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Why use BoxBolt® to make steel connections?

28 August 2019

Launched in 2005, the Kee Systems range of steel to steel fixings have become market favourites in providing a secure fixing method for secondary steel connections.

BoxBolt® and BeamClamp® deliver innovative and safe solutions for joining steel without the need for on-site drilling or welding, making them more flexible and far superior to traditional methods. Both solutions provide a guaranteed connection, without needing on-site verification.

 

What is BoxBolt®?

BoxBolt® is the ideal solution for connecting into hollow sections, or sections where access is restricted to one side. When compared with traditional methods such as welding or bolting through, BoxBolt® is simpler and far more economical.

 

The benefits of BoxBolt®

BoxBolt® eliminates the requirement for complicated fabrication in the form of welding internal nuts or internal stiffeners to reduce crushing and tightening. On-site fabrication requires hot work permits and firewatches once complete, but with BoxBolt®, the connection can simply be made and left alone.

BoxBolt® also removes the need for skilled labour, as any competent semi-skilled worker can make the connection safely, with access only to one side of the area, without needing to drill close tolerance holes or make use of specialised tools.

With BoxBolt® approved for use by Lloyds Register Type, you can be confident that the connection made will be durable and long-lasting, with exceptional shear loading performance. What’s more, with only the BoxBolt® head visible once installed, the solution is ideal when there are aesthetic concerns, and provides a wide range of architectural benefits.

Overall, BoxBolt® is an effective and safe alternative to the more common methods of making steel connections, with other benefits including:

  • Reduced on-site installation time
  • Reduction in installation cost
  • Flexibility in design
  • AISC and Eurocode 3 method of design ensures method recognition and comparison

For more information about BoxBolt®, or any of our other steel to steel connections, call Kee Systems on 0208 874 6566 or use our online contact form.

 

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