Below we’ve compiled an easy-to-use guide to answer your most common questions about Press-Locked Metal Grating, including how it is constructed, which alloys it’s available in, common applications, and specifications required for traditional construction.
What Is Press-Locked Grating?
Sometimes referred to as “Dovetail,” “Egg Crate,” or “Pressure Locked,” Press-locked bar grating offers exceptional lateral support and is known for its clean lines and aesthetics. Displaying equal load-bearing strength in comparison to welded grating, press-locked provides open space for light, air, and water to pass through and is often the grating of choice for pedestrian walkways.
Press-Locked Metal Grating Is Available In the Following Alloys:
Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is used often due to cost-efficiency and strength.
Stainless Steel: The material of choice for caustic environments, stainless steel grating excels in resisting corrosion and also withstands high-temperature environments. Our press-locked grating is available in 304 and 316 stainless steel.
Aluminum: Aluminum is the preferred alloy for its strength-to-weight ratio and overall durability. Non-sparking and inherent corrosive resistant properties make aluminum a sensible, cost efficient solution.
What Is the Spacing Range of Press-Locked Metal Grating?
7/16” to 1-3/16” or 11mm to 4.8mm
This product is ADA compliant in 7, 8, & 11 space.
How Is Press-Locked Grating Made?
The manufacturing process for press-locked uses extreme hydraulic pressure to connect two close-tolerance slotted bars together. Once the deep crossbar is pressed into the bearing bar, permanent locking is achieved.
What Are the Applications of Press-Locked Grating?
Press-locked bar grating offers both aesthetics and practical solutions. Used throughout parks to add a touch of artistic flair and convenient walkways, press-locked grating features often on architectural projects while also providing functionality. All press-locked orders are fabricated to your outlined specifications. Additionally, press-locked bar grating is not recommended for rolling loads.
Common Uses of Press Lock Grating
Stair Treads, Walkways, Entranceways
Decking, Pedestrian Trench Covers, and Sidewalks
Louvers, Dividers, Grilles, and Security Screening
About Nucor Grating
Nucor Grating is dedicated to providing the highest level of service for your press-locked metal grating needs.
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