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Welcome to the latest Ancon newsletter. In this issue, we discuss the latest addition to our innovative and patented 'Lockable' range, launch of a nationwide network of Helifix Approved Installers and a new design guide for our BowTie range.

Ancon extends its ‘Lockable’ connector range with the Locking Pin

Ancon has extended its 'Lockable' range designed for use at temporary movement joints in post-tensioned concrete frames, with the introduction of the Locking Pin. 

The Lockable range comprises high integrity, high performance connectors that allow initial shrinkage of the concrete to take place and are then locked in position, by mechanical and chemical means, to prevent further movement taking place.

While the original Lockable Dowel transfers shear load in both its locked and unlocked state, the new Locking Pin is ideal for use where tension loads are high but there is little or no shear load. When used together, or in combination with other Ancon shear load connectors, these unique products provide a cost-effective and practical fixing solution for temporary movement joints.

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Ancon Lockable Range

For superior workmanship, choose a Helifix Approved Installer

Helifix now operates a nationwide network of Approved Installers to ensure that Helifix products are installed correctly and high levels of quality control are maintained.

All Approved Installers work in conjunction with Helifix who provide them with training, professional guidance and technical support. Clients can be confident that their repairs are carried out using the latest techniques to obtain an efficient, reliable, cost-effective solution.

Helifix Approved Installers undertake site surveys and ensure products are installed correctly to achieve their optimum performance. The products and installation are supported by insurance-backed warranties.

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Helifix Approved Installer Network

New Helifix BowTie Design Guide for Seismic Upgrades 

Helifix has launched a new 12 page technical brochure on its long established BowTie range, used to connect masonry walls to internal timber floor or ceiling joists. 

Improving wall to floor connections is a standard procedure in the seismic retrofit of buildings. The BowTie HD has been independently tested to establish the seismic performance of the system as a wall-diaphragm anchorage. 

Details on specification and testing are featured in the brochure with data on maximum achievable BowTie anchorage capacities in timber and resin fixed into masonry. Design guidance and a design example is also featured to help the engineer determine seismic demand and calculate the capacity of a one wall-diaphragm anchor.

The BowTie system provides a cost effective, non-disruptive solution for strengthening Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings with flexible diaphragms.

Download the BowTie Design Guide here

BowTie Seismic Guide

Other News

LinkPro Lifting Loops for safe, efficient, precast concrete handling

Visit Helifix at DesignBUILD, Sydney Olympic Park, Stand F5

KSN Anchor Design Software - makes designing wall-to-slab joints simple

Ancon LinkPro Lifting Loop

Ancon has launched a range of high strength lifting loops for the fast and safe handling of heavy precast and prestressed reinforced concrete units used in major civil engineering projects.

Helifix DesignBUILD

Helifix will be exhibiting its specialist masonry repair systems at DesignBUILD Expo from Tuesday 28th April to Thursday 30th April at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. 

KSN Anchor Software

New software from Ancon simplifies the design of its KSN Anchor rebar continuity system in wall to slab construction joints, providing safer, faster concrete connections on site.

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