HALFEN USA Inc.
concrete and fašade anchoring
HALFEN is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of anchoring systems for the construction and engineering markets. Well known and respected internationally for over 80 years, the company offers a comprehensive range of pre-engineered and environmentally focused anchoring systems for faster, easier installation of building facades, mechanical services, structural components, civil engineering and tunnelling components.
HALFEN Anchor Channels offer the ideal solution for easy-to-install, adjustable connections. HALFEN Anchor Channels can be used to create any construction connections: faade, precast construction, residential construction, traffic engineering (e.g. tunnels), lift construction, and infrastructure such as bridges or crane runway connections.
HALFEN HZA DYNAGRIP® Anchor Channels are manufactured with a toothed surface on the inside of the channel lips. In combination with serrated T-bolts, the system guarantees a positive mechanical connection. This results in the enhanced longitudinal and dynamic load capacities of the DYNAGRIP Anchor Channel.
HALFEN HGB Handrail Anchor Channels have been developed to enable safe and secure connections of the guide rails to thin edges of balcony slabs.
The HGB Handrail Connection System is easy to use. It consists of two components: a specially designed anchor channel and a high-tension T-bolt.
The HGB channel with the forged anchor head provides a secure connection in slabs with a minimum thickness of 4".
Different brackets are available which allow either assembly on the top or on the edge of concrete slabs. Three dimensional, adjustable connection is possible for quick installation and efficient compensation for on-site tolerances when using the HALFEN HTA Anchor Channel or HZA DYNAGRIP®.
Various demands are placed on balcony connections:
HALFEN HIT Insulated Connection are the perfect solution to achieve the highest standards of quality. Two product lines are already available:
HALFEN has engineered and designed a diverse range of sound insulation products which can be used individually or in combination with each other to provide maximum sound insulation.
The HBT Rebend Connection is cast into the concrete member leaving the reinforcement legs housed inside of the steel casing until the contractor is ready to pour the adjoining member. The special casing is engineered to provide sufficient shear friction within the joint thus eliminating the need for traditional joint preparation which can be costly and time consuming.
The HALFEN HCC Column Shoe is used in conjunction with the respective HAB Anchor Bolts to provide quick and easy installation. The provided connection is simple to adjust and is immediately able to bear load. This eliminates the need for assembly bracing and optimizes crane occupancy.
A convenient fitting template is available to ensure the anchor bolts are accurately installed. This prevents displacement of the bolts during the pouring of the concrete.
This system provides the full capacity of reinforcement bars with extremely small embedment lengths. The HALFEN HSC Stud Connector offers time and cost savings while providing a high level of safety.
The system is available as double headed bar called HSC-HD, or as a set comprised of the HSC-S coupler and HSC-A threaded bar.
HALFEN HSD Shear Dowels provide solutions for a variety of applications, loads, slab depths, and joint widths. Each connector is a two-part assembly comprising of a sleeve and a dowel component. The sleeve is nailed to the formwork ensuring subsequent alignment with the dowel and that the system works as intended.
HALFEN Shear Dowels are manufactured from stainless steel to ensure a high degree of corrosion resistance with no requirements for additional protection.
HALFEN HSD Shear Dowel Systems are ideal for use in expansion joint applications and provide a more efficient alternative to corbels. Eliminating the custom formwork and congested reinforcing associated with traditional concrete corbels reduces overall cost and construction time.
The use of HALFEN HSD-LD Lockable Dowels can save a significant amount of construction time, labor, and material over other building methods. Concrete shrinkage has traditionally been accommodated by leaving gaps in slabs called "pour-strips" or 'closure-strips.' These strips are filled once movement has ceased; however, until they are filled, the slabs must be temporary supported restricting site access and delaying construction progress.
HALFEN FPA is a versatile system that provides a broad range of engineered solutions for various faade panel mounting conditions. The system is available only in stainless steel.
The BRA System is designed to be cast into a precast faade panel and then bolted to the structure. When used in conjunction with the HALFEN Anchor Channels, maximum adjustability and ease of installation are achieved.
HALFEN FK4 Brickwork Supports are offset from the main structure allowing insulation to span continuously behind. This increases the energy efficiency of the outer shell by reducing thermal bridging.
The hot dipped galvanized system provides a high level of corrosion resistance. The HALFEN HK4 Brickwork Supports are a stainless steel alternative for more extreme environmental conditions.
The FK-4 system allows for continuous span of insulation, increasing the overall efficiency of the structure.
HALFEN's technical department uses the architect's conceptual design to engineer a support system for each specific opening. Unlimited combinations using different brick size, span, coursing, soffit depth, and arch geometry can be designed and manufactured to meet project specifications.
The system consists of the Fleming Anchor Channel and the Fleming Anchor. The Fleming Anchor Channel is secured to the substrate and one end of the Fleming Anchor is inserted into the channel. The other end of the Fleming Anchor is bonded into the faade's horizontal mortar joint. The joint is reinforced with horizontal wire reinforcement.
The HFA Fleming Anchor system allows for efficient load transfer of both positive and negative loading into the main structure.
The vast range of Helifix products is based on Helifix` own unique helical design. Helifix has developed a range of high performance stainless steel ties, fixings and masonry repair and reinforcement systems that combine the required strength with flexibility, durability and great holding power in all commonly used building materials
HALFEN Body Anchors can be used in conjunction with HALFEN Anchor Channels to provide 3D adjustability. This ensures accurate placement of stone facades for any application.
HALFEN Body Anchors can be used in both vertical and horizontal joints. Their ability to immediately resist loading allows work to progress quickly and reduces overall construction time. HALFEN Body Anchors can resist both horizontal and vertical forces.
HALFEN UMA Support Anchors are engineered to resist transverse (gravity) loads and longitudinal (i.e. wind & seismic) loads. Three dimensional adjustability is obtained utilizing oversized holes. Six UMA anchor designs are available to meet any project's needs.
HALFEN UHA Restraint Anchors are used in combination with the UMA Anchors to provide longitudinal resistance. They are capable of resisting tensile and compression loading only. The UHA Anchors are commonly used in vertical joints and at edges and corners where vertical support of the faade is not required.
The vertical rails are fixed back to the structure at comparatively large spacings, reducing the number of penetrations into the structure. This allows for quick and easy installation and minimizes the overall impact to the building envelope.
The SUK is a stainless steel system and is extremely durable. It can be used in almost any environment. HALFEN SUK Sub-Structure system is also suitable for connecting building cladding elements. Furthermore, using a pre-installed sub structure system allows for fast and economical installation of cladding.
DETAN Rod Systems are used for structural bracing (tension and compression) where an architectural or aesthetic quality is desired. Available in high strength carbon and stainless steels, DETAN has a vast range of rod diameters and lengths, making it suitable for limitless applications.
Engineering support provided throughout the design phase.
Mounting Channels provide an infinite range of fixing positions along the length of the channel. The engineer does not need to know the final location of all connections at the time of design.
Upgrades, design modifications, and retrofits are made with simple hand-tools - throughout the product's life cycle.
No need for welding, drilling, or grinding - no damage to paintwork or other finishes.
Designed for high beam and column loads, Powerclick replaces much heavier site or shop fabricated structural steel pipe support frames with equivalent torsional rigidity. Extremely versatile, the System's small number of components can be combined to create a huge variation of support applications.
Simply cutting the POWERCLICK profile to the required length and bolting it to the other 3 key components does away with custom welded fabrications; saves a significant amount of design and installation time; and does not require hot-work permits or plant shutdown.
Last Update: 2017-01-06