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Product Spotlight: Special Radius Rigid & EMT Conduit Elbows


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At RMC, our special radius elbows, also known as "conduit sweeps," provide smooth cable installation, reduce cable stress, and make wire and cable pulling easier. They minimize signal interference, comply with codes and standards, and even offer efficient heat dissipation for demanding applications. Read on to learn more and discover the special radius elbows we have to offer.


Smooth Cable Installation


When it comes to large manufacturing projects, efficiency and performance are essential. That's why special radius conduit elbows are the preferred choice. These elbows have a larger curvature radius compared to standard elbows, allowing for smoother installation of electrical cables and wires through the conduit.


The larger radius of our special radius conduit elbows ensures a gradual bend, reducing the risk of cable damage, kinking, or excessive bending. This means that you can install wire and cable without compromising their integrity, ensuring a long-lasting and reliable electrical system.


Easier Cable Pulling


Efficient cable pulling is key in large projects to save time and labor costs. Our special radius elbows offer less resistance to cable pulling due to their smoother bend. This makes it easier to pull cables through the conduit, especially when dealing with long distances or multiple bends.


Minimized Signal Interference


Projects involving sensitive electrical or data cables, such as industrial automation or communication systems, require special attention to signal integrity. Our special radius elbows can help minimize signal interference and data loss. The smoother bend reduces electromagnetic interference and cross-talk between cables, ensuring clear and reliable transmission of signals.


Compliance with Codes and Standards


At RMC, we understand the importance of adhering to electrical codes and standards. Special radius conduit elbows may be required to meet specific bending radii regulations to ensure safety, proper cable protection, and efficient installation practices—especially in large projects where compliance is closely monitored. You can trust our elbows to meet these requirements and exceed your expectations.


Efficient Heat Dissipation


In industrial or high-power applications, special radius conduit elbows perform better than standard elbows to provide improved heat dissipation for cables that generate heat during operation. This helps maintain cable performance and prevent overheating, ensuring optimal functionality and longevity of your electrical system.


Our Range of Special Radius Elbows


At RMC, we offer two versions of special radius elbows: EMT Special Radius Elbows and Rigid Conduit Special Radius Elbows.


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EMT Special Radius Elbows

Three sizes of EMT special radius conduit elbows

Our EMT special radius elbows are specifically designed to provide a smooth and gradual change in direction for the conduit. They come in various angles, such as 90°, 45°, and other custom angles. Product highlights include:


  • Manufactured from high-quality EMT conduit in accordance with the latest specifications and standards of ANSI C80.3 (UL797)

  • Product range includes Trade Sizes: ½” – 4”, with stocking radii of 24", 36", and 48".

  • Special order radii options available: 60", 72", 96", 120", 144", and 150"

  • Additional features include high-grade steel construction for durability and sustainability, uniform galvanized protection, and smooth interior and exterior coatings

  • Our EMT special radius elbows offer lower life-cycle costs, thanks to their enhanced corrosion protection, resistance to cracking, flaking, peeling, impact, and damage from severe bending. Additionally, they are 100% recyclable


Rigid Conduit Special Radius Elbows

3 sizes of rigid conduit special radius elbows

For more demanding applications, our Rigid Conduit Special Radius Elbows are the ideal choice. They provide a smooth and gradual change in direction for the conduit and come in various angles, including 90°, 45°, and custom angles. Product highlights include:


  • Manufactured from prime conduit shell with high-strength in accordance with the latest specifications and standards of ANSI C80.1 (UL6).

  • Available in trade sizes ranging from ½” to 6”.

  • Stocking radii options include 24", 36", and 48", with special order radii available: 60", 72", 96", 120", 144", and 150".

  • Features include high-grade steel construction for durability and sustainability, hot-dipped galvanized coating for enhanced corrosion protection, and obstruction-free and smooth interior surface to reduce friction between conduit wall and wire.

  • Our Rigid Conduit Special Radius Elbows also provide lower life-cycle costs, thanks to their impact resistance, non-combustibility, and resistance to cracking, flaking, peeling, impact, and damage from severe bending. Just like our EMT elbows, they are also 100% recyclable.


When choosing special radius electrical conduit elbows for your large projects, make sure to consider factors such as the type of cables, conduit material, installation environment, and compliance with relevant electrical codes and standards. Our team of experts is ready to assist you in selecting the right elbows that will meet your project's specific requirements effectively.


Contact us today to learn more about how our elbows can contribute to the success of your projects.


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