Fischer launches DuoPower smart plug
Fischer has recently launched the DuoPower, a revolutionary two-component general fixing plug which is able to decide autonomously whether to expand, fold or knot in the construction material
Fischer has recently launched the DuoPower, a revolutionary two-component general fixing plug which is able to decide autonomously whether to expand, fold or knot in the construction material.
The plug is tested and verified to handle much higher loads than the industry average in all solid, perforated and board building materials.
DuoPower, this newly developed two-component fixing solution consists of two synthetic materials: nylon and polypropylene. This varying materiality is mirrored in the optical design by the colours red and grey. The new, exceptional and attractive design makes for a strong recognition value and strengthens the brand position, says a spokesman for the Germany-based company.
The new fischer fixing does not just excel in looks; it is, in addition both strong and smart. Depending on the construction material, DuoPower activates the functioning principle best suited for the task thus guaranteeing the best load bearing capacity in solid and perforated masonry as well as in board materials.
With its two components and three functioning principles (expanding, folding, knotting), DuoPower greatly expands its range of applications and easily copes with additional building materials and high load requirements.
The red expansion wings support the safe wedging in solid materials and, in addition to the grey main body, offer extra safety. DuoPower, therefore displays a considerably higher load-bearing capacity. The fixing expands in concrete and solid brick, folds in perforated brick and folds or knots in board materials. “These features make the new DuoPower the most-talented all-rounder among general fixings solutions and opens the door for users to a completely new performance class. In concrete, for example, the DuoPower is capable of bearing loads up to 2.0 kN (200 kg) and up to 1,85 kN (185 kg) in solid sandlime bricks,” he explains.
The combination of the red soft and the grey hard components ensures optimally tuned, easy screwing and tightening torques. The diameter of the screw can vary without the plug losing its high load-bearing capacity. Thus the user is given the best possible response by the anchor (feel-good factor) in order to ensure the best fixing. “He senses the moment when the plug fits perfectly and thus safely. The screw is easy to work with, does not overwind and tightens powerfully at the end of the installation,” he emphasizes.
DuoPower’s pronounced anti-rotation locks expand into the building material and prevent the plug from rotating in the drill hole during the installation. Thus misapplication is avoided and refinishing unnecessary. A small rim prevents the plug from slipping into the drill hole and provides for both pre-positioned and push-through installations. The short length of the fixing guarantees a quick and efficient installation with shorter screws and also reduces time and effort spent as long drilling becomes unnecessary.
The positioning, guidance and fixing of the screw in the screw channel is made easy by the conical opening section of the plug and the spacious plug neck. The closed fixing geometry prevents the drill dust from getting into the interior of the plug, providing for a better fixing function of the screw.
Wood and chipboard screws as well as hanger bolts are well-suited for the installation of the fixing. To calculate the required screw length, the simple formula is: plug length + fixture thickness + 1 x screw diameter. If board materials are used, the thread less part of the screw must not be longer than the fixture.
From when Mr. Artur Fischer first introduced the S-Plug to the most recent DuoPower, fischer has constantly come up with new and innovative solutions that revolutionize the industry and will continue to do so as a leader in the Fixing industry.