Strut channels are used throughout the construction and electrical industries to provide light structural support. While they are commonly used to provide support for wiring and plumbing, they can also be used to support mechanical components for much larger appliances. Strut channel support systems are often assembled by using U-shaped slotted steel channels combined with fittings. This creates strong metal structures capable of supporting electrical conduits, cables, panel boxes, and other pieces of equipment. Additionally, strut channels can be used to create permanent or temporary structures, and all components are designed to be reusable if needed. Strut channels are an incredibly versatile product that can be used in a wide range of different applications.
The three most important components of a strut channel are the struts, fittings, and their accessories. The main component of a strut channel is the strut itself. This is the U-shaped, slotted steel channel that serves as the building block of your construction framework. The strut is slotted to allow for various fittings, brackets, and hardware to be attached to it. Furthermore, there are a number of different channel styles and sizes to choose from depending on your exact needs. The two common sizes are 41x21 and 41x41, and the two most common thicknesses are 1.5 and 2.5mm. However, for applications that require a sturdier strut, a thicker metal can be used. Struts are usually sold by the meter, typically in 3 or 6 meter sections.
The second component of a strut channel are its fittings. These are used to connect strut pieces together and provide structural integrity. Much like with struts, there is a wide variety of different fittings you can use depending on how you want to mount the strut or assemble it. For example, small, right-angle brackets allow you to connect pieces of strut together at a 90 degree angle. However, there are also brackets in many angles for different support and construction styles. Straight brackets can help connect two pieces of strut to form a longer piece, and flat corner brackets are able to reinforce flat right-angle strut joints to provide more stability. For additional support and to reduce vibration & noise, a broad range of washers can be used to ensure stability and grounding path integrity. Furthermore, to connect your strut system to other objects, there are many useful attachments like strut U-bolt beam clamps. These can be used to attach the channel to the beams and other building components.
A third component of strut channeling is the extra accessories. The most important of these are channel end caps. These caps will ensure that your struts are both aesthetically neat and as safe as possible. End caps are particularly important in situations where your staff members may come in contact with the strut channels themselves. This is because, though the metal has been accurately cut, it can still have sharp edges that are difficult to notice. End caps can address this before it becomes a serious problem.
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