ThermoPin®

ThermoPin®

The ThermoPin® securing anchor system is a glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) connecting anchor for sandwich walls and core-insulated double walls.

The ThermoPin® securing anchor system is used to connect facing and load-bearing layers for core-insulated concrete parts. The GFRP material is suitable for use in narrow structural elements. Thanks to the attached cap, the bar slides smoothly into the fresh concrete, enabling particularly fast assembly. The fixed plastic ring guarantees correct installation and ensures that the fastening point in the insulation is sealed and concrete cannot flow into the opening. As a result, the bar ultimately disappears in the concrete and is not visible on the surface.
The result is perfect surfaces without visible flaws. ThermoPins® feature conical openings at the ends to increase resistance to pulling out. A particularly high tensile strength is achieved by using exclusively complete and intact glass fibres along the axis rod.

The ThermoPin® securing anchor system is available in 2 designs: horizontal or diagonal anchor type.

The advantages of the ThermoPin® at a glance:

  • cost-effective - low installation costs due to quick and easy installation
  • long-lasting - tested resistance, also in alkaline media  
  • slender - constructions with low layer thicknesses possible
  • sandwich walls
  • core-insulated double walls

ThermoPin® planning software is an extension of the BIM/CAD system PLANBAR by a module for the "calculation and arrangement of composite anchors (ThermoPin®) for sandwich wall and thermal wall construction systems". The objective in developing the Allplan Precast CAD system module was to develop an additional module in which the selection and placement of ThermoPin® Type H and Type D rods for individual walls, entire floors or buildings, including drawings, specifications, 3D design and NC data, is automated.

The ThermoPin® is a certified product, which connects facing layers with supporting layers of core-insulated walls without thermal bridges. The number of ThermoPins to be installed is calculated individually for each wall panel, taking into account the expected forces. The ThermoPins are distributed over the surface according to the geometry of the wall element.

The calculation and drawing of the ThermoPins can be done manually, but is a very slow and inefficient step. The step of drawing and planning the ThermoPin is accelerated by our digital solution, which considerably increases the efficiency of the ThermoPin. By integrating it into the PLANBAR software, we give PLANBAR users everything they need to work independently with the ThermoPin®.

  •     Automatic drawing of ThermoPins in Nemetschek's PLANBAR software for sandwich walls and thermal walls with and without freely suspended facing layer
  •     Manual movement of ThermoPins
  •     Collision control included
  •     Automatic quantity determination

PLANBAR was selected as the software environment because of its strong market penetration in BT innovation's core markets. With this step, we are accommodating our customers and accelerating the planning processes.

Precast Software Engineering is a leading provider of software & services for the precast concrete industry.

The high-performance software solutions PLANBAR and TIM together offer integrated and model-based precast planning with visualization along the entire process. PLANBAR is the comprehensive solution for high-quality, industrialized precast planning. It offers efficient CAD planning and an ideal synthesis of 2D and 3D.