5 Things to Consider When Choosing Footman Loops

Footman loop by Monroe Engineering

Are you looking for a simple and effective anchoring solution? Look no further than footman loops. They are a popular anchoring solution for a variety of industries, including marine, automotive and other commercial industries.

Footman loops are essentially raised bars that, when installed on a surface, create a new anchoring solution. You can use them to turn any surface into an anchor point. Below are five things to consider when choosing footman loops.

#1) Material

You should consider the material from which footman loops are made. Footman loops are available in different materials. Steel is a common material in which they are made. You can find footman loops made of stainless steel and carbon steel. Other footman loops are made of aluminum alloy. Aluminum alloy footman loops are strong, lightweight and resistant to corrosion.

#2) Finish

Not all footman loops have the same finish. The finish is a coating added to the exterior of a footman loop. Some footman loops are unfinished, meaning they don’t have any coating, whereas others are finished. Zinc plating is a common finish for footman loops. Zinc-plated footman loops have a thin layer of zinc that shields and protects the underlying material from oxidation.

#3) Standard vs Continuous

There are standard footman loops, and there are continuous footman loops. You can see an example of a standard footman loop in the photo above. As depicted, standard footman loops consist of a bar that’s slightly raised on the ends. It protrudes out while providing an anchor solution. Continuous footman loops consist of bars as well but feature a different design. The bar of a continuous footman loop has alternating raised and lowered ridges.

#4) Length

One of the most important things to consider when choosing footman loops is the length. Whether standard or continuous, all footman loops consist of bars. The length of a footman loop, though, may vary. Some footman loops are longer than others. There are relatively short footman loops with a length of 200 mm. On the other hand, there are longer footman loops with a length of 1,500 mm.

#5) Fastener Size

Don’t forget to consider the fastener size when choosing footman loops. Nearly all standard footman loops are installed with fasteners. On each end of a standard footman loop is a threaded hole. You can install them with threaded fasteners. But the size of the fasteners required for installation will depend on the size of the threaded hole.

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