Salit Specialty Rebar is a leading supplier of cut and pre-assembled stainless steel rebar and mesh.
Couplers are an economical option when lapped joints are not an appropriate means of connecting rebar which can reduce the amount of reinforcement required in a structure.
SSR stocks Lenton regular and tapered couplers in various sizes and provides bar threading services – both tapered and UNC.
Mechanical splices offer greater structural integrity and deliver higher performance than lap splices. Mechanical splices do not rely on the concrete and offer greater strength, toughness and dynamic performance during seismic or man made events. This capacity is verified by third party testing and is typically 125% to 150% greater
capacity provided by the mechanical splice versus the lap splice.
• RHINO Couplers provide a continuous load path and exceed
Type 1 & Type 2 requirements including cyclic dynamic testing.
Type 2 connections are suitable for use in seismic structures when
inelastic yielding may occur and may be used anywhere in the
• RHINO Couplers meet the toughest requirements for slip and
do not require staggering.
• RHINO Couplers develop their strength independently from the
concrete and are more reliable than lap systems which require
the concrete for load transfer.
• RHINO Couplers do not alter the reinforcing steel metallurgy
and allow for the full strength and ductility of the reinforcement
to be developed.