Rapid Industrial Fasteners as Premier distributors for the Fischer FIS EM resin system, used with the Fischer FRA Rebar anchor, opens entirely new opportunities for structural engineers.
Often, existing buildings are extended or rebuilt. This means in practice that the reinforcement of old and new sections of buildings must be connected. Holes to a depth up to two meters can now be drilled for post-installed rebar.
Rapid now offers two special systems which make the installation of post installed rebar a straightforward process; the original fischer Injection Mortar System FIS V, a high-performance vinyl ester hybrid mortar and the latest combination of Injection Mortar System FIS EM, epoxy mortar with rebar anchor FRA.
The systems have European Technical Approval (ETA) and General Construction Approval by the ‘Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt). Based on best performance epoxy resin mortar the FIS EM is suitable for rebars up to Ø 40 mm and the FRA anchor.
The rebar anchor system has been designed especially for extreme tension loads, e.g. at a column base, which can’t be transmitted to the concrete element by conventional anchors. The system is composed of a rebar connected to a stainless steel threaded rod by friction welding which makes it suitable for outdoor use and allows extremely high tensile loads.