Ellac Cable Railing

Cable railing is growing in popularity due to its slim and discreet appearance that leaves the eye to look beyond the railing. The challenge is cable railing  must meet standard IBC / UBC codes, requiring practically no deflection.  To meet this requirement the cables must be tensioned to some incredible levels, creating a considerable amount of pull on both ends of termination.

PalmSHIELD has been fabricating cable railing for almost twenty years.  We know a thing or two about cable railing. Specifically, many installations fail over time to maintain proper tension.  Imagine eleven cables, each tensioned to several hundreds of pounds of pull, pulling on one two inch square post screwed down to the top of a soft cedar deck board or stair plank.  System failure!  To prevent this mishap, PalmSHIELD uses their unique and proven fully framed panel design.  With fully framed panels, the tension is transferred to the frame and not to your deck or stairs.

PalmSHIELD cable systems are designed to be accompanied with code compliant stair grab rails.  All of our sections are custom fabricated. PalmSHIELD uses a rigid, thin cable stabilizer bar in the panels to support the long cable runs.  At changes in slope, a stabilizer bar will support the cables without the use of additional posts. Fewer posts leaves more to be desired as you look beyond the cable rail system.

PalmSHIELD offers three unique cable designs. Each one has its own unique application.

  • ATTILA – Our exclusive fully framed design utilizing a single cable strewn back and forth
  • ELLAC – PalmSHIELD’s one-of-a-kind adaptable design for changing terrains and radius
  • RUGA – the traditional cable railing design with PalmSHIELD framework

Features & Benefits

  • Cable rail designs unique to your application
  • Both custom fabricated to meet your site specific conditions or field adjustable
  • 20 years of cable rail design to assure all standard IBC & UBC codes are met.
  • Fully fabricated systems that require only a minimal amount of installation.  No worries over cable installs.

Popular Applications

  • Patios
  • Courtyards
  • Walkways
  • Stairs
  • Ramps
  • Upper Decks
  • Crowd Control

ellac cable railing


Material: Galvanized steel posts and rails.  Stainless steel cable and hardware.
Cable Thickness: 1/8” to 3/16”
Height: Typical 36” – 42”
Width: Posts o.c. 10’ with middle support.

ELLAC is our hinged, field adjustable cable railing system. It utilizes a mechanical hinge connection at the top and bottom rail that allows the railing to field adjusted to changes in elevation and slope. In-between each rail centered between the post is a hinged slim steel profile that keeps the cables aligned and assures the cables will meet code compliance yet very discreet. This one-of-a-kind installation is perfect for large installations that may have varied slopes and radius.