Frami Xlife is using galvanized frame with Xlife plywood, which has longer life span and higher reusability. Framini is a more economical approach (with powder coated frame and Birch plywood) with slightly lower reusability to meet the budget for certain projects or applications.
Framini use rapid connecting parts to connect two panels. The amount of connectors is relatively less to minimize the workforce requirements. Framini is also light enough to be carried by one person so the assembly time is greatly reduced. The forming time is 0.4 – 0.6 h/m².
Framini can be used as formwork for various applications like for walls, columns & foundations, beam sides, stop-ends and much more.
50 kN/m2 for wall formwork, 75 kN/m2 for column formwork with universal panels.
Framini is using 12 mm Birch plywood (120 g/sqm phenolic coating) which can be reused up to 50 times.
Framini frames are powder coated.
With proper handling and care, the lifetime of the Framini frame can reach up to 8 years. In case of any damage the frame is repairable and single profiles can be replaced (weldable steel). With the replacements of plywood you can achieve up to 500 reuses.
Following Framini standard panels are available:
The heights of 1.00 m and 1.50 m with the widths of 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 75 cm.
The height of 2.50 m with the widths 30, 40, 50, 60 cm.
Following Framini universal panels are avialable:
The heights of 1.00 m and 1.50 m with the widths of 45 and 75 cm.
The height of 2.50 m with a width of 45 cm.
In the standard application Framini can be used to form wall/column up to 4 m height. Higher further forming heights are possible and may need additional accessories to strengthen the paneljoints for lifting, crane handling, pouring and wind loads. (Contact Doka Engineering for further information)
The max. column dimension with 0.75 m wide universal panels is 65 x 65 cm.
The max. column dimension with 0.45 m wide universal panels is 35 x 35 cm.
Smaller column cross sections can be formed in a 5 cm increment.
A lot of Frami accessories can also be used for Framini accessories like clamps, universal walings, tie rods, super plates, lifting hooks etc.
A Framini panel 0.75 x 1.50 m weighs 32.7 kg and a Framini panel 0.60 x 2.50 m withs 44.5 kg - respectively a m²-weight of aroung 29 kg/m².
You need minimum of 2 workers on site to assemble / disassemble the panels.
A 4.5 m wide, 3 m high Framini gang-form panels weighs around 500 kg.
You can use a regular concrete scraper or a high-pressure spray cleaner with pressure rating of 200 to 300 bar (max).