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Cable Management With Cable Tie Mounts

Cable Management With Cable Tie Mounts
There are very few types of applications today that don’t require the use of electronics or electrical components. With electronics or automation systems, there are several additional factors to consider in the design of components, structures, and projects. One of the issues that is often overlooked, particularly on projects with multiple specialized service providers, is how the system will work together as a whole. A good example of this is how cable management will be integrated into the physical structure and the construction crew and the electronics team and the electrical engineers and design team. In most cases, particularly when the structure is metal or metal and concrete composite, there will be the need for durable, strong cable tie mounts that can attach to a base material that can be a challenge to work with. Welding the Mounts In the past, the go-to option for metal structures or components is to use a standard type of resistance welding process or to fasten the cable tie mounts by drilling a hole and then using a screw or bolt system to tighten it into place. While these do work, they are slow and time-consuming. A better option is to use stud welding to attach specifically designed cable tie mounts in one simple process that takes just seconds per mount. Design With these types of cable tie holders, the design incorporates insertion ramps and coined edges to the mounts that allow for fast, effortless installation as well as non-abrasive surfaces to avoid damage to the cable. Additionally, these designs can include the anti-roll-out wings, which are ideal for holding the cable in place. With slots through either of the wings, it is easy to quickly tie the cable in place using zip ties, ensuring the cable will be secured and held in place in a managed, organized fashion throughout the project. 1 person likes this post. Like...
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Tips For Saving Money On Stud Welding Products

Tips For Saving Money On Stud Welding Products
The cost of supplies and materials, including stud welding systems, stud welds, cable ties and other types of accessories, can add up to a significant cost on a large project. While this will all be built into the bid price, saving money on stud welding products is a definite advantage to any welding or construction company or contractor. There are a few simple strategies and tips that can be used when ordering and buying stud welding products. Finding the right supplier will be the first important step as working with one supplier for all of your supplies and products is always the best possible option. Finding a Supplier There are a lot of different companies and businesses that sell stud welding products as part of their inventory. For companies that are ordering limited volume of products or were custom products for projects are not a concern, these general welding or building supply options may serve the purpose. However, for companies that use stud welding processes on a regular basis, that are involved in custom construction or that have special needs for drawn arc or capacitative discharge stud welding processes, a specialized supplier is highly recommended. These companies cater to stud welding products, supplies and equipment and offer items that may be very difficult to find as part of regular inventory. Orders and Delivery With a specialized stud welding supply company, prices are typically very competitive and generally lower than the general contractor types of suppliers. With a greater range of products in standard inventory, the cost is also lower on orders of unique items, even if they need to be custom designed and manufactured for a particular job or they need to include the latest in stud weld system technology and features. Inventory of stud welding products and equipment on hand also means faster delivery times, which will cut time in wait for orders, which not only reduces the length of the job but also the cost. Be the first to like. Like...
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Is There A Difference With Cold Formed Parts?

Is There A Difference With Cold Formed Parts?
Making shapes of metal, of the formation of parts and components, can be accomplished by at least three different methods. These four include hot forging, cold forming, and machining. Machining is the one option that creates the most waste and often is the most expensive and time-consuming. With machining, a solid workpiece is shaped, typically with CNC (computer numerical control) software to remove part of the solid form to create the shape. While highly precise, this method is not always the best option for all parts and all alloys and metals. Hot forging can include extrusions or working with metal that is heated to the point where it can be easily worked. This involves more energy expenditure than cold forming, plus it also requires additional time and equipment. Hot forging also can change the internal structure and physical properties of specific alloys, which needs to be carefully considered. Cold Forming Cold formed parts are made in a similar process to hot forging and extrusion, just without the need to heat the metal or alloy. Without the need for heating, this is a faster and less costly method and offers a waste-free option for creating simple to complex shapes for all types of applications. The benefit to choosing cold formed parts is that the system is fully automated and can produce high volumes of parts in a short period of time, keeping production costs down. As with hot forging through extrusion, the cold metal is forced through a die by using high-pressure rams. There are limitations as to the size of the component that can be formed based on the resistance of the metal or the alloy to the process. With cold formed parts, there is no change in the physical and internal properties of the metal. This means that parts don’t have to be stress relieved or further treated after fabrication, which is another important factor to consider for small or large volume production. Be the first to like. Like...
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Where To Find Quality Anchor Studs

Where To Find Quality Anchor Studs
One of the best things about today’s global marketplace and the ability for small companies to order materials from suppliers around the country or around the world is getting exactly what you need. The flip side of this is the lack of consistency between production in different countries. For example, different countries have quality control measures in place and use standards and certifications in the production of all types of products, including mild steel or stainless steel anchor studs. Finding a quality supplier for your anchor studs is going to be an important part of any job or project. Not all suppliers will have the same quality or in-stock quantity of inventory, which can potentially cause problems for your construction project. Sizing and Availability Depending on the specific application, there will be different requirements for sizes of anchor studs. This includes both the length of the stud as well as the diameter. General contractors or fastener suppliers will typically only stock the most common body diameters and lengths. They may not have actual in-store supplies for large construction projects even with the standard sizes of studs and ferrules. Working with a specialized weld stud supplier is the best option. Make sure the company has a focus on quality and customer support and also discuss orders and inventory before deciding if they are the right match. Options in Studs Most jobs will call for the use of unthreaded stud anchors. It is possible to have a partially threaded or fully threaded option as well, usually with the head just slightly larger than the diameter of the shaft. These studs can be quickly and easily welded in place, with each taking just a few seconds to perform the welding processing. With quality studs and reliable stud weld guns, this can be a very fast and efficient anchoring option. Be the first to like. Like...
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The Importance Of Shear Studs

The Importance Of Shear Studs
Shear connectors, which are sometimes called shear studs, are used in construction, particularly to connect load bearing girders or structural elements with a concrete slab. Without the use of these connectors, the shear transfer between the two materials would not be possible. The connectors are a simple yet efficient way to affix the two different materials to each other. This is essential as once they are attached or connected to each other, they behave as if they are one solid, single unit. The result of this composite action through the use of shear studs is that the entire weight of the concrete slab is not fully transferred to the beam. This prevents long spans of a bridge deck, or even in a large building, from bending in the middle to create a U shape instead of a level deck or floor. In turn, the steel beam is not just there for supporting the weight of the concrete slab; it also makes the slab stronger. The composite action allows for greater weight bearing and strength than would be possible by simply placing concrete over the steel beams without the connection. Considerations The shear studs are welded to the bridge girders. The distance between the shear connectors and the distance from the edge of the connector and the flange plate is important to consider. This information is provided in the standards and is regulated to ensure safety in all composite types of construction. The length and diameter of the shear connector will be determined by factors such as tensile stress, fatigue loading, the thickness of the plate and the thickness of the concrete. There are standard sizes of shear connectors used for specific types of construction projects. It will be crucial to verify the connectors selected for the specific building, bridge or project are correct and to all required specifications before ordering. Be the first to like. Like...
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