Fixings - A mine field

Published by Marshall Industrial Supplies on 6th Mar 2023

Fixings – A mine field

After doing a bit of research on fixings, I can safely conclude that the fixings category is actually,‘a mine field’ our director Martin Albone, says. I discovered different types of fixings and/or anchors you may never know existed. Now, I will probably need a whole year to dissect this by each type/sub-category of anchor/fixings that ever existed. Tell you what, we will just look at a few industry favourites and I will leave the rest for your personal research.In this research I am going to focus on Fischer Fixings/Anchors.

Today we take a bite on:

Steel Anchor

Steel anchors are a mechanical anchoring solution for heavy loads in concrete. Anchorings in cracked and non-cracked concrete, indoors and outdoors, in highly corrosive atmospheres, and with special demands for fire and earthquake protection require the use of high-quality products that have been specially checked and mostly also approved for the applications at hand. fischer offers optimum anchoring solutions with different functional principles for various applications. All offer top ease of installation and load-bearing capacity - which means top safety, too.

(Image from Fischer Website) Sleeve anchor FSA-B

The fischer sleeve anchor FSA-B is made from zinc-plated steel with a nut and washer for structural anchors made from zinc-plated steel. The fischer sleeve anchor is ideal for the fixation of non-safety-relevant anchorings such as cantilevers, handrails, and cable trays in non-cracked concrete. The optimised anchor geometry offers a high shear load resistance and a high level of safety. The FSA-B is installed in a time-saving push-through installation. During tightening, the cone is pulled into the expansion sleeve and expands it against the drill hole wall. The recesses act as a crumple zone to take the torque slippage. In this way, the fixture is pulled onto the base material.