Mechanical Clamp is intended for seismic bracing.

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Fast Clamp attachment offers 12 in. of overall adjustment, allowing rough-in style installation and eliminating cut length guess work. Fast Attach yoke design facilitates installation to multiple hanger rod sizes, reducing inventory needs for any particular job. While Figure 985 fits trapeze-style hangers or single pipe hangers and comes in 3/8-5/8 in. and ¾-7/8 in. hanger rod sizes, Figure 986 is offered in standard ½ in. rod size and designed to be upper or structural attachment.

Original Press Release:

TOLCO Introduces New Mechanical "Fast Clamp" Attachment for Seismic Bracing

CORONA, Calif. -- (May 5, 2009) - TOLCO introduces its newest addition to the TOLCO seismic line - the mechanical "Fast Clamp" attachment. TOLCO's Fast Clamp offers 12" of overall adjustment, allowing a rough-in style installation and taking the guess work out of cut lengths.

The unique "Fast Attach" yoke design provides for easy installation to multiple hanger rod sizes, allowing distributors to reduce the number of SKUs they carry. The designer/installer also benefits because fewer attachment types are necessary for any particular job.

The Fast Clamp is available in two options: Figure 985 and Figure 986. The FIG 985 fits either trapeze-style hangers or single pipe hangers and is available in two sizes: (1) 3/8" - 5/8" hanger rod size and (2) ¾" - 7/8" hanger rod size. The FIG 986 comes in a standard ½" rod size (consult factory for other sizes), and is designed to be the upper or structural attachment.

TOLCO-engineered break-off bolt heads visually verify required installation torque - no torque wrenches required! Plus, the FIG 985 has two bolts and the FIG 986 has only one, all of which have the same hex head size - this means only one tool is required to install a brace assembly.

TOLCO, acquired by NIBCO INC. in 2002, manufactures a complete line of pipe hangers, fabricated pipe supports, seismic bracing, and accessories for fire protection, commercial and industrial applications. For over 40 years, TOLCO has become known for its innovative piping system designs especially in seismic zones. For more information, contact TOLCO's Customer Service Department at 1-800-786-5266. Additional product information and literature are available for download at

Founded in 1904, NIBCO INC. is a worldwide provider of flow control solutions to the residential and commercial construction, industrial, fire protection and irrigation markets. NIBCO's World Headquarters is located in Elkhart, Ind., and has 11 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Mexico and Poland. Visit for information on NIBCO's complete line of products.

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