The Utility Anchor is a versatile and economical insert for the lifting and handling of precast concrete elements. The ease of installation and high safe working load are a few of the many benefits of this insert.
Utility Anchors are commonly used for stripping precast elements from forms, loading and handling of elements pre and post shipment, and as a pulling iron on site. The Utility Anchor accepts a standard hook or shackle.
Proper installation is crucial for the product to provide the published safe working loads. The Utility Anchor utilizes reusable rubber recess formers to assist with proper positioning during installation. Safe engagement of the anchor requires that the hook or shackle does not contact the surrounding concrete when loaded and the hook latch should be oriented opposite from the direction of the load.