12 Jun 2014

Stainless Steel Food Grade ChannelCalbrite®, the leading brand of stainless steel conduit, fittings, and accessories, has developed a new series of stainless steel food grade channel.

CALSTRUT products are manufactured in stainless steel to meet any stringent sanitary condition and are polished to a bright, easily maintainable finish that also enhances the surface’s resistance to pitting and bacterial corrosion.

The standard Calbrite® system of metal framing is based on the use of a continuous slotted channel and a series of brackets and fittings that can be fastened to it at any point. The standard channel provided by Calbrite® are available in 12 different basic sizes and offered in a variety of gauges and depths. Calbrite® channel and components such as racks, supports for conduit, wiring, electrical equipment, and machine frames can be integrated into a limitless variety of structures that need to be built rapidly, simply, and economically.

Food grade channel is designed specifically for wash-down applications or damp environments, to prevent contaminants or bacteria build-up. The food grade channel opens at a downward angle, which eliminates the possibility of bacteria growth or other unwanted particles to remain present, which can occur frequently with the use of standard C shaped channels. This channel is also manufactured free of sharp edges and corners that enhance the aesthetics and is very easy to clean. The stainless steel Trapeze Mount® is installed horizontally to hang the conduit from the ceiling or overhead structure, while the Wall Mount® option can be installed vertically or horizontally.

All of Calbrite®‘s stainless steel channel is manufactured in the USA and is fabricated to UL / ANSI standards and compliant with NEC code. Both styles are manufactured in type 304 12-gauge stainless steel and are available in 12”, 24”, and 120” lengths. Stainless steel U-Bolts, Wall Spacers, L-Brackets and Hanger Rods are also readily available for multiple installation configurations.

“When it comes to corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal in food processing and manufacturing channels, the CALSTRUT option’s performance is unmatched,” said Matt Westerfield, Director of Operations for Calbrite®. “Cost-effective installation for new projects or as a replacement option in existing environments is eased by the construction of our stainless steel strut, as it functions in the exact same way as any other metallic strut.”