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10 Uses of Unistrut Channel, Fittings, and Hardware

Did you know Online Metals offers a large catalog of Unistrut Channel, Fittings, & Hardware? Known as “The Erector Set of The Construction Industry,” Unistrut products are essential components in many different construction, electrical, and mechanical applications. They are known for their strength and durability, while also extremely simple to assemble, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of projects from warehouse storage to IT infrastructure.

To paint the picture further, we’ve outlined the Top 10 uses for Unistrut Channel, Fittings, and Hardware below.




1. Supporting Pipes and Conduits

Unistrut channel's open design allows for easy installation and maintenance of these systems, while the strong steel construction ensures that they can withstand the weight and pressure of the materials being supported. Unistrut fittings are used to connect the channel to other structures, such as beams and walls, providing a secure and stable connection.




2. Racking and Shelving Systems

The channel's strength and versatility make it an ideal choice for creating custom storage solutions in warehouses, workshops, and other industrial settings. Fittings such as brackets and clamps can secure the channel to other structures, while hardware like nuts, bolts, and screws can be used to fasten the shelving and racking components together.




3. Cable Management

Unistrut fittings and hardware can be used to organize and secure cables, wires, and other electrical systems. This helps to reduce clutter and improve safety in commercial and industrial settings.




4. HVAC Support

Unistrut channel is commonly used to support heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It is strong enough to hold the weight of ductwork and can be easily adjusted to accommodate changing needs. This type of system is often used in commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in outdoor settings where a more durable support system is needed.




5. Suspended Ceiling Grids

Unistrut channel can be used to support suspended ceiling grids in commercial and residential buildings. It is easy to install and can be adjusted to accommodate different ceiling heights.




6. Solar Panel Mounting

Unistrut channel and fittings can be used to mount solar panels on roofs or other structures. It is strong enough to hold the weight of the panels and can be easily adjusted to ensure proper alignment.




7. Industrial Equipment Support

Unistrut channel is often used to support heavy industrial equipment such as conveyor belts, pumps, and generators. It is strong, durable, and resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in harsh industrial environments.




8. Retail Displays

Unistrut channel and fittings can be used to create custom retail displays and fixtures. It is easy to work with and can be easily adjusted to accommodate changing needs.




9. Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance

Unistrut channel and fittings can be used to create custom workstations and equipment stands for vehicle and equipment maintenance. It is strong, durable, and easy to work with, making it ideal for use in workshop and garage environments.




10. Outdoor Structures

Unistrut channel and fittings can be used to create custom outdoor structures such as shade sails, awnings, and pergolas. It is strong, durable, and resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for use in outdoor environments.

Don’t let this list set a limit to your imagination as there are far more than 10 uses for this versatile product. From support pipes, conduits, cables, and other mechanical systems, to framing, structural support, and the creation of custom retail displays and outdoor structures the opportunities are endless. Check out our full selection through the link below and let us know what you end up making!