Bar Grating can be cut three ways: The cutting costs vary according to the number material, number of cuts, etc.

  1. Random Cut (Standard) - This type of cut is the most cost effective. With a random cut, the measurements for each piece will be the same; however, the piece may look different on the edges of the grating. The stubs, or the bearing bar material that overhangs the cross bars at the end of the cut piece, may be unequal.
  2. Uniform Cut - With a uniform cut, each piece that makes up a given area, is equal in measurement and appearance. The stubs, or the bearing bar material that overhangs the cross bars at one end of a cut piece, is unequal to the other end, but each cut piece that makes up the area is the same.
  3. Equal Stubs - When two equally-sized pieces with equal cut stubs are placed side-by-side, the cross bars will line up and will be centered. The measurements for equal pieces are the same and the distance from the bearing bar ends (stubs) to the cross bars will also be the same on both ends.

Banding

Bar grating panels or cut pieces can be banded, or have a flat metal bar welded to the ends of the bearing bars. There are two banding types. A trim banding is one where the flat metal bar is welded at every 4 to 6 bearing bars. Trim banding is commonly used in pedestrian traffic applications where loading is not a factor. A load banding is one where the flat metal bar is welded at each bearing bar. A load banding is commonly used in trench grating applications where high loading exists (automobiles, forklifts, etc.). Banding in general gives the bar grating a nice finished look.