The Weight and Quality of Anti-Slip Platforms

Understanding How Anti-Slip Platforms Differ in Weight

Many procurement professionals inquire about the weight of anti-slip platforms when requesting quotes from manufacturers. However, there can be confusion regarding which weight is being referred to. Within the industry standards for steel gratings, there are two distinct weights to consider: the theoretical weight and the actual weight measured after production. It is crucial to differentiate between these two weights when requesting pricing based on weight. Below, we will provide an assessment of the differences between the actual weight and the theoretical weight of platform step steel gratings.

The theoretical weight of anti-slip platforms refers to the weight calculated based on the materials used, considering edge wrapping and surface treatments according to standards. Due to variations in edge wrapping, perforations, and cutting, there can be differences between the theoretical weight and the actual weight. The theoretical weight is calculated precisely and falls within specified tolerances, which is why there can be variations between the theoretical and actual weights of steel gratings.

Flat Steel Deviations:
The flat steel used in the production of anti-slip platforms may have deviations that conform to national standards. Consequently, there may be variations in the weight of flat steel used.

Twisted Square Steel Deviations:
Twisted square steel also has specific tolerances, leading to variations in the weight of twisted square steel, which can affect the actual weight of anti-slip platforms.

While anti-slip platforms are a relatively new product, their applications are becoming increasingly widespread. Additionally, competition among steel grating step plate manufacturers is growing fiercer. To attract consumers, manufacturers must enhance the quality of their steel grating step plates. AGICO would like to introduce methods to improve the quality of steel grating step plates.

How to Manufacture High-Quality Anti-Slip Platforms

Before entering the hot-dip galvanizing bath, the surface of the base metal should be clean. Acid cleaning is the recommended method for surface cleaning, but excessive acid cleaning should be avoided. Any contaminants on the surface, such as oil, paint, welding slag, etc., should be removed before acid cleaning. Failure to do so can directly impact the appearance of anti-slip platforms, rendering subsequent processes meaningless.

Furthermore, after processing anti-slip platforms, the surface should have as few pores and shrinkage holes as possible. Any excessive protrusions at joints or welding seams should be treated using methods such as sandblasting, shot blasting, electrolytic acid cleaning, or others. This also plays a crucial role in determining the quality of steel grating step plates.

Additionally, it’s important for steel grating step plate manufacturers to be aware that the surface roughness of these plates can affect the thickness and structure of the zinc coating. Surface irregularities in steel gratings tend to persist even after hot-dip galvanization, and pre-treatment processes like sandblasting and rough grinding can result in a rough surface. Steel gratings treated in this manner will have thicker zinc coatings compared to those treated with acid cleaning alone. Conversely, smooth-surfaced steel gratings are less likely to achieve thick zinc coatings.

These are the methods for improving the quality of anti-slip platforms. It’s essential to pay attention to production details when manufacturing steel grating step plates. With proper attention to detail, enhancing the quality of steel grating step plates becomes more achievable.

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