The Steel Supply Company provides steel wedges to Steel Fabricators, Concrete and Masonry Contractors and the general construction trades. Often the customers' requirements can be met with stock sizes as shown in our catalog.
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The Steel Supply Company manufactures steel wedges both as standard stock sizes and made to order per customer's specifications. A wide range of tools and manufacturing processes are employed and, as with any process like this, costs are kept to the minimum that will allow a high-quality finished part. Nonetheless customers are frequently surprised at the difficulty of wedge manufacturing.
As discussed in previous blogs The Steel Supply Company uses several methods of making slotted steel shims. These are confined into two main groups; hard tooling and soft tooling. Click here to view that discussion.
Most steel wedges are hard enough to perform a variety of tasks. Our customers are Steel Fabricators, Steel Erectors, Concrete Contractors and a variety of other construction trades. We’ve seen them use steel wedges for everything from leveling staircases to elevating entire structures. Often steel erectors and Concrete Contractors will have them at the jobsites not knowing what they will be used for, but knowing for sure they will be used.
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The Slotted Steel Shim and the Steel Wedge have some separate and some overlapping functions. The wedge has the ability to multiply force for lifting purposes. (To read more about the lifting force of the steel wedge, click here.
The steel wedge is an extremely important aspect of any construction process. Another way to understand the power of the steel wedge is by understanding the structural bolt. At first, it might seem as though that the two products have nothing in common, but in reality they are the same thing.
Steel Wedges are among the most basic and yet unique products our steel fabricating customers use. They are used for almost everything, from separating heavy plates in the shop, to with an erector lift for extremely heavy objects, to shimming stair stringers.
In a previous article we described the process of making Made To Order Steel Wedges. See Steel Wedges - Made To Order This article will deal with the specifics of manufacturing the Russian Wedge, so called because of the unique Knock out Block at the large end. (see bottom right photo)
One of the most basic and yet most demanding of our product lines is the Steel Wedge. Once a fabricator or erector recognizes the need for a custom size wedge there are few shortcuts and rarely does the quantity required justify creating re-useable, hard tooling. (We do have 15 stock sizes - to view, click here)