Mechanical properties including loading capacities and general guidelines for Ecophon grids and ceilings.
Load bearing capacity – ceiling tiles
The basic rule is that no load should be supported by the ceiling tiles. Additional load (lighting, ventilation, etc.) should be supported by the suspension system according to the manufacturers recommendation, or be hung directly from the soffit.
However, Ecophon absorbers in 600x600 mm and 1200x600 mm sizes can take small loads, such as spotlights. The load on the tile must be distributed evenly and respect the limitations set in the table below:
|Format (mm)||Thickness (mm)||Max hole size (mm)||Max load (g)|
For more information regarding integrations with loads, see Connect Bridging
Load bearing capacity - free-hanging units
Ecophon Solo free hanging units, when suspended with wires, can bear small additional loads according to the table below. The load should be evenly distributed and kept at distance from the fixing point. For more information on how to integrate external loads see installation guides: IG402, IG404, IG405, IG406, IG407, IG408, IG410 and IG411.
|Number of fixing points||Max load (kg)|
|4 / 5||≤ 2,0|
|6 / 8||≤ 4,0|
- Panels with 3 fixing points: Circle
- Panels with 4 fixing points: Square, Freedom panels with length ≤ 1200mm
- Panels with 5 fixing points: Rectangle panels with sizes 1800x1200 and 2400x600
- Panels with 6 fixing points: Rectangle panels with size 2400x1200, Freedom panels with length > 1200mm
- Panels with 8 fixing points: Rectangle panels with size 3000x1200
Load bearing capacity - grids
All Ecophon grid systems have been tested to meet the requirements set by EN 13964:2014 (Table 6) to ensure their load bearing performance and their ability to resist deflection.
The load bearing performance of each Connect product is declared in the Declaration of Performance and on the packaging label.