LIP AND OPEN CHANNELS


Punched, Pinmarked and Rolled to Size Lip Channels


Open channels and lip channels were Tubecon's first steps into the field of cold rolled open profiles. Commonly used in steel construction, steel lip channels offers a versatile, yet very cost effective alternative which neatly compliments the wide range of tubing solutions that Tubecon has been manufacturing and supplying for years.

Tubecon has the capacity to manufacture a variety of cold-formed steel open sections and lip channels catering for a wide spectrum of industries in South Africa. Being able to roll these open channels from a variety of materials, including pre-galvanized Z275 and Z450 materials as well as 3CR12 stainless steel, we provide our customers with a solution for the majority of their steel and structural problems. The table below indicates sizes, material and wall thickness combinations of common cold formed steel open sections and lip channels:

Standard Lip Channels: (Other size lip channels are available on request)

Lip Channel Dimensions                  Standard Material and Wall Thickness*
Width     Height Lip       SAE1008 S355 Z275 (Pre-Galv)
75 45 15 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
75 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
100 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
125 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
125 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
125 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
150 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
150 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
175 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
175 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
200 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
200 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
225 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
225 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
250 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
250 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
300 50 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
300 75 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
100 65 15 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
150 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
175 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
200 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
225 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
250 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm
300 65 20 2mm-4mm 2.5mm-4mm 2mm

*Other wall thicknesses are available on request


Being a latecomer to the open channel market, brings the advantage of the latest production technology and highest quality manufacturing processes available. Computer-controlled equipment enables Tubecon to cold roll almost any steel U-channel, lip channel or open profile to the custom requirements of our customers. Rolling to size and within the customers tolerance preference, along with the capacity of in-line hole punching on lip channels and open sections adds great value to our product. Furthermore, we pin mark open sections according to the drawing numbers provided; enabling our customers to immediately identify the different open and/or lip channels when received.


Within the range displayed in the sketch, any desired size is possible. lipchannel_drawing_.jpg
Again, large volumes are no prerequisite to obtain a custom product.

True to our policy, fast delivery times and special lengths apply as much to this product as they do to our steel tubing.