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Bus Bars Washers - C Shaped
Clamps and Brackets Washers - Centering
Expansion Plugs Washers - Countersunk
Grounding Straps Washers - Finishing
Insulators Washers - Flat
Jumpers Washers - Lock
Retaining Rings Washers - Odd Shaped ID
Sheet Metal Nuts and Strips Washers - Odd Shaped OD
Solder Lugs Washers - Retaining
Spacers Washers - Retention
Spring Clips Washers - Shoulder
Tags Washers - Split
Washers - Spring
Washers - Tab, Key, and Notch
Washers - Terminal Cup


Clamps & Brackets

Brackets

Brackets are avilable in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials, each with their own uniques purpose in design and application.


Angle Brackets

Definition: An angle bracket is a fastener that is designed to hold two perpendicular parts together in an assembly and to strengthen the angle. Angle brackets are also known as mounting brackets and terminal brackets.

Angle brackets are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Angle Bracket: 4928 - Style 1 (Round holes, square ends)
Angle Bracket: 4928 - Style 2 (Round holes, radius & square ends)
Angle Bracket: 4929 - Style 2 (Slotted holes, radius and sqare ends)
Mounting Bracket: 5950 (Slotted and round holes, radius and square ends)
Terminal Board Bracket: 4930 (Round holes, square ends)

Example: Angle Bracket





Flat Brackets

Definition: A flat bracket is designed to support two components on the same plane. A flat bracket is also known as a transformer strap. It can have both radius and square ends, as well as round or slotted holes.

Flat brackets are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Stainless Steel: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Flat Bracket: 4930 (Round holes, radius ends)
Flat Bracket: 4931 (Slotted holes, radius ends)
Flat Bracket: 4805 (Round holes, sqare ends)
Flat Bracket: 4808 (Round holes, sqare ends)
Transformer Strap, Flat Bracket: 4810 (Round holes, square ends)

Example: Flat Bracket





Clamps

Clamps are designed to bind, constrict, or to press two or more parts together to hold them securely in the assembly.


Component Clamps

Definition: Component clamps are used in assemblies to hold one component or surface to another securely by screws or bolts. Hold down clamps are similar in function to component clamps.

Component clamps and hold down clamps are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Component Clamp: 2811 - Style 1 (Slotted hole)
Component Clamp: 2811 - Style 2 (Round hole)
Component Clamp: 2811 - Style 3 (Round hole)
Component Clamp: 2811 - Style 4 (Slotted hole)
Component Clamp: 2811 - Style 5 (Slotted hole)
Hold Down Clamp: 2810

Example: Component Clamp



Cord/Strain Relief Clamp

Definition: A cord or strain relief clamp is used to hold a cord or wire firmly to eliminate tension on the wire connections normally inside an electrical box.

Cord and Strain Relief Clamps are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Aluminum: Anodize, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, Zinc types I & II
  • Brass: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Strain Relief Cord Clamp: 5365
Cord Clamp: 5355
Cord Strain Relief: 5357
Cord Strain Relief: 5358

Example: Cord Clamp



Retaining Clamps

Definition: Retaining clamps are designed to hold one or more tubes, wires, or similar components in their proper location in an assembly. Retaining clamps hold the components at the center of the clamp with the screws or bolts located on either side.

Retaining Clamps are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Retaining Clamp: 5310 (Slotted holes)
Retaining Clamp: 5311 (Round holes)

Example: Retaining Clamp



Cable Clamps, Half Clamps, Double Half Clamps

Definition: Cable clamps are similar to retaining clamps in application, but vary in style. Cable clamps hold the components on a flat surface and keep them in place in an assembly. Half clamps hold wires on one end of the clamp. Double half clamps hold wires on both ends of the clamp.

Cable Clamps, Half Clamps, Double Half Clamps are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Aluminum: Anodize, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, Zinc types I & II
  • Brass: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Cold Rolled Steel (Steel): Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II
  • Stainless Steel: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Phosphate, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip, and Zinc types I & II

Half Clamp: 5300 - Style 1
Half Clamp: 5300 - Style 2
Double Half Clamp: 5300 - Style 1
Double Half Clamp: 5300 - Style 2

Example: Cable Clamp, Half Clamp, Half Clip



Example: Double Cable Clamp, Double Half Clamp