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The security of a quality brand, how to spot the imitations.

 

When purchasing Unistrut, you will have the confidence, security and peace of mind that the products you are purchasing are only using quality steels backed by certification and testing all our products to relevant BS standards – but there are authorized Unistrut stockiest and distributors that stock imitations which are positioned as ‘’compatible Unistrut’’ – Compatible Unistrut is not Unistrut, but a cheap alterative.

 

As Unistrut® celebrates its 90th anniversary; we pride ourselves as much today on the quality of our products as we did in the 1920’s. By only using quality steels backed by certification and testing all our products to relevant BS standards, we are so confident in our total systems performance we back it with a 10 year warranty*, we also understand that provenance of the materials we use can be a major factor, with this in mind we clearly stamp on the side of all our Channel a unique code (QBN code) that enables traceability of the steel provenance back to the manufacturer and the production batch, giving you the confidence that you get the performance we state and we also stamp Unistrut® on every component to make them easy to identify and back it with a 10 year warranty

 

Engineering excellence is at the core of their business and we understand the challenges that modern projects create. It’s often the case that an off-the-shelf solution is unable to answer all of your needs and requirements – especially when there is specific location, timing, or environmental issues to consider, in these situations a bespoke or tailored solution can offer you the flexibility and cost effectiveness you need to successfully deliver your project. Our ability to assess, design, build and provide ongoing project lifetime support for our systems has proven to be invaluable on global major projects.


Unistrut Offer 10 Year Warranty

Unistrut are that confident in their products and solutions that they offer a 10 Year warranty.


In this increasingly competitive market with copies and lower quality unbranded cable management, cable containment and metal framing solutions and their lack of a traceable steel pedigree and certification, can you afford to run the risk of specifying or fitting non-safe products?

 

The perception could be you are saving a few pence per meter up front, but when it gets right down to what’s important to you, those few pence saved could end up costing you far more when product performance lets you down and causes a failure or far worse a safety issue.

 

When it comes to the quality of the metal framing products that support your cabling, pipework and essential facilities, by not making sure you specify a suitable performing product or not checking that what you specify is fitted, you run the risk of installing products not fit for purpose or worse unsafe

 

The Unistrut limited warranty applies to Unistrut® Channel Systems (“System”) manufactured by Unistrut International Corporation and its corporate affiliates (“Unistrut”). As used in this warranty, “Channel System” means Unistrut channel and accessory products that are purchased together and installed simultaneously.

Unistrut warrants that the Channel System is transferred rightfully and with good title; that the Channel System is free from any lawful security interest or other lien or encumbrance unknown to Purchaser; and that for a period ten (10) years from the date of original shipment, the Channel System will be free from defects in materials and workmanship which arise under proper and normal use and service.

THE SECURITY OF A QUALITY BRAND …

As Unistrut ® celebrates its 90th anniversary; we pride ourselves as much today on the quality of our products as we did in 1924, by only using quality steels backed by certification and testing all our products to relevant BS standards, we are so confident in our total systems performance we back it with a 10-year warranty.

TRACEABILITY

They also understand that provenance of the materials we use can be a major factor, with this in mind we clearly stamp on the side of all our Channel a unique code (QBN code) that enables traceability of the steel provenance back to the manufacturer and the production batch, giving you the confidence that you get the performance we state and we also stamp Unistrut® on every component to make them easy to identify.

 BS6946:1988 specification for product marking

Requires that products are stamped with BS 6946:1988 and also the name of the manufacturer, engraved deep into the Channel to ensure that you can clearly identify the product and be clearly visible at all times, even when the product has under gone further finishing treatments i.e. Hot Dip Galvanised, Epoxy Coating.

 

LOAD/SLIP TESTING to BS6946:1988

The design and manufacture of the product is as important to its load carrying capability as the quality of the steel used.

Poor forming, incomplete returns, poor welding will all reduce the load and slip capacity of the product, with a serrated internal edge the slip characteristic can be greatly enhanced.

PRODUCT TRACIBILITY

Quality Batch Number (QBN) is stamped on the product enables total traceability from steel manufacturer, though production to delivery

(*) Terms and conditions apply to 10-year warranty contact us for details


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