Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Hillside Washers and Bracer Rod Washers

Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

The typical Hillside Washer, also known as a Bracer Rod Washer, is made from ductile iron and serves the purpose of providing a perpendicular surface regardless of the angle of the Turnbuckle Rod they are anchoring. As shown in the illustration, the oval surface will allow a nut and washer to seat itself at the proper angle just by the tension created when tightening the turnbuckle.

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Slide Bearing Thickness: Watch The Cost!

Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The typical Slide Bearing design used in Steel Fabricating, whether Teflon®, Virgin PTFE or Fluorogold®, is 7/32” thick. This is comprised of a 1/8” thick steel backing plate and 3/32” Teflon® bonded to it. Most often, they are in pairs with the Teflon® surfaces in the middle as shown in the illustration.

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