As the Rebar Anchor becomes more prevalent in building design steel fabricators are experimenting with ways to fulfill these requirements more efficiently. The most common types of Rebar Anchors are;
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Weld-on Rebar Anchors can be specified in several types and styles. In each case, there are advantages and disadvantages. What is important, and of utmost concern to the architect and project engineer, is the strength of the connection between the structural steel and the rebar. The strength is designated by the connect type.
As engineering standards continue to develop and improve, there seems to be an increasing need for weldable rebar anchors and couplers. To the average fabricator, these wealth of options represent an opportunity for additional profit but requires some understanding of how each system works.
Things are changing a bit for both structural and miscellaneous steel fabricators. In the past, they have mostly stayed away from anything to do with concrete and the masonry side of the business, including rebar. Their interaction was often limited to welding masonry anchors onto columns and beams. This applied to items such as the wire tie, the Hohmann & Barnard Gripstay or the slotted channel.