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ChemSet anchors have the benefits over mechanical anchors in several key areas. ChemSet anchors aren’t expansion anchors and this allows fastening with closer edge distances, better performance in soft materials and when cartridge dispensed resins are used with the appropriate sieve or a sleeve can be used in hollow materials. Continue reading
Concrete ferrules are cast into the concrete panels to allow connections without drilling after installation. Threaded ferrules are often used for starter bars, steel connections and sometime props to hold the structures in place. The ferrules are cast in either face down or face up un the panel. If the ferrule is cast face down a ferrule locator will be required and if cast face up, a ferrule support chair will be normally used.
Concrete ferrules can be broken down into several key characteristics.
The material of the ferrule is made from solid steel or tube steel, solid steel offering the greater strength.
Solid ferrules have a thread that is drilled and then tapped where the tube ferrule is just tapped tube. There is also a course threaded ferrule that accepts a coil bolt which reduces the chance of clogged threads and increases installation time.
The solid ferrule can have a foot on the bottom of the ferrule to increase pull out loads where the tube ferrule can have a bent end. The footed ferrules have names like Qwikfoot (the old Klikfoot ferrule), Elephants foot and Big foot.
Coatings are zinc plated and hot dipped galvanised, the hot dip galvanised ferrule needs to be tapped after the plating process to clear the thread, so no coating on the inside of the ferrule. The galvanised ferrule will also have an oversized thread in most cases to accept a gal bolt.
Materials include mild steel, high tensile steel and stainless steel in several grades such as SS304 and SS316.
Makita Australia has issued an URGENT recall notice on their 5057KB Metal Cutting Saw
See below for the text directly from Makita Australia;
December 18, 2019
Dear Valued Customer
RE: 5057KB PRODUCT RECALL LETTER TO STORES REQUESTING WEBSITE LISTING
In September 2016, Makita initiated a product recall for a limited batch of 5057KB Circular Saws supplied out of Makita warehouses between April 2015 and September 2016.
As the 5057KB Circular Saw is a specialised product, we have experienced a lower than expected completion rate of the affected products being handed in for remediation.
Due to this low completion rate, the ACCC has directed Makita to request all retailers who received the affected products to place a notice of the product recall on their websites. In addition, Makita will also be advertising the recall through online media platforms.
As a retailer who received affected product, your Makita representative will be visiting your business to provide all relevant information on the recall to be placed on your website, as well as laminated notices to be placed where the replacement blades are located in-store.
Makita has been directed to request that this recall notice and information is placed on your website for 6 months.
Link to Recall Notice: https://www.makita.com.au/service-support/recall-general-information#circular-saw
The ACCC has directed Makita to forward on the details of any retailers and stores that do not comply with this request.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, due to the potential risk to customer health and safety, all efforts must be made through all available channels to ensure all affected customers are aware of the product recall.
Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd
National Service Manager