How do I connect Unistrut?

Asked By: Abdenbi Gal | Last Updated: 16th February, 2020
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Take your channel and insert the nut anywhere along the continuous slotted channel. The rounded nut ends make it easy to insert into the channel. The nut pictured features a spring, but any Unistrut nut will work. Turn the nut 90 degrees clockwise and align the grooves in the nut with the inturned edges of the channel.

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Keeping this in view, what weight can Unistrut hold?

Beam Loading - Unistrut P1000 – 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″, 12 Gauge Metal Framing Channel

Span (in) Max Allowable Uniform Load (lbs) Uniform Loading at Deflection
Span /180 (lbs)
72 560 450
84 480 330
96 420 250

One may also ask, what is Unistrut used for? UNISTRUT® - The Original Metal Framing System Backed by a worldwide network of engineering and distribution centers, Unistrut is the number one choice for all your metal framing needs. Unistrut connections provide the strength of welding but can easily be taken apart.

In this regard, can I weld Unistrut?

Definitely make sure to grind off a large area of metal, leaving plenty of clean metal around the area you plan to weld. I believe most, if not all, unistrut is galvanized, so welding without grinding off the coating will result in a poor weld and zinc fever.

What saw to use to cut Unistrut?

Unistrut should be ez with a miter saw with a typical carbide blade.

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Can you bend Unistrut?

Unistrut provides curved P1000 channel only in either plain (PL) or pre-galvanized (PG) factory finishes with custom powder coating available upon request. The radius must be 3 ft. or greater for trolley applications and to avoid damage to the channel. Pierced channel and other profiles are not curved by the factory.

What is Unistrut made out of?

Increasingly, struts are being constructed from fiberglass, a highly corrosion-resistant material that's known for its lightweight strength and rigidity. Struts usually have holes of some sort in the base, to facilitate interconnection or fastening strut to underlying building structures.

What material is Unistrut made of?

Unistrut aluminum finished products are made from Type 6063-T6 aluminum and adhere to ASTM B221. The load data for beam and column are 33% of the published steel values for Unistrut channels.

What is a spring nut used for?

Spring nuts are one-piece, self-locking nuts that secure screws and prevent them from loosening due to vibration. Long spring channel nuts are used to secure screws in framing channels, cable management conduits, and ducting systems.

What is difference between column and beam?


Column is the vertical structural element which is attached to roof slab, beam or ceiling, and it transfers load to the footings of building, whereas Beam is a structural element to carry the loads from the slabs to the columns and with stand against the bending.

Is Unistrut galvanized?

Carbon Steel Unistrut Finishes
Hot-Dip Galvanized Channel (HG) is significantly less expensive than stainless steel, but it also more susceptible to corrosion than stainless steel.

How wide is Unistrut?

The Unistrut Engineering Catalog's table of contents features three different channel widths, or series, from which to choose: 1-5/8”, 1-1/4” (sometimes referred to as the A-series), and the miniature, 13/16” series.

Can beam clamps be used for lifting?

NOTE: Beam clamps are generally intended for attachment to overhead beams to act as suspension points for lifting appliances. Some designs are suitable for attachment to the load to provide a lifting point.

How are beam clamps supposed to be used?

Beam clamps are pieces of hardware used to suspend or secure fixtures, wires, bridal rings, threaded rod, electrical boxes and various hardware to beam flanges. Minerallac offers two styles of beam clamps: the traditional beam clamp with a set screw and the spring steel beam clamp that hammers onto the beam.

What is a window clamp?


While there are many different kinds of beam clamps, the Window Clamp is the beam clamp with U-bolts. As an aside, when a distributor or electrician refers to a Beam Clamp, they typically mean the "C" style clamp that screws tight to the flange of a beam and has a threaded hole to accept threaded rod.

What is a plate clamp?

Plate clamps (or friction-type pressure gripping lifters, according to ASME B30. 20) are a lifting aid that grip the load. The plate clamp used to lift and rotate the plate was clearly marked for vertical lifting only. The weight of the plate was too light for the plate clamp size that was used.

Can you weld mild steel to galvanized?

When using SMAW ("stick") welding, galvanized steel can be welded in the same manner as uncoated steel. The thicker the zinc coating, the more fumes are generated, and those fumes have to be able to escape easily into the atmosphere and not be forced through the liquid weld metal.

Can you weld Superstrut?

The stuff is usually passivated zinc plated which makes for miserable welding fumes. But if you use ventillation, weld out of doors, or grand off the zinc you can get goot results. Superstrut, Unistrut, et al are modular construction systems.

Can you TIG weld galvanized steel?

If you're planning on MIG or TIG welding, you're almost always going to need to grind off the galvanized layer where you're welding. As for the welding method, once the zinc coating is removed and you're using the proper safety techniques, you can weld galvanized steel just as you would normal steel.