a good chance that knowing ropes and stanchions for conferences and events key terms will help you ensure both the safety and sanity of your guests. Ropes and stanchions for conferences and events come in a variety of styles and configurations and are available for every type of function -- formal or informal, outdoor or indoor. What follow are a few key terms to keep in mind when shopping for just the right ropes and stanchions for your conference or event.
RopeAlthough you might think a rope is just a rope, not so when talking about stanchion ropes. Stanchion ropes come in a variety of styles -- the most popular being velour, naugahyde, twisted plastic and poly hemp. Plastic chains also are an option.
Head designThe head design is the way the stanchion is constructed at the top. The three basic types are ball top, urn top and flat top.
Rope designThe rope design is how you plan to position each stanchion so that the ropes between them hang in a way that ensures both safety and security.
Sign frameA sign frame is an optional accessory that can be easily mounted on top of a stanchion. The frame generally is designed so that users can either insert custom signage with information relevant to those in line or purchase standard signage with phrasing such as "Exit" or "No Smoking."
Retractable beltRetractable belts on stanchions are a popular alternative to ropes. The belt winds up into the stanchion and can be pulled out to the desired length and attached to either another stanchion or a wall.
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