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Dynamic Anchors

Dynamic anchors are a type of industrial fasteners with a weight-bearing capacity to fit industrial objects such as plant and machinery to concrete-made constructions as well as strengthen these constructions to prevent them from destructions resulting from earth movements or heavy loads. These anchors are often made of stainless steel or carbon steel coated with zinc. Popularly used in sectors such as civil engineering; these anchors act as industrial safety tools for industrial structures.

How a Dynamic Anchor Works

Dynamic anchors derive their holding value from the adhesive bond created between concrete and the anchors. These anchors are incorporated into the concrete in two ways, including pre-installation or post-installation. Pre-installation is done during the pouring phase of concrete placement where the anchors are directly cast.

Post-installation of these anchors, on the other hand, is done by either mechanically or chemically into a block of precast concrete. Mechanical post-installation involves interlocking the anchors with the precast concrete through a drilled hole. Conversely, chemical post-installation is where anchors are installed in a drilled hole after a gluey mortar has been poured into the drilled hole to create the adhesive bond between the anchor and the drilled concrete.

Technically, the larger and the deeper the drilled hole is, the larger the capacity the dynamic anchor can withstand seismic movements and heavyweights, guaranteeing safety than the structure’s previous state.

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Benefits of a Dynamic Anchor

Shock Loads Resistance

The ability of these industrial anchors to withstand heavy weights and seismic movements capacitates them to combat shock loads. A shock load is a sudden high-degree force exerted on a structure. Utilizing these industrial anchors minimizes hazards that are likely to affect individuals working around anchors-dependent structures such as elevators.

Seismic Loads Resistance

These industrial anchors also combat seismic loads that destructively affect concrete structures. The seismic load is a natural force that is externally exerted on a building as a result of agitation from earthquakes and other forms of earth movements. Seismic loads are sudden and unpredictable. They are also highly dependent on the structural parameters of a building, and they are likely to weaken and destroy a building with a weak structural framework.

Fortunately, the use of industrial anchors minimises the risk posed by these seismic loads, including complete collapsing of a building. Preservation of human life and ensuring the safety of individuals working in a building are dependent on the use of such anchors.

Application of these Concrete Anchors

The weight-bearing capacity of these concrete anchors validates their use in a wide range of applications, especially in physical infrastructures. Such applications include

  • Machinery such as conveyor belts, lifts, elevators, and hydraulic ramps. Their ability to withstand a wide range of heavy loads makes them a perfect choice for industrial use.
  • Used in the construction of structures such as building dams and skyscrapers. Anchors have the capability to stand firm even when subjected to shock loads. In the event of an explosion or any high force impact on structures with these anchors, there will be very little effect on the structures.
  • Installation of road infrastructures such as in railings, coal mine roadways, and bridges. These anchors can withstand seismic forces from natural occurrences such as earthquakes. To avoid damages from the seismic forces, these anchors are used due to their ability to withstand the seismic forces.