Gripple, one of the leading manufacturers of wire joining and tensioning solutions for MEP applications, has expanded its innovative UniGrip wire suspension system to now support heavy duty duct and multi-tier piping runs.
Joining Gripple’s UniGrip 2, 3, and 4 Cable Hanger family is the UniGrip 6, the only single-channel cable fastener on the market capable of accommodating 6mm (1/4”) cable and boasting a SWL (Safe Working Load) of 800 lbs.
The UniGrip 6 fastener features a ¾” male thread for attaching to back-to-back strut or brackets, with both Center Exit and Side Exit versions available for the cable exit. The UG6 Cable Hanger Kit now opens up the door for the trapezing of large heavy-duty ductwork and multi-tier piping runs—all with cable hangers instead of threaded rod. UniGrip 6 offers huge contractor benefits on projects such as hospitals, data centers and other large industrial and commercial builds, by allowing contractors to replace threaded rod and the associated handling challenges.
The UniGrip 6 has been independently tested and approved to support safe working loads of 800 lbs and is ICC and UL 2239 approved for the support of conduit.
In 2017, when Gripple first introduced its UniGrip single-channel fasteners to the construction market, the subsequent UniGrip 2, 3, and 4 Cable Hanger range held the highest safe working loads of any comparable Gripple Cable Hangers to date—120 lbs, 240 lbs, and 550 lbs, respectively. Now with the introduction of the UniGrip 6, Gripple is proud to have the only single-channel cable fastener on the market capable of accommodating 6mm (1/4”) cable, and boasting a hefty 800 lb safe working load per hanger Gripple’s UniGrip range has already been utilized on major projects across the world and is renowned for being up to six times faster to install than traditional suspension systems. The new UniGrip 6 can be pre-installed on back-to-back strut for off-site pre-fab, and to reduce time spent working at heights.
Sean Boyle, Product Manager at Gripple explains: “Our UniGrip hanger range is extremely popular with contractors and we’ve released the UniGrip 6 in response to demand for heavier duty support for major industrial projects. The system shares all the benefits for which the UniGrip range is renowned, including being easy to use, lightweight, labor-saving, and secure.”
Sean adds “We see huge opportunities for this product with gigafactories, data centers, hospitals and industrial facilities where independently tested heavy duty suspension systems are essential.”
With its compact design, you can fit ten 10ft drops into one small box, significantly improving handling and eliminating cutting with hot works. The high strength steel cable helps lower the buildings embodied CO2, as part of enhancing sustainability. UniGrip 6 has the highest load rating capability of any wire suspension system of its type.
Easy to use, the UniGrip range features an ergonomically designed release button which allows for simple adjustments to be made. This button acts as a locking nut, featuring an indicator, which clearly highlights the wire is locked in position for the ultimate security and reassurance.
For more information about the Unigrip system visit: https://www.gripple.com/building-services/hvac/