Prevent dragging the strand over abrasive surfaces after cutting.
Steel can only be cut when cold, using a manual sander/grinder with a cutting disc, or a multi-cutting machine; Using a torch for cutting is prohibited, as it will change the physical properties of the steel due to the heat.
Try to start cutting with the longest cables in order to minimize losses in the coil.
On the bench, observe if the strands have bends or twists (straightening of the steel is prohibited).
If there are any oxidation spots, these must be removed by mechanical sanding with rotating steel brushes or by hand, leaving the surface polished and free from corrosion.
The surface of the cables must be free from oil, grease or any other material that could impair the adhesion of the cables with the grout. For removal, use solvent and tow;
In the case of anchor rods, the free section that is covered by a HDPE tube (spaghetti) must be watertight against the entry of cement grout from the injections. To this end, the end of the tube at the boundary between the free section and the anchored section must be sealed using plastic adhesive tape reinforced with a polyamide weave such as TECTAPE FLEX 48mm or similar.