Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Steel Fabrication Opportunities: Rebar Couplers

Posted on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 @ 09:58 AM

New Steel Fabrication Opportunities: Rebar Couplers

Rebar coupling provides steel fabricators with exciting new opportunities; however, the advantages and disadvantages of each type of rebar coupler must be considered.

As advancements in engineering and architecture continue, steel fabricators are increasingly required to find new opportunities to expand their work in rebar coupling. Rebar acts as a structural bearing in concrete. To provide maximum strength, it requires connection to a steel member. In recent years, the options for this connection have moved forward, creating greater opportunities for steel fabricators, but also additional complications.

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Tags: Rebar Coupler, rebar anchors

Rebar Anchors Type I and Type II Connections

Posted on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

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.

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Tags: Rebar Anchor, Rebar Coupler

Rebar Anchors and Rebar Couplers:  Who is Covering Them ?

Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

There are several ways rebar anchors can be portioned out in a construction job. They can be part of the steel fabricating package and that is all, they can be part of the steel package and include the first length of rebar, or they can be left entirely for the rebar contractor.  We see these divisions all the time with specific product lines, such as Teflon® or Fluorogold® Slide Bearings, Elastomeric Bearings, Steel Wedges, etc. They are part of a project but it is not clearly noted who is responsible for them.

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Tags: Rebar Coupler

Four Styles of Weldable Couplers & Anchor

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

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.

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Tags: Anchor Bolts, Rebar Anchor, Rebar Coupler

Anchor All vs. Epoxy | Pull Out Strength and Hole Diameter

Posted on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

This blog applies to setting threaded studs, handrail posts, anchor bolts, rebar, etc.

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Tags: EZ Sleeve, Anchor Bolts, Rebar Anchor, Rebar Coupler

Rebar Anchors / Couplers and The Structural Steel Fabricator

Posted on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

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.

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Tags: Masonry Anchors, Rebar Anchor, Rebar Coupler