Anchoring Devices

bar grating anchoringAll bar grating must be firmly fastened in place with bar grating anchoring products. Welding panels to the supporting structure provides a superior, permanent installation. Although, for gratings that are subject to removal, they can be fastened with Weld Lugs which are shop welded between the bearing bars or anchored with Saddle Clips.

In areas where welding or drilling is not permitted, Grating Clamps can provide the fastening solution. These bar grating anchoring clips install on the top surface of the grating and create a friction connection with the flange supporting the panel. The narrow spacing of close mesh aluminum gratings allows for countersinking of the bearing bars and fastening with flat head screws.

We carry a full line of anchoring devices, including saddle clips, grating clamps, anchor blocks, Z clips, plank clips, plank lugs and countersunk lands for close mesh aluminum (special order).

 Bar grating anchoring & fastener section of our catalog (PDF)

 Grating Mini Catalog (PDF)

 Bar Grating Anchoring section of our Mini Grating Catalog (PDF)

Available Anchoring/Fastener Solutions For Bar Grating:

Saddle Clip:
saddle clip anchoring 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 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.)
Grating Clamp:
grating clamp anchoring 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.)
Anchor Block:
anchor block anchoring Anchor blocks of 1/4" or 3/16" thick aluminum or steel may be shop welded by the grating manufacturer and used to fasten permanent or removable grating panels. Anchor blocks are recessed thus offering a trip-free surface.
Z Clip:
z clip anchoring The most versatile clip anchor available is the Z Clip. These clips are especially helpful in holding down riveted grating. Z Clips are manufactured from stainless steel and are available in 1" (1" and 1-1/4" grating) 1-1/2" (1-1/2" and 1-3/4" grating) and 2" (2", 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" grating) with a pre-punched hole to accept a 1/4" bolt or TEK screw (by others).
Plank Clip:
plank clip anchoring A special friction fastener used in conjunction with plank grating and embedded grating frames. When plank is banded plank clips are pre-installed.
Plank Lug :
plank lug anchoring A plank lug inserted and tack welded between flanges can serve as an anchor block for plank grating. TEK screw fastener by others.
Countersunk Land:
countersunk land anchoring For close-mesh aluminum grating (7/16" bearing bar centers) a countersunk land may be drilled by the grating manufacturer for use with a 1/4" diameter TEK screw (by others).
Tack Weld:
tack weld anchoring A positive method for anchoring all permanently installed grating. Welding is done in the field by other than Direct Metals.

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