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Atlas Tube Expands Shuriken™ Structural Nut Keeper Offering

Parul Dubey on April 14, 2023 - in News, Products

CHICAGO – Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, today announced the latest size expansion of its Shuriken™ Structural Nut Keeper. Shuriken allows for field bolted HSS column splices and other connections with faster assembly and lower costs than welding. Shuriken technology makes HSS the obvious choice for structural steel projects and now includes the new 1-inch size, in addition to existing ¾ inch and 7/8” inch sizes.

“HSS columns are starting to win acceptance in the market as a faster and better approach,” said Ted Goldstein, P.E., inventor of Shuriken. “Projects have benefited from wider use of HSS and Shuriken is helping drive down the installed cost of HSS.”

HSS offer high strength-to-weight ratios, exceptional torsional resistance, and a clean appearance, but the frequent need to field-weld splices and other HSS connections have traditionally limited its adoption. Shuriken allows engineers and fabricators to eliminate field-welded connections in HSS columns, trusses and beams in favor of faster, simpler bolted connections.

“We are changing the perception that using HSS can be costly by offering innovative and cost-effective connection solutions with Shuriken,” said Brad Fletcher, S.E., senior sales engineer at Atlas Tube. “Shuriken is a great tool for accomplishing this and provides a simple solution for a field-bolted column splice.”

“Completing projects on time and on budget is getting more difficult due to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and higher prices,” said Jeff Cole, president of HSS at Atlas Tube. “Shuriken speeds up timelines and completes projects faster than ever before.”

For more information on Shuriken, including product specifications, availability, placing orders and shipping, please visit https://www.atlastube.com/products/shuriken/.

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About Atlas Tube

Atlas is proud to be a division of Zekelman Industries, the largest independent steel pipe and tube manufacturer in North America and a leader in modular construction innovations. Atlas offers the broadest size range of steel hollow structural sections (HSS), the shortest cycle times in the industry, and answers to design and shipment questions. We’re doing our part to MAKE IT eZ for our customers.  For more information, visit atlastube.com

About Zekelman Industries

Zekelman Industries includes the operating divisions of Atlas Tube, Picoma, Sharon Tube, Wheatland Tube, Western Tube and Z Modular. It is the largest independent manufacturer of hollow structural sections (HSS) and steel pipe, and the top producer of electrical conduit and elbows, couplings and nipples in North America. Zekelman Industries delivers a broad range of pipe and tube solutions that build its customers’ success.

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