Machinery / Production
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Airports / Ports/ Shipyard
Bridges / Tunnels / Viaducts
Shower / Bathtub
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Satellites and Telecommunication
U-Bolts are U-shaped bolts with threads on each leg. Though they were originally designed to support pipework, U-Bolts have been adopted into a number of additional uses, such as foundation and roof anchoring, frame fasteners, and conduit support. This makes U-Bolts a very versatile fastener.
Materials can include anything from low carbon steel to stainless steel and other alloys. Glaser is equipped to perform a number of different plating and treatment processes, such as zinc plating.
Every single U-Bolt measurement—pipe size, length, width, rod diameter, and even thread pitch (TPI-threads per inch) and length—can be customized.
Measurement: U-bolts are measured based on the screw thread length, inside diameter, inside height and thread size. U-bolts were originally measured using pipe work in engineering speak. Hence, a U-bolt would originally be characterized by the pipe's size that it was supporting.
Price: In general, standard commodity U-bolts are inexpensive. Custom pricing is typically dictated by quantity.
Convenience: Not only are U-bolts tough and effective - as they're available in a variety of different material and strength grades to provide adequate clamping force - but they're also very easy to administer and they're versatile enough that they can apply to various applications and industries. What's more is that there's zero material waste when it comes to using U-bolts.
Definition: Five elements define the U-bolt: material type, rod diameter, inside diameter (between the legs), inside length and thread dimensions.
Finish: U-bolts can also come in specialized finishes to stand up better to the environments they're intended to function in. For instance, for a U-bolt that is going to be working in humid or corrosive environments, a corrosion-resistant material like type 316 stainless steel or carbon steel with a hot dipped galvanized finish should be on the docket.