Press Release Summary:
Suited for new construction, repair, or retrofit applications, in-situ LENTONÂ® LOCK coupler features gripping technology that provides for development of full rebar strength and structural integrity in tension, compression, stress-reversal, and dynamic applications. Coupler can be installed with standard wrench or impact wrench, depending on coupler size. Bolt heads shear off when proper installation tightness has been reached, allowing for complete visual inspection.
Original Press Release:
New LENTON LOCK® In-Situ Rebar Splice from ERICO® Meets Ultimate Splice Requirements
LENTON® LOCK, a new in-situ rebar splice from ERICO®, requires no bar-end threading. It is ideal for new construction, repair or retrofit 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 (DOT) requirements, including CalTrans' Ultimate Splice requirement. The Ultimate Splice classification requires the connector to force failure into the parent reinforcing bar remote of the rebar connector.
LENTON LOCK couplers allow for easy and simple field installation since no bar-end threading, sawing or swaging is necessary. The couplers 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 completely visual inspection.
The completed connection performs similar to a continuous piece of rebar. In testing, the couplers demonstrated less than 0.10 mm of slip.
For more information on LENTON LOCK couplers, please call 1-800-248-2677 or visit www.erico.com.
ERICO® is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving global niche product 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® fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail bonds and specialty products; ERIFLEX® low-voltage panel components; ERITECH® electrical products; and LENTON® concrete reinforcement. Visit ERICO online at www.erico.com.