The LENTON System

LENTON Mechanical Splices from ERICO, are a taper-threaded splicing system that assures a positive locking connection, providing continuity and structural integrity to reinforced concrete construction. LENTON spliced bars behave as continuous lengths of reinforcing steel bars by providing  full strength in tension, compression and stress reversal applications.

The Unique Taper-Threaded Design

The LENTON self-aligning, taper-threaded design provides ease of installation, consistent performance and durability. It also develops higher tensile strength than lap splicing and provides full load transfer with the slimmest and shortest coupler possible.

Design Benefits

  • Allows maximum bar cross-section to be used
  • Smallest diameter in the industry reduces need for additional concrete cover and eliminates rebar congestion
  • Short length and slim design ensure the least disturbance to uniform stiffness
  • Splice strength is independent of rebar deformation
  • Unique tapered thread requires no lock nuts and provides a positive locking, no-slip connection
  • Any length, shape, diameter or combination of bar sizes can be mechanically spliced

Installation Benefits

  • Takes approximately four turns to engage
  • Prevents cross-threading
  • Fastest system to install
    • No special tools or skills required
    • No power required for installation
    • Splice inspection is quick and easy
    • Reduces crane time
  • Because most of the work is done in the fabrication shop, construction schedules are accelerated

Provides Continuity in Economy of Design

LENTON improves the steel-to-concrete ratio by eliminating half of the bars necessary in the lap zone of a column The use of lap splicing may exceed the concrete to steel ratio of many international standards.

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