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Slotted Insert Systems


Adjustable connection devices cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework; significantly improving pull-out capacity, corrosion resistance, and performance compared to the basic insert; offered in a variety of configurations and material for both heavy-duty construction (Original PSA) and lighter, more economical construction (M-Series).

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  • Heavy Duty Original PSA
  • Lighter Duty M-Series PSA

Slotted Insert Systems

  • Original PSA
  • M-Series PSA

PSA Inserts and Straps

An innovative adjustable connection device cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework; offering improved pull-out capacity, corrosion resistance, and performance compared to the basic insert … LEARN MORE

M-Series Inserts and Straps

A modification to the PSA slotted insert, utilizing a lighter, more economical construction material for connection areas where load demand is not as substantial. It has all the benefits of the PSA and the added ability to accept either a bolted strap or a notched strap…. LEARN MORE

PSA Inserts and Straps

An innovative adjustable connection device cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework; offering improved pull-out capacity, corrosion resistance, and performance compared to the basic insert … LEARN MORE

M-Series Inserts and Straps

A modification to the PSA slotted insert, utilizing a lighter, more economical construction material for connection areas where load demand is not as substantial. It has all the benefits of the PSA and the added ability to accept either a bolted strap or a notched strap…. LEARN MORE

M-Series Slotted Inserts

A modification to the PSA slotted insert, utilizing lighter, more economical construction material

The M‐series slotted insert is a modification to the PSA slotted insert. It utilizes a lighter, more economical construction material for connection areas where load demand is not as substantial. It has all the benefits of the PSA and the added ability to accept either a bolted strap or a notched strap.

  • The same insert can accept either a threaded strap or a notched strap
  • Utilizes the J-finish, a remarkable new patented 3 step coating process
  • Extensive published test reports to validate performance and recommended capacities
  • User guidelines available below for engineering, purchasing, production and erection
M-Series PSA Slotted Inserts

The M‐series slotted insert is a modification to the PSA slotted insert. It utilizes a lighter, more economical construction material for connection areas where load demand is not as substantial. It has all the benefits of the PSA and the added ability to accept either a bolted strap or a notched strap.

  • The same insert can accept either a threaded strap or a notched strap.
  • Available in a J‐finish coating, a 3 step coating process developed by the automotive industry. Salt spray test results of the J‐finish have shown superior performance to the traditional corrosion resistant coating of epoxy and hot‐dipped galvanized
  • The totally automated manufacturing process offers the credibility of consistent performance levels previously not possible.
  • Extensive performance reports provide the highest level of credibility.
Threaded Strap Anchors
  • Flush placement of the threaded rod allows flat placement of the strap anchors thus eliminating the need for cumbersome shimming
  • Available in J‐finish. The J‐finish applies full protection onto the threads
  • A jam nut is supplied to accommodate the “push‐pull” movement of wind loads
  • Available in 2″ x 3/8″ x 6″,8″,10″ and 12″ standard lengths. Custom Strap Geometries available in small and large quantities
Notched Strap Anchors
  • Tight manufacturing tolerances result in a snugger-fitting connection, reducing undesirable “play”
  • Most economical strap
  • Available in J-finish
  • Rapid installation in the field
  • Available in 2″ x 3/8″ x 6″,8″,10″ and 12″ standard lengths. Custom Strap Geometries available in small and large quantities

 

 




PSA Slotted Inserts

An innovative adjustable connection device cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework

An innovative adjustable connection device cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework; offering improved pull-out capacity, corrosion resistance, and performance compared to the basic insert.  Includes a variety of state-of-the-art cast-in adjustable anchor straps for fastening precast panels.  Our standard 2″ wide welded strap anchor provides the highest shear capacity.

  • Higher capacities, up to 30 kips (nominal), achieved with additional component parts
  • Utilizes the J-finish, a remarkable new patented 3 step coating process
  • Extensive published test reports to validate performance and recommended capacities
  • User guidelines available below for engineering, purchasing, production and erection
PSA Slotted Insert

The PSA slotted insert is an innovative adjustable connection device cast into precast concrete panels used to connect panels to framework. A fresh look at design concepts, manufacturing methods, and performance characteristics have resulted in numerous innovations that have pushed the evolution of the slotted insert to the next level… the PSA slotted insert!

  • The modular design concept offers improved pull-out capacity of the basic insert. Higher capacities – up to 30 kips (nominal) – are easily achieved by the addition of component parts.
  • The totally automated manufacturing process offers the credibility of consistent performance levels not previously possible.
  • Available in stainless steel, hot-dip galvanized and J-Finish
  • Improved corrosion resistance is being mandated throughout the construction industry. The PSA slotted insert and strap anchor utilizes the J-finish, a remarkable new patented 3 step coating process developed by the automotive industry. Salt spray tests have rendered such superior results that traditional coatings of epoxy and hot-dipped galvanized are obsolete.
  • Extensive performance reports provide the highest level of credibility.  Reports include:
    • Test #1: Pull-out capacity
    • Test #2: Pull-out capacity near edge
    • Test #3: Shear capacity
    • Test #4: Pull-out capacity, sandwich panels
    • Test #5: Pull-out capacity, end of insert
    • Test #6: Corrosion resistance
    • Test #7: 30 KIP load capacity
PSA Strap Anchors

State-of-the-art of cast-in adjustable inserts for fastening precast panels to framework. Our standard 2″ wide welded strap anchor provides the highest shear capacity.

  • Available in stainless steel, hot-dip galvanized and J-Finish
  • J-finish provides full corrosion protection onto threads
  • Flush location of threaded area allows flat placement of strap
  • A jam nut accommodates “push-pull” of wind loads
  • When vertical/horizontal movement is desired, a washer between jam nut and insert promotes full movement
  • Tension capacity exceeds 30 Kips
  • Available in 2″ x 3/8″ x 6″,8″,10″ and 12″ standard lengths. Custom Strap Geometries available in small and large quantities
Why A Slotted Insert?

The early use of slotted inserts was in response to a need to move away froma myriad of complex and costly connection schemes and forward to an engineered prefabricated adjustable connection system providing the measurably consistent performance characteristics so necessary for credibility. They were — and are — an easy, safe, accurate, and economical method to locate and connect precast panels to framework while dramatically reducing erection costs.

Why the PSA Slotted Insert?

A fresh look at design concepts, manufacturing methods, and performance characteristics have resulted in numerous innovations that have pushed the evolution of the slotted insert to the next level…the PSA slotted insert!