Multichannel sections offer lightweight robust construction and may be used in lieu of some hot rolled sections, offering easier site handling. Multichannel is suitable for a wide range of structural applications including horizontal cladding support, door and window trimmers, wind bracing, mezzanine floor beams, brickwork restraints, gable rafters and columns.
The unique feature of the Multichannel system is the Autoform® End. Autoform® eliminates the need for fixing cleats and brackets which simplifies the construction process by providing numerous connection solutions to speed fabrication and on-site construction.
Autoforms® are available with the returns turned inward or outward and can be punched or counterformed with standard hole options as required.
Using this system, connections are primarily made using two bolts which halves the connection time in fabrication and also reduces fixing material costs.
Multichannel can be supplied with plain ends, notched ends (top, bottom or both) and/or with Autoform® Ends offering installation flexibility.
In order to provide a flush connection for door and window applications an off-line process of counterforming is used. This enables countersunk bolts to be used without compromising the finish of the Multichannel Rail.
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