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Corrosion Resistant Construction Fasteners from Elco

Featuring High-Performance Stalgard® Corrosion Resistant Coatings

To meet the needs of the wide range of concrete & masonry applications in corrosive environments, Elco Construction Products has developed Stalgard®, a specialized corrosion resistant coating. Specifically designed for critical fastening applications in concrete & masonry in exposed environments, don’t take any chances, choose Elco fasteners with Stalgard® corrosion resistant coating.

What is Stalgard® CoatingStalgardScrewCircleRoHSLogo

Stalgard® corrosion resistant coatings are durable, multi-layer, coatings that are engineered to provide optimal performance in the most demanding construction applications. These environmentally friendly finishes are free from chromates & silicates and any process, like electroplating, that might induce hydrogen embrittlement & structural failures.

  • Maximizes fastener performance
  • Salt spray corrosion resistance at 1000+ hours with no red rust per ASTM B117
  • Uniform thickness
  • Low coefficient of friction – eliminates the need for post-coating lubricants to ease installation
  • Does not use processes that introduce hydrogen – will not cause brittle failures like those caused by electroplating
  • Durable tough finish – doesn’t come off during handling or repeated installations
  • Eliminates the plating process, resulting in a more environmentally friendly product than those with plated zinc or other finishes
  • RoHS Compliant – chrome-free
  • Clean and dry – no oily residue
  • Maintains drilling and tapping performance
  • Blue, grey, and white Stalgard are ACQ-compatible

What are the Different Types of Stalgard® Corrosion Resistant Coatings

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  • For Induction Heat-Treated Fasteners
  • Proven, outstanding corrosion resistance for most construction applications, including metal and wood
  • Salt spray resistance: 1000 hours per ASTM B117, 1600 hours over 410 stainless steel
  • Available colors: silver, black, blue, white, yellow, red, gray and brown
  • Pantone gray available for ACQ-treated lumber
  • Maintains drilling and tapping performance

Stalgard® GB

  • Galvanic Barrier Coating
  • Standard on all Elco stainless steel fasteners
  • Prevents a galvanic reaction between the stainless steel and dissimilar application materials, which could lead to fastener and/or joint failure
  • Salt spray corrosion resistance: 1000 hours per ASTM B117
  • Available color: Silver
  • Maintains drilling and tapping performance

Stalgard® SUB

  • Ultimate Barrier Coating
  • For more severely-corrosive environments
  • Salt spray 2,000 hours per ASTM B117
  • Available color: Silver
  • Maintains drilling and tapping performance

Construction Fasteners Featuring Stalgard® Corrosion Resistant Coatings at Tanner

For Metal ApplicationsStalgardScrews

For Aluminum Applications

For Concrete Applications

The New Standard for Rod Hanging Applications

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HangerMate®+ Rod Hanging System for Concrete, Wood & Steel

By DEWALT® Engineered by Powers™

HangerMate®+ Anchors are the newest line of rod hanging anchors developed by DEWALT® Engineered by Powers™. The HangerMate®+ Anchors are a one piece, steel anchor designed for rod hanging applications such as fire protection systems, ventilation systems, electrical conduit, pipe hanging and cable trays. HangerMate®+ Anchors come in a variety of styles designed for applications in concrete, steel & wood. Read on to learn more about the different styles and applications these rod hanging anchors come in. Shop now for all of the HangeMate+ product featured below at TannerBolt.comHangerMate+ Products

Applications for HangerMate®+ Anchors:

  • Fire Sprinkler Pipes
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Cable Trays
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Overhead Utilities
  • Lighting Systems

HangerMate®+ Anchors for Concrete Applications

The Concrete HangerMate®+ Anchors have been tested and qualified for use in cracked concrete and seismic conditions. They require a 1/4″ ANSI masonry bit for installation, accept 1/4″ & 3/8″ diameter threaded rods and are also available in a 3/8″ male thread version. Concrete HangerMate®+ Anchors  are available in 4 different styles: Internally Threaded, Externally Threaded, Pivot – Angled Applications & Suspender – Dual Directional.

  • THREAD PROFILE – low torque, fast installation, full concrete engagement
  • STANDARD 1/4″ BIT – no need for specialty bit for installationConcrete HangerMate+
  • HARDENED STEEL – installs in hard concrete and remains ductile
  • THREADED ROD – available in 1/4″ or 3/8″ rod sizes
  • EXTERNAL 3/8″ THREAD – for attaching directly to anchor

Approvals & Listings:Faster Installation

  • International Code Council, Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). ESR-3889 code compliant with the 2015 IBC/IRC, 2012 IBC/IRC, and 2009 IBC/IRC.
  • FM Approvals (FM) – (see listing for applicable sizes and types).
  • Tested in accordance with ACI 355.2/ASTM E 488 and ICC-ES AC193 for use in structural concrete under the design provisions of ACI 318-14, Chapter 17 and ACI-318-11/08 Appendix D.
  • Evaluated and qualified by an accredited independent testing laboratory for recognition in cracked and uncracked concrete including seismic and wind loading (Category 1 anchors).
  • Evaluated and qualified by an accredited independent testing laboratory for reliability against brittle failure, e.g. hydrogen embrittlement.

HangerMate®+ Anchors for Steel Applications

The Steel HangerMate®+ Anchors require a 1/4″ ANSI masonry bit for installation and accept 1/4″ & 3/8″ diameter threaded rods. They are available in 5 different styles: Vertical Applications, Horizontal Applications, Pivot – Angle Applications, Suspender – Dual Directional & Acoustical Ceiling Screw Eyelet.

  • SELF-DRILLING POINT – eliminates pre-drillingSteel HangerMate+
  • ONE PIECE DESIGN – provides solid connection from steel to threaded rod
  • SELF-TAPPING THREADS – low torque to install
  • SIDE MOUNT OPTION – for horizontal applications
  • STEEL DRIVER – spin off feature helps reduce over driving

Approvals & Listings:

  • International Code Council, Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). ESR code compliant with the 2015 IBC/IRC, 2012 IBC/IRC, 2009 IBC/IRC, and 2006 IBC/IRC – PENDING.Steel HangerMate+ Comparison
  • FM Approvals (FM) – (see listing for applicable sizes and types).
  • Pipe Hangers components for automatic sprinkler systems – File No.(PENDING).
  • Tested in accordance with ACI 355.2/ASTM E 488 and ICC-ES AC193 for use in structural concrete under the design provisions of ACI 318-14, Chapter 17.
  • Evaluated and qualified by an accredited independent testing laboratory for recognition in cracked and uncracked concrete including seismic and wind loading (Category 1 anchors)

HangerMate®+ Anchors for Wood Applications

The Wood HangerMate®+ Anchors require a 1/4″ ANSI masonry bit for installation and accept 1/4″, 3/8″ & 1/2″ diameter threaded rods. They are available in 5 different styles: Vertical Applications, Horizontal Applications, Pivot – Angle Applications, Suspender – Dual Directional & Acoustical Ceiling Screw Eyelet.Wood HangerMate+

  • TYPE 17 GIMLET – easy material removal, no pre-drilling required
  • SINGLE PIECE DESIGN – allows removal and adjustment
  • SIDE MOUNT OPTION – for horizontal applications
  • WOOD DRIVER – spin off feature helps reduce over drivingReduced Splitting

Approvals & Listings:

  • International Code Council, Evaluation Service (ICC-ES). ESR code compliant with the 2015 IBC/IRC, 2012 IBC/IRC, 2009 IBC/IRC, and 2006 IBC/IRC – PENDING.
  • FM Approvals (FM) – (see listing for applicable sizes and types).
  • Pipe Hangers components for automatic sprinkler systems – File No.(PENDING).
  • Tested in accordance with ACI 355.2/ASTM E 488 and ICC-ES AC193 for use in structural concrete under the design provisions of ACI 318-14, Chapter 17.
  • Evaluated and qualified by an accredited independent testing laboratory for recognition in cracked and uncracked concrete including seismic and wind loading (Category 1 anchors).

HangerMate®+ Pivot Specialty Rod Hanging AnchorsPivot HangerMate+

  • Multiple threads designed for concrete, wood and steel
  • Rotational head almost 90 degrees of rotation for flexible positioning
  • Engineered steel hardened steel designed to cut through hard materials
  • Torx drive full engagement when driving through tough material

HangerMate®+ Suspender™ Specialty Rod Hanging AnchorsSuspender HangerMate+

  • Multiple threads different thread and point styles
  • Twin lead thread greater thread engagement (concrete & wood)
  • Dual directional thread one part for vertical or horizontal application

HangerMate®+ Anchors Will Be Replacing..

HangerMate®+ Anchors will be replace the following lines of rod hanging anchors from Powers & Elco.

  • Vertigo™ (Powers)
  • Vertigo+™ (Powers)
  • HangerMate® (Elco)

Celebrate the Holiday, Shop USA Made Products from Tanner

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Shop, Build, Thrive with American Made Products

With the 4th of July right around the corner, there is no better time than now to celebrate this great country and shop for American made products. Most consumers when given the choice, would choose to buy American made products due to a number of factors. When you buy American made products, you are helping to support local businesses, contributing to domestic job growth and keeping American manufacturing strong in the global economy. Along with all of this, most of this time you will be buying a superior product when compared to imports.

Proud to Carry USA Made Products

Tanner is proud to carry an extensive number of USA made products, due to their exceptional quality and high performance. With such a wide variety of products to choose from, our customers are sure to find a number of American made tools, fasteners & industrial supplies for all of their needs. To help celebrate the 4th of July we have decided to help our customers easily find and shop for some of our best selling USA made products. Read on to find a wide selection of USA made fasteners, abrasives, cutting tools, hand tools, safety equipment and much more.

Shop Some of Our Top American Made Products at Tanner

Below are some of our best selling American made products, when shopping TannerBolt.com look for the banner below to identify our USA Made products.

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USA Made Fasteners

USA Made Anchors

USA Made Abrasives

USA Made Saw Blades

USA Made Lifting & Rigging Products

USA Made Hand Tools

USA Made Safety Equipment

 

Stainless Steel Threaded Concrete Anchors by Elco®

The Only Choice for Concrete & Masonry Applications in Highly Corrosive Environments

Elco® Construction Products help provide improved building integrity, ensure strength, and can perform even in the most demanding environments. To meet the needs of the wide range of concrete and masonry applications in corrosive environments, Elco® offers three different stainless steel concrete and masonry anchors:

Read on to learn more about the features and benefits of using these concrete and masonry anchors.


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Aggre-Gator® Bi-Metal Fasteners

The Corrosion Resistance of 300 Series Stainless Steel in a Threaded Concrete Anchor

Aggre-Gator® Bi-Metal Threaded Concrete Anchors are made from 300 series (18-8) stainless steel alloy, providing an unmatched corrosion resistance for your toughest applications. The Silver Stalgard® GB Coating protects aluminum components from accelerated corrosion when it comes in contact with 300 series stainless steel. The gimlet point of the Aggre-Gator® fasteners allow for quick starts and make them an ideal anchor for treated, wood-to-wood applications. When working with block and concrete, the fused and hardened steel tapping threads make installation easy and provide a tight hold into the material.

Features:
  • Bi-metal technology – 300 (18-8) stainless steel head and shankaggregator-screws
  • Fused and hardened steel tapping threads and a gimlet point
  • Alternating, hi-low notched thread profile
  • Silver-colored Stalgard GB coating
  • Hex washer head and TrimFit® flat head designs
Benefits:
  • Outstanding corrosion resistance
  • Long service life
  • High strength and ductility
  • Offers greater galvanic compatibility in dissimilar metal applications involving aluminum
  • Thread profile provides quick cutting and stability during installations
  • High in-place value over the life of structures
Applications:
  • Exposed anchoring/coastal/wet areas
  • Aluminum enclosures
  • Hurricane shutters/windows/awnings/thresholds
  • Curtain wall & window wall support anchors
  • Stone facade support anchors
  • ACQ-treated wood

UltraCon® SS4 Threaded Masonry Anchorsultracon-ss4-logo

410 Stainless Steel with Stalgard® Coating for Excellent Corrosion Resistance

UltraCon® SS4 Masonry Anchors combine the proven strength and performance of UltraCon® anchors with the outstanding corrosion resistance of Stalgard® Coating over 410 stainless steel. UltraCon® SS4 Masonry Anchors are the ideal choice for jobs involving highly corrosive environments. In a Pull-Out Test in 4.4 KSI Concrete, full embedment 2″, the Ultracon® SS4 Anchors far outperformed the ITW’s 410 SS Tapcon® Anchors.salt-test

  • UltraCon® SS4 – 3,294 lbs. Pull Out Value
  • ITW 410 SS Tapcon® – 2,666 lbs. Pull Out Value

UltraCon SS4 Anchors and ITW’s 410 Stainless Steel Tapcon Anchors were put to the test and subjected to 1,500 hours of salt spray testing (per ASTM B117). Typical results from the salt spray testing can be seen in the samples shown to the right. As you can see the UltraCon SS4 Anchors show no signs of red rust even after 1,500 hours of salt spray testing.

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  • 410 stainless steel
  • 1/4″ diameter
  • Installs with standard 3/16″ masonry drill bit
  • 1-1/4″ to 4″ lengths
  • Hex washer and Phillips TrimFit® flat heads
  • V-notched twin-lead threads
  • Gimlet point
  • Silver Stalgard® coating provides 1600 hours of salt spray protection per ASTM B117
  • Miami-Dade Florida NOA pending

Crete-Flex® SS4 Masonry Fastenerscrete-flex-logo

Extraordinary Strength and Fastener Performance

Crete-Flex® SS4 Masonry Fastening System is a family of high performance 410 stainless steel masonry anchors. These anchors deliver corrosion resistance, installation consistency, and outstanding performance when working with concrete and hollow block.

Engineering Technology

Oversized Threads: #14 diameter Crete-Flex® Anchors have a .268″ O.D. and .201″ I.D. These root diameters are much larger than standard concrete anchors and help provide exceptional performance, including higher shear values.
Unique Thread Design: Crete-Flex® are made with resilient 40º threads to help enhance thread engagement and “V” notches for efficient tapping. These 2 features help provide exceptional mechanical strengths.

Superior Corrosion Resistance

Special Heat Treatment: Heat treatment is necessary for added corrosion resistance and tapping into the concrete. Typically 410 stainless steel fasteners are case hardened, but this can adversely impact the fastener’s ductility and corrosion resistance. Due to this Crete-Flex® Anchors get a special heat treatment to help allow the 410 stainless steel to retain more of its natural corrosion resistance and ductility.
Unique Finish: Crete-Flex® Anchors all receive Elco’s unequaled Stalgard® coating. In combination with the special heat treatment, Crete-Flex® Anchors boast superior corrosion resistance. Crete-Flex® Anchors showed no signs of red rust, even after 1,600 hours in a salt spray cabinet (per ASTM B117).

Features:
  • 410 stainless steel
  • Oversized #14 diametercrete-flex-screw
    • Shank (unthreaded section): .214″
    • Major thread diameter (O.D.): .268″
    • Minor thread diameter (I.D.): .201″
  • Heavy-duty, V-notched thread with larger cross-sectional area (25% greater than other commonly-used masonry fasteners)
  • Hex washer, flat, hex flange and TrimFit® flat heads available
  • Gimlet point
  • Special heat treatment
  • Silver Stalgard corrosion-resistant finish provides 1600 hours of salt spray resistance
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Installed with a 7/32″ carbide-tipped masonry drill bit
Benefits:
  • Exceptionally high shear values and pull out values
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance
  • Easy and consistent installation

Flex Technology, Is the Industry Leader in Critical Fastening

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With the harsh winter winding down, it’s a good time to check out the damage that has been caused by the vast amounts of inclement weather. A huge danger from this type of prolonged inclement weather is delayed embrittlement failures. These failures are caused by the presence of hydrogen which is generated in dissimilar metal applications. Galvanic reactions between dissimilar metals such as aluminum and steel, in the presence of moisture, reduces detrimental hydrogen. This can destroy the integrity of fastener grain boundaries, leading to sudden and potentially catastrophic failures.

To cope with such failures, Elco Construction Products has developed a line of products that utilize Flex Technology. This state of the art technology incorporates high performance and near immunity to these delayed embrittlement failures. These fasteners are made from special alloy materials that receive proprietary heat treatments and tempering processes. The Flex Technology line of products far exceed any standard fastening formats available. They allow designers and system manufacturers to manage their risks and enhance the performance of critical connections. All Flex Technology products also feature Stalgard durable, multi-layer, corrosion-resistant coatings, which are engineered to provide optimal performance in demanding construction applications. These finishes are environmentally friendly and are free of chromates and silicates, that might induce hydrogen embrittlement, preventing structural failures. To be sure you have the best fasteners for critical connections on the market, shop for Flex Technology Fasteners here at TannerBolt.com.

Fasteners For Aluminum Applications and Anchors For Concrete ApplicationsSelf-Drilling & Self-Tapping Screws For Metal

 

Typical Flex Technology applications include:
Dissimilar metal applications
Windows, doors & skylights
Blast protection systems
Solar panel racking support systems
Building enclosures/envelope
Curtain wall systems, stone facades
Insulated metal panels

Flex Technology fasteners available here at Tanner include the following products.

 

The Right Type of Fastener Can Make the Difference Between Success and Failure

Please find the following informative article detailing the use of selectively-hardened fasteners Bi-Flex and Dril-Flex in the construction of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.

Selectively hardened fasteners with corrosion-preventative coating protect the integrity of the structure and avoid the dangers of hydrogen assisted stress corrosion cracking (HASCC), also known as delayed hydrogen embrittlement. In exterior applications or aggressive interior environments, bi-metallic or superalloy fasteners are recommended.

Labor-reduction associated with the new super alloy fasteners is expected to result in even more significant overall savings, especially on high-rise structures.

Please read further in the following pdf article, Small Details, Big Consequences

Stalgard® High-Performance Protective Coatings

Stalgard® is a durable, multilayer, corrosion-resistant coating, engineered to provide optimal performance in demanding construction applications.

Tanner offers several quality fastening products that are coated with Stalgard® finish.  Fasteners coated with Stalgard finish typically show no red rust or other base metal corrosion on significant surfaces even after 800 hours of 5% neutral salt spray exposure (ASTM B117).

 

Tanner  fastening products with Stalgard Corrosion Resistance Finish:

UltraCon Concrete Screws

Drill-Flex Structural Self-Drilling Screws

Crete-Flex Stainless Steel Concrete Screws

Bi-Flex 300 Series Stainless Steel Self Drilling Screws

Aggre-Gator 300 Series Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Concrete Anchors