Threaded Rod vs Zip-Clip

Zip-Clip are manufacturers and innovators of high specification suspension systems for all your HVAC, Electrical, Signage and Seismic requirements, offering a range of innovative products designed for speed and ease of use.

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Some of the benefits of using Zip-Clip products are listed below:


  • Reduced material content
  • Weight reductions therefore payload increases
  • Eliminates transit damage
  • Increased volume on vehicle
  • Project application specific
  • Reduced number of deliveries
  • Identification of project specific materials
  • Eliminates sub-contractor theft
  • Goods securely stored


  • Product easily moved around site
  • Wire tested to TUV, NEL and SMACNA approvals
  • Only cold cut required
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Packaged product reducing risk of contamination (Weil’s disease)
  • Origin of product traceable
  • 5:1 safety factor on wire products
  • Full technical support from manufacturer
  • Manual handling risks reduced due to less weight


  • Reduced labour time, no preparation stage
  • Easily identifiable products
  • Reduced number of components
  • Bespoke product for application specific
  • Rapid adjustment capabilities
  • Limited tooling required

A familiar application

Traditionally you may have specified a threaded rod; a type of metal fastener with threads cut into both ends, when requiring a high-spec suspension solution.

Resembling the shank of a screw, they tend to be longer and thicker than a standard screw. Threaded rods don’t have heads or washers like those found on a screw-on bolt, and tend to be the same diameter along their entire length.

Depending on the model, a threaded rod may feature threads along the entire length, or simply at either end. This product is sometimes known as all-thread, and can also be referred to simply as a stud.

Frequently used to join two materials together, a threaded rod also serves as a popular method of hanging sheet metal ducts and other equipment within a building. Installers attach one end of the rod to the ceiling structure, and then thread the other end into a special fastener or clip. These clips or fasteners can then be used to hang ductwork, light fixtures, or mechanical equipment.

When choosing threaded rod, buyers must consider a number of factors to select the right product for the job: the type of material used, length and diameter of each threaded rod, type of threading on each rod and visual appearance.


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