A few tools manufacture structures and fittings. These support electrical ducts, cable trays, cabinets, and other equipment. The strut architecture can also act as cable conduits and support lighting systems such as utilities. However, braces can also be used for many projects, such as storage racks, shelving, and ceiling support grids. Struts are also economical as they strengthen a welded component and can be easily disassembled and reused. It can be assembled quickly with minimal training, reducing labor costs and increasing savings.
What is a steel strut?
Strut channels are versatile components of support systems designed for applications in the construction, electrical, and HVAC industries. Creators widely use strut channels for supporting, suspending, and mounting metal structures. It is a vital part of the metal frame system that does not require welding, drilling, or special tools.
The support channel system can be adapted to individual interiors with mounting rails (strut channels, slotted steel channels) and a full set of channel brackets, i.e., flat mounts, angle mounts, window mounts, beam clamps, and plastic end caps.
Easy, fast, and precise installation in hard-to-reach areas is the main advantage of the strut carrier system. Creators use duct systems for light and medium-duty applications to support plumbing, ventilation systems, air conditioning, cabling, plumbing, electrical ducting, cable trays, roof installations, etc.
What is strut fitting?
One must choose the correct hardware to connect the strut architecture parts, which helps the parts to mate and provides structural integrity. Depending on how the strut channels are attached and assembled, various fittings are available to expand the possibilities of lightweight frames.
There is a small right-angle bracket that can be used to connect two struts at 90°. However, different angle brackets can be used for different supports and construction styles.
Straight brackets are also available for joining two struts if longer struts are required. Flat corner brackets can also reinforce flat right-angle brace connections for added stability. For added support and reduced vibration and noise, a range of washers are available that ensure stability and ground path integrity.
What is a channel?
Essentially, a strut channel is a material used to provide structural support for wires, piping, and other related equipment within a building. These ducts are primarily used for air conditioning, thermal ventilation, or HVAC applications where equipment is suspended from the roof or ceiling.
A standard strut channel is made by bending and folding a long metal sheet to create a U-shaped rigid channel. Its edges are directed inwards, facing each other, forming a groove on the top of the device. It allows the installer to lock or install components in a duct using nuts, bolts, or fasteners.
The strut architecture is compatible with common systems such as the uni strut. These products are compatible with most existing strut systems. It is also affordable compared to the more expensive alternatives but maintains strict quality standards to ensure users receive a product that meets their expectations. So, people choose strut channels and fittings over alternatives.