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Pipe and Fittings: a Modular Kit to Shape Structures for Social Distancing

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt quickly to new ways of living: new ways of working, communicating, buying groceries, and so much more. That adaptability is the key to navigating our changing world. Modular and flexible building systems can help us adapt our physical spaces to the new realities of social distancing or even to the need for rapidly deploying field hospitals.

Hollaender Manufacturing Co. is a Cincinnati-area company with over 70 years of experience manufacturing architectural railing and industrial safety railing systems, but their aluminum rails and fittings can be used for more than handrails. Their Speed-Rail® structural pipe fittings are available in ¾”, 1”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, & 2” Iron Pipe Sizes (IPS) and they offer over 80 different designs in each diameter. Ranging from simple elbow and tee connection shapes to more complex pivoting fittings, Hollaender casts over 800 Speed-Rail® parts. When considered as a kit that consists of several parts, the multitude of options can be utilized in a wide variety of applications. Additionally, every part can be manufactured and shipped in 7 days or less.

Speed-Rail® structural pipe fittings are made of Aluminum Magnesium 535 alloy, a lightweight material that provides high strength and corrosion-resistance. It’s compatible with other alloys and can be used with black iron, aluminum, galvanized and stainless steel pipe without any adverse reactions. A proprietary fastener also gives the fittings great resistance to slippage or loosening, meaning they’re durable enough to be used even in difficult environments like those with high moisture or vibration.

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