Channel refers to a type of metal profile that has a U-shaped cross-section, resembling the letter “U.” This metal shape is commonly known as a “channel” or “U-channel.” It consists of two parallel flanges connected by a web, forming the U shape.


Types of Channels

C Channel: The flanges are on one side of the channel, forming a C-shaped profile.

U Channel: The flanges are on both sides of the channel, forming a U-shaped profile.


Channel metal can be made from various materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other alloys. The material choice depends on factors such as strength requirements, corrosion resistance, and the specific application.


The dimensions of channel metal are specified by the width of the flanges, the height of the web, and the thickness of the metal. Common dimensions are specified in inches or millimeters.


Construction: Channel metal is widely used in construction for structural components, such as beams, supports, and frames.

Manufacturing: It is utilized in the manufacturing of machinery, equipment, and other products requiring structural support.

Electrical and Infrastructure: Used in the electrical industry for cable management and in infrastructure projects for creating frameworks and supports.

Strength and Load-Bearing Capacity: Channel metal is valued for its strength and load-bearing capacity. It is suitable for applications where structural integrity is essential.

Welding and Fabrication: Channel metal is easily weldable, allowing for customization and fabrication to suit specific project requirements.

Finishes: Similar to other metal profiles, channel metal can have different finishes based on the material and application. Finishes may include plain (uncoated), galvanized, or coated for enhanced corrosion resistance.

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