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STRONG-BOLT CHANGES HAVE ARRIVED

IN THE ANCHOR INDUSTRY!

C
hanges to the 2003 International Building Code (I.B.C.) have
created the need for post-installed anchors that perform in
cracked concrete. These anchors are designed to function in
the event that the concrete base material cracks right through the

WEDGE ANCHOR location where the anchor is installed. There are significant
differences in the anchor design and performance characteristics.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
In certain applications existing post-installed
anchor types such as wedge, sleeve and drop-
in anchors will no longer be suitable. While it is
hard to say exactly which applications will be
affected, generally speaking, wherever an
anchor is installed into a concrete member that
encounters tensile forces, a new cracked
concrete anchor must be used. It is expected
that engineers will switch many of their
specifications to this type of anchor in order to
avoid confusion between suitable and
unsuitable applications.

WHEN WILL THIS CHANGE OCCUR?
The simple answer is whenever local building departments begin adopting
the 2003 I.B.C. Once this happens, engineers will be required to switch to
the new anchors when designing anchorages. Historically it takes 1-2
years for building departments to begin implementing a new code, we
should see more cracked concrete anchors specified in the near future.
Many Building Officials and engineers are already aware of the upcoming
changes and are preparing for the shift to the new anchor types.

STAYING AT THE FOREFRONT
Through involvement with industry
groups and code agencies Simpson
Strong-Tie has been aware of this
impending change for some time.
In an effort to continue to provide
cutting-edge products that address
the needs of our customers, Simpson
has been conducting intense research
and testing to develop a line of
Cracked concrete anchors like the Strong-
cracked concrete anchors to address
Bolt will be required in overhead installations
the applications that will begin to like this where anchors are installed in the
appear in project designs. bottom of a concrete member.
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T
he Strong-Bolt™ is Simpson’s first product for cracked concrete anchorage. It looks and installs
like a standard wedge anchor, yet performs very differently. These performance differences allow
it to perform in cracked concrete and meet the requirements of the new building code.

FEATURES
• Tri-segmented clip: Each • 316 stainless steel clip: In No need to buy additional tools
segment is able to adjust addition to superior corrosion to install a metric anchor and no
independently increasing resistance, a stainless steel clip special couplers needed.
follow-up expansion should the offers better “memory”. This • Installs like a standard
hole increase in size as a memory causes the clip to wedge anchor: No
result of a crack. expand should the hole increase complicated installation
• Dual embossments on each in size due to a crack. procedure. No need for special
clip segment: Allows the clip • Imperial fractional sized bits or installation tools.
to undercut the concrete anchor: Fits most fixtures and • No Equal “≠” sign stamped
increasing follow-up expansion installs with common drill bit into the head: Easy
should a crack occur. sizes and tools. identification after installation.

STRONG-BOLT PRODUCT DATA
Size (in) Model No.
Drill Bit Thread Quantity MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dia. (In) Length (In) Box Carton
Carbon Steel - Zinc Plated*
1/2 x 3 3/4 STB50334 1/2 2 5/16 25 125
Anchor Body
1/2 x 4 1/4 STB50414 1/2 2 13/16 25 100 Carbon Steel
1/2 x 5 1/2 STB50512 1/2 4 1/16 25 100 Nut
1/2 x 7 STB50700 1/2 5 9/16 25 100 Carbon Steel ASTM A 563, Grade A
1/2 x 8 1/2 STB50812 1/2 6 25 50 Washer
1/2 x 10 STB50100 1/2 6 25 50 Carbon Steel
Clip
5/8 x 4 1/2 STB62412 5/8 2 7/8 20 80
316 Stainless Steel
5/8 x 5 STB62500 5/8 3 3/8 20 80
5/8 x 6 STB62600 5/8 4 3/8 20 80 * Zinc meets ASTM B 633, Class
5/8 x 7 STB62700 5/8 5 3/8 20 80 SC 1 (Fe / Zn 5), Type I
5/8 x 8 1/2 STB62812 5/8 6 20 40
Application: Interior environment,
5/8 x 10 STB62100 5/8 6 10 20
low level of corrosion resistance
3/4 x 5 1/2 STB75512 3/4 3 5/8 10 40
desired.
3/4 x 6 1/4 STB75614 3/4 4 3/8 10 40
3/4 x 7 STB75700 3/4 5 1/8 10 40 1. The published length is the overall
3/4 x 8 1/2 STB75812 3/4 6 10 20 length of the anchor. Allow one
3/4 x 10 STB75100 3/4 6 10 20 anchor diameter for the nut and
washer thickness plus the fixture
thickness when selecting a length.

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