ITR – Position Coupler with Rod
1 – Upset and thread the end of the reinforcing bar using INCON’s forging and threading machine.
2 – Completely screw the smaller sleeve of the ITR Coupler into one bar.
3 – Align the second bar with the coupler while maintaining the allowable gap.
4 – Rotate the longer sleeve of the coupler in the opposite direction until it completely accommodates the threads on the other bar. Secure the connection by tightening the lock nut.
ITR Coupler is composed of two internally threaded steel tubes of different length but with the same thread size. A threaded rod and a lock nut are used to connect the two sleeves together and secure the mechanical splice.
ITR Coupler possesses the same features as ITP Coupler but provides more flexibility in connecting the reinforcing bars at different construction phases (e.g. shear wall to slab connections).