Within the Unistrut Metal Framing System there are many different categories of parts, each with their own function. In our previous blogs, in this series on Unistrut, we’ve discussed: ways to adhere pipe to Unistrut channel using clamps, the many channel nut options that are available for attaching fittings to Unistrut channel and the importance of the angular fitting for building three dimensional Unistrut systems. This week we’ll discuss the flat plate fitting.
The primary function of the flat plate fitting is to join two or more sections of Unistrut channel together, although there are some single-hole flat plate fittings that are essentially used as square washers. Flat plate fittings are sometimes referred to as ‘splice plates’, because they join – or splice – channels together.
Most often, flat plate fittings are used to join pieces of channel in flat (180 degree) paths, or at perpendicular (90 degree) angles, but there are a few splice plates specifically designed to join a piece of strut with its end cut at an angle to another piece of strut. Channels can be joined side by side, end to end, end to side, or even two ends sandwiching a third piece of perpendicular strut. There are many flat plate fitting options to choose from which can help you achieve whatever connection result your application requires.
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