THE ANCON 500 is a new, high performance tension bar system combining the aesthetic appearance of the original Ancon system which was launched in 2002.

The new tension bar system has a 50 per cent increase in capacity and comes in sizes ranging from 8 mm to 42 mm. It is available in carbon and stainless steel including hand and electro polished finishes.

The system is an architectural as well as a structural element. In addition to providing a high load capacity, it meets the demanding aesthetic requirements of today’s applications, including:

• canopies

• glazed areas

• roof structures

• timber construction

Ancon Tension Systems comprise a stylish range of fork connectors, locking nuts, bars, couplers and discs.

Components can be supplied in a variety of finishes to provide corrosion resistance and to meet the demanding aesthetic requirements of many architectural applications. The system can be used to create a variety of assemblies, from simple tie bars to complex bracing systems involving several bars joined at one point.