Bracket Angle Support
Ancon MDC is a continuous shelf angle which can carry over 8 metres of masonry and accommodate any width of cavity from 40mm in its standard form. Brackets are welded to the angle and the material content of both components is optimised to ensure the most economic solution is designed.
There are several variations of the standard MDC System that allow the shelf angle to be positioned anywhere from the top of the bracket to a position below the bottom of the bracket.
MDC/P has the bracket projecting below the structure
MDC/R has a reversed angle
MDC/I is an inverted system with the angle at the top of the bracket
MDC with Stirrups
Soldier courses can be suspended from MDC systems by using stirrups at 225mm centres. The stirrups fit over the angle and stitching rods span between the stirrups, supporting cored or holed bricks.
Ancon can provide drawings showing the location of the fixings (cast-in channels for concrete frames, bolt positions for steel frames). Bracket angle units will be referenced and scheduled and all details submitted for approval before manufacture.
MDC with 36/8 Channel and Hangers Supporting a Soldier Course
MDC with Closer Plate Welded to Underside
The Ancon MDC system can be supplied with extra components to suit the application e.g. closer plates.
MDC with Expanded Metal Welded to Underside
The Ancon MDC system can be supplied with extra components to suit the application e.g. expanded metal.
Details for Specification and Ordering
Ancon MDC Systems are tailored to suit each contract, and are based on the cavity size at the support and the masonry load to be carried. Ancon will design an economical configuration of channel, bracket and angle.
Specification is as follows:
e.g. MDC / R / 50 / 6.6
Ancon will design a system with a reversed angle to suit a 50mm cavity and carry 6.6 kN/metre run of masonry.
Some applications demand that the support leg is below the soffit of the structure. Where this is no more than 150mm, this can be specified as a suffix to the standard reference by . . . . . . P projection.
e.g. MDC / 50 / 6.6 / P 75
Ancon will design a standard system to suit a 50mm cavity, carry 6.6kN/m, with a bracket projection of 75mm.
AnconOptima Non-Welded Bracket System
Unlike welded systems, the brackets and angles of an AnconOptima system are supplied as separate components. This provides greater flexibility in the final fixing position of the brackets - ideal for post-tensioned concrete. Contact Ancon for more information.
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.