Threaded Rod vs Zip-Clip

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Threaded Rod vs Zip-Clip.

Zip-Clip are manufacturers and innovators of high specification suspension systems for all your HVAC, Electrical, Signage and Seismic requirements, offering a range of innovative products designed for speed and ease of use.

Some of the benefits of using Zip-Clip products are listed below.


Reduced material content

Weight reductions therefore payload increases

Eliminates transit damage

Increased volume on vehicle

Project application specific

Reduced number of deliveries

Identification of project specific materials

Eliminates sub-contractor theft

Goods securely stored.


Product easily moved around site

Wire tested to TUV, NEL and SMACNA approvals

Only cold cut required

Recyclable packaging

Packaged product reducing risk of contamination (Weil’s disease)

Origin of product traceable

5:1 safety factor on wire products

Full technical support from manufacturer

Manual handling risks reduced due to less weight.


Reduced labour time, no preparation stage

Easily identifiable products

Reduced number of components

Bespoke product for application specific

Rapid adjustment capabilities

Limited tooling required.

A familiar application

Traditionally you may have specified a threaded rod; a type of metal fastener with threads cut into both ends, when requiring a high-spec suspension solution.

Resembling the shank of a screw, they tend to be longer and thicker than a standard screw. Threaded rods don’t have heads or washers like those found on a screw-on bolt, and tend to be the same diameter along their entire length.

Depending on the model, a threaded rod may feature threads along the entire length, or simply at either end. This product is sometimes known as all-thread, and can also be referred to simply as a stud.

Frequently used to join two materials together, a threaded rod also serves as a popular method of hanging sheet metal ducts and other equipment within a building. Installers attach one end of the rod to the ceiling structure, and then thread the other end into a special fastener or clip. These clips or fasteners can then be used to hang ductwork, light fixtures, or mechanical equipment.

When choosing threaded rod, buyers must consider a number of factors to select the right product for the job: the type of material used, length and diameter of each threaded rod, type of threading on each rod and visual appearance.

If you would like more information or support, please contact our dedicated Unistrut technical team on or to obtain supported project pricing please contact our Unistrut sales team on or 0121 706 7777

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