Framed formwork Framax Xlife

The high-per­form­ing steel-framed formwork for crane-as­sist­ed forming of large ar­eas

Framax Xlife is the framed formwork sys­tem that us­es on­ly a very few dif­fer­ent pan­el for­mats to achieve a con­sis­tent 15 cm in­cre­ment-grid, no mat­ter whether the pan­els are stood up­right or on their sides. All the con­nec­tors and accessories fit seam­less­ly in­to this grid – mak­ing for fast forming-times and high ef­fi­cien­cy.


be­cause of its out­s­tand­ing sys­tem at­tributes 

  • high num­bers of re­peat us­es made pos­si­ble by its ex­cel­lent man­u­fac­tur­ing qual­i­ty and ex­tra-durable Xlife-sheet
  • small­er num­ber of (ex­pen­sive) clo­sure zones, due to the con­sis­tent 15 cm in­cre­ment grid
  • the wide­ly spaced form-ties (1.35 m apart) save up to twelve per­cent of the costs for ties and fin­ish­ing-work on tie-holes
  • gal­vanised, pow­der-coat­ed steel frame, for long lifes­pan
  • com­pact gang-forms mean less crane time is re­quired
  • us­ing the sin­gle-side-op­er­able ty­ing sys­tem Monotec op­ti­mis­es work­flows in confined spaces as well

Rapid work­ing
as so few work­steps are in­volved 

  • forming-times are kept short by the wide­ly spaced form-ties (up to 1.35 m apart)
  • rapid forming pos­si­ble thanks to large-area gangs or ex­tra-large pan­els
  • with a high-pres­sure wash­er, fi­nal and in­ter­me­di­ate clean­ing is easy, thanks to the pan­els' pow­der-coat­ed frames and stur­dy timber-plas­tic composite sheets

Easy han­dling and plan­n­ing
thanks to prac­ti­cal pan­el size-grid 

  • the in­ge­nious­ly co-or­d­i­nat­ed pan­el for­mats, with their log­i­cal size-grid, help you make op­ti­mum use of formwork com­mis­sion­ing quan­ti­ties
  • hav­ing on­ly five pan­el widths makes for easy plan­n­ing and forming, and ef­fi­cient lo­gis­tics

Su­perla­tive con­crete re­sults
fa­cil­i­tat­ed by prac­ti­cal prod­uct de­tails 

  • clean con­crete fin­ish from the high-grade Xlife sheet with its plas­tic-en­hanced sur­face
  • the in­ge­nious­ly co-or­d­i­nat­ed pan­el size-grid per­mits a neat joint pat­tern even when com­bin­ing up­right and hor­i­zon­tal pan­els
  • no screw im­prints in the con­crete, as the formwork sheet is screwed on from the rear
  • the neat neg­a­tive frame-im­prints in the con­crete min­imise any fin­ish­ing-work

Com­pre­hen­sive work­place safe­ty
with com­pat­i­ble lad­der­ways and work­ing plat­forms 

  • safe ver­ti­cal ac­cess with the Lad­der sys­tem XS
  • work­place safe­ty on all sides with the Platform sys­tem Xsafe plus
  • prac­ti­cal accessories – such as pan­el struts, lift­ing/re­po­si­tion­ing de­vices, 3-in-1 pole tool etc. – make for safe, easy han­dling of the formwork



Framax Xlife

  • The ingeniously co-ordinated panel formats let you get the greatest possible use out of the formwork
  • 15 cm grid, achieved with only five widths and three heights, simplifies planning, forming and logistics on the site
  • the frames come with practical cross boreholes that simplify work on stop-ends, corners and columns
  • stable galvanised powder-coated steel frames ensure plane concrete surfaces

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

Framax ex­tra-large pan­els

  • for large-area formwork units, meaning fewer inter-panel connections and short repositioning times
  • the panels can be used facing one another in the upright
  • the large-area elements are especially suitable for producing fair-faced concrete

Shaft formwork with Framax strip­ping corn­er I

The Framax stripping corner I was designed specifically for use with shaft formwork. It enables the formwork to be closed and opened in accordance with accident protection regulations, i.e. without using the crane, simply by operating easy-to-turn spindles with a reinforcement rod or the convenient ratchet. It is then lifted and reset in one piece, thus saving crane-time. The Framax stripping corner I is also suitable for use on pilasters and as an inside corner on wall formwork.


With its 15 cm clamping range, the Framax multi-function clamp matches the panel size-grid exactly. This means that only one closure is needed per wall plane.

Framax 3-in-1 pole tool

For operating the lifting hook safely from ground level, for plumbing and aligning the formwork and for pulling out double-headed nails.

Uni­ver­sal pan­el SCC

This makes it possible to place self-compacting concrete (SCC) by pumping it into the formwork from below. It can be used for both walls and stop-ends.


The wide form-tie spacing of up to 1.35 m delivers huge cost-savings. The large, conical form-tie sleeves in the panels enable them to be stood at an angle on one or both sides, and to be height-mismatched.

Monotec ty­ing sys­tem

Allows form-tie points to be prepared quickly and reliably by just one man. This ergonomically comfortable option for manipulating the ties from just one side of the formwork saves time, and thus shortens the forming-times.

Fitt­ing the Monotec ty­ing sys­tem

The combination nut is both the panel connector and the form-tie nut. It holds the panels together on the side that is put up first. On the extra-large panels, the form-tie nuts are bolted onto the frame profile. After the formwork has been closed, the Monotec ties are fitted from one side and tightened with the Monotec ratchet.

Wall thick­ness­es with Monotec ty­ing sys­tem

Only two different types of conical Monotec tie are needed for economically forming wall thicknesses of between 15 cm and 35 cm.


In­te­grat­ed wal­ing sys­tem

Connector-rails across the entire width of the panel make quick and easy work of attaching accessories like panel struts, universal walings and pouring platforms, with no obligatory fixing points.


A blow of the hammer is all it takes to join the elements. This makes for fast working, with no need for any additional tools.

Ver­ti­cal stack­ing

Up to a panel height of 5.40 m, the multi-function clamp, with its larger contact surface, ensures self-aligning inter-panel connections. For higher vertically stacked gangs than this, Universal walings are used to give the gang-form extra rigidity. This makes it possible to put up and set down larger gang-forms by crane.


The special hole-grid in Framax Xlife universal panels makes them ideally suitable for cost-saving forming of outside corners, wall junctions, stop-ends and columns.

Corn­ers and junc­tions

Corners at any angle, stop-ends and T-junctions can all be formed swiftly and dependably using the inside corners, hinged corners and versatile Universal panel from the Framax "construction kit". This is the way to avoid costly field-built solutions.

Work­ing safe­ly, with the Platform sys­tem Xsafe plus

These pre-assembled, fold-out working platforms, with their integral front/rear and side railings, ladders and self-closing manhole lids, are ready for immediate use and bring about decisive improvements in workplace safety.