A lag shield anchor, also known simply as a lag shield or expansion shield, is a type of fastener used to secure objects to concrete, brick, block, or other solid masonry surfaces. Lag shield anchors are designed to provide a strong and reliable anchoring solution, particularly for medium to heavy-duty applications.
Lag shield anchors are available in various sizes and materials, including steel and nylon, to accommodate different applications and load requirements. They are commonly used for anchoring structural supports, handrails, machinery, equipment, and other heavy objects to masonry surfaces.
It's essential to choose the right size and type of lag shield anchor for the specific application and to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for proper installation. Overloading a lag shield anchor or using it in unsuitable conditions can lead to failure and compromise the integrity of the anchoring system.