LENTON® LOCK In-Situ Rebar Splice From ERICO Meets Ultimate Splice Requirements
Oct 01, 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOLON, Ohio – LENTON® LOCK, an in-situ rebar splice from ERICO, requires no bar-end preparation. It is ideal for new construction, repair, bent bar, precast closure pours and 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.
The LENTON LOCK B series couplers meet or exceed major international building codes and Department of Transportation requirements, including IBC® and ACI® 318 Type 1 & 2, AS3600, DIN EN 1992-1-1, BS EN 1992-1-1, Sellafield Ltd., NZ 3101, CalTrans Service and CalTrans Ultimate Splice requirement. LENTON LOCK is recognized by IAPMO® Evaluation Service (Report 0129).
The LENTON LOCK S series provides many of the same great benefits as the B series, but is a smaller size. IAPMO Report 0129 shows LENTON LOCK S series couplers meet or exceed major international building codes and Department of Transportation requirements, including ACI 318 Type 1 and IBC Type 1 on ASTM® A615 and ASTM A706 grade 60 rebar. The LENTON LOCK S series is Caltrans prequalified for service applications and is also released for use for ACI/IBC Type 2 applications using ASTM A706 grade 60 rebar.
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. LENTON LOCK couplers are available in sizes #4 (12 mm) through #18 (57 mm) and can be used as a one-step transition.
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 U.S. and international rebar grades.
For more information or for a copy of the IAPMO report, please call 1-800-248-2677 or visit www.erico.com.
ERICO is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of superior engineered electrical and fastening products for niche electrical, mechanical and concrete applications.. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with operations in more than 30 countries and sales and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO products are sold under market-leading brands: CADDY® fixing, fastening and support products; ERICO® electrical grounding, bonding and connectivity products; and LENTON® engineered systems for concrete reinforcement.
ACI is a registered trademark of the American Concrete Institute. ASTM is a registered trademark of American Society for Testing and Materials. IBC is a registered trademark of the International Code Council Inc. IAPMO is a registered trademark of International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials. Patent Numbers: 7,107,735, 7,093,402. Additional patents in other countries.
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