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Ancon 500 Tension Systems

Ancon 500 Tension Systems

The Ancon 500 is a new, 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.

CE Marking

Ancon Tension Systems are CE marked to the harmonised European Standard               EN 1090-1, Execution of Steel Structures and Aluminium Structures: Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Structural Components.

Ancon 500 System - Stainless Steel

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Design Resistances (kN) 17.1 27.1 37.5 61.2 94.2 165.2 254.6 347.9 477.4

Ancon 500 System - Carbon Steel

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Design Resistances (kN) 14.0 23.0 34.7 58.7 79.1 133.8 191.6 263.8 351.5

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 System

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.

Building Information Modelling

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Latest News

Ancon exhibiting at Evolving Concrete 2016

Ancon will be exhibiting at Evolving Concrete 2016 on Thursday 20th October 2016 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading. Ancon will be on Stand 19 for the duration of the event.

Ancon to sponsor Concrete Society Awards

Ancon is proud to sponsor The Concrete Society Awards Dinner which is scheduled to be held at The Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on 17th November 2016.