Unistrut Rail Solutions - HS2

Unistrut, part of Atkore International, is a global business with facilities in the UK, USA, Australia, France, New Zealand and China. It is best known for the metal framing systems pioneered by the company in the 1920’s. These are used extensively in building and construction for the support of mechanical and electrical services with specialists solutions for the railway industry.

Unistrut have been supplying the UK rail industry for over 100 years, with quality Cable Management and Raceway solutions - many bespoke - to suit all kinds of on-site requirements. Cost effectiveness and ease of installation make sure all your rail projects are delivered on time.

Solutions that Unistrut and DP Building Systems offer are:

  • Channel Framing
  • Cable Ladder
  • Cable Tray.
  • Channel Accessories
  • Bracketry and Bespoke Bracketry
  • Metal Trunking
  • Modular Solutions
  • Prefabrication.

Quality that keeps on going, Complete solutions from the UK's Number 1 Cable Management Supplier and Distributor.

Unistrut are specified and been installed on Crossrail and Crossrail 2, within the solutions offered by Unistrut there were bespoke tailored for Crossrail to meet their challenging environments.

Unistrut Rail Solutions - Elizabeth Line Tunnels

Striking images of the new Elizabeth Line tunnels taking shape beneath London have been revealed.

With less than 18 months until the Crossrail line opens, engineers are working around the clock to install the overhead power system for the new trains.

The images show engineers installing the cabling and power supply system inside the vast tunnels which run for 26 miles beneath the capital.

Each Elizabeth line train will draw power in the tunnels from a rigid “overhead catenary system” including an aluminium conductor bar housing copper wire. The bars are currently being installed in 10 metre sections.

More than 1,500km of cable is being installed to supply power, lighting and ventilation systems to the new railway – about the equivalent of 100,000 double-decker buses.

The main power supply in the tunnels under central London will come from two new bulk supply points, which are being built at each end of the new railway.

The images, released by Crossrail, show work being carried out in the Connaught tunnel in Docklands and the tunnels beneath the River Thames and in Stepney Green

Unistrut Modular Systems - Crossrail C610 Industry Sector

Unistrut modular bespoke, curved arm-tunnel brackets, and bespoke multi arm kits for brackets.

Challenges faced were providing 40-year design life in a C5 environment.

Unistrut solutions results - All products received on time and successfully installed. Solution to working with Unistrut's engineering team specialists. High silicon steel was selected to allow for a deeper galvanised finish.

Unistrut is approved to supply LUL (London Underground)

Following a concerted effort, Unistrut is proud to announce that it has gained LUL approval for inclusion on the London Underground approved product register for the following UNISTRUT product groups;

Unistrut Support Systems - Full range of Channels and accessories

Unistrut Cable Containment - Cable Tray Cable ladder and cable basket systems

Unistrut Kwikstrut - Innovative channel bracketry system saves installation costs

“The rail sector has traditionally been a key focus for us and a good fit for our product portfolio, we are very excited by the gaining of the LUL approval and goes to support the recognition of the Unistrut as a quality product and solution provider and shows our continuing focus in this growing market sector.” says Tony Kinsella, Unistrut’s Sales Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Unistrut emphasises the importance of using quality trusted products throughout. “The integrity of any system is only as good as the individual parts” says Paul Pryor, Unistrut’s Marketing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “It is more often the fixings that fail rather than the channel itself, and we are so confident in using the total Unistrut framing solution throughout, we back our engineered solutions with a ten-year guarantee” says Mr Pryor.

Unistrut prides its self on its engineering background and as such offers a total service with installation design, supply and post-production service, using its own in-house engineering staff and software. It can also offer factory assembly of complete service modules, cut to length, with brackets and other components pre-mounted. These can be delivered to site or to a sub-contractor’s own factory where other elements, such as luminaires or air-handling units, may be added for fully serviced modules. This can offer cost savings in situations where on-site labour is expensive.

On top of its world-renowned metal framing products, Unistrut cable management products include light, medium and heavy-duty cable tray from 50mm to 900mm wide with a full range of fixings, couplers, corners and junctions. Cable ladder is also available in standard sizes from 150mm wide to 900mm, but other widths are available on request.

Atkore Unistrut hold London Underground - LUL approval for their channel and containment which are available to be downloaded LUL Containment Click Here and LUL Channel Click Here

Atkore Unistrut hold the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which is available to download here Click Here 

DP Building Systems work closely with Unistrut engineering team to design and delivery bespoke solutions to match customer individual requirement.

If you would like more information on our solution and services, please contact our technical team on unistrut@dpbuildingsystems.co.uk or 0121 706 7777