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DokaXlight - The new aluminum framed formwork

20.01.2020 | Canada
DokaXlight is the lightest framed formwork in the Doka product range and, best of all, impresses by combining very low weight with a high degree of durability. In addition to its low weight, the integrated handles also make the formwork easier to manipulate, so you can “take it easy” with DokaXlight.

Impressions

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Whether used in new or existing buildings, at 22.6kg (49,7lbs) per main panel (0.75 m x 1.50 m), the durable DokaXlight is a simple and cost-effective option for concrete components of all shapes and sizes. The DokaXlight can be used by one person alone without the need for a crane, so forming operations can be completed at the same time as other work and resources can be used more productively. With a concrete pressure of up to 50 kN/m² with wall formworks and up to 75 kN/m² with column formworks, the universally deployable hand-set formwork also enables higher pouring rates.

“Because each 0.75 m x 1.50 m main panel weighs just 22.6kg (49,7lbs), the DokaXlight handset formwork is easy for my team to use. This allows fast and cost-effective use in many fields of application!” emphasises Ralf Mang, foreman, Spiluttini Bau GmbH.

In addition to its low weight, the integrated handles also make the formwork easier to manipulate, so you can “take it easy” with DokaXlight. From April 2020, integrated element connectors will be available to reduce the time spent searching and fetching on the construction site. Despite its low weight, the framed formwork is extremely durable and can be used in many situations. The stable Xlife panel with its aluminum frame provides the formwork panel with all-round protection and a built-in tie-hole protector in the cross profiles ensure a high number of uses. Sustainability hasn’t been forgotten in the DokaXlight: used material can be used to manufacture new products or for thermal energy production.

Successful premiere at bauma
The universal aluminum framed formwork was introduced to the public for the first time at bauma in April. The level of interest was staggering. An eventful and successful presence at the trade fair in Munich resulted in nearly 450 specific customer requests. The ultra-lightweight framed formwork was also used in live product demonstrations by the world champions and runners up in concrete construction work (WorldSkills 2017). Three times a day, they competed against the clock on the Doka campus and bettered their own performance each day – 27 m² DokaXlight were formed in a record time of 06:07:93 minutes.

DokaXlight is currently in use on test sites in France, Canada, Austria and Sweden.

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