Thursday, 19 April 2018

Rebar Plant

New Advancements in Rebar

To those outside of the industry, most would actually think that rebar or reinforcing steel is the same, as it has always been. It is only a bunch of steel bars in different sizes that you place inside concrete. It is a fusion that takes the strength of one material and marries it to the weakness of the other. As a result, a stronger, the better building material is created - reinforced concrete. It is a process that has been used for a long time in the past. But, there have been some new advancements. This article will elucidate those advancements in the Rebar.

New Grades Of Steel

The primary advancement in the rebar is the material. New grades of steel have been introduced in the production process in a rebar plant. 90 ksi and 100 ksi rebar are making the entrance onto job sites. The extra strength causes less material being used in a project. This is attained because of the reduction in the amount of steel required, in comparison to the standard 60 ksi rebar. And the shrinking in the spacing of the bars because of the higher tensile strength of the grade. Thus, reducing the cost of the project. Although the cost of material is little higher toward the beginning, these expenses are counterbalanced in less labor needed for their installation and the lesser amounts of material utilized.

Mechanical Splices And Anchors

Mechanical splices for rebars is another new advancement. This help wipes out lap splices or can be applied to existing rebar in structures to enlarge or widen the structure. There are at present anchors that can create sufficient anchorage in smaller spaces. In this way decreasing the congestion of reinforcing and the labor needed to manipulate the bars around that congestion.

Process Upgrade

Like other industries, the utilization of computers has changed the rebar industry too. The material is now tracked from its production at the rebar plant to its final cut and fabricated form at the job site. A few fabricators can get 98% yield on stock material in their yard, decreasing waste. They can run mechanized benders that can feed coil stock bar into a bender that can rapidly and productively create complex shapes. Some of these shapes include different tie configurations, accordingly decreasing piece counts and installation hassles. Drawings are completed with the help of computer-aided drafting programs, increasing precision and productivity.


To conclude, Rebar has undergone a sea change from what it was in the past.

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