Use U-bolts when other bolts, such as lag bolts, carriage bolts and stud bolts, are not suitable for an application.
U-bolts come in different types of material such as stainless steel, bronze, titanium and other metal alloys. There are three types of U-bolts available in the market: round, semi-round and square bend U-bolts. The round bolt has a semicircular curvature and an exact ‘U’ shape, semi-round has less curvature radius at the bent part and the square bend U-bolt has the least curvature radius and has almost a rectangular shape. You can choose one based on your application requirements.
Some of the important parameters you must consider before purchasing U-bolts are:
- Load carrying capacity of U-bolts
- Internal curvature radius of U-bolts
- Material of U bolts
Understand U-bolt dimensionsU-bolts available in the market are of various sizes and shapes. As the dimensions of a U-bolt determine its overall performance, you need to know these dimensions to make an appropriate selection.
Buy U-bolts from a U-bolt manufacturerOnce you know the type of U-bolt that you need to buy, go to a reliable bolt manufacturer that has a wide range of products.
Buy standard size U-bolts from online retailersYou can use online retailers' services to purchase standard size U-bolts, sometimes at attractive prices.
Contact a reputable custom U-bolt manufacturerIn case your requirements are not met by standard products available in the market, you can contact companies that customize U-bolts as per your requirements.
U-Bolt-It. Associated Fastening Products, Inc. is another U-bolt manufacturer that offers customized products.
- Consult an expert if your U-bolts are rupturing or wearing off frequently.
- Check shipping costs and shipping time when you order U-bolts from a supplier.
- Keep an inventory of U-bolts in case you need them very often.