Weldforged® grating panels from IKG® are manufactured in either carbon steel or stainless-steel and provide a durable, strong, yet lightweight surface for many applications. Produced in-house at IKG’s state-of-the-art fabrication centers, Weldforged grating panels are readily available for projects that require immediate installation. IKG® is also one of the largest suppliers of stock grating panels to grating fabricators who do not manufacture the product themselves.
Weldforged® grating panels are available in plain and serrated surface as well as with MEBAC® slip-resistant surface. Standard carbon steel panels are available in mill finish, hot dip galvanized or exclusive GrateCoat® powder coat finish. Stainless steel is offered in standard mill finish.
Weldforged Fabrication Process
IKG is one of the few grating companies to continually invest in its manufacturing process. This includes the most up-to-date equipment, latest generation welding machines and associated power substations. IKG innovation does not stop with the equipment but also the process itself. The result is one of the strongest grating materials on the market today.
Standard Weldforged grating panels are available in 2- or 3-ft wide by 20- or 24-ft span. Special length panels can be custom manufactured on our “run-to-length” line and can be produced to almost any non-standard length, to suit your exact application or end use. An added benefit is the decrease in material drop or waste compared to conventional methods.
Weldforged grating’s strength, light weight and dead load characteristics make it ideal for structures such as bridges.
Refineries, Chemical Plants
Weldforged grating panels are used in many industries where a strong grating is needed for walkways and work surfaces. The open grating also allows ventilation and airflow between levels for a safe working environment.
In addition to the ventilation benefits of Weldforged grating, it also allows heat dissipation from power plant turbans and boilers.
Weldforged grating panels are used in applications where a lightweight, serrated material is needed such as maintenance platforms and maintenance access, especially in inclined situations.
Distribution Centers and Warehouses
Weldforged grating panels provide a lightweight, strong material in tight restricted areas where space is at a premium. This includes catwalks, mezzanines, walkways and storage areas. Open grating allows for air and light passage and water passage in the event of fire. Auto parts stores, data storage centers and distribution centers are just a few of the business that utilize grating for this purpose.
Carbon & Stainless
WB – (W-19-4)
Approved for all general purposes, with bearing bars on 1-3/16″ centers and cross bars on 4″ centers. Most economical standard welded grating, with maximum standard opening for flow of air and liquids, and for heat and light transference.
WF – (W-19-2)
For general purposes with bearing bars on 1-3/16″ centers and cross bars on 2″ centers. Reduced open area by design, where a more comfortable walking surface are a consideration. Enhanced lateral stability.
WD – (W-15-4)
WDF – (W-15-2)
Heavy Duty Grating
WC – (W-22-4)
WP – (W-30-4)
WL – (W-38-4)
WCM4 – (W-11-4)
The WCM4 product is a Weldforged grating with bearing bars on 11/16-in. centers and cross rods on 4-in. centers. They are designed to be ADA compliant with 3/16-in.-thick bearing bars or greater.