Portland Bolt Announces a New Tie Rod Length and Clevis Calculator

Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:15pm EDT

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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.


Adam Oakley
Portland Bolt
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