STS Steel-to-Steel Connectors
Ancon STS Connector
The STS system is a compact thermal break, typically used for connecting steel balconies to structural steel frames but is equally suitable for other steel-to-steel applications.
It comprises tension and compression components within a single compact unit, wrapped in polystyrene insulation. Each unit features four A4 stainless steel fixing studs and a thermoset plate at each steel interface.
The system is available in three standard stud sizes to accommodate a wide range of loads. Manufactured to order, the vertical centres of the fixing studs can be specified to suit the exact requirements of the application.
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Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors (PDF, 4.55 MB)
Thermal modelling of a typical STS application showed a reduction in heat loss of almost 50% compared to a direct steel connection. It also illustrated a temperature factor within the limits detailed in BRE document IP1/06 for eliminating condensation risks in buildings of any type, even those with high humidity (0.9).
STS connectors are designed to EN 1993 (Eurocode 3) and CE marked to BS EN 1090 Part 1. The fabricated compression component is supplied in hot dipped galvanised steel as standard but can be supplied in stainless steel on request.
- Thermal plates at each steel interface
- Proven through thermal modelling to reduce heat loss
- Typically reduces heat loss by 50%, compared to direct steel connections
- Bracket fabrication CE marked to BS EN 1090-1
- Variable fixing heights to suit application
- A4-grade stainless steel fixings for enhanced corrosion protection
Ancon’s commitment to business excellence has been further recognised with long tenure awards for two of the industry’s key systems management standards.
The Lockable Dowel has won a 2017 Most Innovative Product award in the USA. It has been named Editor’s Choice in the ‘Materials for Concrete Construction’ category.