All bar gratings must be securely held in place with bar grating anchoring products. The welded panel to the support structure provides a superior permanent installation. Although for bar gratings that need to be disassembled, they can be fixed with welding lugs that are welded between the bearing bars in the shop or fixed with saddle clips.
Grating fixtures provide a fastening solution in areas where welding or drilling is not permitted. These bar grating anchor clips are mounted on the top surface of the bar grating and form a frictional connection with the flanges that support the sheets. The narrow spacing of the close-grid aluminum gratings allows for the fastening of the counters and flat head screws of the bearing bar.
Available Anchoring/Fastener Solutions For Bar Grating:
|Bar Grating Saddle Clip:|
|A special bent-clip type bar grating fastener for removable bar grating panels available in aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. Clips are supplied by request and do not come automatically with bar grating order. Other fastening accessories to be provided by others. (Note: Cross bars may need to be snipped in the field to facilitate placement of saddle clips.)|
|Bar Grating Clamp:|
|A special friction fastener available in aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel used in conjunction with bar grating and embedded grating frames. (Note: Cross bars may need to be snipped in the field to facilitate placement of bar grating clamps.)|
|Bar Grating Anchor Block:|
|Anchor blocks of 1/4" or 3/16" thick aluminum or steel may be shop welded by the bar grating manufacturer and used to fasten permanent or removable metal bar grating panels. Anchor blocks are recessed thus offering a trip-free surface.|
|Bar Grating Z Clip:|
|The most versatile clip anchor available is the Z Clip. These clips are especially helpful in holding down riveted metal grating. Z Clips are manufactured from stainless steel and are available in 1" (1" and 1-1/4" bar grating) 1-1/2" (1-1/2" and 1-3/4" bar grating) and 2" (2", 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" bar grating) with a pre-punched hole to accept a 1/4" bolt or TEK screw (by others).|
|Aluminum Plank Clip:|
|A special friction fastener used in conjunction with plank grating and embedded aluminum frames. When plank is banded plank clips are pre-installed.|
|Aluminum Plank Lug :|
A plank lug inserted and tack welded between flanges can serve as an anchor block for aluminum plank grating. TEK screw fastener by others.
|Bar Grating Countersunk Land:|
For close-mesh aluminum grating (7/16" bearing bar centers) a countersunk land may be drilled by the bar grating manufacturer for use with a 1/4" diameter TEK screw (by others).
|Bar Grating Tack Weld:|
Tack weld anchoring A positive method for anchoring all permanently installed bar grating.