Frictional fixing clips are the most common method for fixing open grid flooring. The fixing assembly consists of a universal bottom clip (Type 5), M8 hex nut, bolt and a top clip.
The top clip is interchangeable and should be selected to suit each particular open mesh flooring. Below is a selection of our main top clips.
|Flooring Type||Saddle Clip||SG1 Clip||Deep Saddle Clip||Narrow Clip||Diamond Clip|
|* Only suitable for safegrid with 20mm bearing bar centres|
Deep Saddle Clip
Specifications can often require that flooring panels are joined together to reduce deflection between adjacent panels. The Lionweld Kennedy joining clip has a slotted hole at both ends of the bottom clip, it is then secured using two M8 nuts, bolts and top clips of choice.
Positive fixings are used to secure the open grid flooring by bolting or firing through the steel support.
This method is generally used when the steel structure is subject to excessive vibrations.
Fixing Pad Fixing Pad
35mm x 5mm pad welded to the flooring with a 10mm hole to allow the grating to be fixed directly to the supporting structure.
A deep saddle clip is supplied to suit the depth of grating. A self tapping bolt is then used to secure the grating to the steel support.
To increase safety on open grid flooring and stairtreads, Lionweld Kennedy have devised a system of simple clip-on bars. These clip to the top of the steel flooring bars and provide an instant anti-slip surface – no drilling, bolting or welding required.
Clip-ons are also used to create a visual path along the open grid flooring for emergency escape routes. Clip-ons are usually supplied in orange for 5mm Clipons Gratingload bearing bars and red for 3mm load bearing bars.