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Rondo-Grip fits perfect;y

Timber is liable to breakdown by weathering. The wood swells and shrinks and continious repetition may cause the bonds between wood fibres to weaken which leads to splits.

Rectangular anti-split plates have been available for some time. After careful study over 2 years Alternative Structures designed Rondo-Grips, a round anti-split plate, fulfilling not only the anti-split function but also the identification function.  These are currently available in various sizes to fit different pole diameters from 50mm to 357mm.

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150p - 9413 agtergrond

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An illustration of Rondo-Grips and other anti-split plates in Alternative Structures’ product range

The round form of the Rondo-Grip gives very efficient coverage of pole ends. There are no sharp corners or edges, which makes it extremely safe to use. Due to the design, the plates would not be ripped off accidently. Rondo-Grip centres can be marked with characters or logos. The area available is about ∅34mm. Products marked cost no more than blanks. There is a once of marking punch cost. One size Rondo-Grip cover a wide range of pole sizes. A Rondo-Grips with identification saves on labour, because you need not apply an extra identification tag.  Both ends of the pole are marked for better marketing and control.

Rondo-Grip Blank

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Rondo-Grip with Indentification Information

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150p - 9419 agtergrond

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Marked Rondo-Grip

Rondo-Grip Doughnut

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Anti-Split Plates - Rectangular

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150p - 9453 agtergrond

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Rectangular Anti-Split Plate*
All sizes for poles as well as planks.

 

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150p - 9491 agtergrond

 

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Note that Rondo-Grip is available in the following sizes (see Coverage for detailed tables relating pole diameter, percentage coverage and anti-split plate size):

  • 50mm diameter - covers poles 50 - 38mm in diameter
  • 70mm diameter - covers poles 70 - 118mm in diameter
  • 90mm diameter - covers poles 90 - 153mm in diameter
  • 110mm diameter - covers poles 110 - 187mm in diameter
  • 135mm diameter - covers poles 135 - 228mm in diameter
  • 155mm diameter - covers poles 155 - 263mm in diameter
  • 180mm diameter - covers poles 180 - 306mm in diameter
  • 210mm diameter - covers poles 210 - 357mm in diameter

  • * Cover: 35% of surface area of pole end is covered. See Coverage for more detail and other percentages of surface area coverage

All Rondo-Grips are available as:

  • Marked: Already contains the required marking
  • Blank: No marking applied
  • Doughnut: Separate marking (e.g. Omni-Marker) can be used together with the anti-split plate.

Rectangular Anti-Split plates are also wrongly referred to in the trade as “Gang-Nail”.  Gang-Nail is:

    (a) a proprietary trade name and should not be used unless referring to products of the owner of the trade name
    (b) Gang-Nails are connector plates used to manufacture timber roof trusses. Anti-Split plates and connector plates are superficially close but they are dimensionally different as they fulfill different roles.

Download/view the Rondo-Grip Product Sheet
Also see our Oval-Grip Product Sheet. Oval-Grip minimizes Eucalyptus plank ends from splitting or minimizes forklift damage to wooden pallets

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