Anchoring Devices

Anchoring Devices from Direct Metals® will ensure that all metal bar grating is firmly fastened in place. Bar grating anchoring products will fasten panels to the supporting structure, providing a superior, permanent installation. We offer several types of anchoring and fastener solutions for bar grating,


Bar Grating Anchoring Devices:

  • Saddle Clip
  • Grating Clip
  • Anchor Block
  • Z Clip
  • Plank Clip
  • Plank Lug
  • Countersunk Land
  • Tack Weld


Gratings that are subject to removal can be fastened with grating clips or 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, and Z clips. The other attachments methods are achieved during grating fabrication. Consult your Direct Metals® Sales Representative for the correct attachment method for your product and installation environment.


Available Anchoring and Fastener Solutions for Bar Grating:


Saddle Clip:

  • 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 don’t come automatically with grating order
  • Note: Cross bars may need to be snipped in the field to facilitate placement of saddle clips





Grating Clamp:

  • Special friction fastener used in conjunction with bar grating and embedded grating frames
  • Available in aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel
  • Note: Cross bars may need to be snipped in the field to facilitate placement of bar grating clamps
  • Grating clamps are sized by grating height and attachment substrate thickness





Anchor Block:

  • Anchor blocks of 1/4" or 3/16" thick aluminum or steel may be shop welded into position during the fabrication process
  • Used to fasten permanent or removable bar grating panels
  • Anchor blocks are recessed and offer a trip-free surface
  • Anchor Blocks are often used for close mesh gratings





Z Clip:

  • Especially helpful when holding down riveted grating
  • Manufactured from stainless steel
  • 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)
  • Fashioned with a pre-punched hole to accept a 1/4" bolt or TEK screw (by others)





Plank Clip:

  • Special friction fastener used in conjunction with plank grating and embedded bar grating frames
  • When plank is banded, plank clips are pre-installed






Plank Lug:

  • Plank lug that is inserted and tack welded between flanges can serve as an anchor block for plank grating
  • TEK screw fasteners by others






Countersunk Land:

  • For close-mesh 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






Tack Weld:

  • Positive method for anchoring permanently installed metal bar grating


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