A big market has matured for steelwork mendings much along the line of repairings of the Lindapter type. The steelwork market began with all the repairings being permanent and without any possibility of addition or variation. One of these companies is Landosol located in Durban
Initially the steel beams and plates were fitted by rivets and bolts in fixed positions through drilled holes. As steelwork progressed the beams and channels changed and there ended up being a requirement for more flexible mendings which could be included later on or altered, as the requirements altered. If a set of racks had to be hung from channel or devices or signs fitted, these now required a brand-new system of repairings. This brand-new system appeared in a set of clamps and wedges that suited channels or clamped the numerous additional pieces together to form the supports or bases required.
In supported and suspended decking floors they are used to secure services to the flooring without harming the stability of the floor.
These clamps and wedges had to be strong and long-term until the fixings are launched and they are now made from steel or malleable iron and tested to the loads needed. The services can be laid just where they have to go and the clamps are of such range that they can quickly be used to clamp trays, channels and similar to the existing structure.
The clamps and wedges are of such a friction that they will stagnate under the most intense pressures. They can come with swivel joints to satisfy changes in direction and can be fitted using all the usual tools an engineer will have. They do not require any function made tooling. They can also be dismantled easily and re-fixed where needed without any major distress’s.
If there is a requirement to clamp 2 girders together this can be finished with the minimum of difficulty while still maintaining the stability of the connection. For the sign company a framework can be assembled and all the letters then added and protected by a choice of clamps and wedges without any option to external power tools. It is most likely among the most convenient systems to fit because of the flexibility of the connection mendings and the fact that power tools are not required.