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Revolutionizing Railing Systems: A Head-to-Head Comparison of Kee Klamp vs. Fabrication

Feb. 1, 2023
Discover the benefits of Kee Klamp fittings over traditional fabricated systems for a stronger, more customizable and cost-effective railing solution.

Kee Klamp Fittings: How They Outperform Traditional Fabricated Railings  

Kee Klamp fittings offer superior safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional fabricated railings. They are simple to install, require minimal technical knowledge, and create a secure and reliable structure with heavy-duty material construction and galvanized steel. Furthermore, Kee Klamp fittings can be modified on site without the need for welding - making projects faster to complete. They are also highly resistant to rust and will last for many years.  

Discover the Cost Benefits of Kee Klamp  

Material Costs  

Kee Klamp fittings offer cost savings through their durable and reusable design. Made of galvanized steel, they last longer and require less maintenance than traditional fabrication materials, resulting in reduced material costs. Additionally, their easy reconfiguration and modification capabilities add to material cost savings.  

Labor Costs  

Kee Klamp fittings can save on labor costs compared to traditional fabrication methods. Kee Klamp fittings are easy to install and do not require welding, cutting or drilling, which can save on labor costs. Additionally, Kee Klamp fittings allow for fast and easy adjustments, which can save on labor costs in case of adjustments.  

Kee Klamp Fittings: The Cost-Effective Safety Systems Solution  

  • Kee Klamp requires fewer materials for installation, making it more cost-effective than traditional fabrication methods.  

  • Installation time with Kee Klamp is significantly less when compared to welding or bolting fabricated railings together, with some installations taking around 25% of the time.  

  • Maintenance costs associated with Kee Klamp are minimal due to its corrosion resistance and strength, while fabricated railings require regular maintenance and replacement.  

Kee Klamp Fittings: Streamlining Safety Systems  

Logistics  

Using Kee Klamp fittings also offers advantages in terms of logistics. Kee Klamp fittings can be easily transported and stored, as they take up less space than traditional fabricated railings. Additionally, Kee Klamp fittings are lightweight and easy to handle, which makes them easier to transport and install. This can save on shipping costs and make the installation process more efficient.  

Shipping  

Using Kee Klamp fittings can also save on shipping costs. The fittings are lightweight and easy to handle, which makes them more cost-effective to transport than traditional fabricated railings. Additionally, Kee Klamp fittings take up less space, which can save on shipping costs.  

Design Phase  

The design phase of a fall protection system can be simplified with the use of Kee Klamp fittings. The fittings offer a wide range of options for customization, allowing for a greater degree of flexibility in the design of the system. Additionally, Kee Klamp fittings allow for fast and easy adjustments during the design phase, which can save on labor costs.  

Accelerating Safety Systems with Shorter Lead Times  

Kee Klamp fittings offer shorter lead times for fall protection systems compared to traditional fabricated railings. They are designed for fast and easy assembly and do not require additional coating, reducing the lead time needed for installation. They also have the advantage of being lightweight, making them more efficient to ship and reducing the need for additional crating or packaging. The use of Kee Klamp fittings also reduces the need for permits and waste, further streamlining the installation process. Overall, they provide a more efficient and cost-effective solution for fall protection systems, ultimately saving time and money for contractors and construction companies.  

Proven Longevity and Durability of Kee Klamp Fittings  

Kee Klamp fittings offer superior durability and longevity compared to traditional fabricated railings due to their corrosion-resistant galvanized steel construction and wear resistance testing. They also require less maintenance and are easier to clean and maintain, as they can be quickly installed with an Allen key and hand tightening and no welding or drilling is required. This makes them a better choice for long-term use without compromising on safety.  

Eliminating Welding Permits: Saving Time and Money with Kee Klamp  

Welding permits can be costly and time-consuming to obtain, but with Kee Klamp fittings, welding is not required. A study by the American Welding Society found that the cost of obtaining permits can range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the location and scope of the project. Kee Klamp fittings, on the other hand, are designed to be connected without the need for welding, eliminating the need for permits and the associated costs and delays.  

Kee Klamp fittings are an economical alternative to traditional welding and greatly reduce labor costs. Fabrication of railings typically requires the use of specialized tools, which can be costly and time-consuming to obtain and operate. In contrast, Kee Klamp fittings require only a few common hand tools for installation, reducing labor costs by as much as 80%.  

Using Kee Klamp fittings eliminates the need for welding permits, saving time, money and hassle in the long run.  

Why Kee Klamp Fittings Don't Rust:  

Kee Klamp  

  • Utilizes hot-dipped galvanized steel, providing superior corrosion resistance and a longer lifespan compared to traditional fabrication materials such as black schedule 40 pipe.  

  • Offers an additional layer of protection with powder coating over the galvanized layer, further minimizing the risk of rust.  

Fabricated Systems  

  • Welding of galvanized pipe is not recommended due to noxious fumes, leading to the use of black schedule 40 pipe as the primary material.  

  • Spray-on galvanizing is often used as a substitute, but does not provide the same level of protection and durability as hot-dipped galvanizing. As a result, fabricated systems are more prone to rust and corrosion, leading to a shorter lifespan and increased maintenance costs.  

Superior Safety, Durability and Efficiency with Kee Klamp Fittings  

Kee Klamp fittings offer superior safety, durability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional fabricated railings. They are simple to install and require minimal technical knowledge, creating a secure and reliable structure with heavy-duty material construction and galvanized steel that is highly resistant to rust. On-site modifications can be made without welding, saving time on projects.  

Labor costs are reduced with easy installation and quick adjustment abilities, and material costs are also reduced with the durable and reusable design. Maintenance costs are minimal due to corrosion resistance, offering long-term savings. Kee Klamp is the best choice for any railing project, due to its safety, durability, and cost-saving features. Invest in Kee Klamp today to unlock these great benefits!

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