SURELOCK® spin anchors are flexible high tensile steel strands of specific lengths, resin anchored inside a drilled hole with an innovative locking-off unit called the ‘SURELOCK® swivel barrel’ at the collar.


The advantages of utilising this locking-off device is that once the required pre-stressed load is achieved, the shear ring shears on the barrel into a positive visual indicator with an audible knock.

SURELOCK® spin anchors are made to requirements as specified by the end user. These anchors are designed to give immediate support and are normally post-grouted after being pre-stressed.

These anchors are easily installed using trained support installation crews

The cable anchors are manufactured to the required specifications of the customer e.g. the cut length of the strand, specified load at which the shear ring activates, number of bulbs

All spin anchors are tensioned to the required loads as specified by the customer, with hydraulic equipment approved by the supplier

The spin anchors can be installed in incompetent rock

All spin anchors may be grouted either before or after pre-stressing the anchors.


Check the equipment and the anchor to be installed

Check the 25 ton tensioner as per the daily maintenance list

Chick the hydraulic pump as per the daily maintenance list

Check the strand cropper as per the daily maintenance list

Check the type of anchor – the length and that the other material is available, i.e. the bearing plate with the SURELOCK® barrel and wedge.

Check the resin (fresh – within expiry date) and spinning tool.


Before installing the SURELOCK® Spin Anchor, check the following:

The length of the anchors, always add 0.5m for the tensioner

The type of anchor, i.e. the spin anchor

Invert the anchor and push it to the back of the drilled hole, if 0.5m of strand is left protruding from the hole, then the depth of the drill hole is correct

Check the diameter of the hole. If it is not to the correct specifications, i.e. oversized or undersized, the anchor could slip inside the hole, or not be able to enter the hole

Insert the resin capsules with caps into the collar of the drilled hole and gently push the capsules to the back of the hole

Push the spin anchor with the two bulbs into the hole and give a quick jab so as to break the resin caps

Connect the spin anchor strand to the spinning tool and commence to operate the spinning tool, slowly pushing the spin anchor through the resin for approximately 45 seconds until the resin and its catalyst have mixed with one another

Hold the spin anchor cable until the resin inside the drilled hole has set and remove the spinning tool from the protruding strand

Clean the protruding strand with a clean cloth

Place the anchor bearing plate over the strand through the centre hole until it is flush against the collar of the hole

Push the SURELOCK® barrel and the wedge over the length of the protruding strand, until flush against the bearing plate.


Connect the hydraulic tensioner to the hydraulic pump

Push the tensioner with the jack nose over the protruding strand until flush up against the  SURELOCK® barrel

Operate the hydraulic pump until the shear ring of the SURELOCK® barrel collapses

Never let anyone stand directly behind the tensioner whilst in operation

The anchor is now pre-stressed to the specified load

Reverse the control of the hydraulic pump and operate until the tensioner is loose on the protruding strand

Remove the tensioner and connect the strand cropper to the hydraulic pump and cut the protruding strand approximately 100mm from the SURELOCK® barrel

The anchor installation is now complete. Proceed to the next hole.