Doka Formwork Developments
Under the tag line, “Forming even faster”, Doka intro-
duced several new formwork systems at Bauma 2016.
Amidst an array of new equipment, some specifically
for Asia , Doka displayed the new
Framax Xlife plus
framed formwork. This system features a revolutionary
form-tie technology that can be operated from one side
and has no
w e a r i n g
with the ex-
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tie grid is
w i d e r .
Compared to a 1.20-m form-tie grid, this means up to
twelve percent cost-savings on form-tie points and form-
tie hole finishing work.
Form-ties are quickly ready to use when ‘parked’
directly at the form-tie point. This system yields up to
one third in time savings during forming and stripping.
The panels consist of completely hot-dip galvanized
frames and robust Xlife sheets.
Another introduction was
- a beam-less,
hand-set formwork system designed as a lightweight
steel construction faced with a wood/plastic-composite
The system combines the advantages of a panel floor
formwork system with those of Dokaflex floor formwork.
Its 3 m² panels make it fast in typical zones, yet, because
it is easily combined with Dokaflex, it is also quick and
flexible in the infill zones.
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World’s tallest multipoint
Enerpac has been awarded a contract by the leading
engineered heavy lifting, rigging, and transport company,
Burkhalter, to extend the height of Enerpac’s 2000 metric
jack-up system from 20 m to 36 m for future projects.
The near doubling in height will
produce the world’s tallest jack-up
system, allowing Burkhalter to
handle more civil engineering and
industrial multipoint lifts.
Enerpac’s jack-up system is a
custom developed multipoint lift-
ing system. A typical system setup
includes four jack-up towers posi-
tioned under each corner of a load.
The four tower setup has a lifting
capacity of 2,000 metric tons.
The lifting frame of each jack
up tower contains four hydraulic
cylinders in each corner which lift
and stack steel boxes measuring
1 m in height. A load is lifted in
increments as boxes are inserted
via an automated system, lifted,
and stacked; forming ‘lifting
“We had considered using strand jacks for a
bridge demolition project, however, the barge-
mounted Enerpac jack-up system will be a safer
more efficient, synchronised lift of the bridge off
said David James, project manager at Burkhalter.
“Working with the Enerpac
team, we developed the
concept of a taller jack-up
system that retained the lift
capacity and versatility of
multipoint synchronised lifting
for loads up to 2,000 metric
Increasing the height of the sys-
tem will involve adding an addi-
tional 56 boxes and four strength-
ened corner bracing units to
accommodate the extra 14 boxes
The jack up system is con-
trolled by a central computer con-
trol unit. Each tower’s lifting and
lowering operations occur simul-
taneously; the computer control
unit’s synchronous technology
maintains the balance of the load.
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