A Better Grip

Rigidized® Metals Rigi-Grip® tubing is perfect for railings, grab bars and transportation holds, in order to limit and prevent accidental injury. The textured surface is up to six times more grippable than ordinary handrail. With standard diameters of 1.25" and 1.5" they can be used for ADA compliant gripping rails. Our Trim-Tex 8" wide strip is used to create both rail and other shapes. Rigidized® Metals supplies textured tubes to fabricators of handrail systems.


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A Commanding Grip

Demanding applications call for Rigidized® Metals Rigi-Grip® tube in stainless steel construction for corrosive environments (like salt water), and enhanced grip in wet environments.



Grip Comparison Guide

The tables below compares the the friction and gripability of selected samples. Specimens were tested for all tests in a dry, wet and oiled condition. Independently tested material and the devices are not to ASTM specification. Testing was based on and worked with ASTM G115-98 (Testing coefficient of friction), ASTM A947M-95 (Spec's for textured steel), and ASTM A554(Standards for manufactured tubing). The data is provided as a selection guide and is not intended to substitute for certified testing.

  Sample Test Method
Kinetic Friction Forces   Gripabilities (Pounds/Inch)   Coefficient of Friction
Dry Wet Oil   Dry Wet Oil   Dry Wet Oil
#1 1.50" D 304 Stainless Steel Flat no pattern 6.917 9.00 3.22   1.47 1.91 0.68   1.02 1.33 0.48
#2 1.50" D RGM 304 Stainless Steel (Black powder coat) 12.583 13.17 1.23   2.67 2.79 0.26   1.86 1.94 0.18
#3 1.50" D RGM 304 Stainless Steel 11.200 9.17 1.05   2.38 1.95 0.22   1.65 1.35 0.16
#4 1.25" D RGM 304 Stainless Steel 19.00 15.44 2.45   4.84 3.93 0.62   2.81 2.28 0.36
#5 1.25" D RGM 304 Stainless Steel (Yellow powder coat) 12.06 8.81 0.13   3.07 2.24 0.03   1.78 1.30 0.02
#6 1.25" D 3SL 304 Stainless Steel 7.38 4.81 0.35   1.88 1.22 0.09   1.09 0.71 0.05
#7 1.25" D RGM Inverted CRCS 5.00 8.56 2.15   1.27 2.18 0.55   0.74 1.26 0.32
#8 1.25" D Flat (Ornament) 304 Stainless Steel 4.56 7.45 1.95   1.16 1.90 0.50   0.67 1.10 0.29
#9 1.25" D Flat (TSA) 304 Stainless Steel 3.08 6.35 1.45   0.78 1.62 0.37   0.45 0.94 0.21
 

**All tests were made with Shore A60 Rubber

All values in pounds are +/- ¼


What the Data Means When Selecting Rigi-Grip®:


Textured 1.5" D .048 thick walled stainless steel tubing:
Textured 1.5" D .048 thick walled stainless steel tubing (Powder coated):
Textured 1.25" D .048 thick walled stainless steel tubing:
Textured 1.25" D .048 thick walled stainless steel tubing (Powder coated):