Metal Channels

Metal Channels are a product of inline metal roll forming processes and can be used in a variety of industrial applications. Profiles for metal channels are available in many standardized shapes and sizes, but can also be customized for specific purposes.

Metal Channel Manufacturers

Johnson Brothers Roll Forming specialize in a variety of roll formed metal products including metal channels, profiles, mouldings, and special shapes. The Chicago-based company provides comprehensive roll forming processes in-house, from design to finishing.

Metal Channel

Metal Channel Types

Channel type is determined by the deepness of the shape, the length of the legs, channel angle, number and type of bends. Channel types serve a variety of structural purposes across a number of industries. Images of channel types have been supplied by Johnson Brothers Roll Forming.

  • U-Channels & J-Channels – shaped like their respective title letters, U-channels have walls of similar lengths while J-channels have one wall that is longer than the other.
  • C-Channels or Box Channels – shaped like the letter “C”, these channels resemble the U-channels but with the addition of small flanges that semi-close the shape. When the channel is oriented so that the opening is to the side, it is referred to as a C-Channel. When the orientation has the opening to the top or bottom of the channel, it is referred to as a Box-Channel.
  • Hat Channel– also referred to as a furring channel, the Hat Channel is comprised of a u-shaped channel with a horizontal web bottom that forms the hat “bowl” with two “wings” or “fins” that flare outwards to form the hat “brim”.
  • Strut Channels – a standard support channel, the Strut Channel provides additional structural support through the addition of inward directed flanges. Profiles for strut channels can vary depending on their application requirements.
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