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Heavy duty girder clamp used to quickly connect steel beams with flat or tapered flanges. High slip resistance for tensile, frictional and combined load applications.
The Type AF girder clamp is used to achieve a fast steelwork fixing connection where high load capacities are present in either tensile, frictional or combined load directions. It has a recessed top to hold the bolt head captive while the nut and washer are tightened down using only one tool, alternatively use a Type AFW washer to convert the recess to a flat top. The skirt on the underside of the clamp abuts the edge of the beam flange and prevents the clamp rotating during installation. Manufactured from SG iron with a hot dip galvanised finish to provide high performance and anti-corrosion protection.
Features & Benefits
Tail Lengths & Packing Pieces
The clamp is available in two tail lengths, Short or Medium, and can be used with Lindapter packing pieces to increase the clamping range. Choose the correct combination of tail length and packing pieces to suit a specific flange thickness. Download datasheet for selection table.
Location & End Plates
These plates ensure the clamps and bolts are located in the correct position relative to the supporting steelwork. Location plates are simple fabricated items designed to sit between the two sections to be clamped together to ensure the bolts are fixed at the correct centres. End plates are simple fabricated items that are pre-welded to support frames, bracket or sections, allowing connection to the supporting structure with standard Lindapter clamps. Download datasheet for further information.
Durability and corrosion protection:
|Corrosivity Class||Galvanised Steel|
|C1||More than 50 years|
|C2||More than 50 years|
|C3||More than 20 years|
For C4 and C5 corrosion categories contact us.
|Bolt||Safe Working Loads||Dimensions|
|Product Code||Size Z||Property Class4)||Tensile / 1 Bolt (FOS 5:1)||Slip1) / 2 Bolts (FOS 2:1)||Tightening Torque*||Tail Length||Y||X||T||T||Width|
|Painted Steelwork2)||Galvanised Steelwork||short v1||medium v2||Type AF||Type AF with AFW|
1) Slip resistant values calculated against movement exceeding 0.1mm.
2) Shot blast and painted steelwork.
3) 3.2:1 Factor of Safety.
4) For ease of installation when using 10.9 bolts Lindapter recommends using fastener assemblies to EN 14399-1.
* Torque figures based on bolts / setscrews in an unlubricated condition.
For Characteristic Resistances when designing a connection to Eurocode 3, please refer to DoP No.004
Faster to Install
No drilling or welding!
Reasons to choose Lindapter
Save time and money
Clamping two steel sections together avoids time-consuming welding or conventional drilling and bolting.
On-site drilling and welding is avoided, removing the need for hot work permits and encouraging safer site conditions.
Lindapter clamps are manufactured from high strength materials to resist high load requirements and harsh environments.
Industry leading approvals
Lindapter has earned a reputation synonymous with safety and reliability, gaining multiple independent approvals.
Quickly align steel sections by sliding the section into the correct position before tightening the Girder Clamp to complete the installation.
Free connection design
Lindapter’s experienced Engineers can design a bespoke connection based on your specific requirements free of charge.