Posted on: 2 May 2016Share
Structural steel is made from metal alloys that reinforce the steel and make it even stronger than other kinds of steel. Typically, you may see structural steel in use as beams in your industrial buildings, but it does have several other applications which you should learn more about. The following three applications are most useful when your industry is in the business of manufacturing industrial equipment.
Structural Steel Plate Reinforcements
When you produce a piece of heavy duty equipment, the number one problem is always maintaining structural integrity while the extremely heavy equipment is in motion. Additionally, if the equipment is something like a pneumatic jackhammer, then you absolutely have to find a way to keep the metal components together and keep them from cracking, exploding and falling apart. That is where structural steel plates can help reinforce some of the parts of these machines. The plates can be molded and bolted to most flat or semi-flat surfaces so that constant vibrations do not affect these reinforced parts.
Structural Steel H55s and Equipment
A structural steel shape known only as "H55" is a square "cylinder" shape. In essence, it is a hollowed out square beam or tube. Such beams or tubes are used to construct cages for construction trucks, but when structural steel H55s are used, the driving/operating cages on these vehicles becomes a source of protection for the driver operator in the event of an accident or a freak roll-over of the vehicle. If your industry is not currently using H55s in the manufacture of driver/operator cages for construction trucks, you may want to take a second look at the durability and protection this steel product offers. It is also a very good option for roll-over bars in jeeps and lightweight trucks.
Galvanized Structural Steel Fasteners
If you use galvanized fasteners in the production of your industrial equipment, you might want to consider switching to galvanized structural steel fasteners. Almost nothing can saw through these fasteners, nor can they corrode, rust or bend under pressure. As such, they can increase the amount of force a piece of equipment may be subjected to, and they can allow customers a little leeway when the customers leave their equipment out in the elements from time to time. Even if your plant does not use galvanized steel fasteners, you could still produce them and sell them to construction workers and plumbers to use in their lines of work.
For more information, contact companies like Garelick Steel.