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Channel
  CHANNEL FRAMING
All Aickinstrut channels, except the SST series, incorporate a flange design which provides reliable fastening and interlock- ing of Aickinstrut components and accessories.
Channels are provided in
standard lengths of 10' with longer lengths available upon request. Aickinstrut single channels come packaged in boxes of 100' while the double channels are packaged in boxes containing 40'.
Aickinstrut channel is available in three materials:
• Polyester (P material), - Gray
• Vinyl Ester (V material) and - Beige
• PVC (E material) - Dark Gray
Polyester and Vinyl Ester Materials
The polyester and vinyl ester channels are manufactured from the pultrusion process. In this process, the compo- nent is made by reinforcing a polymer resin (polyester or vinyl ester) with multiple strands of glass filament, alternat- ing layers of glass mat and U.V. resistant surfacing veils. The glass is drawn through the liquid resin, which coats and saturates the fibers. The combination of resin, glass and veil is then continuously guided and pulled (pultruded) through a heated die that determines the shape of the component.
In the die, the resin is cured to form a permanent, reinforced part which can be cut to a specific length. Since the hardened fiberglass pultrusion is reinforced with and internal arrangement of permanently bonded continuous glass fibers, it possesses great strength.
In addition, pultruded fiberglass components exhibit exceptional corrosion and fire resistance. These attributes make fiberglass the material of choice for many harsh industrial applications.
The polyester and vinyl ester channels are color coded. Polyester channels are colored gray and the vinyl ester channels are colored beige.
PVC Materials
The PVC channels are manufactured from the extrusion process. In this process, the component is made by a PVC resin mixture being continuously fed through a heated die that determines the shape of the component.
In the die, the resin is cured to form a permanent, extruded part that can be cut to a specific length. Unlike pultruded components, extruded components do not incorporate glass-reinforcement; consequently, they do not exhibit
the same beam strength as their pultruded counterparts. PVC components, however; exhibit exceptional corrosion and fire resistance. These features make PVC channels an excellent alternative when excessive beam strength is not required. PVC channels are color coded dark gray.
CHANNEL AVAILABILITY CHART
The following chart illustrates the availability of materials in the different channel profiles.
  Aickinstrut Flange Design
 Channel Profile
Series 1000, 1000SST, 1200 1200SST,2000,2200,2300
Series 1100,1100SST,1300, 1300SST,1500,1600,1700,1800
Polyester (P) Vinyl Ester (V)
X
XX
PVC (E)
X
N/A
   CONCRETE EMBEDMENT CHANNEL
 In certain applica-
tions, it is necessary
to embed a corrosion
resistant channel into a
new pouring of concrete.
For these applications,
Aickinstrut concrete
embedment channel is
recommended. Aickinstrut
embedment channel is avail-
able in three material types; PVC,
polyester and vinyl ester. The PVC embedment channel is extruded as one piece while the polyester and vinyl ester embedment channel is a two piece bonded type design. The PVC embedment channel is available in the 15⁄8" profile while polyester and vinyl ester embedment channels are available in all three profiles (15⁄8", 11⁄2" & 11⁄8").
The embedment channel utilizes two continuous protruding flanges in the profile base to retain the channel in the concrete. Mounting the embedment channel flush with the concrete surface is a convenient way to secure piping, conduits or electrical enclosures to a wall or ceiling. The PVC embedment channel is extremely high in strength. When embedded in 3,000 PSI concrete, the concrete will fail before the channel is pulled out.When field cuts are made, product must be sealed using acrylic enamel.
AICKINSTRUT SST CHANNEL
Aickinstrut SST Fiberglass Channel incorporates a standard channel profile that will accommodate metallic pipe straps and clamps. SST channel is available in polyester or vinyl ester resin. All standard styles (solid, slotted, concrete insert and back-to-back) are also available. Please contact the factory for loading information for the SST Channel.
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NOTE: Aickinstrut SST Channel is not compatible with the Aickinstrut pipe clamps, channel nuts, and grooved fittings shown in this catalog. This profile is designed for use with metallic pipe straps and pipe clamps which are also available from Atkore.


















































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