Steel Channels & Its Types


Steel channels are an integral component of various construction and manufacturing projects, providing structural support and versatility. These U-shaped metal profiles come in a wide range of sizes, dimensions, and configurations, each designed to meet specific needs.


One of the most used types of steel channel is the C-channel, also known as a C-beam. It features a distinctive C-shaped cross-section and is widely recognized for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. C-channels find applications in construction, industrial support structures, and architectural designs. They are often used as purlins, framing elements, and support beams in buildings


As the name suggests, U-channels are characterized by their U-shaped profile. They are versatile and widely used in various industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive sectors. U-channels provide excellent structural support and are commonly utilized as edging, trim, and reinforcement for panels, doors, and windows.

Hat Channel

Hat channels, also known as furring channels, feature a shape similar to a hat, hence the name. These channels are predominantly used in wall and ceiling assemblies for framing purposes. Hat channels help improve sound insulation, provide support for gypsum boards or panels, and aid in the installation of electrical and plumbing systems.

Box Channel

Box channels, also called rectangular channels, possess a rectangular cross-section. They are known for their robustness and are often utilized in heavy-duty applications that require high load-bearing capacity. Box channels find extensive use in the construction of frames, supports, and bracings for machinery, equipment, and structural components. 

Back-to-Back Channel

Back-to-back channels consist of two parallel C-channels that are connected back-to-back. This configuration offers increased strength and load-bearing capacity compared to single channels. Back-to-back channels are frequently employed in the construction of racking systems, conveyor structures, and other applications that demand enhanced support and stability.

Miscellaneous Steel Channels

Apart from the types, there are various other specialized channels available to meet specific project requirements. These include stainless steel channels for corrosion resistance, tapered channels for gradual load distribution, and custom-designed channels for unique applications. 

At JSP Structurals, we take pride in providing an extensive selection of hot-rolled steel channels that cater to a diverse range of applications. Engineered with precision, our channels offer exceptional structural support and boast a wide dimensional range. Whether you require them for frames, braces, machinery, enclosures, vehicles, buildings, or any structural support application, our steel channels are designed to meet your specific needs.

What sets our steel channels apart is their impressive tensile strength, which ranges from mild to high, ensuring robustness and durability. Moreover, their superior weldability allows for seamless integration into your projects, enabling efficient construction processes.