Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd is the UK and Ireland’s exclusive agent and stockist of hot-rolled, interlocking corner and junction clutch bar, manufactured by Mannstaedt GmbH – a world leader in the production of hot-rolled steel special profiles.
Its high-quality clutch bar sections are manufactured to European Grade S355GP steel and are fully compatible with all major worldwide steel mill-produced sheet pile sections, including both Larssen ‘U’ and ‘Z’ type interlocks.
Used primarily for forming corner or junction piles in sheet pile walls and cofferdams, together with clutches to tubular piles with combi-wall solution, Mannstaedt GmbH clutch bar allows the most complex layouts to be accommodated, whilst also providing problem-free and cost-efficient on-site installation.
The individual clutch bar profiles are available in E20, E20XL, E21, E22 and OMEGA sections and are identical to the corner and junction piles supplied by European sheet pile mills.
The corner profile is generally connected to the main sheet piles by welding, in accordance with BS EN:12063, and is set back from the top of the pile by approximately 200mm, to facilitate driving.
A comprehensive range of junction piles can be formed by welding an E22 hot rolled section onto the main sheet piles at the appropriate location and angle.
In the case of Temporary Works, the hot rolled corner or junction clutch bar can be tack-welded into place before driving, and burned off after extraction, to leave a reusable pile section and junction bar which can be used elsewhere.
A significant level of stock of all common clutch bar profiles is held in our Preston Service Centre for sale to piles stockists and piling contractors, in lengths up to 12.0m.
Fully detailed drawings of the individual clutch bar profiles are available here: