Glossary of Truss and Trade Show Terms Page 3 – Retail Display and Lighting Truss

Truss Trade Show Displays
Retail Display and Lighting Truss

Commonly used Terms and Definitions for Exhibit Truss Displays and Trade Show Booths

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Ladder Truss

  • A profile of aluminum truss that consists of 2 Chords (Larger Outer Tubes), with welded webbing in-between. Ladder Truss is also often called Flat Truss, because of its flat profile and easy packing capabilities.

Modular Aluminum Truss System

  • A Display truss system using 2 Chord, 3 Chord, or 4 Chord Display truss with interchangeable standard components that allows for easy expansion and reduction of the original display booth footprint.

Quick Clip

  • A quick clip is a fastener used to attach 2 pieces of aluminum truss together. It is a tool-less connection that snaps into place with a standard insert. Compatible with 10″ wide and 12″ wide aluminum truss.

Reinforcing Truss Collar

  • Truss collars are used to strengthen mating pieces of truss in large aluminum truss systems. Reinforcing truss collars are welded to the end of truss tubes.

Trade Show

  • A trade show is a sponsored event by focused associations for specific industries. A trade show typically takes place in convention centers and convention halls.  The different companies rent space designated in square footage. Typical sizes are 10’x10 Aluminum Truss Systems, 10’x20′ Trade Show Displays, and 20’x20′ Trade Show Displays. Companies rent the space to display their products in the form of a TSB “Trade Show Booth” or a TSE “Trade Show Exhibit”.

Triangular Truss

  • Triangular truss consists of 3 chords (larger truss tubes), equally spaced apart, with webbing in between, welded onto the 3 chords. Triangular truss provides more strength for longer spans than Ladder Truss.

Truss Archway

  • A truss archway, like a truss entranceway, consists of 2 upright posts, with one cross member connecting the two. Hang lights, banners, and truss accessories on a truss archway.

Truss Base Plate

  • A truss base plate is used to hold up a truss display that is freestanding. We offer in-stock, as well as oversize and custom base plates to suit your needs.

Truss Entranceway

  • A truss entranceway is a truss entrance used typically for crowd control and direction to guide patrons in the right direction. Signage and Banners can also be hung on a truss entranceway.

Truss Extender

  • A truss extender is a type of clamp that is used to connect different types of aluminum truss together. One end of the truss extender is connected in the chord of a piece of truss, and then from here a clamp extends to solve difficult connection problems and different cross sections. For example when connecting ladder truss to triangular truss.

Truss Finish Line

  • A truss finish line is used as an archway at the end of a race event or marathon. Truss finish lines can be used to hang sponsorship banners. They are lightweight and easy to transport to any race event site.

Truss Junction

  • A truss junction is used to join pieces of truss together at many different angles, a 90° corner junction being the most popular. Truss junctions are available in 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 way configurations, at many angles, and can be custom fabricated to a desired angle.

Truss Webbing

  • Truss webbing are the smaller lengths of aluminum tube used to connect the larger tubes (chords) on a length of aluminum truss. The webs are welded at an angle suited to the profile size of the truss, and provides the strength through triangulation.

Display Booths

  • Display Booths are most commonly trade show displays used to showcase company products and materials to help with exposure and promotion. Display booths usually house product displays, banners and signage, LCD and LED TVs, and tabletop displays.

Definition Lighting Truss

  • Lighting truss is aluminum truss (2 chord ladder, 3 chord triangle, and 4 chord box) used to hold lighting or clamp lighting onto in the illumination industry.

Finish Line Banner Structure

  • Finish Lines offer a great opportunity for sponsorship banners and advertising space. Click here to learn how to maximize your banner display and advertising on your Finish Line Banner Structure.

Banner Stands

  • Banner Stands come in a variety of forms. We sell aluminum truss banner stands that are free standing and can be used on their own, or incorporated into an existing trade show display. Our banner stands flat pack, are lightweight, and easy to transport. Don’t settle for retractable banner stands that are flimsy and will not last.

Display Truss

  • Display truss refers to aluminum truss used to create trade show displays, product displays and product displays.

Exhibit Systems

  • Exhibit systems are modular displays made from aluminum truss components.  They come in standard sizes (10×10, 10×20, 20×20) and we can also custom create any size and shape. Used to display products.

Truss Kits

  • Truss kits are modular truss displays that are lightweight and easy to transport if made from aluminum truss. We have a large library of standard truss kits. We can also custom fabricate any size and shape.