### Search # Graphskill SUMS - Standard Universal Measuring System

Most companies have internal codes (SKU's) for products that only make sense to themselves. Often that code is just a random alphanumeric code or even just a serial number. Graphskill were the same, for example, one of our codes was 1100/T316/015 - Now be honest. Any clue what that is? Nope? That is why we developed the Graphskill SUMS (Standard Universal Measuring system). So, 1100/T316/015 became UBOLT/T316/M8*22*46*25 which straight away is easier to understand. Hopefully, now you can see the product is a UBOLT - which is a massive step forward. While this method of identification was primarily devised to categorise pipe supports for ease of identification, it could easily be extended to most engineering base products.

It is principally a code made up of alphanumeric characters & punctuation which give the product it relates to a unique reference showing its category, it's material & more importantly its dimensions.

If we take our 1100/T316/015 code, it was changed to UBOLT/T316/M8*22*46*25

The basic form is: CATEGORY/MATERIAL/UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION, and when extended to a U-bolt becomes: UBOLT/MATERIAL/M*D*H*T

Now, once we understand that M*D*H*T means Thread Size*Inside Diameter*Inside Height*Thread length, then this uniquely defines the product.

The table below shows how we have developed this coding system for a range of different engineering products

Graphskill SUMS... you know it adds up...

## U-Bolt Thread Size=M

Inside Diameter=D

Inside Height=H

Graphskill SUMS=

UBOLT/MATERIAL/M*D*H*T

Example:

UBOLT/GALV/M6*34*75*20

## 2 Bolt Clip Inside Diameter=D

Clip Width=W

Clip Thickness=T

Hole Centres=P

Hole centre to Edge=G

Gap Between halves=R

Bolt Diameter Size=M

Graphskill SUMS=

CLIPS/MATERIAL/D-W*T-P-G-R-M

Example:

CLIPS/T304/224-65*12-320-36-12-M24

## C-Bolt /Square Bolt Inside width=B

Inside height=C

Graphskill SUMS=

CBOLT/MATL/MA*B*C*D*R

Example:

CBOLT/BZP /M10*51*130*80*3

## Hookbolt Length = L

Angle of Hook=B

Length of Hook=C

Graphskill SUMS=

HOOKBOLT/MATL/D*L*T*B*C

Example:

HOOKBOLT/T304/M8*150*50*45*20

## Pipe Clamp Inside Diameter=D

Inside height=C

Material Width=W

Material thickness=T

Hole centres=A

Hole centre to edge=B

Hole diameter=E

Graphskill SUMS=

CLAMP/MATL/D-W*T-C-A-B-E

Example:

CLAMP/T304/64-40*8-63-140-30-14

## Backing Plate - round hole Holes diameter=D

Material Width=W

Material thickness=T

Hole centre to centre=C

Total length of plate=L

Graphskill SUMS=

PLATE/MATL/D-W*T-C-L

Example:

PLATE/T316/12-50*3-92-130

## N-Bolt Thread diameter=M

Inside leg dimension=D

Long leg length=L

Inside angle (degrees)=A

Graphskill SUMS=

NBOLT/MATL/M*D*L*T*A

Example:

NBOLT/T316/M10*102*180*80*45

## U-Strap Thread diameter=D

U strap material width=W

U strap material thickness=H

Leg centres=C

Leg length (E+T)=L

Graphskill SUMS=

USTRAP/MATL/D-W*H-C-R-L-T

Example:

USTRAP/T316/M10-50*6-92-35-80-65

## Foot Plate Plate thickness=T

Plate width=A

Plate length=B

Hole diameter=D

Hole centres (along the width)=C

Hole centres (along the length)=E

Graphskill SUMS=

PLATE/MATL/FOOT-A*B*T-D-C-E

Example:

PLATE/T304/FOOT-100*240*6-12-60-180

## L-Bolt Thread size-D

Length of the leg with thread (usually long leg)=L

Length of the leg without thread (usually short leg)=S

Graphskill SUMS=

LBOLT/MATL/D-L-S-T-R

Example:

LBOLT/T304/M8-43-35-30-4

## Spacer Outside diameter=D

Inside diameter=H

Length=L

Thickness=T

Graphskill SUMS=

SPACER/MATL/D*L-H*T

Example:

SPACER/NYLON/12*10-8.2*1.9

## (1108 Series) Thread diameter=D

Inside insulation diameter=A

Leg centres=B

Straight leg=F

Graphskill SUMS=

1108/T316/M*A*B*F*E

Example:

1108/T316/M20*196*225*175*120

## J-Bolt Thread diameter=M

Inside diameter=D

Long leg overall length=L

Short leg overall length=S

Graphskill SUMS=

JBOLT/MATL/M-D-L-S-T

Example:

JBOLT/T304/M10-220-369-120-80

## V-Bolt Thread diameter=D

Leg centres=C

Overall outside leg dimension=L

Central angle in degrees=X

Bend point of straight leg=P

Graphskill SUMS=

VBOLT/MATL/D-C-L-T-X

Example:

VBOLT/T316/M8*70*62*24*125

## Plates for 3 bolt clip Holes diameter=H

Material Width=W

Material thickness=T

Hole centre to Edge=G

Long hole centres=P

Short hole centres=Q

Total length of plate=L

Graphskill SUMS=

PLATE/MATL/H-W*T-P-Q-G-L

Example:

PLATE/T304/12-40*5-80-70-15-180

## One holed rectangular plate Holes Diameter=D

Material Width=W

Material Thickness=T

Centre of Hole to Nearest Edge=G

Total Length of Plate=L

Graphskill SUMS=

SPLATE/MATL/D-W*T*G-L

Example:

SPLATE/T316/6-15*2-7-58

## J-Cbolt Inside square=B

Long bolt leg length (threaded leg)=L

Short bolt leg length=A

Graphskill SUMS =

J-CBOLT/MATL/D-B-L-A-T-R

Example:

J-CBOLT/T316/M8-36-75-6-24-4

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