ITW Red Head has introduced the new Tapcon+ concrete screw anchor, an IBC compliant product approved for use in cracked and uncracked concrete and seismic zones. Quicker and easier to install than traditional wedge anchors - and larger in size than the original blue screw anchor for concrete developed by sister brand ITW Buildex in 1976 - Tapcon+ is an excellent alternative to wedge anchors commonly used in the marketplace and delivers equal or better holding value.
Ideal for multiple applications including drywall, railings, racking and conveyor systems, and steel column base plates, Tapcon+ outperforms wedge anchors in tension, shear, and anchor spacing. It also is much easier to install than wedge anchors - reducing installation time by as much as half - and one of the many significant benefits Tapcon+ delivers, points out J. Schneider, marketing director for ITW Commercial Construction, North America.
“The new Tapcon+ concrete screw anchor offers excellent performance while meeting or exceeding competitive screw and wedge anchoring products. They install faster by as much as 50%, are removable for temporary fixing, and provide tremendous cost-in-place savings on the job site,” says Schneider.
“When this product was in the development stage, we solicited some great feedback and applied what we learned into Tapcon+. Since then it has earned recognition with many third-party compliance and approvals, including ICC-ES Report No. 3699. When you take into account that it is approved for concrete in cracked, uncracked, and seismic conditions, plus the many other benefits, Tapcon+ is well suited for use on any job.”
Tapcon+ relies on patented Advanced Threadform Technology to more efficiently tap and engage the concrete, as well as Blue ClimaSeal for superior corrosion protection. The induction hardened tip bites into harder concrete, increasing pullout capacity. It is available in three anchor diameters - 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2" - ranging in length from 2-1/4” to 6”.