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Col­umn formwork KS Xlife

The high-speed col­umn formwork with a folding mech­anism

For si­t­u­a­tions where large num­bers of square and rec­tan­gu­lar columns, with vari­able cross-sec­tions, need to be formed cost-ef­fec­tive­ly and on sche­d­ule.

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Rapid forming
thanks to folding mech­anism 

  • formwork is sim­p­ly fold­ed open and shut, min­imis­ing erec­tion and strik­ing times
  • wide ad­just­ing range al­lows many dif­fer­ent col­umn cross-sec­tions be­tween 20 and 60 cm to be formed in a 5 cm grid, with­out hav­ing to change sys­tem
  • achieves im­mac­u­late fair-faced con­crete qual­i­ty be­cause the form-fac­ing is screwed-on from the rear, and there are no form-tie points or frame im­prints

Re­duced close-out costs
thanks to the high-grade Xlife sheet 

  • high num­bers of re-use cy­cles and few­er changes of form-fac­ing, thanks to the ex­treme­ly hard-wear­ing plas­tic coat­ing
  • the im­proved sur­face makes it easy to clean, al­so with a high-pres­sure wash­er, and means that few­er ar­eas need re­pair
  • spe­cial sheet struc­ture means sheet can al­so be nailed at low tem­per­a­tures with­out splin­ter­ing

Save crane time
by re­po­si­tion­ing com­plete units 

  • col­umn formwork units can be re­po­si­tioned in a sin­gle crane cy­cle with­out be­ing dis­man­tled, which saves crane time
  • up to a formwork height of 3.60 m, the units can be re­po­si­tioned in the hor­i­zon­tal with no need for a crane, on shift­ing-wheels

Com­pre­hen­sive work­place safe­ty
with com­pat­i­ble lad­der­ways and work­ing plat­forms 

  • safe ver­ti­cal ac­cess with the Lad­der sys­tem XS
  • work­place safe­ty on all sides with col­umn-formwork plat­forms
  • prac­ti­cal accessories – such as pan­el struts, lift­ing/re­po­si­tion­ing de­vices etc. – make for safe, easy han­dling of the formwork

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System

Quick to plumb and align

The positioning aid makes it possible to plumb and align the formwork easily and quickly using a nail-puller.

Clean edges

The frontal triangular ledge is easy to slot into place and ensures tight, clean corners.

Framax Xlife sheet

  • very high numbers of re-use cycles possible, thanks to plastic-enhanced surface and special sheet structure
  • fewer positive imprints, due to the sheet's great resistance to scratching and vibrator damage
  • fewer areas needing repair, as there is no splintering and far less swelling around nail-holes
  • easy, fast (intermediate) cleaning, also using high-pressure washer

Util­i­sa­tion

Crane­less re­po­si­tion­ing

When shifting wheels are attached, Column formwork KS units with heights of up to 3.60 m can be wheeled and repositioned on the same level. The four Shifting wheels KS per column are easy to clamp onto the formwork and save a great deal of crane time when manually repositioning the units in the horizontal.

Im­print-free con­crete fin­ish

The form-ply is screwed-on from the rear, ensuring fair-faced concrete quality that is free of screw-head imprints.