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.