PS 500 - 1-5/8" x 13/16", 14 Gage, Solid

Part No. Length (ft) Finish Product Weight / Ft (lbs/ft)
PS 500 20 PG 0.98
PS 500 10 PG 0.98
PS 500 10 DF 1.028
PS 500 20 DF 1.028
PS 500 20 HG 1.028
PS 500 10 HG 1.028
PS 500 20 GR 0.98
PS 500 10 GR 0.98
PS 500 10 PL 0.98
PS 500 20 PL 0.98
PS 500 10 ZD 0.98
PS 500 20 ZD 0.98
PS 500 20 SS 0.98
PS 500 10 SS 0.98

    Beam Loading

    Beam Loading - PS 500
    Span
    (in)
    Max Allow. Uniform Load
    (lbs)
    Deflection at Uniform Load
    (in)
    Uniform Loading at Deflection Lateral Bracing Reduction Factor
    Span/180
    (lbs)
    Span/240
    (lbs)
    Span/360
    (lbs)
    24 450 0.11 450 420 280 1.00
    36 300 0.24 250 190 130 0.98
    48 230 0.44 140 110 70 0.94
    60 180 0.67 90 70 50 0.91
    72 150 0.96 60 50 30 0.89
    84 130 1.32 50 30 20 0.86
    96 110 1.67 40 30 20 0.84
    108 100 2.16 30 20 10 0.82
    120 90 2.67 20 20 10 0.80
    144 80 4.09 20 NR NR 0.76
    168 60 4.88 NR NR NR 0.73
    192 60 7.28 NR NR NR 0.69
    216 50 8.64 NR NR NR 0.65
    240 50 11.85 NR NR NR 0.61
    Note NR - Not Recommended
    Refer to the General Specifications for loading information.

    Column Loading

    Column Loading - PS 500
    Unbraced
    Height
    (in)
    Allowable Load at Slot Face
    (lbs)
    Max Column Load Applied at C.G.
    K=0.65 (lbs) K=0.80 (lbs) K=1.0 (lbs) K=1.2 (lbs)
    24 1,840 5,610 5,210 4,570 3,850
    36 1,640 4,660 3,850 2,800 1,960
    48 1,310 3,490 2,480 1,590 1,100
    60 1,000 2,400 1,590 KL/r>200 KL/r>200
    72 770 1,670 1,100 KL/r>200 KL/r>200
    Refer to the General Specifications for loading information.

    Elements of Section

    Elements of Section - PS 500
    Area of Section 0.290 in2 (1.9 cm2)
    Axis 1-1 Axix 2-2
    Moment of Inertia (I) 0.026 in4 (1.1 cm4) 0.107 in4 (4.5 cm4)
    Section Modulus (S) 0.054 in3 (0.9 cm3) 0.132 in3 (2.2 cm3)
    Radius of Gyration (r) 0.298 in (0.8 cm) 0.609 in (1.5 cm)

    General Specifications

    Standard Lengths:

    • 10 feet:  10' or 10’ 1/8” (3.05m) ± 1/8" (3 mm)
    • 20 feet:  20' or 20’ 3/8” (6.11m) ± 1/8" (3 mm)

    Special Lengths:

    Curved Channel:

    • Many Power-Strut channel sections can be supplied with a curve. Click here for our ordering form, specifications, and instructions.

    Load Data:

    • All beam and column load data pertains to carbon steel and stainless steel channels.
    • Load tables apply only to Power-Strut brand channel.
    • Load tables and charts are constructed to be in accordance with the SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN OF COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS 2007 EDITION published by the AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE USING ASD METHOD.
    • Loads are based on 33 ksi steel cold formed to 42 ksi.
    • Safety Factor to Yield Strength is 1.67 for Beam Loads and 1.80 for Column Loads.
    • Beam loads are based on a simple beam and are given as a total uniform load (W) in pounds. For proper calculation procedures, refer to our Beam Load Calculation Guide.
    • For bearing loads, reference our Bearing Loads Page.

    Materials & Finishes

    Materials & Finishes - Standard:

    • Pregalvanized (PG):  Conforms to ASTM A653 SS GR 33, G90.
    • Power-Strut Defender (DF):  Conforms to ASTM A1046 SS GR 33
    • Hot Dip Galvanized (HG):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, Finish conforms to ASTM A123
    • Perma-Green (GR):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, E-Coat finish
    • Perma-Gold (ZD):  Steel conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33, Finish conforms to ASTM B633, Type II SC3
    • Plain (PL):  Conforms to ASTM A1011 SS GR 33
    Materials & Finishes - Special Metals:
    • Stainless Steel, Type 304 (SS):  ASTM A240, Type 304 *
    • Stainless Steel, Type 316 (ST):  ASTM A240, Type 316 *
    • Aluminum (EA):  ASTM B221, Type 6063-T6 (Extruded) *

    * These materials have different physical properties and performance characteristics. Please contact us for design support.