Press Release Summary:
Without requiring bar-end preparation, sawing, or swaging, LENTONÂ® LOCK coupler installs with standard wrench or impact wrench. Gripping technology provides for development of full rebar strength and improved structural integrity in tension, compression, stress reversal, and dynamic applications. With less than 0.004 in. of slip, completed connection performs similar to continuous piece of rebar and meets/exceeds international building codes and DOT requirements.
Original Press Release:
New LENTON® LOCK In-Situ Rebar Splice from ERICO® Meets Ultimate Splice Requirements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SOLON, Ohio, USA, April 2008 - LENTON® LOCK, an in-situ rebar splice from ERICO®, requires no bar-end preparation. It is ideal for new construction, repair, bent bar or retrofit precast applications. The LENTON LOCK coupler features patented gripping technology that provides for the development of full rebar strength and improved overall structural integrity in tension, compression, stress reversal and dynamic applications. This innovative mechanical rebar splice is designed to specification for use in column splicing, bridge applications, piling, splicing to protruding dowels cast in concrete, closure pours, beams, chimney construction and other demanding splicing applications.
LENTON LOCK couplers meet or exceed major international building codes and Department of Transportation requirements, including IBC®, UBC® and ACI® 318 Type 2, DIN 1045, BS8110 and CalTrans' Ultimate Splice requirement. The Ultimate Splice classification requires the connector to force a fracture into the parent reinforcing bar remote of the rebar connector.
LENTON LOCK couplers allow for easy and simple field installation since no bar-end preparation, sawing or swaging is necessary. The couplers are smaller than other bolted splices currently available and can be installed with just a standard wrench or an impact wrench, depending on coupler size. The bolt heads will shear off when proper installation tightness has been reached, which allows for visual inspection.
The completed connection performs similar to a continuous piece of rebar. In testing, the couplers demonstrated less than 0.004 in (0.10 mm) of slip. LENTON LOCK couplers provide superior fatigue performance and work with a variety of standard US and international rebar grades.
For more information, please call 1-800-248-2677 or visit www.erico.com.
ERICO® is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving niche markets in a diverse range of electrical, construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's well-known brand names include: CADDY® electrical and mechanical fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail and industrial products; ERIFLEX® low voltage power distribution; ERITECH® facility electrical protection; and LENTON® concrete products. Visit ERICO online at www.erico.com.
IBC is a registered trademark of the International Code Council. UBC is a registered trademark of the International Conference of Building Officials Corporation. ACI is a registered trademark of the American Concrete Institute.
Patent Numbers: 7,107,735, 7,093,402. Additional patents in other countries.