Flat and Sloped (Type BK) #BK1G20

Type BK is a self-adjusting beam clamp suitable for clamping to tapered steel in varying thickness.

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How It Works

How It Works

BeamClamp® Type BK is a self-adjusting beam clamp that consists of two parts; the main body and the hemispherical washer. The main body beam attachment provides a recessed top that allows the hemispherical washer to be seated, which allows the body to adjust between a specified clamping range and as the washer rotates it provides a flat surface for a nut.

Features & Benefits

  • Hot Dip Galvanized BS EN ISO 1461
  • Manufactured from Ductile Iron to BS EN 1563
  • 5 to 1 Factor of Safety
  • Lloyds Register approved
  • Self adjusting body style
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Common Questions

What is the benefit of using Type BK BeamClamp?

Type BK Clamp is a self-adjusting beam attachment so it can connect to a range of structural steel thicknesses without the need for packing pieces (See Measurements & Specifications, Ranges B1 and B2). The washer in the middle rotates to allow the nut or bolt head to be clamping at 90 degrees to the steel.

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Can I use packing pieces with Type BK beam attachment?

Yes. Once you have reached the maximum clamping range of Type BK Clamp then you can use either our BF2 or BG2 long packing pieces. These packers are slightly longer to support the back of the BK Clamp.

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Why does Type BK have two structural clamp ranges B1 and B2?

Type B1 is for when the structural beam clamp is used on a flat surface such as a location plate and B2 is for when the clamp is used with Strut products or within slots.

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Why does Type BK in 5/16”, 3/8” and 1/2" have a tab on the back?

The tab allows Type BK clamp to fit into Strut products or slots and stops it from rotating out once it has been tightened into position.

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Measurements & Specifications

BeamClamp Flat & Sloped Type BK

Product CodeA
Bolt
Dia
B1B2CDWidthTorque (ft lb)Tensile SWL (lbs)
(per bolt)
Friction SWL (lbs)
(per 4 bolts)
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BK1G085/161/8 to 1/21/8 to 3/81-5/811/161-5/84281X
BK1G103/81/8 to 5/81/8 to 1/21-7/83/41-5/814562X
BK1G121/21/8 to 11/161/8 to 5/81-7/87/81-5/8511,619456
BK1G165/81/8 to 15/16N/A2-1/21-5/1621092,713962
BK1G203/41/8 to 1-3/16N/A2-7/81-1/42-1/42105,8361,522
Product CodeA Bolt DiameterB1B2CDWidthTorque
(Nm)
Tensile SWL (kN)
(per bolt)
Friction SWL (kN)
(per 4 bolts)
BK1G08M083.175 to 12.73.175 to 9.53541.27517.46241.27561.25X
BK1G10M103.175 to 15.8753.175 to 12.747.62519.0541.275202.5X
BK1G12M123.175 to 17.4623.175 to 15.87547.62522.22541.275706.121.41
BK1G16M163.175 to 23.812N/A63.533.33750.815010.253.39
BK1G20M203.175 to 30.162N/A73.02531.7557.1529022.065.63

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