Anchor channels

An anchor channel is a fastening system that consists of a channel profile with permanently attached anchors and channel bolts. The channel profile with the anchors is fastened to the formwork prior to concreting and then cast in. The anchor channel is anchored in concrete through a form-fit between the anchor and the concrete member. The element to be attached is later fastened to the embedded channel profile with the channel bolt. The bolt head transmits the loads via the channel lips into the channel profile. There are channels with smooth channel lips and bolt heads and channels with serrated channel lips and bolt heads. Anchor channels allow flexible fastening along the channel axis.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for anchor channels. European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued.

Furthermore, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) for construction techniques comprising anchor channels for which there are no conclusive technical rules.

Please also refer to the applicable design and execution rules, cf., in particular, MVV TB, Part A 1 and Annex 2, as well as the following information and technical rules.

Technical rules

DIN EN 1992-4:2019-04 Eurocode 2 - Design of concrete structures - Part 4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete

DIN EN 1992-4/NA:2019-04 National Annex - Nationally determined parameters - Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete

EAD 330008-03-0601 Anchor channels (Full text version not yet published)

EAD 330008-02-0601 Anchor channels (91 pages)

Version: February 2016; OJEU 2016/C 248/06; EOTA

EAD 330008-03-0601 Anchor channels (106 pages)

Version: May 2018; Decision (EU) 2021/1789; superseding technical specification EAD 330008-02-0601; EOTA

Principles, guidance, recommendations

Bemessungsverfahren für Ankerschienen (2 pages)

Entwurf; Stand: August 2020; Deutsches Anwendungsdokument zu EOTA TR 047 vom März 2018, die Anhörung zu diesem Entwurf endete am 25. Oktober 2020

EOTA TR047 Design of anchor channels (61 pages)

Version: September 2015, amended: September 2017 and March 2018; EOTA

Bemessungsverfahren für Ankerschienen unter ermüdungsrelevanter Belastung (14 pages)

Entwurf; Stand: August 2020; Deutsches Anwendungsdokument zu EOTA TR 050 vom Oktober 2018, die Anhörung zu diesem Entwurf endete am 25. Oktober 2020

EOTA TR050 Calculation Method for the Performance of Anchor Channels under Fatigue Loading (14 pages)

October 2018; EOTA

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.

Form for requesting a European Technical Assessment (ETA) (2 pages)

Last updated: 16 June 2022

  • abZ/aBG
  • ETA
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    JORDAHL Trapezblechbefestigungsschiene JTB als Verankerung in Betonbauteilen

    PohlCon GmbH

    Nobelstraße 51

    12057 Berlin

    Z-21.4-161 Z: 12.08.2022
    V: 12.08.2022
    G: 02.08.2024
    Trapezblechbefestigungsschiene PEC-TU

    PEC Europe GmbH

    Obere Kaiserswerther Straße 56

    47249 Duisburg

    Z-21.4-1886 Z: 19.06.2019
    G: 02.07.2024
    MOSO-Ankerschiene für Fertigteilstürze

    Wilhelm Modersohn GmbH & Co. KG

    Industriestraße 23

    32139 Spenge

    Z-21.4-1907 Z: 23.10.2019
    G: 23.10.2024
    HALFEN Ankerschiene HGB zur Geländerbefestigung im Beton

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    Z-21.4-1912 Z: 21.12.2021
    G: 02.04.2025
    JORDAHL Ankerschiene Typ JGB zur Geländerbefestigung im Beton

    JORDAHL GmbH

    Nobelstraße 51

    12057 Berlin

    Z-21.4-1913 Z: 02.04.2020
    G: 02.04.2025
    HAZ-TU Trapezblechbefestigungsschiene in Betonbauteilen zur Befestigung von Stahltrapezprofilen

    Haz Metal Deutschland GmbH

    Leonhard-Karl-Straße 29

    97877 Wertheim

    Z-21.4-1921 Z: 24.06.2020
    G: 26.06.2025
    Nagel-Ankerschienen NA für Betonfertigteilstürze

    Nagel Ankerschienen UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

    Heerstraße 12

    50189 Elsdorf

    Z-21.4-1969 Z: 12.09.2022
    G: 12.09.2027
    Halfenschienen HTA-ES und HTR-ES zur Befestigung von Fertigteilstürzen

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    Z-21.4-1989 Z: 21.12.2021
    G: 26.10.2023
    JORDAHL - JFT+ Fertigteilhalter

    JORDAHL GmbH

    Nobelstraße 51

    12057 Berlin

    Z-21.4-2014 Z: 11.02.2019
    G: 12.02.2024
    PEC-ES-28/15 und PEC-ES-38/17 Ankerschienen zur Verankerung in Fertigteilstürzen

    PEC Europe GmbH

    Obere Kaiserswerther Straße 56

    47249 Duisburg

    Z-21.4-2046 Z: 02.07.2020
    G: 27.06.2025
    HALFEN Trapezblechbefestigung HTU-S als Verankerung in Betonfertigteilen

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    Z-21.4-2096 Z: 20.01.2022
    G: 17.12.2023
    HAZ-ES-Ankerschienen für Fertigteilstürze

    Haz Metal Deutschland GmbH

    Leonhard-Karl-Straße 29

    97877 Wertheim

    Z-21.4-2107 Z: 17.05.2019
    G: 17.05.2024
    HALFEN Trapezblechbefestigungsschienen HTU 60/22/3 und HTU 60/22/6 als Verankerung in Betonbauteilen

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    Z-21.4-84 Z: 10.12.2021
    G: 02.08.2023
  • Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
    Jordahl-anchor channel JTA

    PohlCon GmbH

    Nobelstraße 51

    12057 Berlin

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-09/0338 20.09.2022
    Halfen anchor channel HTA

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-09/0339 07.12.2021
    Hilti anchor channels (HAC) with channel bolts (HBC)

    Hilti AG

    Feldkircherstraße 100

    9494 Schaan

    FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN

    ETA-11/0006 24.10.2022
    Modersohn Anchor Channel MBA

    Wilhelm Modersohn GmbH & Co. KG

    Industriestraße 23

    32139 Spenge

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-13/0224 03.03.2022
    Yuanda anchor channel

    Yuanda Europe Ltd.

    Uferstrasse 90

    4057 BASEL

    SCHWEIZ

    ETA-13/0537 04.09.2018
    BGW Bohr anchor channels with channel bolts

    BGW-Bohr GmbH

    Kastanienstraße 10

    97854 Steinfeld

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-16/0387 07.08.2017
    Halfen Anchor Channel HTA 40/22P and 50/30P

    Halfen GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-16/0453 23.09.2016
    Edilmatic anchor channels and channel bolts

    EDILMATIC srl

    Via Gonzaga 11

    46020 PEGOGNAGA

    ITALIEN

    ETA-16/0560 17.07.2017
    Anchor channels (HAC-C) with channel bolts (HBC)

    PEC Europe GmbH

    Obere Kaiserswerther Straße 56

    47249 Duisburg

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-16/0929 21.12.2020
    Dumbo anchor channels with Dumbo channel bolts

    Reuß-Seifert GmbH

    Wuppertaler Straße 77

    45549 Sprockhövel

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0299 12.09.2017
    JORDAHL Anchor channel JTA W40/22+ and W50/30+

    JORDAHL GmbH

    Nobelstraße 51

    12057 Berlin

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0300 19.02.2018
    Anchor channels (HAC-C) with channel bolts (HBC)

    Hilti AG

    Feldkircherstraße 100

    9494 Schaan

    FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN

    ETA-17/0336 09.11.2020
    HAZ METAL - Anchor Channel HMPR

    Haz Metal Deutschland GmbH

    Leonhard-Karl-Straße 29

    97877 Wertheim

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0549 12.11.2019
    HALFEN Anchor Channel HZA-PS 53/34

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0728 23.02.2022
    fischer Anchor Channel FES with fischer Channel Bolts FBC

    fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG

    Klaus-Fischer-Straße 1

    72178 Waldachtal

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-18/0862 16.06.2020
    Anchor channel DCR with channel bolts DCT

    PRUDENTIAL (Shanghai)

    International Trading Company Ltd

    No. 51, Nanheng Street, Jinshan District

    SHANGHAI CITY (201802)

    VOLKSREPUBLIK CHINA

    ETA-20/0608 16.07.2021
    HALFEN serrated anchor channel HZA

    Leviat GmbH

    Liebigstraße 14

    40764 Langenfeld

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-20/1081 15.07.2022
    fischer Serrated Anchor Channel InnoLock FES-RS-S with fischer Serrated Channel Bolts FBC-S

    fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG

    Klaus-Fischer-Straße 1

    72178 Waldachtal

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-22/0035 01.08.2022

Beatrix Wittstock
Head of Section – Fastening and Reinforcing Techniques, Stairs

Phone +49 30 78730-267
Email bwi(at)dibt(.)de

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