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In many industries there are small parts and hardware that tend to go unnoticed, but still are incredibly valuable in what they do. Aluminum Standoffs are just that hardware part. There are Aluminum Standoffs, Stainless Steel Standoffs, Edge Grip Standoffs, Tamper Proof Standoffs, Square Standoffs and many other types and styles as well.
The Basic Aluminum Standoff Has Many Uses
Standoffs, sometime called spacers because of the function they serve, are used in the sign and display industries to set displays off the surface they are mounted on to make them stand out. They are also referred to as barrels because of their appearance. But the barrel is only one part of a complete standoff. A complete standoff also has a “cap” that sandwiches the material between it and the barrel securing it. The cap is the part of the standoff that you see. Although hardware is not a part of the standoff itself, it is necessary to mount it. Hardware consists of at least a screw or hangar bolt and often an anchor specific for the material where you are mounting it. At MBS we offer anchors for drywall and concrete.
The standoffs from the sign and display industry that we make are as small as 1/2” in diameter and as large as 1 1/4”. Their height or the length of the barrel ranges from a short at 1/2" to as long as 2 1/2”. That is how far off the surface that your piece will be. If you need larger sizes custom orders are available for orders large enough to justify production.
They can be held with normal standoff caps, but many users prefer the Aluminum Tamper Proof Standoff that provides a reverse thread standoff to keep unauthorized persons from accessing the material they protect. The aluminum-made standoffs are mostly machined from aircraft grade aluminum, which is anodized to a soft satin finish to look professional, and designed to be easy to maintain or clean.
Aluminum Standoffs Are Also Available in a Wide Variety of Colors
Depending on their use, different finishes and colors may be needed. Aluminum can be anodized with a very large number of colors straight out of our catalog. MBS-Standoffs manufacturers also offer custom colors by special order and quantity, and they'll be happy to discuss your needs by phone.
Although these aluminum standoff systems tend to be the most popular, these standoffs aren't the only ones available. There are aluminum edge grip standoffs that will wrap around the edge of a glass or material; our edge grips are adjustable to fit several thicknesses unlike many of our competitors’ products. Please see our edge grip standoffs page for more information.
When looking for standoffs it's a good idea to search the site and go to the images in order to see the standoffs and what they look like before you purchase. That way you'll be sure to get the look you want to match the rest of your display. Please feel free to call our sales representatives if you have questions or simply place your order online now.
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