Introduction to Truss

July 2, 2024
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The simplest way to distinguish an aluminum trussing system is by the number of its main tubes.


Single Tube Truss:

Typically used as bracing, connecting, and supporting elements to larger trussing segments/structures or as basic rods for hanging smaller lights, speakers, and other equipment.


2-Tube Truss:

Also called double or ladder truss, 2-tube truss is often applied in theaters as support for curtains, lights, and other equipment. 2-tube truss is also popular in trade shows and exhibitions for lighter weight stand assemblies.


3-Tube Truss

Also known as triangle, tripod or triangle trussing, 3-tube truss carries a great variety of corners and is popular with designers and architects for its cool look, light weight, and decent loading abilities. The 3-tube truss is usually used for smaller frames, creating banners, projection screens and as decorative items in many locations.


4-Tube Truss

The most popular truss in the event industry, also called a box truss or square profile truss. It is the most rigid trussing system with a huge variety of applications- from small installs to heavy load bearing truss supports and roof systems.


Truss Material:

Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6/Aluminum Alloy 6082-T6


Aluminum truss can also be categorized in the following ways:

Truss connection type- Spigot-truss, fork-truss, quick-lock, Bolt-truss, and the FALCONN connection- exclusively offered by Shizhan.


Outside dimensions of the truss- the most popular profiles are 4", 9", 12", 16" and 20.5".

Thickness of the main tubes.

All truss types are available in a variety of straight pieces, corner junctions, arches, and Circle segments.




Connection sets, stage platform, and truss clamps are what you need to take your project to the next level. With these accessories, you can hang lighting, speakers, and even a smoke machine. Our high-quality aluminum trussing is the support to do it all!