Portland Bolt Announces a New Tie Rod Length and Clevis Calculator
* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.
PORTLAND, OR, Mar 24 (MARKET WIRE) -- Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company, a leading construction fastener manufacturer, has released a Tie Rod Length and Clevis Calculator (www.portlandbolt.com/tools/tie-rod-calculator/) for use in construction and structural steel applications. The tool allows users to simply enter the overall tie rod assembly length and diameter to determine individual rod dimensions and the appropriate clevis size. Tie rod shop drawings often specify an overall length from the center of each clevis pin, without detailing the required individual rod length. This tool quickly estimates rod lengths for three different tie rod configurations. Whether the assembly is a standard two clevis rod or clevises with a turnbuckle and different rod lengths, this tool will calculate the dimensions quickly and accurately. "We feel this tool will help engineers, detailers, and steel fabricators not only determine accurate lengths for tie rods when given pin-to-pin dimensions, but also ensure the proper clevis number is being used for a specific rod diameter," said Greg Lindsay, General Manager of Portland Bolt. "Although the tool does not use complex mathematical formulas to determine the rod lengths, it performs the calculation quickly, removes the possibility of mathematical errors, and eliminates the need for technical insight necessary to accurately determine proper rod lengths." Portland Bolt manufactures tie rods in sizes starting at 1/2 inch through 4 inches in diameter and provides the clevises and turnbuckles as a complete package. Plain finish, hot-dip galvanized, and stainless steel assemblies are available for quick delivery. About Portland Bolt Based in Oregon, Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company is a worldwide supplier of construction and industrial fasteners. A modern 85,000 square foot facility allows each manufacturing process to be scheduled based on customer requirements. Portland Bolt maintains an industry leading in-house hot-dip galvanizing line designed specifically for the demanding needs of threaded fasteners. The company sells products directly to over 2,500 organizations in a variety of industries including steel buildings, infrastructure, and industrial projects. The company is known for providing in-depth technical fastener information in a timely manner. Over the last 97 years, Portland Bolt has provided quality product, delivered on our customers' schedule. Contact: Adam Oakley Portland Bolt 503-227-5488 Email Contact www.portlandbolt.com Copyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-