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U Bolt Clamps

U Bolt Clamps

U-bolt clamps, also known as saddle clamps or U-bolt pipe clamps, are mechanical fasteners used to secure pipes, tubes, cables, or other cylindrical objects to a flat surface, typically a beam, channel, or strut. The name “U-bolt” comes from their U-shaped design, which allows them to wrap around the object being secured and then fasten to the mounting surface using nuts.

Key features of U-bolt clamps include:

  1. U-shaped Design:U-bolt clamps have a U-shaped configuration with two threaded arms (legs) on each end and a curved base. The shape of the U-bolt allows it to encircle the pipe or tube, creating a secure attachment.
  2. Threaded Arms:The threaded arms extend from the sides of the U-bolt and have threads that can accept nuts. These nuts are used to fasten the U-bolt to the mounting surface, compressing the U-bolt around the object being clamped.
  3. Material:U-bolt clamps are commonly made of materials such as steel, stainless steel, or other metals, depending on the application and environmental requirements.
  4. Pipe Size:U-bolt clamps are available in various sizes to accommodate different pipe or tube diameters.
  5. Types:There are various types of U-bolt clamps designed for specific applications, such as standard U-bolt clamps, heavy-duty U-bolt clamps, or U-bolt pipe clamps with rubber linings for vibration dampening.

U-bolt clamps are used in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Securing pipes or tubes to support structures like beams or channels.
  • Fastening cables, wires, or hoses to mounting surfaces.
  • Attaching equipment or machinery to fixed structures.
  • Creating pipe hangers in plumbing and HVAC installations.

When using U-bolt clamps, it is essential to select the appropriate size and type to match the diameter of the pipe or object being clamped and the load requirements. Proper tightening of the nuts is also critical to ensure a secure and safe connection.