How Sleeve Anchors Work
Considered by many in the construction trade and other industries to be one of the most versatile masonry expansion anchors available, sleeve anchors can be used in a variety of base materials, including block, brick, and concrete. Sleeve anchors come in a wide variety of diameters, lengths and head styles, which makes them an excellent fastener solution for light or heavy-duty fastening jobs. They are also pre-assembled and ready for immediate installation.
The anchor sleeve is constructed of high-quality steel components. Each part has zinc plating and comes pre-assembled in a ready-to-use anchor. The anchor consists of a threaded stud that has an outwardly flared, cone-shaped end. The tubular expander sleeve is assembled over the stud and pushed against the tiny diameter of the cone. The washer and hex nut assembled on the stud complete the anchor, which functions based on a true expansion principle: By tightening the nut, it pulls the cone-shaped stud end into the expander sleeve. This process wedges the anchor and locks it into the base material.