Steel channel is a hot-rolled carbon steel channel shape. Constructed using a vertical web and top and bottom horizontal flanges with inside radius corners, it is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. The shape provides superior structural support, making it an ideal product for frames and braces used for machinery, enclosure, vehicle, building and structural support applications. Here are some of the products that we offer:
ASTM A36 CHANNEL
ASTM A36 is a hot-rolled, low-alloy carbon steel that exhibits good tensile strength. Its properties include ductility, ease of machinability and welding. As a result, it is one of the most popular structural steels. A36 channel is available with a galvanized finish for increased corrosion resistance.
A36 carbon steel channel is used for a wide range of industrial applications, including truck and trailer frame supports, equipment and machinery frames and supports, building frames and other support components.
A529-50 STEEL CHANNEL
ASTM A529-50 carbon steel channel is stronger than A36 channel, while exhibiting ease of machining, forming and welding. As a result, it is used for applications that require additional strength.
A529-50 steel channel is used for supports in buildings, bridges, and other structures.
A572-50 channel is a HSLA columbium-vanadium steel with a higher yield and tensile strength as compared to ASTM A-36 channel. These stronger steels permit the reduction of section thickness and weight, providing added payload capacity in transportation applications as well as material cost savings. ASTM A-572 Grade 50 channel is weldable, formable, and machinable when using appropriate techniques.
A572 -50 channel is used in bridges, buildings, construction equipment, freight cars, machinery, truck parts, and other applications.
ASTM A-588 CHANNEL
A588 channel is a HSLA steel containing small additions of copper, chromium and nickel. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of this steel is a minimum of four times that of regular carbon steel. These steels are often used unpainted and develop a weathered orange-brown surface that is resistant to corrosion. ASTM A-588 Grade A is weldable, formable, and machinable when using the appropriate techniques.
For use in bridges, buildings, freight cars, construction equipment, smoke-stack liners, precipitators, transmission towers, and light poles where savings in weight and/or added durability are important.