New ITW TruspecTM Anchor Calculation Software 1.2 Now Available
Glendale Heights, IL - October 2015 - A new version of free TruspecTM anchor calculation software from ITW Red Head® is now available for download on www.itwredhead.com. Used primarily by architects and engineers when designing concrete anchoring connections, this update help with the design, selection and specifying process for a wider range of ITW products based on more refined criteria and code requirements.
The new version of Truspec software, version 1.2, provides users options for different design methods that allow for extra flexibility. It includes an updated anchor design method in accordance with ACI 318-2011, Appendix D, as well as updates to adhesive temperature ranges, per testing and assessment according to ICC-ES AC 308 and ACI 355.4. Additional products covered include Tapcon+® concrete screw anchors for uncracked concrete, cracked concrete and all seismic zones (ICC-ES approved per ESR-3699), Tapcon® original concrete screw anchors for use in uncracked concrete (ICC-ES approved per ESR-2202), and Sammys for cracked concrete (ICC-ES approved per ESR-3699).
"With the integration of ACI-318-2011, Appendix D anchor design methods and ACI 308 adhesive temperature ranges, coupled with the addition of Tapcon+ concrete screw anchors, the Tapcon original concrete screw, and Sammys concrete anchors, users will have the ability to make calculations around the latest code requirements, an expanded range of products to select from, and added flexibility to select between different design methods," said Ashley Mack, Product Manager of Overhead & Concrete Chemical Anchoring for ITW Commercial Construction, North America
Mack said current Truspec users will be able to simply run an update to their software in order to move to the latest version. The software implements real-time 3D graphics, color-coded results and value displays in U.S. customary or metric units, all in a few minutes. Users can predict the mode of failure for anchor connections, recommend the most efficient anchoring size and method, and specify anchoring methods to achieve a desired failure mode.
Product datasheets, photos, and specification packages are included. The software also supports architects and engineers by generating printed or PDF versions of anchor connection data, detailed calculations for anchor connection design, test reports and specification packages.
For more information about downloading and installing Truspec software or to obtain ICC-ES Evaluation Reports, please visit www.itw-redhead.com.
About ITW Red Head
Since inventing the concrete anchor in 1910, the ITW Red Head® family of concrete anchoring solutions continues to offer market innovation and premium products to commercial and residential builders around the world. In addition to the Epcon® line of adhesives, Red Head also offers the Trubolt® line of mechanical anchors and the Tapcon® line of screw anchors. For additional information on Truspec calculation software, visit www.itw-redhead.com or contact Ashley Mack: firstname.lastname@example.org. To locate a Red Head, Buildex or Ramset sales representative in your area, email email@example.com or call (800) 348-3231.
About ITW Commercial Construction, North America
ITW Commercial Construction, North America encompasses the brands Buildex®, Red Head®, and Ramset® with an overall history that dates back over 100 years to 1910. Within this history was the invention of the first "powder- actuated tool" in 1947 and the original self-drilling TEKS® screw anchor in 1967. Together, Red Head, Ramset, and Buildex work to find innovative, quality products for the construction industry in areas of concrete, drywall, steel fabricators, fire protection, plumbing, electrical and HVAC. For more information, call (800) 848-5611.