Abstract: For anchoring heavy machinery to foundations, previously tensioned stress-level indicating bolt connectors are provided. In a top axial cavity of the connector, threads are provided to mount an angularly adjustable stress-level indicating pin. In use, when the design tension stress level is reached and the connector thereby extended, angular freedom or restraint of the gaging pin indicates that the pre-set stress has been reached or exceeded. Indicia angularly arranged on the connector end facilitate adjustment of the pin to provide upper or lower stress levels.
October 16, 1989
Date of Patent:
January 1, 1991
Arrow Support Systems Co.
Larry W. Chamberlain, Clarence M. Brown, Jr.