Type BK1

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Product Description

The Type BK1 is a self adjusting clamp consisting of two parts. The body has a spherical seat cast into it to allow a hemispherical washer to sit in and rotate. This allows the body to adjust to any clamping thickness while providing a flat surface for a nut or bolt to be tightened down onto it. This product is ideal for applications where the flange thickness cannot easily be measured or where the flange thickness may vary throughout a project. Due to its clamping action, it is also suitable for clamping tapered flanges and rails up to 15 degrees.All sizes of BK1 have a wide back tail section to allow the clamp to bridge the gap of a slotted hole and also to connect to the open face of metal framing strut channel. The 5/16'', 3/8'' and 1/2'' products have an additional cut out in the tail to provide a tab that fits inside the open face of the strut.

Long packing shims (BF2 and BG2) can be used to increase the clamping range, see page 12 for details. To make selecting the appropriate packing easier please refer to Table 1 on page 16 of the catalog.

  • Manufactured from high strength ductile iron
  • Hot Dip Galvanized for corrosion protection
  • All loads guaranteed with 5:1 Factor of Safety

Please us the following resources to help you configure BeamClamp

The safe Working Loads are based on assemblies tested in typical conditions.

Product Code A Bolt Diameter B1 B2 C D Width Torque
(ft lb)
TensileWL (lbs)
(per bolt)
FrictionWL (lbs)
(per 4 bolts)
BK1G08 5/16 1/8 to 1/2 1/8 to 3/8 1-5/8 11/16 1-5/8 4 281 X
BK1G10 3/8 1/8 to 5/8 1/8 to 1/2 1-7/8 3/4 1-5/8 14 562 X
BK1G12 1/2 1/8 to 11/16 1/8 to 5/8 1-7/8 7/8 1-5/8 51 1652 317
BK1G16 5/8 1/8 to 15/16 N/A 2-1/2 1-5/16 2 109 2880 762
BK1G20 3/4 1/8 to 1-3/16 N/A 2-7/8 1-1/4 2-1/4 210 5278 1266

Do not exceed theafe Working Load (SWL)pecified

Additional Information

Model BK1
Manufacturer Kee Safety
Brand Beam Clamp
Material High Strength Ductile Iron
Finish Hot Dip Galvanized
For Use With All Steelwork Types
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