CSS – Standard Coupler


1 – Slide the coupling sleeve in one bar to cover the required embedment length provided in the technical data.

2 – Using INCON’s portable swaging machine, apply pressure on the embedded portion until it reaches the value specified in the technical data.

3 – Align the second bar and insert it through the other coupler side.

4 – Apply a hydraulic pressure on the other portion of the coupler as described in the technical data.


The CSS Coupler is composed of a seamless steel tube that is swaged on two steel bars of the same size to form a mechanical interlock.


CSS Coupler is widely used for new construction and repair applications where the mechanical splices of two steel cages or individual bars of different sizes are to be installed in-place.


Satisfies the requirements of Type 2 couplers for use with Grade 60 reinforcing bars.
Conforms to major building codes and standards including ACI 318, CSA A23.3, BS 8110 and DIN 1045.
Easily installed and highly efficient for preparing the splice and assembly on site.
Accurate splice length control due to the precise coupler joint.
Highly reliable and consistent performance due to our innovative swaging technology.
Compact design of the coupler to reduce reinforcement congestion.


Uncoated Steel: used with uncoated steel bars in typical construction applications.
Zinc-Coated Steel: used with zinc-coated bars and for other special applications.
Galvanized Steel: used with galvanized steel and for other special applications.
Epoxy-Coated Steel: used with epoxy-coated bars and for other special applications.
Stainless Steel: used with stainless steel bars and for other special applications.