Aluminium Truss Components & Systems


DQ carries an extensive range of aluminium truss components and systems across its four Australian warehouses.

Whether you need a single length of box truss or a complete ground support system or in fact more or less anything between we're confident that we'll have a solution available from our Global Truss or Verto Truss product range.

Safety is an everyday focus at DQ and we make sure that all of  of our truss systems have been tested and certified to give you the confidence that our products meet your load rating and safety requirements.

If you're not sure what you need, contact us to discuss your requirements in detail, or read on to understand a little more about the range of truss components and truss systems that DQ carries.

Global Truss F34 Box Truss

Global Truss F34 290mm Box Truss

Global Truss Ground Support System

Complete Ground Support System

Truss Components Stocked


Click the links above to navigate directly to appropriate product pages, or if you'd like to learn a little more about the differences between truss components and their use, we've provided a handy guide below.

Here at DQ we stock an extensive range of truss system and components including:


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Whether you need box, flat, radial truss, single tubes, base plates, clamps or more, our extensive inventory means that we'll have your requirements covered

Single Tube


Whilst single tubes are of course not strictly 'truss', they can be treated as part of a truss ecosystem given that they share a common 50mm sizing and also utilise the same spigot and pin based connector system.

Single tubes are available in a variety of lengths and we can also supply a range of curved tubes / radials which can be used individually or joined to form circular segments or complete circles.

We also stock a range of angled couplers which allow single tubes to be used to create a range of shapes including triangles, squares and hexagons.

See our full range of Global Tryss F01 50mm Single Tube components by following this link.

F01 Single Tube

Single tubes are available in both straight and curved options with a variety of radial sizes available

Flat Truss


Flat truss comprises two main 'chords' connected with diagonal braces and is available in either straight sections, or as horizontally or vertically curved sections.

A range of angled sections and junctions (multi sided joiners) are also available which allow for the creation of more complex shapes and structures.

DQ supplies flat truss 290mm and 400mm sizes referred to as F32 and F42P accordingly.

This is truss in the true sense of the word in that it forms a structure consisting of members or braces behaving as a singe object with the members being organised as interconnected triangles.

The triangular 'bracing' increases strength and also adds torsional rigidity helping to prevent the truss from twisting.

Individual components can be joined to form longer spans using the standard conical pin, spigot and clip system which is common to a number of components in the Global Truss portfolio.

Flat truss is ideal for use over shorter runs or where loads to be suspended are relatively low (load tables are available for reference within our supporting documentation).

 

 

Flat Truss

Curved horizontal, curved vertical and linear flat truss

Tri-Truss / Triangular Truss


Triangular truss or 'Tri-Truss' is a triangular truss system comprising 3 main chords connected with triangular braces.

The triangular configuration increases the strength and load rating of the truss considerably versus equivalent lengths of flat truss and also delivers some addition benefits including the ability to suspend a load centrally from the truss when the central chord is rotated to face downward.

This type of truss can also be 'warmed' by placing lighting 'within' the centre of the truss, and for those requiring a slightly less obtrusive look, the truss can also be dressed with a truss sock this also being referred to as a scrim.

Triangular truss provides a great price versus performance ratio however it should be considered that to effectively join the truss to make larger structures or runs, all components must be using the same rotational alignment, i.e. it's not easy to interconnect one truss section with one chord on the upper side with a separate section which is rotated such that it has two chords on the upper side.

DQ carries an extensive range of triangular truss including systems with both bolted connections, such as the A33 (300mm) series, and spigot and pin connectors as utilised in the F33 (290mm) and F43P (400mm) series.

Radial / curved sections are also available in a wide range of radiuses and a range of junctions and connectors are also available.

F33 and F34P sections can also be attached directly to round or square base plates allowing for the creation of self supported truss towers - sometimes referred to as 'totems' which when used with an added top plate can form ideal platforms for mounting lighting effects at height (and when used with appropriate ballast and safety cables or other securing systems)

 

 

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Linear triangular truss - also referred to as 'Tri-Truss'

Square Truss / Box Truss


Square truss, also commonly referred to box truss, is per the naming convention a truss system comprised of four chords arranges in a square rectangular box fashion.

As with flat and triangular truss, triangular bracing between the chords creates an interconnected system and in the case of box truss, higher load rating capabilities again when compared to a similar 'size' of tri truss.

'5 chord' truss also falls under this category however the specialist nature of this truss warrants further discussion in its own section below!

Fully square box truss, i.e. truss with the same dimension on all four sides, also brings the added benefit of being able to be used in any rotation across 90 degree planes, however as you will see from this technical article, we do not recommend that box truss is hung in a 'diamond' configuration.

As with triangular truss, this type of truss can also be 'warmed' by placing lighting 'within' the centre of the truss, and for those requiring a slightly less obtrusive look, the truss can also be dressed with a truss sock this also being referred to as a scrim.

DQ carries an extensive range of square truss from 'miniature' systems such as F14 tiny truss, systems with both bolted connections, such as the A34 (300mm) series, systems with spigot and pin connectors as utilised in the F34 and F34P (290mm) and F44P (400mm) series and the super-strength F54 series which features some impressive load rating characteristics.

Radial / curved sections are also available in a wide range of radiuses and a range of junctions and connectors are also available.

F34 / F34P and F44P sections can also be attached directly to round or square base plates allowing for the creation of self supported truss towers - sometimes referred to as 'totems' which when used with an added top plate can form ideal platforms for mounting lighting effects at height (and when used with appropriate ballast and safety cables or other securing systems)

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Linear square truss - also referred to as 'box russ'