Ancon 500 is a new high performance tension system. It is available in various diameters from 8mm to 42mm in carbon steel and stainless steel.
Tie rod systems are increasingly used in building structures as an architectural effect as well as a structural element.
Tie rod systems are designed to meet aesthetic requirements as well as today’s demanding applications.
CE marking and European technical approval
- Large load capacity
- Carbon steel or stainless steel tie rod
- Bars from 8mm to 56mm in diameter
- Variety of tie rod finishes
- Aesthetically well-designed forks
- Lock nut included as standard
- Complete adjustment inside fork connectors
- Easy visual verification of correct installation
- Insulation is supplied as standard with stainless steel systems
The Ancon 500 is a high performance tension system. It is available in various diameters from 8mm to 42mm in both carbon steel and stainless steel.
All components of the system can be supplied in a variety of finishes to provide corrosion resistance and to meet the demanding aesthetic requirements of many architectural applications. The bar used in this system has a minimum yield of 500N/mm².
Surface finish is usually an important factor in applications using stainless steel. Ancon bars are bright drawn as standard but can be hand polished if required. The stainless steel forks and locking nuts can be supplied electro-polished, satin-polished or hand polished.
Isolation material is supplied as standard with the stainless steel system to enable its fixing to a connecting plate of a dissimilar metal. Each stainless steel fork connector is supplied with two clear, self-adhesive, PET (polyester) washers to be applied around the fixing hole either side of the structure. Stainless steel pins feature a PTFE coating around the barrel.
Fork Connectors and Locking Nuts
Ancon fork connectors are supplied with a locking nut that provides a neat transition from bar to fork and ensures the connection is secure. The internally threaded section of the locking nut is recessed to allow the threaded end of the bar to be hidden when the installation is complete.
Each stainless steel fork is supplied with two clear, self-adhesive, PET (polyester) washers to isolate the system from a connecting plate of a dissimilar metal. The pins are a two-part construction and once installed are flush with the fork. The installation requires a twin-pin driver. This type of fixing, known as ‘Snake Eyes*’, allows a high torque to be achieved without damage to the pin. Stainless steel pins are supplied with a PTFE coating around the barrel to isolate the system from a connecting plate of a dissimilar metal.
Anchor discs allow up to eight bars to be connected together. They can be used at the centre of conventional cross bracing, or where several bars need to be connected at one point.
We can design and manufacture plates in special shapes to replace standard anchor discs and suit the aesthetic requirements of an application.
When forming a cross brace, a Cross Coupler offers a streamlined alternative to an anchor disc and minimises the number of fork connectors and locking nuts required. Cross Couplers are available in zinc-plated carbon and stainless steel to suit bar sizes from 10 to 24.
Tie bars have a right-hand thread at one end and a left-hand thread at the other. Flats are pressed into the bar close to each end. These allow the bar to be screwed into the fork connectors and adjustments to be made at any time after assembly. The availability of each size of bar is given below. All bars are cut to a tolerance of ±2mm of the specified length. Maximum bar lengths below are in metres.
Couplers have right and left hand threads and are used in applications where more than one bar is required between forks. They can be fitted with a hanger to limit the deflection of bars of 16mm diameter or above.