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Unistrut Channel Sizes

August 15th, 2017

With so many available sizes, hole, material, and finish options, selecting the best Unistrut channel for your application may seem like a daunting task.  Describing each possible strut permutation  explains why the Unistrut Engineering Catalog has grown to 240 pages–and why some folks get confused.   In this post, we go back to the basics and focus on channel size as the starting point when developing your selection criteria.  Read more »

Unistrut Closure Strips For 1-5/8″ Channel

August 10th, 2017

Unistrut closure stripUnistrut closure strips or filler strips are used to conceal open portions of channel and create a finished visual appearance.   Unistrut Closure Strips are perfect for Cath Labs, Radiology Rooms, and other locations where unsightly electrical wires run through or near sections of strut.  Here are some of the more popular closure strips with part numbers and product descriptions for handy reference:




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Unistrut Concrete Inserts

August 6th, 2017

If you are regular Tech Talk blog visitor, you’ve probably read some of our articles covering the various anchors used to attach Unistrut channel to concrete ceilings, walls, and floors.  Concrete anchors make their way into many Unistrut installations, but there are times when you need a section of channel cast-in-place too.  In these cases, our custom and stock size concrete inserts offer an ideal solution. Read more »

Is Unistrut Compliant With Buy America, LEED, REACH, and RoHS?

August 2nd, 2017

We periodically receive certification inquiries from clients asking if Unistrut channel, fittings, and hardware comply with various federal and European statutes, including The Buy America Act, Buy America 49 USC, LEED, REACH, and RoHS. Read more »

Download Load Reports for Unistrut Post Bases

July 27th, 2017

We just got a question about Unistrut Post Base tension loads from one of our clients and decided to share the response with our loyal Tech Talk readers.   Read more »

How To Torque Bolts When Using Unistrut Fittings

July 25th, 2017


1We recently fielded a question about how to properly torque Unistrut fittings. Applying too little torque can prevent the connection from developing its full load capacity (vibration or movement can loosen the connection).  At the other end of the spectrum, applying too much torque can permanently damage bolts or deform channel and other components.  Based on years of field experience, we have developed some basic bolt torque guidelines for Unistrut applications. Read more »

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