Alignment Washers provide a fast low cost means
of adjusting the position of almost any bolted or anchored connection.
They have been used successfully on a wide range of projects from
heavy civil engineering, such as bridges, through to normal structural
situations and to the more lightweight applications such as those
required to support Curtain Walling.
Any bolted or anchored connection can have adjustment
built-in to allow for site tolerance or other fit-up problems by
using the Alignment Washer. Their use is fast, failsafe and economical.
In these days of very rapid construction, the need for adjustment
is ever increasing.
Prior to the advent of the Alignment Washer, the
means of achieving site adjustment of bolted or anchored joints
was not entirely satisfactory. Built-in channels are fine, but only
give adjustment in one direction. The Alignment Washer gives adjustment
in all directions. Other aligning techniques, such as site drilled
locking pins, serrated plates, etc are either expensive or slow
and often require a high degree of site expertise. Alignment Washers
are surprisingly easy and quick to install. In addition, for larger
connections, the system ensures that all fixings in a group take
an even share of the load. This is particularly relevant where fatigue
or dynamic loading occur. A special Alignment Washer derivative
is presently being marketed by the Hilti Corporation, with our agreement,
for use in this area.
The Alignment Washer, which is a patented product,
has been extensively tested under many varied conditions. It can
even be used underwater, so poor site conditions do not detract
from its effectiveness.
On site installation training is available, free
of charge, but use of the Alignment Washer is so simple and foolproof
that training can easily be passed on to other personnel.
How many times have your men tried to fix a bracket
or baseplate to concrete only to find, when they drill into the
concrete, that the re-bar is in the way? With the Alignment Washer,
they simply move the drill to one side to miss the re-bar and the
bracket or baseplate can remain in the correct position. This alone
can save many abortive hours.
We carry a high stock of Alignment Washers so
that a very fast delivery can be assured. We also have a Technical
Department with well qualified and experienced staff.
Please feel free to call or e-mail for more information
or for further information.