Threaded Rod vs Zip-Clip
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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
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- 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
- 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.