ROCBOLT Technologies and ROCBOLT Resins

FRICTION-LOK® Stabilizer System

  1. Drill a hole in the area to be bolted using the bolt spacing, bolt length and drilling procedure as specified in the roof plan, not to exceed the recommended drill hole for the size of FRICTION-LOK being used.

  2. The hole should be at least 2-4 inches longer than the overall length of the FRICTION-LOK Stabilizer.

  3. After placing a roof plate onto the FRICTION-LOK tube, embossed side against the ring, drive the FRICTION-LOK stabilizer (tapered end first) into the drilled hole, using the installation equipment provided, until the roof plate is firmly against the roof.

  4. Take care to align the driver and drill with the FRICTION-LOK stabilizer.

  5. Do not continue to pound on the FRICTION-LOK stabilizer after the plate is tight as you may damage the FRICTION-LOK end.

  6. If insertion time is too fast (than normal), check bit diameter to be sure hole is correct size. If insertion time is too slow, check bit diameter, steel length, proper operating dust flushing/vacuum system, and properly operating drilling/insertion machine.

  7. Slot should close to no more than 1/4 inch over at least one-half the length of the tube.

  8. If FRICTION-LOK stabilizer fails to drive home, roof plate will be loose. Check to make sure hole drilled deep enough, is correct diameter and that drill is in good operating condition.

  9. Keep hands away from all pinch points, rotating and/or vibrating parts, and bearing plate & bolt when inserting into drill hole. Always wear and utilize proper safety gear and eye protection.

    IMPORTANT - be alert for anything in the installation that is different from your normal experience. Big changes are indications that something is wrong with the installation. Report differences to your supervisor.