Load Tables for Strut Channels

Column Loads

Maximum allowable load of columns depends on many factors, including end conditions, eccentricity of load, bracing and length. Submit full details of application to Sasco and we will advise you which Strut Channels to use.

Simple Span Steel Beam Loads

The following tables are for Steel and Stainless Steel and based on 25,000 psi allowable stress about the x-axis as pictured on Elements of Sasco Steel Channels. Safety Factor 1.67 to Yield Strength.

The loads shown are the NET allowable UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED load, which is defined as the maximum allowable uniformly distributed load LESS the weight of the beam and therefore is the additional weight which the beam can carry.

Simple long span beams must be supported to prevent rotation and be adequately braced so as to prevent twisting. If this is not the case, the allowable loads will be reduced.


Check this off for concentrated loads at the centre of the span
Check this off for strut channel that is punched, slotted or knock-out

 


12" Beam

  Net Allowable Uniform Load1 Net Uniform Load1 at Deflection
Catalogue Prefix (Ga.) (Lbs) DEFL Span/180
(Lbs)
Span/240
(Lbs)
Span/360
(Lbs)
S9 12 10,625 0.01” 10,625 10,625 10,625
S1 12 6,635 0.01” 6,635 6,635 6,635
S2 12 3,445 0.02” 3,445 3,445 3,445
S4 14 2,745 0.02” 2,745 2,745 2,745
S8 12 2,625 0.02” 2,625 2,625 2,625
S3 16 2,315 0.02” 2,315 2,315 2,315
S5 12 1,550 0.02” 1,550 1,550 1,550
S7 14 925 0.03” 925 925 925
S6 16 805 0.03” 805 805 805


* Limited by spot weld shear.