The fischer stand-off installation system Thermax is a solution for thermally separated fixation in external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS). The threaded rod has a glass-fibre-reinforced cone and cuts its own way through the plaster and into the insulation material without a setting tool. The cone on the head of the threaded rod interrupts the thermal bridge. The adjustable system is suitable for fixations in ETICS and non-load-bearing layers of 45 mm to 290 mm in thickness. The fischer Thermax 8 and 10 can hold medium-sized loads such as lights, letterboxes, and lightning rods. The fischer Thermax 12 and 16 are suitable for heavy loads like awnings, air conditioning units, and satellite antennas in concrete, aerated concrete, and masonry made from perforated and solid brick.