Almost every brickwork support system designed and manufactured by ACS now incorporates the new Alpha II Bracket.
The Alpha II Bracket has been developed to replace the traditional serrated bracket and offers many advantages including the following:
Lock Safe: The new positive locking feature of the Alpha II Bracket is designed to engage the teeth with greater ease than other systems, locking itself on and preventing catastrophic failure.
Finer Adjustment: The Alpha II Bracket has over 5mm more vertical adjustment than a traditional serrated bracket system. In addition to this, the Alpha II Washer allows 4mm fixing increments.
Economic: The Alpha II Bracket allows even greater loads to be achieved than previous systems, this also gains the added benefit of reducing the number of brackets required.
Installation: The design of the Alpha II System allows all bolts to be installed through the slot in the back of the bracket. This gives you the benefit of being able to position the system before through fixing your bolt into the structure behind.
The Alpha II Bracket has been independently tested at Sheffield University and has been proven to perform on average over 20% better in shear than the traditional serrated bracket system.
Article originally published on 30th October 2018