Cradle Positioners are to be used to position and hold both horizontal and vertical reinforcing steel simultaneously at the bond beam coursing within concrete or clay block masonry walls.
Cradle Postioners are available in various styles, for use with single curtain steel (1V-1H), or double curtain steel (2V-2H), or mixed (1V-2H) (2V-1H) reinforcing steel configurations.
The positioner is manufactured from #9 gauge (.1483) diameter, 80,000 PSI, brite basic wire meeting ASTM A-82 specification for cold drawn wire and General Services specification QQ-W-461g, hard tempered wire, Finish 1.
It is formed and electrically welded so as to form a cradle which is suspended across the open cell from each face shell side of the masonry unit.
The cradle has dividers which hold and separate the various reinforcing bars. This design provides effective rebar placement, keeping the bars in proper horizontal and vertical alignment, while at the same time keeping them clear of the inside face shell and across web.
Cradle Positioners are designed and made for 8”, 10” and 12” wide units. Special sizes can be made for 14” and 16” wide units if required.