1. Is Elematic’s wall production line available with a shuttering robot?
Yes it is. Elematic EDGE wall production lines are specifically designed to be used with shuttering stations.
Shuttering stations are also available for existing wall production lines with certain prerequisites.
2. Our old Owner’s Manual is partly incomplete. Is it possible to get a new one? How much does it cost?
You can order a new complete Owner’s Manual from firstname.lastname@example.org / tel. +358 400 995511. The price for printed a manual is EUR 250 per manual (we only charge for production costs). For newer deliveries it is also possible to get the Owner’s Manual in electronic format.
3. I am new to the business and I am in charge of maintenance. We have Elematic machinery, which was bought in 1998 and 2001. Are spare parts still available for those machines?
Most parts are still available and we can usually find a corresponding replacement for parts that are no longer in production. Automation components that are no longer in production can be replaced with newer parts. However, larger assemblies may require updates to enable this, as well as changes in programming and electrification. In this case the delivery time might be slightly longer than usual.
4. Why does the hollow-core slab saw sometimes cut an arched or wave-like line?
The saw blade is flexible – that is why the blade flange sometimes looses its tension.
This usually happens when the blade flange has overheated, for example due to a break in the water supply.
The cause may also be an old blade flange that has become worn out and has been soldered with new blade pieces several times.
5 Why does my Elematic magnet not fasten anymore?
Check the cleanliness of the bottom surface of the magnet plate. There may be concrete or nails, for example.
Electric current may have been conducted through the magnet, perhaps in the welding connection at the mold. In this case, the magnet loses its grip permanently.
The adjustment of the magnet may not be correct. It may have been lost if the pull knob has been changed, for example.
You can request a quotation for servicing of magnets at email@example.com
If you have a question, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. You can join a shorter piece of panel on top. The joints should not be on the same level, but instead should overlap approximately 600 mm. You can use the same jointing compound that you would normally use. More detailed installation instructions are always case-specific. If you are facing this type of a challenge, please contact us for more guidance.
Yes, but naturally the wall panel will be heavier. It is very common to use normal concrete in Acotec walls, but the weight will be 20 to 40 percent higher. With normal concrete, you will also get a smoother surface.
Elematic FaMe Designer helps you create automatic shuttering plans for each table. It calculates the required number of magnets for each element on the table and creates a clear visualization for your use (a 2D printable PDF layout).
The required number of magnets and the correct distance between them depends on several factors. These include wall panel thickness (concrete pressure), table vibration (normal or self-compacting concrete SCC),
table cleanliness, ambient temperature, table steel plate thickness, strength (kN) of the chosen magnet type, FaMe side form material (aluminum, steel, or wood) etc.
Elematic Pushbutton Magnet is a universal magnet for all FaMe LITE, FLEX and Flex-Pro side forms. The holding force of the magnet is 16 kN (over 1600 kg).
Why 16 kN and not more? Theoretically, it is possible to fix a 3-meter long side form with only two stronger magnets. But in that case, the magnet distance would be almost three meters, which means the middle part of the side form might bend or rise when vibrating. Therefore, three magnets are the most sensible choice, making the 16 kN magnet just the right size!
The key to a successful investment is to involve professionals in the purchasing process as early as possible. They will then carefully analyze your needs and review the existing solutions to find the best match. Elematic solutions are always adapted – or tailor made – to the individual needs of each factory.
Yes, we have an automatic shuttering station that provides fully automated control for various shuttering functions. The shuttering robot places side forms directly on the table either from the active or the passive storage, and the functions also include demolding, table cleaning, oiling, and plotting.