DSD Shear Load Connectors

High load transfer / High corrosion resistant stainless steel

The Ancon DSD Shear Load Connectors is the original two-part, double dowel, shear load connector. The dowel component can move longitudinally within the sleeve to accommodate movement. The connector is available in ten standard sizes and can transfer design loads from around 20kN to over 950kN.

  • The Ancon DSD range of connectors offers significant advantages over plain dowels. Each connector is a two-part assembly comprising a sleeve and a dowel component. Installation is a fast and accurate process, drilling of either formwork or concrete is not required. The sleeve is simply nailed to the formwork ensuring subsequent alignment with the dowel, essential for effective movement.
  • They are manufactured from stainless steel to ensure a high degree of corrosion resistance with no requirement for additional protection. Free software is available from us, which simplifies the design of movement joints in reinforced concrete.
  • For a given application, our design program will calculate the size and quantity of shear load connectors required, the edge distance and spacings at which they should be installed, and details of the local reinforcement. 
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