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Telescoping Aluminum Tubing

telescoping tubing
Telescopic Lock Types
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing
telescoping tubing

Telescopic Tubing

Our specialty is the manufacture of aluminum telescopic tube assemblies and O.E.M. is the core competency of our company

Your company's project can rely on 95 years of innovative solutions, already tooled in many cases, to help you achieve product development success.

Our engineering department will work with you to design and produce the assembly that will best insure your project's success.

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Assemblies
  • Close tolerance, high tensile strength round tubing with .038" walls
  • Telescopes in 1/8" increments (i.e. 7/8" fits into 1", 1" fits into 1 1/8", etc.)
  • Tube diameters from 3/8" to 1-1/2"
  • Tubes can be cut to any length
  • Assemblies can range from 2 sections up to 10 sections, depending on lock style
  • Stops and overlaps provide bearing and keep legs from pulling apart
  • Longer overlaps for extra long assemblies can provide extra bearing
Aluminum Finishing Choices
  • Etched & Clear
  • Black Matte Anodized
  • Bright Dip Gold Anodized
  • Bright Dip Clear Anodized
  • Anodized and Powder-Coated Options
  • Spiral Grinding
  • Mill Finish
Attachments/Leg Ends
  • Cost effective Male or Female threads
  • Rubber Bumpers, Bends, Piercing, Notching & Cross Drilling
  • Custom Plugs and End Fittings
  • Finials, Leveling Glides, Casters
Accessories
  • Ball Swivels, Stamped Mounts, Clamps, Screw Machine Parts, Yokes, Channels/Sign Mounts, Wireforms, Flexible Gooseneck Arms, Instrument Supports, Knobs


 

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Metal Bases

  • Square, Round, Oval, Bridge Base, Tripodal, Magnetic, Travel, Presto, Boomerang Shaped, Zinc Diecast.

We look forward to your company's inquiry by completing a Request for Quote.

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A $100 minimum charge applies for any sample or project.
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Telescopic Lock Types

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Telescopic Aluminum Tube Systems

telescopic aluminim tubesystems

Round tubing made to close tolerances and telescopes in 1/8" increments (i.e. 7/8" fits into 1" and 1" fits into 1 1/8", etc.). Tubes can be cut to any length. Assemblies can be 2 sections up to 10 sections, depending on lock style. Stops and overlaps provide bearing and keep legs from pulling apart. Longer overlaps for extra long assemblies can provide extra bearing.

 
Model  StyleSize
Aluminum "Clutch" Lock Style A 3/8" to 1-1/2"
Split Collar Lock B1/2" to 1-1/2"
Internal Cam Lock C1/2" to 1-1/4"
Presto Shock Chord 

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Aluminum Clutch Lock Style A


Aluminum "Clutch" Lock with knurl for easy turning. Split plastic sleeve tightens on the inside leg when the clutch is turned.

Trouble-free, secure, all metal construction.

Available all diameters (3/8" through 1 1/2").

Non-Rotational (NR) compatible down to 1/2" and up to 1 3/8". Specify A-NR.

 
Model  Size
Aluminum Clutch Lock Style A 3/8" to 1-1/2"

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Split Collar Lock


"Split Collars" are very strong and stiff. Suitable for use with aluminum or steel tubing.

Spring-Loaded for ease of operation with easy-to-turn 2-finger plastic knob.

Available in 1/2" through 1 1/2" diameters.

Non-Rotational (NR) compatible 1/2"-1 3/8".

 
Model  Size
Style B · Split Collar Lock 1/2" to 1-1/2"

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Internal Cam Lock


Internal "Cam" - Open with a simple twist of the inner leg.

Best when one-hand operation is necessary.

Available in 1/2" through 1 1/4" diameters.

Not NR-compatible

 
Model  Size
Style C·Internal "Cam" Lock 1/2" to 1-1/4"

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Presto Shock Cord


"Presto" - Shock Cord Legs open instantaneously like magic.

All sections are same diameter, and although tubes do not telescope, they do fold compactly.

Available in all diameters.

 
Model  Size
Style D · Presto Shock Chord 3/8" to 1-1/2"

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Telescopic & Captive


Telescopic and captive, but non-locking.

Refer to RFQ for available diameters.

Style E - Friction-free with mechanical indented stops.

Non-Rotational (NR)-compatible, specify E-NR

 
Model  Size
Style E · Telescopic & Captive, non locking 3/8" to 1-1/2"

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Spring-Button


Available from 5/8" to 1 3/8". But, maximum number of sections: 3.

Style F - "Spring-Button" opens to predetermined positions. NR (non-rotational) feature is included.

Style "FA" - Includes an "A" clutch for extra bearing.

 
Model  Size
Style F · "Spring Button" 5/8" to 1-3/8"

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G Snap Collar Locks


"Snap Locks" are available for 1/2" through 1 1/2".

Simple, this locking system offers a clean look at an economy price point.

Non-Rotational (NR) compatible down to 1/2" and up to 1 3/8".

 
Model  Size
Style G Snap Collar Locks 1/2" to 1-1/2"

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Set Knob


Specially designed to limit the marring and stay captive.

Non-Rotational (NR) compatible

 
Model  Size
Style H · Set Knob 3/8" to 1-1/2"