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Ancon Shearfix, Couplers, Shear Load Connectors and Concrete Reinforcement Systems

Ancon is a leading player of the construction industry in the design and fabrication of high integrity stainless steel fixing products. They were established, and are still based at their manufacturing plant, in Sheffield, UK. The Ancon brand is synonymous with innovation and high quality standards throughout the building sector.

Precon Products carry an extensive stock from the Ancon range of products. Categories include Shearfix & Couplers, Shear Load Connectors and Reinforcement Continuity Systems. These are all prominent product lines which Precon can dispense quickly around the UK from it's strategically positioned despatch facilities.

Ancon's MBT reinforcement coupler is a mechanical socket connection for concrete reinforcement steel, joining two bars through a clamping action. This is a cost-effective method particularly when the fixed bar is already in place and there is insufficient space for a hydraulic swaging press (swaging is a forging process in which the dimensions of a bar are altered using dies into which the bar is forced). MBT couplers can be especially appropriate for the replacement of damaged reinforcement fittings.

Standard two-part Ancon DSD/DSDQ shear load connectors are dowels used to transfer laterally projected load across construction and movement joints in concrete. Often they are cast or drilled into the concrete. A single row of short thick dowels provides reasonable shear transfer but suffers from deformation. Ancon's DSD/DSDQ shear load joint solutions are more effective at conveying load and enabling movement to take place. They are also a great deal easier to fix on site and can prove a more cost-effective solution.

Shearfix is a shear stud rail system used within a slab to provide supplemental reinforcement around columns. Ancon Shearfix is an excellent solution to the construction challenges created by the high localised forces that the reinforced concrete slabs are subjected to. Failure under these forces is known as punching shear. Shearfix is suitable for all column dimensions and has been designed by Ancon with ease of installation in mind.

The Eazistrip Reinforcement Continuity System, designed and manufactured by Ancon in the UK, is an uncomplicated and quick to install method of maintaining consistency of reinforcement at construction joints in concrete. It consists of a galvanised steel casing with a indented exterior to provide an efficacious cementous aggregate bond. The Ancon system comprises of pre-bent bars which are enclosed within an envelope and contained inside a protective outer cover. Each end of the unit is secured with a polystyrene structure in order to prevent the admittance of concrete. Ancon's Eazistrip system is suitable for use in virtually any construction joint in concrete.

If you require any additional information on Ancon's steel fixing range, please do not hesitate to call Precon Products. They have many years of experience in supplying the construction industry quickly and efficiently, and will take the time to understand your concrete fixing requirements and challenges.

Precon Products pride themselves on fast service and a high level customer care that is second to none in the UK. Call today to discuss your Ancon construction reinforcement, load connector and stud rail system needs.