The composite anchor head is a suitable alternative to the metal bending that is used in many industries. These anchor heads are made of composite materials that include several layers of different fibers that are bonded together with a base resin. These caps have extraordinary features such as high impact resistance, light weight and high durability. Also, they can be used as a protection against electric shock.
Eporod Technical Engineering Company is one of the few companies in the world that has the technology to produce composite caps or anchor heads. Composite anchor heads are also used in petrochemical, construction, marine, and oil and gas facilities.
Considering that each country has its own laws and regulations in the field of production and use of composite products, therefore, in each country there are different regulations and standards for the use of this type of products, and the technical specifications and required tests must also be followed for the production and use of composite caps or anchor heads.
Anchor head or cap is a polymer piece that is designed with ribs. The rebar is inserted through this piece, which has a smaller diameter on one side, and then sinks to the bottom of the anchor head, which has a larger diameter. The outer shape of the anchor head continues as a ribbed design from small diameter to large diameter until it reaches the end of the head, which has the largest cross-sectional area, which is designed for greater binding to concrete.
This ribbed design and the high strength of the piece make the anchor head stick well in concrete and have higher tensile strength than composite and steel bends. Also, this piece has anti-corrosion and anti-electromagnetic properties, which are unique features of this product.
The use of strong and light polymers in the production of anchor head reduces the weight of the part, which helps its easier transportation and installation. Also, the high resistance and anti-corrosion properties of this part can increase its useful life and eliminate the costs of frequent replacement and reconstruction.
Using a cap or anchor head instead of bending the ends of steel or composite rebars is a more advanced method with better performance. The cap or anchor head is a polymer material that, unlike metal and composite bends, has a much higher mechanical resistance.
Using a cap or anchor head, the rebars are installed at the point of connection to the concrete. Unlike the bends, these caps connect with the concrete directly and very firmly. Therefore, the adhesion of caps with concrete is much better than that of bends.
Using a cap or anchor head has many advantages. First, the high mechanical resistance of the caps allows to withstand heavy loads and stresses. That is, the ability to transfer axial and anchoring force from rebars to concrete is improved and the possibility of breaking or deformation is minimized.
Moreover, the use of a cap or anchor head is also effective in reducing maintenance and repair costs. Because after some time, if it is necessary to replace the bars, the caps can be simply removed and new rebars installed, without the need to re-bend the rebars and pay the related costs.
In general, using a cap or anchor head instead of bending the ends of the rebars provides better performance in connecting the rebars to the concrete. This method increases mechanical strength and adhesion, reduces costs and increases the useful life of rebars.
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