steel channels

Steel Channels

Steel Channels are hot rolled into C shape or box shape that are ideal for many applications. A36 Structural steel is in to C-shape channels for structural applications. It is also used for general fabrication, manufacturing and repairs.

Steel channels are used in agricultural implementations, truck beds, trailers, transportation equipment and industrial maintenance. The C or U shaped configuration of these channels help in giving it added strength. Also, C-Shaped channels have good rigidity when a load is projected on it in vertically or horizontally. The shape is easy to machine, weld and cut using proper equipment. It is also comes in a galvanized coating which offers long lasting corrosion resistance. C-channels and Box-channels come in a variety of elements like Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Martinsite, and Titanium. C-Channels and Box channels are different, where C-channels contain openings at the side, the Box Channel contains opening at the top. Other Types of channels include J-Channel, hat Channel, and Strut Channel. Thickness of channels is determined, as per the application.

A Steel Channel is a C-shaped Structure made from Mild Steel that is hot rolled. The inside corners of the steel channel have specific radii that provides it the required strength and rigidity to support steel angles, and for various other structural and construction projects. They are fairly easy to prepare with the right equipment and dimensions. Steel Channels commonly follow the dimensional standards of ASTM 36. Post hot-rolling, the Steel Channels are generally subjected to additional inline fabrication. After the fabrication process, it is either painted or sent for galvanisation to make it resistant to corrosion. Steel Channels can be cut, drilled, or machined per requirements. They can also be welded with ease. Large Channels are usually manufactured using laser fusion technology.

Steel Channels fit both Indoor and Outdoor usage. They are normally employed for general construction. Few examples of use are as Lintel above doors and as support for floor joists. Indoor usage is mostly as Holders, Covers, Frames, Inserts, Décor, Brackets, Tracks, Slides, Posts etc. Outdoor usage include as Standards, Supports, Reinforcements, Stiffeners, Railings, Rails, Rims, Purlins, Sub-girts, Girts, etc. Other industries that use Steel Channels are Ship Building and Automotive Industries. Majority of Manufacturing Industries make passive use of Steel Channels. They are also used for Repairs. Construction of Bridges and Machinery also make use of Steel Channels. Civil Engineering and Building/Construction are the two main Industrial sectors that see high demand for Steel Channels. Their Corrosion Resistant and high support properties make them useful in these two sectors.

What kinds of steel channel sizes you provide?

Steel channel has been classified into “C” and “U” types depending on its outlook. Hence there are two standards to show the channel dimensions – UPE & UPN. UPE is for the C channel steel with parallel flanges while UPN for the U channel steel with tapered flanges. You can find the size details in the specific type of channel steel like A36 steel channel. Bespoke channel dimensions are available.

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Where will the channel steel be used?

Steel channel are one of the most popular parts in construction and manufacturing. Apart from this, C channel & u channel are also used in our everyday life if you have so much attention to them like stair stringer. However, owing to its bending axis is not centered on the width of flanges, structural channel steel is not so strong as I beam or wide flange beam.

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  • Tracks & sliders for machines, doorways, etc..
  • Posts and supports for building corners, walls & railings.
  • Protective edges for walls.
  • Decorative elements for constructions like ceiling channel system.
  • Frames or framing material for construction, machines.