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drop-in  Internally Threaded Expansion Shell Anchor

Drop-in anchors are internally threaded deformation controlled expansion anchors
with a preassembled expander plug, suitable for flush mount applications in solid
base materials. The anchor is set by driving the expansion plug towards the bottom of
the anchor using the setting tool. Drop-in anchors are also available in coil-threaded
versions for ¹⁄₂" and ³⁄₄" coil threaded rod.
The Lipped Drop-In (DIAL) features a lip at the top of the anchor body that keeps
the top of the anchor flush with the concrete. This eliminates the need for precisely
drilled hole depths and allows for easier flush installation, consistent embedment and
uniform rod lengths.
The ³₈" Short Drop-In Anchor (DIA37S) is for use in solid and hollow concrete.
The short length permits shallow embedment, thus avoiding drilling into rebar or
prestressing strands. The wide surface flange allows the DIA37S to be installed in
deep or bottomless holes.
MATERIAL: Carbon and stainless steel
(DIA37S available in zinc plated carbon steel only)

Drop-In

Lipped Drop-In

Short
Drop-In

Coil Thread
Drop-In

FINISH: Carbon steel: Zinc plated
INSTALLATION:
• Drill a hole in the base material using the appropriate diameter carbide drill
bit as specified in the table. Drill the hole to the specified embedment depth
plus ¹⁄₈" for flush mounting. Blow the hole clean using compressed air.
Overhead installations need not be blown clean.
Caution: Oversized holes will make it difficult to set the anchor
and will reduce the anchor's load capacity.
• Insert anchor into hole. Tap with hammer until flush against surface.
• Using the Drop-in setting tool, drive expander plug towards the bottom
of the anchor until shoulder of setting tool makes contact with the
top of the anchor.
CODES: Drop-In: City of L.A. RR24682; Florida FL 5415.1; Dade County,
FL 01-0820.06; Factory Mutual 3017082; Underwriters Laboratories File Ex3605.
Meets requirements of Federal Specifications A-A-55614, Type I.
Short Drop-In: Factory Mutual 3017082 & Underwriters Laboratories File Ex3605.
The Load Tables list values based upon results from the most recent testing
and may not reflect those in current code reports. Where code jurisdictions apply,
consult the current reports for applicable load values.

C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company, inc.

Mechanical Anchors

TEST CRITERIA: The Drop-In anchor has been tested in accordance with ICC-ES's
Acceptance Criteria for Expansion Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements
(AC01). ICC-ES report ESR-1396 recognizes the Drop-In anchor for the following:
• Seismic/Wind Loading
• Combination Tension and Shear Loads
• Critical and Minimum Edge Distance and Spacing
SUGGESTED SPECIFICATIONS: Drop-In anchors shall be internally threaded,
expanding shell anchors. The anchor shell shall be zinc plated carbon steel with a
minimum 70,000 psi tensile strength, type 303 or 316 stainless steel, as called for on
the drawings. Drop-In anchors shall meet Federal Specification A-A-55614, Type I.
Anchors shall be Drop-Ins from Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, CA. Anchors shall
be installed following Simpson Strong-Tie's instructions for Drop-Ins.

Installation Sequence
(Short Drop-In similar)

Material Specifications
Anchor
Component

Component Material
Zinc Plated
Carbon Steel

Type 303
Stainless Steel

Type 316
Stainless Steel

Anchor
Body

Meets minimum
70,000 psi tensile

AISI 303. Meets
chemical requirements
of ASTM A-582

Type 316

Expander
Plug

Meets minimum
50,000 psi tensile

AISI 303

Type 316

Thread

UNC 2B/Coil Thread

UNC 2B

Type 316

Note: DIA37S, DIA50C and DIA75C are not available in stainless steel.

The anchor is
fully expanded when the
shoulder of the setting
tool makes contact with
the top of the anchor.

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DIA50C. DIAL50 10 DIAST62 DIA62 5 DIAST75 DIA75. Drill Bit Diameter (in) DIAL25 DIAL37 DIAL50 Quantity Body Length (in) Box Ctn 3/8 1/2 Bolt Threads (per in) 20 16 1 1 1/2 100 50 500 250 5/8 13 2 50 200 Lipped Drop-In Short Drop-In Product Data Carbon Steel Model No. For use With Box Qty DIAST25 DIA25. inc. Setting Tools sold separately except for DIA37S. DIAL37 10 DIAST50 DIA50. Drill Bit Diameter (in) DIA37S1 1/2 Bolt Threads (per in) 16 Quantity Body Length (in) Box Ctn 3/4 100 500 Mechanical Anchors 1.Carbon and Stainless Steel Rod Size (in) 1/4 303 Carbon Stainless Steel Model No. respectively. Coil Thread Drop-In Drop-In Setting Tool Product Data Model No.drop-in  Internally Threaded Expansion Shell Anchor Drop-In Product Data . 2. DIA50C and DIA75C accept ¹⁄₂" and ³⁄₄" coil thread rod. DIA75C 5 1. 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 316 Stainless Model No. Setting Tools for use with carbon and stainless steel Drop-In anchors. Model No. Short Drop-In Coil Thread Drop-In Product Data Rod Size (in) 1/2 3/4 Carbon Steel Model No. Drill Bit Diameter (in) Quantity Body Length (in) Box Ctn 1 1 1/2 100 50 500 250 DIA25 DIA37 DIA25SS DIA37SS DIA256SS DIA376SS 3/8 1/2 Bolt Threads (per in) 20 16 DIA50 DIA62 DIA50SS DIA62SS DIA506SS • 5/8 7/8 13 11 2 2 1/2 50 25 200 100 DIA75 DIA75SS • 1 10 3 1/8 20 80 Drop-In Lipped Drop-In Product Data Rod Size (in) 1/4 3/8 1/2 Carbon Steel Model No. 136 Short Drop-In Dimensions Standard Setting Tool C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company. Rod Size (in) 3/8 . DIAL25 10 DIAST37 DIA37. A dedicated setting tool is included with each box of the DIA37S. 1 DIA50C DIA75C1 Drill Bit Diameter (in) 5/8 1 Bolt Threads (per in) 6 5 Quantity Body Length (in) Box Ctn 2 3 1/8 50 20 200 80 1.

(kN) lbs. 4.260 (5.7) 830 (3. DIA75C Drill Bit Dia.520 1. 2. Rod Size in.1) 8.5) 1/2 (12. * Shear Load f'c >= 2000 psi (13.715 (7. Allowable loads may be increased by 16% for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces where permitted by code.770 (12.3) 13. Tension Loads for Coil Thread Drop-In Anchors in Normal-Weight Concrete Model No. The minimum concrete thickness is 1¹⁄₂ times the embedment depth.3) 3.drop-in  Internally Threaded Expansion Shell Anchor Tension Loads for Drop-In (Carbon and Stainless Steel) and Lipped Drop-In (Carbon Steel) Anchors in Normal-Weight Concrete Rod Size in.6 MPa) Concrete Allow. (mm) 1/4 (6. Refer to allowable load adjustment factors for edge distance and spacing on page 139. 2. Depth in.5) f'c >= 4000 psi (27.040 (22.1) Drill Bit Dia. (kN) 451 (2.5) 1/2 (12. lbs. (kN) 490 (2.100 (27.7) 5/8 (15.400 (10. (mm) Critical Spacing in.9) 971 (4.170 (9. 5.725 (16. (kN) 1.7) 5/8 (15.4) Std. lbs. (mm) Tension Critical Edge Dist. Dev. Allowable loads may be increased by 33¹⁄₃% for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces where permitted by code. Dev. The minimum concrete thickness is 1¹⁄₂ times the embedment depth. (mm) Critical Edge Dist. lbs. lbs.680 (38.7) Ultimate Std.3) 1. Allowable loads may not be increased for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces.2) 810 (3.1) 372 (1.0.2) 3.6) 1.6) 2.400 (6. lbs. (mm) Critical Edge Dist.2) 925 (4.8) 795 (3. in. (kN) 178 (0. in. Depth in.0) * Tension Load f'c >= 2500 psi (13.040 (9.1) f'c >= 3000 psi (20.245 (57.160 (36.980 1. Dev.750 (7.696 (7.2) 2.9) 3/4 (19.690 (12.2) 1.548 3.6 MPa) Concrete Ultimate lbs. lbs.8) 2.7) 1. 3/8 1/2 5/8 7/8 1 Embed. 137 .4) 7. 5.7) 2. (kN) 405 (1.080 (49.240 (14. Refer to allowable load adjustment factors for edge distance and spacing on page 139. lbs. (kN) lbs. 4.6) 422 (1.3) 3. Allowable loads may be linearly interpolated between concrete strengths listed. Shear Loads for Drop-In (Carbon and Stainless Steel) and Lipped Drop-In (Carbon Steel) Anchors in Normal-Weight Concrete 1/4 (6.9) (11. The allowable loads listed are based on a safety factor of 4.781 (7. Dev. The allowable loads listed are based on a safety factor of 4.6) Allow.6) 2. (mm) Critical Spacing in.450 (15.000 (17.7) 3.7) 689 (3. (kN) 490 (2. * Tension Load f'c >= 2000 psi (13.6) 6. (mm) 1 (25) 1 1/2 (38) 2 (51) 2 1/2 (64) 3 (76) 3 (76) 4 1/2 (114) 6 (152) 7 1/2 (191) 9 (229) 4 (102) 6 (152) 8 (203) 10 (254) 12 (305) 1. lbs.6) 600 (2.8) 2.0. Refer to allowable load adjustment factors for edge distance and spacing on page 139. in.770 (12. in.800 (61.365 (10.7) 3.4) 8. 3.8) 3.840 (8.1) Drill Bit Dia.5) *See page 7 for an explanation of the load table icons 4.960 (8. The allowable loads listed are based on a safety factor of 4. lbs.8) 2.320 (14. (kN) 10.3) Allow.770 (12.1) 1.100 2.1) 961 (4. (kN) 490 (2.3) 4.040 (4. lbs.8 MPa) Concrete Ultimate Std. (mm) 1 (25) 1 1/2 (38) 2 (51) 2 1/2 (64) 3 (76) 3 1/2 (89) 5 1/4 (133) 7 (178) 8 3/4 (222) 10 1/2 (267) 4 (102) 6 (152) 8 (203) 10 (254) 12 (305) 1.9) Std.750 (7.5) 1.8) 5.3) Std. (kN) 460 (2. Embed. (kN) lbs. in.4) 3/8 (9. (mm) Critical Spacing in.1) 1.4) 1. Allow. 2.7) (6.8) (4.960 (17.760 (47.4) 1. The minimum concrete thickness is 1¹⁄₂ times the embedment depth.7 MPa) Concrete Allow.0) 990 (4.2) 1.8) 2. 3/8 1/2 5/8 7/8 1 Embed.9) (14.5) 923 (4. Allowable loads may be linearly interpolated between concrete strengths listed. (mm) Allow. (kN) 12.7 MPa) Concrete (27.6) 562 (2. in.8 MPa) Concrete Ultimate lbs.0) 367 (1.9) 3/4 (19. Allow.6) 10.0.178 (5.8) 351 (1.525 (6.8 MPa) Concrete f'c >= 4000 psi (13.3) Allow. (kN) 1. Dev.9) 251 (1. lbs.6) 1. inc.000 (31. (kN) 350 (1.8 MPa) Concrete Ultimate lbs.750 (7. (mm) 1 3 (76) 9 (229) 12 (305) Mechanical Anchors C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company.1) 11.630 (46. (kN) 201 (0.4) 3/8 (9. (kN) 1.9) f'c >= 3000 psi f'c >= 4000 psi (20. 3. Depth in. (kN) lbs.

3) 8 9 3/8 10 5/8 3. (kN) Normal-Weight Concrete. (kN) 187 (0. (kN) lbs. Allowable loads may not be increased for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces. Allow. 1/2 5/8 Embed. (kN) 6 7 8 3.7) 1.8) 200 (0. in. Dev. Refer to allowable load adjustment factors for edge distance and spacing on page 140. f'c >= 4000 psi (27.7 MPa) Concrete Ultimate lbs. 2. 3. in. in.2) Hollow Core Concrete Panel. in.9) Allow. (mm) DIA37S 3/8 (9.drop-in  Internally Threaded Expansion Shell Anchor Tension and Shear Loads for ³₈" Short Drop-In Anchor in Normal-Weight Concrete and Hollow Core Concrete Panel Model No.0) Shear Load Ultimate lbs. (mm) Ultimate Std.9) Std. Hollow Core Concrete Panel (Anchor can be installed below web or hollow core) Model No.8) (4.7) *See page 7 for an explanation of the load table icons 1.7) 5. (kN) 2. (mm) 1 1/2 (38) 2 (51) Tension Load (Install through Metal Deck) Tension Shear Critical Critical Critical Spacing f'c >= 3000 psi (20. (kN) 2. Refer to allowable load adjustment factors for edge distance and spacing on page 139.6) (3. f'c >= 2000 psi (13. lbs.8 MPa) 4 1/2 5 1/4 3 1.600 (24. in.2) C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company. (kN) lbs. Dev. 2. inc. (mm) 3/8 (9.0) 1.5) 1/2 (12. (mm) * Tension Load Ultimate Std. Allowable loads may not be increased for short-term loading due to wind or seismic forces. (kN) lbs.7) (0.400 (6. in. lbs. The allowable loads listed are based on a safety factor of 4. lbs. Edge Dist. Allow.000 367 750 (152) (178) (203) (13. Depth in. Dev. (kN) 600 (2. lbs.274 (10. Mechanical Anchors Tension and Shear Loads for Drop-In (Carbon Steel) and Lipped Drop-In (Carbon Steel) Anchors in Lightweight Concrete over Metal Deck . lbs. Depth in.3) (1.5) 3. (kN) Allow.308 (14.5) (3.0. DIA37 DIA50 Rod Size in. Concrete in. Lightweight Concrete over Metal Deck Drop-In 138 20 Gauge Metal Deck Shown * Shear Load (Install through Metal Deck) f'c >= 3000 psi (20. Edge Dist. (mm) Drill Bit Dia.948 44 485 (114) (133) (76) (8.9) (3. (mm) (mm) lbs.400 (10. Embed.0.5) 1/2 3/4 (19) Tension Shear Critical Critical Edge Dist.7) Drill Bit Dia.5) 1/2 3/4 (19) DIA37S 3/8 (9.0) (1.1) 374 (1.9) 825 (3. (kN) Std.2) (2. 3. The allowable loads listed are based on a safety factor of 4.7) 570 (2. (kN) lbs. Dev.701 344 675 (114) (133) (76) (12. Rod Size in.7) 210 (0. (mm) (mm) Critical Spacing in.6 Mpa) 4 1/2 5 1/4 3 2.7 MPa) Edge Dist.580 861 895 (203) (238) (270) (15.

82 0.Cmin)].72 0.78 0.00 5/8 7 1/2 4 3/8 0.50 0.75 0.65 0. 4. 6. 3.86 0.45 0.50 0.89 0.45 0.00 1/2 7 3 1/2 0.Smin)].53 0. fc = adjustment factor for allowable load at actual edge distance. Scr = critical spacing distance for 100% load (inches).65 0. Ccr = critical edge distance for 100% load (inches). 5. Locate the edge distance (Cact) or spacing (Sact) at which the anchor is to be installed.72 0.73 0. 2.50 0. Locate the anchor size to be used for either a tension and/or shear load application.67 0.67 0. fccr is always = 1.72 0.86 0.94 1.fsmin) (Sact .76 0.83 1. Size Ccr Cmin fcmin 1/4 3 1/2 1 3/4 0.45 0.63 0.00 3/8 1 1/2 6 3 0.65 0. 1.61 0. Tension and Shear Loads How to use these charts: 1. 5. Mechanical Anchors * Edge Distance Shear (fc) * Spacing Tension and Shear (fs) 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 See Notes Below Edge Dist.63 0.83 0. fcmin = adjustment factor for allowable load at minimum edge distance.53 0.58 0.78 0.00 C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company.56 0.79 0. fscr is always = 1.90 1.60 0.47 0. Cact = actual edge distance at which anchor is installed (inches).74 0. 139 .92 1. The following tables are for reduced Edge Distance and Spacing.55 0.83 0. 2.65 *See page 7 for an explanation of the load table icons 0.53 0. 3.95 1. 6.65 0. Multiply the allowable load by the applicable load adjustment factor.84 0.63 0.58 0.75 0. Cmin = minimum edge distance for reduced load (inches).86 0.53 0.00.00 1/2 2 8 4 0.59 0.45 0.79 0.65 0.70 0.83 0.65 0.73 0. inc.72 0.92 1.75 0. Cact (in) 1 3/4 2 2 1/2 2 5/8 3 3 1/2 4 4 3/8 4 1/2 5 5 1/4 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 9 Size Ccr Cmin fcmin 1/4 3 1 3/4 0.65 0.45 0.98 1.66 0. fc = fcmin + [(1 .81 0.53 0. Reduction factors for multiple edges or spacing are multiplied together. fccr = adjustment factor for allowable load at critical edge distance.65 0.45 0. 6.45 0. Sact = actual spacing distance at which anchors are installed (inches).95 1. fs = fsmin + [(1 .81 0." Short Drop-In (DIA37S).84 0.97 1.56 0.00 3/8 5 1/4 2 5/8 0.93 1.77 0.84 0.fcmin) (Cact .45 0. 7.91 0.91 0.50 0.00 3/4 9 5 1/4 0.82 0.92 1.00 1/2 6 3 1/2 0.91 0.50 0.77 0.00.58 0.50 0.63 0.90 1.00 Sact (in) Size 1/4 Embed 1 Scr 4 Smin 2 fsmin 0.75 0. Smin = minimum spacing distance for reduced load (inches).Smin) / (Scr . * Edge Distance Tension (fc) Edge Dist.48 0.90 0.00 5/8 3/4 8 3/4 10 1/2 4 3/8 5 1/4 0.00 1.75 0.72 0.00 5/8 2 1/2 10 5 0.45 0. fscr = adjustment factor for allowable load at critical spacing distance.00 0.65 0.69 0.69 0.95 1.84 0.drop-in  Technical Information Load Adjustment Factors for Drop-In (Carbon and Stainless Steel) and Lipped Drop-In (Carbon Steel) Anchors in Normal-Weight Concrete: Edge Distance and Spacing. 7.00 3/88 3/4 3 1 1/2 0.88 1.80 0. fs = adjustment factor for allowable load at actual spacing distance. C\. 3.65 0.Cmin) / (Ccr . 5.50 0.50 0.00 3/8 4 1/2 2 5/8 0. 4. 8.69 0.45 0.59 0.50 0.50 0.90 0. 2.72 0.50 0.74 0. Cact (in) 1 3/4 2 2 1/2 2 5/8 3 3 1/2 4 4 3/8 4 1/2 5 5 1/4 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/2 10 10 1/2 4.67 0. fsmin = adjustment factor for allowable load at minimum spacing distance.84 1.50 0.00 3/4 3 12 6 0.88 1. The load adjustment factor (fc or fs) is the intersection of the row and column.67 0.69 0.

6.62 0. 4. Cact (in) 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 4 3/4 5 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2 8 .65 0.84 0.66 0.88 0.90 0. Locate the anchor size to be used for either a tension and/or shear load application.60 0.84 0.84 0.fsmin) (Sact .50 0.61 0.45 0. 4.fcmin) (Cact .54 0.94 1.93 1.75 0. 6. Cact (in) 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 4 3/4 5 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 9 9 3/8 Size Ccr Cmin fcmin 3/8 7 3 1/2 0.89 0. fc = fcmin + [(1 .00. fccr is always = 1.79 0.56 0.53 0. Sact = actual spacing distance at which anchors are installed (inches).85 0. 2. Reduction factors for multiple edges or spacing are multiplied together. fs = adjustment factor for allowable load at actual spacing distance.65 * Sact (in) *See page 7 for an explanation of the load table icons 4 4 1/2 5 5 1/4 6 6 1/2 7 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 9 9 1/2 10 10 5/8 0. Edge Distance Tension (fc) Spacing Tension and Shear (fs) Size Ccr Cmin fcmin 3/8 6 3 1/2 0.Smin)]. 140 * Size Scr Smin fcmin 3/8 8 4 0.78 0.72 0. fccr = adjustment factor for allowable load at critical edge distance.69 0. Multiply the allowable load by the applicable load adjustment factor.94 1. 2.81 0.83 0.71 0.65 0.66 0.00 1/2 10 5/8 5 1/4 0.66 0. 5.00.65 0.00 1.45 0.80 0. C-SAS-2007 © 2006 simpson strong-tie company. fscr = adjustment factor for allowable load at critical spacing distance.65 0. Cmin = minimum edge distance for reduced load (inches). fcmin = adjustment factor for allowable load at minimum edge distance.86 0.96 1. Edge Dist.72 0.Smin) / (Scr . Tension and Shear Loads How to use these charts: 1. The following tables are for reduced Edge Distance and Spacing. 3.92 1.Cmin)]. Ccr = critical edge distance for 100% load (inches).50 0. fsmin = adjustment factor for allowable load at minimum spacing distance.63 0.50 * 0.45 0. 5. The load adjustment factor (fc or fs) is the intersection of the row and column.48 0.00 1/2 8 4 3/4 0.00 1. Locate the edge distance (Cact) or spacing (Sact) at which the anchor is to be installed. fscr is always = 1. Cact = actual edge distance at which anchor is installed (inches).78 0. Scr = critical spacing distance for 100% load (inches).76 0. fc = adjustment factor for allowable load at actual edge distance.76 0. inc.90 0.45 0.50 0. fs = fsmin + [(1 .68 0. 3.Cmin) / (Ccr . Smin = minimum spacing distance for reduced load (inches). 4.73 0.00 1/2 9 3/8 4 3/4 0. 7.drop-in  Technical Information Load Adjustment Factors for Drop-In (Carbon and Stainless Steel) and Lipped Drop-In (Carbon Steel) Anchors in Lightweight Concrete over Metal Deck: Edge Distance and Spacing. 5.95 1.57 0. 6.00 See Notes Below Mechanical Anchors Edge Distance Shear (fc) Edge Dist. 3. 7. 2.