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When building a structure, it’s vital to ensure that each component is suited to the weight it will carry. To help you select the right metal joints, we have performed tests to accurately measure their respective weight capacity.
We assembled various joints and regular 1 mm pipes and tested them on an HD-619 tensile strength machine. The tests consisted of pulling on the pipes until the metal joints slipped. In this instance, the M-6 bolt torque was set to 10 Nm, and no additional self-tap screws were used.
Each joint and pipe combination is shown in the images below. Their corresponding weight capacity is in the chart, at the intersection of the joint’s part number and pipe identifier. The HD-619 machine has a tension testing limited to 440 pounds.
If you are unsure of which joints to choose for your structure, please contact your project manager. He will be more than happy to provide any information you might need.
Julien is Flexpipe’s president and co-founder. He came upon lean manufacturing in 2006 and launched Flexpipe in 2010. His mission since then has been to introduce the modular system to new markets by making it affordable and accessible.