DBI-SALA, a 3M brand dedicated to the fall protection market, has announced the launch of their new Concrete Detent Anchor.   Manufactured from rugged, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the concrete detent anchor provides a simple and safe solution that allows users to connect and disconnect from an anchorage with the push of a button.  

The concrete detent anchor comprises two parts: a socket that is permanently installed in concrete; and a removable detent pin with attached connection ring that is placed into the socket to form a secure, fall-arrest-rated 22kN anchor point. Multiple sockets can be set into a concrete floor, wall or ceiling to provide a variety of anchor points, and the detent pin can be quickly and easily moved from socket to socket, retaining a high productivity level.  

Greg Peterson, Systems Manager for 3M, said that the concrete detent anchor is designed for use not only during construction, but also for ongoing maintenance and inspection.  

The detent pin weighs less than one kilogram, making it a lightweight and portable anchor option for concrete construction and maintenance. Detent push-button operation makes anchor installation and removal simple. The user holds down the button while inserting the pin into a socket preset in concrete. Releasing the button locks the pin into place, securing the anchorage. To disconnect, the user simply has to push the button and the pin will be released from the socket. When a socket is not in use, a cap covers the recess, ensuring building aesthetics are not compromised.  

Shock absorbing lanyards and self retracting lifelines can be connected to the forged connection ring on the detent pin. For added functionality, two anchors can be used as the endpoints for a horizontal lifeline system.