Starter Bar System
Ancon Starter Bar System
The Ancon Starter Bar system is designed to increase the speed of construction at joints where continuity of reinforcement is required, or for fixing applications using standard metric bolts or studding. Use of this system can simplify concrete design and eliminate the need to drill formwork or concrete.
The system consists of a bar (or female section), supplied fixed to an Ancon coupler. The continuation bar (or male section) comprises a straight bar threaded at one end to allow connection to an Ancon tapered thread coupler. Starter bars are available in various standard configurations.
The female section incorporates either a tapered thread coupler, which is approved by UK CARES and accepts a tapered thread continuation bar, or a parallel thread adaptor which accepts a standard metric bolt or studding.
Ancon couplers exceed the tensile strength for reinforcing bars to BS 4449: 1997 and are designed to meet the requirements of BS 8110.
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.