We recently received an inquiry from a general contractor in a remote town in Texas tasked with suspending 650 pounds of X-Ray equipment from the ceiling in a remodeled radiology room. The contractor didn’t want to take any chances; he wanted to be confident that his firm had the right design and materials so his company would get the installation done right the first time. A safe and simple installation with the right support materials was critical.
The GC knew his on-site crew could do the installation during hours that best served the needs of a 24/7 location. Having on-staff carpenters tackling the installation would maximize the efficiency of his labor costs. “Let’s face it,” he told us, “I don’t want the labor and travel expense of bringing in a specialist from out of state to my obscure location.” What the contractor really needed was the design to be right for his job. A design and correct bill of materials was critical -- one meeting all vendor, customer, local and building safety codes -- drawn by experts for this support structure. But the GC also desired the flexibility to install the support system himself. For these reasons, he approached Unistrut Service Company of Ohio to create the design and to purchase all the required materials for support of the GE Radiology equipment
Next, we created a complete bill of materials bundling our best Unistrut materials for his job - ensuring he had exactly what he needed for his project, with the best materials, from a leader in the industry. For this project we supplied Unistrut P1001, P1000, P3301, P1737, P1359, P2346, P2324, P1068, P2484, P2751, P5500T. Because this was a medical application, the GC knew he needed to minimize margin of error and make installation as simple as possible. With little more than a wrench, hammer, portable band saw and tape measure, the contractor's employees completed the installation in the fraction of the time needed to install similar work fabricated from structural steel. Our pre-engineered medical support system is so easy to install that even the GC himself can hold the tolerances required by the equipment manufacturer - GE in this case - which requires minimal deflection rates.
Unistrut Service Co. has designed and installed thousands of radiology support projects featuring Unistrut components, so our proven track record with medical applications gave this