AAI has recently completed a total redesign of the entire line of floor anchors. Any new installation of AAI floor anchors will include this new design.
The new AAI floor anchor design includes all styles (B, BX , C, and E). It is our recommendation and intent that all existing floor anchors be updated to the new design as soon as possible. For those unwilling or unable to accommodate this recommendation, a retro-fit option is also available using the new design components.
These now come complete as one unit, eliminating engagement issues which allowed the plate to block the tie-down from complettely engaging the anchor. The new, one-piece design reduces the risk o fthis mistake and creates a well-rhreaded connection.
The tie-down itself has been redesigned, changing from the old T-Handle design to a new two-piece unit. The new form adds strength and reduces the number of stress points that weaken over time. AAI recommends hand-tightening only as no mechanical advantage is necessary.
AAI's new floor anchor designs nest more firmly into the flooring structure creating less fatigue and fewer opportunities for poor engagement or cross-threading. The outside diameter of the anchor has been changed from 7/8" to 1" allowing for the 3/4" tie-down to fully engage.