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Until a pipe-racking construction is fully assembled, pipes must be joined using suitable clamps. Easytube's wide range of products will always provide you with the right solution for your application. Quality plays a special role here: Easytube pipe connectors are made of high-quality steel, which guarantees a secure and strong fit and thus ensures repeated use.

E‑1 is the main struc­tur­al joint. Two joints allow the com­bi­na­tion of two pipes at a right angle. E‑1 is the main assem­bly joint used in build­ing many dif­fer­ent struc­tures. It is rec­om­mend­ed to keep enough of this basic joint in stock.

E‑1C is used when box­es or sim­i­lar slide along the pipe, where a com­bi­na­tion of two joints type E‑1 would inter­fere with this slid­ing. E‑1C is used in con­nec­tion with guides or slide pipe or sim­i­lar. Do not use E‑1C as a sub­sti­tute for E‑1.

E‑2 and E‑3 is used to cre­ate a right angle, to ensure that a struc­ture is square. It is an impor­tant and very strong joint assem­bly. If this com­bi­na­tion is not used on at least two cor­ners of an assem­bly then the struc­ture may become unsta­ble.

This com­bi­na­tion of E‑4 and E‑2 is often used in larg­er assem­blies where there are sev­er­al sec­tions. It ensures that all parts are square and sta­ble. In most cas­es they form the out­er edge of a con­struc­tion sim­i­lar to the ES‑2 joint com­bi­na­tion.

A joint com­bi­na­tion con­sist­ing of two E‑4 joints is the best way to assem­ble pipes cross­ing each oth­er. Typ­i­cal­ly, the con­tin­u­ous pipe is used for the ver­ti­cal, the pipe sec­tions for the hor­i­zon­tal. For exam­ple, with this con­nec­tion sev­er­al shelves of a rack can be built.

Two H‑20 joints and a GAP-12 plas­tic sleeve are attached by the mechan­ics sim­i­lar to the ES‑4 com­bi­na­tion and result in a hinge joint, e.g. as for a door cab­i­net, as a flap or a lock­ing lever. The GAP-12 plas­tic sleeve must be ordered sep­a­rate­ly.

Four E‑2 joints are some­times used at the cen­tre of a larg­er assem­bly. It is a con­ve­nient and secure way to fix con­verg­ing pipes. This com­bi­na­tion stiff­ens the appli­ca­tion and pro­vides greater rigid­i­ty and sta­bil­i­ty.

Two E‑6 joints form a crossover joint assem­bly. This not a main struc­tur­al joint. It lacks the strength of the com­bi­na­tion made of two E‑4 joints but is often more con­ve­nient for cer­tain pur­pos­es. It is often used to sup­port pan­els or a work sur­face.

Sim­i­lar­ly to E‑1C, E‑6C is used in con­nec­tion with guides or slide pipe, it pro­vides a crossover pos­si­bil­i­ty with­out the joint inter­fer­ing with the box or con­tain­er. It is of course not as secure as E‑6 so should not be used as a struc­tur­al joint.

The com­bi­na­tion of E‑7A and E‑7B makes a vari­able angle joint, allow­ing one pipe to be joined to the mid­dle of anoth­er and the angle to be var­ied. This pro­vides flex­i­bil­i­ty to the struc­ture. Diag­o­nal brac­ing is one area where this is com­mon­ly used.

Com­bin­ing E‑7B and E‑7C results in a joint assem­bly which allows two pipes to be joined end to end at vari­able angles. This can be com­bined with E‑12 joint assem­blies at the oth­er ends to make a very flexible,mobile part of the struc­ture.

Com­bin­ing two E‑8 joints is very strong way to join two par­al­lel pipes. This may be to join two struc­tures togeth­er or per­haps if a hor­i­zon­tal span needs to be longer than nor­mal and two pipes must be used then the pipes should be joined using this.

The E‑9 dou­ble joint is a way to fix two pipes par­al­lel on one oth­er. It is often used in com­bi­na­tion with E‑8 joints. This con­nec­tion is often used in con­nec­tion with heavy loads, to dis­trib­ute the weight over two instead of just one pipe.

ES-11 joint com­bi­na­tion is often used for han­dles or grips, many oth­er cas­es where a round­ed cor­ner is desir­able either for prac­ti­cal or aes­thet­ic rea­sons. The tops of work sur­faces may be fin­ished in this way. These can be cor­ners on han­dles or table edges.

The ES-12 con­nec­tion is fixed by the mechan­ics sim­i­lar to the ES‑1 and forms a hinge in con­nec­tion with the GAP-12 plas­tic sleeve. This may be used to assem­ble a door, gate or bar­ri­er. The GAP-12 plas­tic sleeve must be ordered sep­a­rate­ly.

E‑14 is often used to com­bine two joint assem­blies made with E‑7A and E‑7B or two E‑13A and E‑13B at the head of diag­o­nal brac­ing sec­tions. This brack­et set is used to stut a con­struc­tion and thus gain a high­er stiff­ness and sta­bil­i­ty.

Joint com­bi­na­tions of E‑15A and E‑15B are excel­lent for fix­ing pan­els or work sur­faces to struc­tures. The pan­el is then fixed on top of the pipe with screws. This joint can be used to fix pipes to walls or to alu­mini­um pro­file.

E‑15M‑A/-B joint com­bi­na­tion is attached to the pipe sim­i­lar like E‑15A. It is used on var­i­ous work­tops and lift­ing sys­tems. Due to their oblong hole, one is more flex­i­ble in the attach­ment in the width. These com­bi­na­tions can also use for pan­els.

The com­bi­na­tion of an E‑15CL or an E‑15-CR joints with the E‑15B allows the instal­la­tion of work­tops or shelves with side walls on ver­ti­cal pipes: This is a real advan­tage when space is at a pre­mi­um. Please always pay atten­tion to pair for­ma­tion when order­ing.

Two E‑16 joints pro­vide a sim­ple method of fix­ing a pan­el at halfway across the thick­ness of the pipe. This com­bi­na­tion is often used when the board must be with­in the struc­ture rather than above it.

This joint com­bi­na­tion is used to join two par­al­lel pipes. One pipe is fixed, the oth­er can turn in the joint. This is used to make a gate or bar­ri­er, or as above in the case of E‑12, a sec­tion of a struc­ture can lift to pro­vide access or pas­sage.

Two E‑18 joints and two GAP-12 plas­tic sleeves also allow the con­nec­tion of two par­al­lel pipes, where­by both pipes can be moved in the joints. For exam­ple, this com­bi­na­tion can be used in fold­ing appli­ca­tions.

Two E‑21 joints can be used to con­nect tubu­lar plug-in sys­tem con­struc­tions with alu­mini­um pro­files. Of course, this con­nec­tion com­bi­na­tion can also be used as ver­ti­cal sup­port for pan­els or for fas­ten­ing your con­struc­tion to walls or floors.

This com­bi­na­tion allows the pipe sys­tem to be fixed to the cor­ner or end of alu­mini­um pro­file or to the side of a wall or anoth­er struc­ture. This type of com­bi­na­tion is often used for roller con­vey­or con­nec­tions.

This joint com­bi­na­tion is sim­i­lar to the stan­dard E‑1 joint com­bi­na­tion but can be mount­ed over a joint to save space. Thus, dou­ble struts can be mount­ed to sta­bi­lize the con­struc­tion. This allows dou­ble struts to be fit­ted to sta­bilise the struc­ture or for var­i­ous oth­er uses.

This joint com­bi­na­tion is sim­i­lar to the stan­dard E‑4 joint com­bi­na­tion but can be mount­ed over a joint to save space. As with the ES-1L joint com­bi­na­tion, the con­struc­tion can be strength­ened with a dou­ble tube.

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