500PLUS® REIDBAR™ is a hot-rolled continuously threaded steel reinforcing bar and coupler system which can be cut and joined at any point, greatly improving steel flexibility. It’s a solution well suited to commercial construction.
The rugged threads are resistant to damage and permit rapid coupling on site enabling continuous reinforcing through the slab.
OneSteel Reinforcing offers 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ in most reinforcing bar diameters (12, 16, 20, 25 & 32 mm), while Reid Construction Systems provides an extensive range of couplers and construction accessories such as nuts, threaded inserts, foot plates, grout sleeves and nailing plates, enabling the 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ system to be used in a wide variety of applications.
Smaller diameter bars can easily be cut using bolt cutters or an abrasive cutting wheel, while larger diameter bars may be cut using an oxy-acetylene torch.
No special tools are necessary to tighten 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ components. Provided the bar is screwed tightly against the centre stop, or fully through the component, whichever is appropriate, the full breaking strength will be developed.
Onsite benefits of using 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ include:
- Economical to splice without specialised equipment
- Design flexibility and simplified detailing
- Wide variety of construction and ground support applications
- Can be substituted for ordinary N Class REBAR
- Reduces congestion of reinforcing
- Increases productivity
- Minimises waste.
The versatile applications of 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ include:
- Staged construction
- Wall to floor connections
- Wall to wall connections
- Column to wall connections
- Beam to slab connections
- Slab penetrations
- Starter bars
- Shear reinforcing
- Tilt-up/precast concrete
- Refurbishment and rectification works
- Wind bracing
- Hold/tie down bolts
- Ground stabilisation
- Rock bolting
- Soil anchoring.
Additional product design and application information is available in the comprehensive OneSteel Reinforcing 500PLUS® REIDBAR™ Technical Manual.