CI/SfB

August 2003

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PRECAST LIFTING AND FIXING SYSTEMS
CONCRETE

HALFEN

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PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS
CONCRETE

Introduction

This brochure details Halfen products for the precast industry. In particular, it gives guidance to the design team indicating how to demould, transport and erect precast concrete units by using the threaded/wire rope systems. The work involves serious Health and Safety considerations and it is unwise to lift concrete without a completely co-ordinated lifting system which has been developed and tested by a specialist. The basis of the system is a special cast-in socket which is easy to install in the precast yard and easy to recess if extra cover is required. Plain inserts and capped inserts depend on reinforcement tails provided separately, but wavy tails are factory finished with the wavy reinforcement. The effect of normal reinforcement in the precast component is explained in the brochure. To make this brochure a comprehensive guide for precast design, we have also included details of normal fixing sockets and a unique wall panel connection system. Autocad drawings of Halfen components are available on request.

Wire rope threaded lifting loops

Swivel lifting eyes

Fixing sockets

Panel connection system

08705 316300

FAX

08705 316304

then former diameter is critical 15 & 17 Lifting systems – cast in hoops Cast in wire hoops – Steel wire swaged to form a loop. giving load capacity of 500 – 12. large sizes easily made to order – Use with standard crane hook. tail may improve anchorage – Available in12 – 52mm diameters. must be used where pitching 14 & 16 Formers to locate inserts on formwork – Also used to form recess to provide extra cover. can be cast into concrete without additional tail – Load capacity 800 – 25000 kg. no corrosion problems 18 Fixing systems Fixing sockets – Point fixing for precast or insitu work – Ready for set screws 20 Panel connection system – For connecting precast wall panels – Easy to cast in the yard. giving load capacity of 500 – 12.500 kg – Use with Threaded lifting loop or Swivel lifting eye Page 8 Plain Socket lifting insert – Reinforcement tail must be installed in the yard. giving load capacity of 500 – 12. – If for eventual use by Swivel Lifting Eye. reinforcement must be installed in the yard Used in the face of thin units and for long term reuse for maintenance Available in12 – 52mm diameters.500 kg Use with Threaded lifting loop or Swivel lifting eye All the above are available in mild steel BZP or stainless A4.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 3 Contents and selection chart Lifting systems – threaded Wavy Tail lifting insert – Socket swaged to anchorage. safe for rebending – Quick to use for insitu stitch on site 22 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . normally cut off after use 18 Cast in polypropylene hoops – Economic lifting for small components up to 1200 kg – Cut off after use. safe and quick – Available in12 – 52mm diameters. ready to use. but in most cases where stainless is required the Capped End lifting insert is the preferred option 12 Threaded Lifting loop and Swivel Lifting Eye – Suitable for all inserts above – Threaded Lifting loop is for single use – Swivel Lifting Eye is for multiple use.500 kg – Use with Threaded lifting loop or Swivel lifting eye 10 Capped End lifting insert and Screw Anchor insert for thin units – – – – Low profile socket fully welded to plate.

Do not use a Threaded Lifting loop – always use a Swivel Lifting Eye for these applications. Wire rope is normally used for heavy lifts. The loop projects above the surface of the concrete ready for the crane hook. specify a reinforcing tail as shown on page 11. Lateral reinforcement Use Capped End inserts in thin units – use stainless steel where reuse of inserts is planned. which is a slightly modified metric thread. When positioning inserts. Specific guidance – threaded systems For plain sockets with a hole. specify reinforcement as shown on page 11. in which case. Do not use flat tails. Reinforcement tail If the tail has to be cranked in thin units. Reinforcement tails Wavy tail insert Normal fabric reinforcement Recess formed above insert – see pages 15 & 17 Swivel Lifting Eye is usually used in the precasting yard. Check that the recess complies with the cover specification on the job. Yes General guidance – Cast-in wire rope systems Recess filled with fine concrete after use A Threaded Lifting Loop is usually used on site. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 .HALFEN 4 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Design considerations General guidance for all lifts Ensure that the concrete is at least 15 N/mm2 strength before lifting. the ‘factory finished’ Wavy Tail insert is the first choice. try and restrict the angle β to a maximum of 30°. Design for reduced loads when inserts are used to turn/pitch a panel for horizontal to vertical position – see pages 8 and 9. which means that they fit both metric and Rd inserts. For most lifting applications. If the lift must be made at a lower strength. The Threaded Lifting loops and Swivel Lifting Eyes have Rd/M threads. a Swivel Lifting Eye may be the best option. specify the Threaded Lifting loop – for this the inset may be cast flush or recessed for corrosion protection. Normally has to be cut off after the unit has been installed. eg for maintenance access. When selecting inserts for staircases. please contact Halfen Ltd. please consult Halfen Ltd. specify a recess former – see page 17. Easy to place in the cage of large congested units. If an angled lift is to be used. Cranked reinforcement tail General guidance – Threaded systems The lifting inserts in this catalogue have a type Rd thread. Consider how frequently the unit is to be lifted. always check the permitted edge distances and spacings – for drawing assistance a Halfen Autocad disk is available. Special note: staircase units Staircase units are often lifted into awkward spaces on site and subject to extreme loads. Specify reinforcement tails and check that the tail can be accommodated within the edge distance. For one-off use. For repeated lifts on the same insert.

resulting in an angled lift. keep β as small as possible. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . Always make the full calculation – see pages 6 and 7. Polypropylene hoops have a Safe Working Load of up to 1200 kg. Double T or bridge beams Architectural stone Cast-in wire loop Polypropylene cast-in hoop Beams are very heavy loads. Slabs Terrace units Erect Erect Demould Demould Demould/install On site take care as only two chains may be taking the load Alternative examples – details vary depending on method of casting. but if chains are used. so cast in wire ropes are generally the best option Architectural features in reconstructed stone are often quite small units and economy and corrosion resistance are the main consideration. but 5 any dimension is acceptable provided edge distances ez and ez/2 are observed – see pages 8 – 19. Normal setting out is at 1/ points.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 5 Typical applications Panels Demould Turn/pitch Erect/install on site Spreader beams giving a vertical lift are always the first choice.

the force F at a given point of lifting can be calculated. F can be calculated from the following factors: site a factor of 1.0° 22. the dynamic forces vary depending on the type of crane etc. a crane factor of ≥ 2 should be used.00 1.26 1.3 are to be expected for cranes with precision lifting. Method of craning / Crane factor When moving a precast unit. when transporting V2 = G x f Note: To avoid tilting of the unit during transport. • • • • • deadweight of the precast unit (G) adhesion to the formwork (Ha) method of craning (f) angle of pull factor (z) number of loadbearing inserts (n) Taking all these factors into account.1 to 1. in the interests of safety. This must not exceed the SWL given in the tables in this catalogue. However.01 1. When demoulding V1 = (G + Ha)f 2. For calculation purposes Halfen recommend a crane factor as shown below: In the precast yard – demould – pitch – transport On site – pitch/transport/install f f f f = = = = 1.5 p Angle of pull β 0° 7. Before selecting any component.3 1.08 1.HALFEN 6 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Calculation of Actual Working Loads and arrangement of slings Introduction The loads quoted in the tables in this catalogue are Safe Working Loads (SWL) for components cast in 15 N/mm2 concrete.0° p p Angle of pull factor (z) 1.5 is more appropriate. These are the maximum loads allowed on the components. Total load The total load of the precast unit for calculating the anchor is as follows: 1. Deadweight The mass G of a precast reinforced consrete unit can be determined using a density of γ = 25 kN/m2. a multiple of the mass is used: Double T-beams Coffered units Ha = 2 x G Ha = 4 x G Adhesion to the mould should be minimised before lifting out of the mould by removing as many parts of the mould as possible. The following may be taken as a guide: Oiled steel mould Finished timber mould Rough timber mould q = 100 kg/m2 q = 200 kg/m2 q = 300 kg/m2 The value Ha of adhesion to the mould is thus calculated by the following equation: Ha = q x A* *A is the area of contact between the mould and the unit being lifted.3 1. For ease of calculation.41 37. The SWL has been derived at by applying a safety factor on test data of 2 for concrete and 3 for steel. care must be taken when transporting suspended precast units over uneven terrain where. G = total weight of the precast unit Angle of pull When slings are used. β Higher adhesion to the mould is to be expected for double T-slabs and coffered units.04 1. such as those used in manufacturing plants.5° 45. A lifting beam is the ideal method of lifting if site conditions permit. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . the angle of pull β depends on the length of the suspending cable.1 1.0° Crane factors of 1.5° 30. the load should be suspended such that its centre of gravity S is directly below the crane hook. The resulting horizontal component increases the tensile force on the anchor by a further factor: Angle of pull factor (z) = 1/cos β.16 1.5° 15. On preferred β ≤ 30° Note: For β > 45° please consult Halfen Ltd. it is important to know the Actual Working Load F of a system. Adhesion to mould Adhesion forces between the mould and the concrete vary according to the type of mould used.

Also ensure that if such a system is used. β β 120° G G Calculations for manufacturing plant and construction site To ensure the correct selection.5 x 1. transporting in the plant and on site Manufacturing plant Demould Transport 10.3 x 1.3 1.000 kg 20m2 – 200 kg – 1.g.16 (β = 30°) 35 N/mm2 With two anchors. As a result of unavoidable tolerances in the suspension system and in the position of the anchors. it can never be determined whether the load on each anchor is equal.04/2 = 8008 kg = 10.5 1. the force F per anchor is as follows: Demould at the manufacturing plant: Transporting at the manufacturing plant: Erecting on the construction site: Where n = the number of loadbearing inserts.000 kg + (200 kg/m2 x 20 m2) x 1.16/2 = 8700 kg 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 .04 (β = 15°) 15 N/mm2 Number of loadbearing anchors: n = 4 Number of loadbearing anchors: n = 3 This system with compensating rig makes it possible to distribute the load evenly over four anchors. F = G + (q x A) x f x z n F=Gxfxz n F=Gxfxz n = 10. even if the anchors are arranged symmetrically to the load centre. the calculation must be checked for both manufacturing plant and site conditions. articulated lifting beam combinations.) permits exact load distribution.1 1.1 x 1. Examples for determining the number of loadbearing anchors: For an arrangement of four independent chains or continuous diagonal chain runs.000 kg x 1. In case of doubt. The use of tolerancecompensating suspension systems (e. The use of two anchors is recommended for beams and the top of panels. as shown below. but should only be used by experienced specialists. See the examples illustrated on the right. multiple slings with compensating rig etc. it is impossible to work out the load per anchor precisely.000 kg x 1.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 7 Calculation of Actual Working Loads and arrangement of slings Multiple slings For beams with more than two suspension points and for a panel with more than three. β G Number of loadbearing anchors: n = 2 A perfect static weight distribution can be obtained by the use of a lifting beam and two pairs of anchors set out symmetrically The use of three points ensures that the static load is shared.04/2 = 6760 kg = 10. Example: slab unit Lifting. it must be available both in the manufacturing plant and on site.000 kg – – 1. Four anchors installed symmetrically to the load centre are recommended for flat slabs. G Mass A Mould area q Adhesion to mould f Crane factor z Angle of pull factor Concrete strength Site Erect 10. only two anchors can be assumed to be loadbearing. only two anchors should be assumed to be loadbearing.

see pages 15 & 17 for details ez er er ez 2 Dimensions are subject to cage or fabric reinforcement being used. Actual working load must be calculated as shown on pages 6 and 7. see pages 15&17. tail mild steel mill finish Safe working loads shown are after the application of a safety factor on test of 2 for 15 N/mm2 concrete and 3 for steel.HALFEN 8 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Wavy Tail Inserts Wavy Tail inserts are supplied factory finished and consist of a socket swaged to a wavy reinforcement bar. availability and anchorage reinforcement How to order insert type insert material thread size insert height Long/short Wavy Tail inserts – Code PC a c d h1 Spacing of inserts/edge distance If recess required.. For details of the range of short Wavy Tails or straight tails please consult Halfen Ltd. Size. see page 17. as shown opposite.g. erection (usually the worst case) F=GxfxZ n i. For recess former for Swivel Lifting Eye.. Summary calculations – details page . please consult Halfen Ltd. e. For recess former for increased cover. The preferred lift is a β ≤ 30° shown below. Yard. mm 10 10 12 12 16 16 16 20 Minimum er assumes cover to the reinforcement is acceptable to the designer: stainless steel may be needed if cover is limited. demould F = G + (q x A) x f x Z n Site . factors f and Z are usually worse on site where: F = load per insert when lifting G = dead weight of unit q x A = adhesion to the mould f = crane factor Z = factor for angle β n = number of inserts 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . Standard lengths h1 are shown below. e.e. main bar dia. For panels with a single layer of fabric.500 Minimum er mm 37 40 50 60 70 100 120 138 Minimum ez mm 300 400 550 600 650 800 1000 1200 Normal reinf. tail mill finish Stainless – socket A4. ie for vertical lift and no pitching. PC2 20257L Order code Size Rd12 Rd16 Rd20 Rd24 Rd30 Rd36 Rd42 Rd52 Mild steel – BZP/ Stainless steel PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 PC2 PC8 12137L 12137L 16216L 16216L 20257L 20257L 24350L 24350L 30450L 30450L 36570L 36570L 42620L 42620L 52880L 52880L Dimensions d a mm mm 8 12 16 16 20 25 28 32 15 21 27 31 39.5 47 54 70 c mm 22 27 35 43 56 68 80 100 h1 mm 137 216 257 350 450 570 620 880 SWL for 15N concrete strength kg 500 1200 2000 2500 4000 6300 8000 12. They are always the preferred option provided the length and edge distance fit the job detail. Materials: Mild steel – socket BZP.g. Lifting on site is usually the worst case due to higher crane factors and worse angle of lift (β) – see calculation page 7. Special minimum er may be agreed with Halfen Ltd on a job basis.

HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 9 Wavy Tail Inserts The details on these pages show panels. additional reinforcement is required as shown below. Typical panels β ≤ 12.e. For a single layer of mesh please consult Halfen Ltd. unbent length 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 16 500p 500p 800p 800p 800p 1500p 1500p 1500p Allowable SWL as table shown opposite Insert dia.5° Two layers of mesh Typically 8 mm wire. Swivel Lifting Eye is essential – Threaded Lifting Loop is not permitted. Erecting panels reduces the allowable load as shown below. the allowable SWL is 50% of that shown in the table opposite.5° Reinforcement cage Typically T12 bars full length and T8 stirrups at 150 mm centres β ≤ 12. 12 16 20 24 30 36 42 52 Turning reinforcement dia. β ≤ 30° and normal reinforcement. The loads shown assume the angle of lift. length not required “ “ “ “ “ 16 16 600 600 ez/2 may increase slightly to accommodate these bars. 1. but they could equally apply to other components. Even with the reinforcement shown above. is between 12.5° and 45°. 12 16 20 24 30 36 42 52 p reinforcement dia. unbent length 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 16 700 1000 1200 1300 1500 1800 2000 2000 Longitudinal bars dia.5° < 45° Where the lifting angle. such as A252 and B503 Lateral reinforcement for β > 12. permitted Not permitted 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . Note: β must not exceed 30° 20° Turning reinforcement Detail shows position of lateral reinforcement Longitudinal bars for larger sizes – see table Insert dia. 2. i. Turning reinforcement for slabs When turning/pitching additional reinforcement is required. such as a cage or two layers of mesh.

0 c mm 22 27 35 43 56 68 80 100 h mm 40 54 69 78 103 125 145 195 Size M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 – – – Order code Mild steel – BZP PB2 12055 PB2 16076 PB2 20090 PB2 24105 PB2 30135 – – – Dimensions a b mm mm 16.5 18. Safe working loads shown are after the application of a safety factor on test of 2 for 15 N/mm2 concrete and 3 for steel.0 – – – 10.5 27.0 13. The sockets are specially made for lifting are not to be confused with fixing sockets. Actual working load must be calculated as shown on pages 6 and 7. where the long tail provides excellent anchorage.0 21.0 31.0 22.0 31.0 27.500 Spacing of sockets and edge distances ez ez 2 Size Rd12 / M12 Rd16 / M16 min er (mm) 37 40 50 60 70 100 120 138 min ez (mm) 300 400 550 600 650 800 1000 1200 3e r ez 2 Rd20 / M20 ez Rd24 / M24 Rd30 / M 3 0 Rd36 Rd42 Rd52 er Typical thick panel or beam er Typical slab or culvert Note: The dimensions assume cage or fabric reinforcement as shown at the top of page 9 For help with setting out.5 32. Plain Sockets are available in mild steel BZP and stainless steel both with Rd threads.0 70.0 39.0 41.0 54.0 15. Size.5 22. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 .0 8. For thin units that have to be turned through 180° from mould to final position.0 40.5 47.0 19. The reinforcement tail is essential and must be installed as shown in the yard by the precaster.0 15. Crimped Sockets are only available in mild steel BZP and with metric threads.HALFEN 10 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Plain Sockets and Crimped Sockets Plain Sockets and Crimped Sockets are economic and have advantages in thin components.0 13.0 27.0 – – – c mm 20 20 25 30 35 – – – h mm 55 76 90 105 135 SWL in 15N/mm2 concrete kg 500 1200 2000 2500 4000 6300 8000 12. plain sockets can be made double threaded to pass right through the unit.0 17. use the Halfen Autocad disc. availability and anchorage reinforcement Plain Sockets – Code PA a Crimped Sockets – Code PB a c Reinforcement tail b c h Tail b h Size Rd12 Rd16 Rd20 Rd24 Rd30 Rd36 Rd42 Rd52 Order code Mild steel – BZP/ Stainless steel PA2 12042 PA8 12042 PA2 16054 PA8 16054 PA2 20069 PA8 20069 PA2 24078 PA8 24078 PA2 30103 PA8 30103 PA2 36125 PA8 36125 PA2 42145 PA8 42145 PA2 52195 PA8 52195 Dimensions a b mm mm 15.

is between 12. i.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 11 Plain Sockets and Crimped Sockets The details on these pages show panels. For a single layer of mesh please consult Halfen Ltd. Note that even with the additional reinforcement. see pages 15 & 17. A completely straight bar should be avoided. For recess former for Swivel Lifting Eye. in slabs the anchorage reinforcement may be cranked as shown. Turning/ pitching panels reduces the allowable load as shown below. See page 12 for details. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . For panels with a single layer of fabric. Special minimum er may be agreed with Halfen Ltd on a job basis. see page 17. please consult Halfen Ltd. the SWL is 50% of that shown in the table opposite. but it could equally apply to other components. β ≤ 30° and normal reinforcement such as a cage or two layers of mesh.5° < 45° Where the lifting angle. Plain or Crimped Socket Tail tight to bottom of the hole 20° Detail shows position of reinforcement D d insert dia. unbent length 6 8 8 12 12 16 16 20 400p 650p 900 p 1350 1700 1825 2500 L 60° appprox Reinforcement tail 12 16 20 24 30 950p 1200p 1500p 1700p 2100p Allowable load as main table shown opposite Minimum er assumes cover to the reinforcement is acceptable to the designer: stainless steel reinforcement may be needed if cover is limited.5° Reinforcement cage Typically T12 bars full length T8 stirrups at 150 mm centres Unbent length mm 500 700 925 1000 β ≤ 12. Lifting on site is usually the worst case due to higher crane factors and worse angle of lift (β) – see calculation page 7.5° Two layers of mesh Typically 8 mm wire. For recess former for increased cover. Turning/pitching reinforcement for slabs Additional reinforcement is required where sockets are inserted in the edge for turning/pitching. reinforcement dia. ie for vertical lift and no pitching. Typical panels Tail β ≤ 12. additional reinforcement is required as shown below. p 36 42 52 ez/2 may increase slightly to accommodate these bars.5° and 45°.e. The loads shown assume the angle of lift. Typical slab Fabric/mat reinforcement is essential. example A252 and B503 Reinforcement tails should normally be U bars. however. Bars must be laid over the cranked bars as shown d mm 6 10 12 12 16 20 25 25 D mm 26 40 48 48 64 140 175 196 L mm 240 330 440 480 650 820 860 1200 Anchorage reinforcement Lateral reinforcement for β > 12.

er2 Min. Yard. availability and anchorage reinforcement Capped End Lifting Inserts – Code PG a If recess required. Actual working load must be calculated as shown on pages 6 and 7. Size.500 Spacing of inserts Normal fabric reinforcement ez1 er1 et er2 ez2 Size Rd12 Rd16 Rd20 Rd24 Rd30 Rd36 Rd42 Rd52 bxc mm 25 x 35 35 x 50 60 x 60 60x80 80x100 100x130 130x130 130x150 t mm 4 4 5 5 6 6 8 10 Min. Capped End inserts are available in mild steel BZP and stainless steel A4. for example if unit to be lifted is 30 N/mm2. Safe working loads shown are after the application of a safety factor on test of 2 for 15 N/mm2 concrete and 3 for steel. ez2 mm mm mm mm 180 250 300 400 500 650 650 750 360 500 600 800 1000 1300 1300 1500 65 75 80 95 120 145 165 190 115 140 180 215 275 330 375 435 Min. Special minimum er1 and er2 may be agreed with Halfen Ltd on a job basis. demould F = G + (q x A) x f x Z n Site – handling F=GxfxZ n i..g. er1 Min. Summary calculations – details page . factors f and Z are usually worse on site where: F = load per insert when lifting G = dead weight of unit q x A = adhesion to the mould f = crane factor Z = factor for angle β n = number of inserts 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 ..0 31.e. When supplied in stainless steel.0 39. Cover to the reinforcement must be acceptable to the designer: in some cases stainless steel may be needed. For recess former for Swivel Lifting Eye.0 70. Lifting on site is usually the worst case due to higher crane factors and worse angle of lift (β). see page 17.0 27.0 30 35 47 54 72 84 98 117 SWL in 15N/mm2 concrete kg 500 1200 2000 2500 4000 6300 8000 12. ez1 Min. see pages 15 & 17 for details h t bxc Order code Mild steel – BZP/ Stainless steel PG2 PG8 PG2 PG8 PG2 PG8 PG2 PG8 PG2 PG8 PG2 PG8 PG2 PG2 PG2 PG8 12030 12030 16035 16035 20047 20047 24054 24054 30072 30072 36084 36084 42098 42098 52117 52117 Dimensions a h mm mm 15.0 21.0 54. et mm 70 85 100 115 140 160 175 215 Minimum er1 and er2 assumes insert is within the normal cage reinforcement. Preferred angle of lift β ≤ 30°. the capped end helps prevent water ingress and corrosion. see pages 15 & 17. For recess former for increased cover. If the insert is to be cast in a recess see pages 15 and 17.HALFEN 12 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Capped End Lifting Inserts Capped End inserts are low profile (see h in chart below) and hence are ideal for the face of thin panels or top of slabs. The socket and cap are fully welded so the socket is effectively sealed. e.5 47.

Stainless steel socket with plastic sealing cap – see page 17. unbent length 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 16 500p 500p 800p 800p 800p 1500p 1500p 1500p Allowable SWL as table shown opposite 12mm bars If lateral bars are needed at min. Where regular use of an insert is required. mm 10 10 12 12 16 16 16 20 A142 A142 A193 A193 A252 A252 12mm bars p Detail shows position of reinforcement Insert dia. please consult Halfen Ltd. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . such as access panels which are to be removed for maintenance.5° < 45° 30° a Detail of reinforcement tail In addition to the normal cage and tails. 12 16 20 24 30 36 42 52 Reinforcement dia. Steel sealing plate screws into insert to keep it clean ready for re-use Reinforcement tails Essential with all capped end inserts Normal reinforcement main bars and stirrups – see table below All sockets may be temporarily covered using a plastic sealing cap – see bottom of page. Capped End inserts are ideal for use and re-use. but should an application arise. Rd12 h Rd16 Rd20 Rd24 Rd30 For stainless steel please contact Halfen Ltd. er1 min. Capped End inserts are not normally used for turning/pitching. Halfen produce special threaded steel sealing plates to suit the design detail. lateral reinforcement is required for angles >12.5° <45° – as shown below: d mm 6 8 8 10 12 16 16 20 b mm 60 90 90 90 110 140 140 160 a mm 250 420 640 640 830 1140 1250 1530 Size Rd12 Rd16 Rd20 Rd24 Rd30 Rd36 Rd42 Rd52 Normal reinforcement Main bars Fabric dia. Screw anchor insert – Code PT Mild steel bright zinc plated Thread diameter Order code Dimension Mild steel BZP h mm PT212060 PT216080 PT220100 PT224115 PT230100 60 80 100 115 150 SWL in 15N/mm2 concrete kg 500 1200 2000 2500 4000 Screw Anchor inserts are suitable for shallow embedment without the need for a reinforcement tail. Lateral reinforcement for β d > 12. Lateral bars needed as above for angled lifts. In this case a range or permanent caps are available.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 13 Capped End Lifting Inserts The details below show thin units such as slabs and panels. er2 please consult Halfen Ltd.

Threaded Lifting loops should only be attached to the unit after the concrete strength has reached 15 N/mm2. but they are not recommended for severe re-use conditions. They are clearly marked with their SWL. It is permissible to back off one turn to ensure that the wire is correctly aligned for lifting. crushed. detailed below. They are the most economic lifting loop and are suitable for most applications. The thread type is Rd/M. or recessed using the recess formers shown opposite. Applications Vertical lift preferred option Angle of lift β should not normally be more than 30° Not suitable for turning/pitching Spreader beam helps to reduce angle of lift β β β Check that the radius of the hook is at least the diameter of the rope 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . please consult Halfen Ltd. Ensure that the thread is fully bottomed out in the socket before lifting. Colour coded tag indicates SWL and size h s t Testing/identification All Halfen devices are proof loaded before dispatch and labelled with a unique code number. Discard if bent. Check that the wires are in good condition. particularly site operations. swaged in a steel ferrule and finished with zinc plating. Size and availability Threaded lifting loop – Code PX Description Threaded Lifting loops are manufactured from high grade steel wire. Order Full SWL code kg PX12 PX16 PX20 PX24 PX30 PX36 PX42 PX52 500 1200 2000 2500 4000 6300 8000 12. This number is recorded in the QA department at Halfen Ltd.500 Dimensions h s 155 155 215 255 300 360 425 480 27 36 45 54 68 81 95 117 Colour code Orange Red Light green Charcoal Dark green Blue Grey Yellow Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 Rd/M30 Rd/M36 Rd/M42 Rd/M52 t 22 27 35 44 55 68 75 95 Method of use Before use.HALFEN 14 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Threaded Lifting loop Introduction Threaded Lifting loops can be used with all sizes of threaded inserts. Check the angle of lift shown on the unit drawings and follow the procedure shown. If loops are kept in the stores and reused they must be inspected every six months and retested every year. Discard if corroded. They may be reused subject to the inspection procedure. They are not suitable for turning/pitching. check that the lifting loop is compatible with the socket/insert and labelled with the Halfen unique number. In some cases it may be economic and practical to leave the loops with the unit until final installation. kinked or if there is any loosening of the outer layer. which is compatible with both metric and Rd inserts. Threaded Lifting loops are suitable for use with inserts cast in flush with the face of the unit. If β exceeds 45°. Do not use Threaded Lifting loops for turning/ pitching a unit.

Removing tool PXDNPK is available if required. Size and availability Plastic nailing plate Code PXNP Small deep nailing plate Code PXD Magnetic nailing plate Code PXMNP y x x y x y Most suitable choice if a minimal recess/cover is acceptable. clean and store on a keep plate. Code PXD. Reusable – after stripping. Any of the fixing methods shown below is suitable for use with the Threaded Lifting loop. Nail to formwork and screw on socket. The recess gives minimal cover. Not normally reusable. The small diameter means that any subsequent filler is less conspicuous. The recess gives 15mm cover. ie. A plastic insert for use where greater cover to the socket is required. please use the small deep nailing plate. For improved corrosion protection of the socket after use. Nail to formwork and screw on socket. ie deeper recess. Order code PXMP12 PXMP16 PXMP20 PXMP24 PXMP30 PXMP36 – – Width x (mm) 68 68 68 68 68 68 – – Depth y (mm) 15 15 15 15 15 15 – – Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 Rd/M30 Rd/M36 Rd/M42 Rd/M52 Order code PXNP12 PXNP16 PXNP20 PXNP24 PXNP30 PXNP36 PXNP42 PXNP52 Width x (mm) 58 58 58 58 60 106 115 135 Depth y (mm) 10 10 10 10 8 12 15 15 Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 Rd/M30 Rd/M36 – – 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 .HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 15 Recess formers for Threaded lifting inserts (for eventual use with Threaded lifting loops) Introduction Threaded inserts must be carefully fixed to formwork. correctly located and held firmly. This plastic nailing plate is suitable for both metric and Rd threads. unscrew. it may not be deep enough to resist corrosion. unscrew. Removing tool PXMNPK is available if required. Place on steel formwork and screw on socket. It is suitable for both metric and Rd threads. ie. The recess gives 15mm cover. Halfen offer a range of fixing methods. Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 – – – – Order code PXDNP12 PXDNP16 PXDNP20 PXDNP24 – – – – Width x (mm) 27 27 27 27 – – – – Depth y (mm) 15 15 15 15 – – – – A magnetic nailing plate for use on steel formwork. It is suitable for both metric and Rd threads. After stripping. but plastic nailing plates are the most economic and hence the most commonly used. unscrew. Not normally reusable. After stripping.

HALFEN 16 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Swivel Lifting Eye Introduction Swivel Lifting Eyes can be used with all sizes of threaded inserts and are specially designed to allow angled lifts. Testing/identification All Halfen devices are proof loaded before dispatch and labelled with a unique code number. so that the ring can be used to tighten or loosen the thread of the lifting eye in the insert. The design ensures that as the chains take the load the eye rotates and aligns itself correctly. or recessed using the metal recess formers shown opposite. This number is recorded in the QA department at Halfen Ltd. which prevents the ingress of grit and dirt. Ensure that the thread is fully bottomed out in the socket before lifting. please consult Halfen Ltd. such as turning/pitching. Swivel Lifting Eyes are suitable for use with threaded inserts cast in flush with the face of the unit. Application examples – showing turning/pitching Vertical pull preferred Pulling back towards the unit is not acceptable Recess – see opposite for suitable formers Size and availability Swivel Lifting Eye – Code PW a h Screw lifting eye tight into insert Turning reinforcement (longitudinal bar for larger lifts. They are usually unscrewed from the unit after each lifting operation. which is compatible with both metric and Rd inserts. Description Swivel Lifting Eyes are manufactured from high grade steel in the sizes shown in the table. The design incorporates a vacuum sealed bearing unit. Check that the swivel is free running and in good condition. The oval ‘eye’ incorporates a slot which can be located onto one of the three vertical pins on the base section of the lifting eye. They are more durable than wire lifting loops and may be used repeatedly. Vertical pull preferred 2000 kg t b b Size Order Full SWL Dimensions code kg a b t 500 35 35 60 75 90 47 58 70 74 90 h Colour code Orange Red Light green Black Dark green Blue Grey Yellow Rd/M12 PWM12 16 125 21 151 26 158 31 187 39 219 An angle of lift β up to 30° is acceptable Rd/M16 PWM16 1200 Rd/M20 PWM20 2000 Rd/M24 PWM24 2500 Rd/M30 PWM30 4000 Rd/M36 PWM36 6300 100 101 47 255 Rd/M42 PWM42 8000 100 110 55 256 Rd/M52 PWM52 12. providing smooth rotation and Method of use Before use. subject to inspection for damage. see page 9. Check the angle of lift shown on the unit drawings and follow the procedure shown. They should only be attached to the unit after the concrete strength has reached 15 N/mm2. The thread size is Rd/M. They have a paint finish. If plastic nailing plates have been used in error.500 140 130 68 344 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . increased life expectancy. Ordinary plastic nailing plates are not suitable. which is colour coded to clearly identify the SWL. check that the lifting eye is compatible with the socket and labelled with the Halfen unique number.

Place on steel formwork and screw on socket. Halfen offer a range of fixing methods. They have a ‘quick thread’ and can be installed in all types of threaded inserts using the screw driver slot in the head. Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 Rd/M30 Rd/M36 Rd/M42 Rd/M52 Order code PW2NP12 PW2NP16 PW2NP20 PW2NP24 PW2NP30 PW2NP36 PW2NP42 PW2NP52 Width x (mm) 51 60 74 78 95 105 115 135 Depth y (mm) 10 10 10 12 12 12 15 15 Size Rd/M12 Rd/M16 Rd/M20 Rd/M24 Rd/M30 Rd/M36 Rd/M42 Rd/M52 Order code PWMNP12 PWMNP16 PWMNP20 PWMNP24 PWMNP30 PWMNP36 PWMNP42 PWMNP52 Width Depth x (mm) y (mm) 51 60 74 78 95 105 115 136 10 10 10 12 12 12 15 15 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . Recess y gives minimal cover. Normally for temporary use during the building process. clean and re-use. unscrew. Available in sizes Rd12 to Rd52. This is a magnetic nailing plate for use on steel formwork. correctly located and held firmly.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 17 Recess formers for Threaded lifting inserts (for eventual use with Swivel lifting eyes) Introduction Threaded inserts must be carefully fixed to formwork. unscrew. Nail to formwork and screw on socket. ie. Removing tool PXMNPK is available if required. It is essential that the correct size recess former is used so that the Swivel Lifting Eye fits accurately into the recess. clean and re-use. After stripping. It is suitable for both metric and Rd threads. After stripping. Size and availability Steel nailing recess former Code PW2NP Steel magnetic recess former Code PWMNP Plastic sealing caps – Code PR y x x y A steel nailing plate/recess former suitable for both metric and Rd threads.

mm mm mm 60 65 70 80 85 100 100 110 120 135 150 165 180 200 150 160 165 200 230 240 260 280 320 390 420 450 550 600 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 28 32 Minimum spacings ez e r1 e r2 mm mm mm 540 620 690 830 890 1000 1030 1150 1290 1460 1620 1860 2120 2410 140 150 170 180 190 220 300 320 410 440 570 630 680 760 80 100 120 140 160 200 240 280 300 320 360 420 450 500 e r2 ez 2 25 e r1 SWL kg 800 1200 1600 2000 2500 4000 Colour code White Red Purple Light green Charcoal Dark green Orange Blue Light grey Pink Yellow Lilac Ochre Brown Description Cast-in lifting hoops are manufactured from bright or galvanised mild steel rope. check that the hoop is in good condition. 10.000 20. The tag is designed not to slide down the hoop during casting and should therefore remain visible. They have a swaged connecting ferrule and a tag that clearly identifies the SWL of the hoop.000 Storage When storing concrete units.500 16. A hoop should be discarded if any of the wires are broken. for acute angled lifts. Consideration must also be given to the exposure of steel rope hoops after panel assembly. Any cast-in hoop showing sign of damage should not be used. crushed or unravelled. The flexibility of steel rope makes it the safest method for forming a cast-in hoop. Sizes. 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . with the ferrule directly opposite the direction of pull. they require relatively large edge distances. Method of use Before casting in. They should be suspended from supports attached to the formwork so that 2/3 of the hoop will be cast-in and 1/3 remains exposed. However. particularly if bent during angled lifts.000 12. care should be taken to avoid bending of steel rope hoops. Lifting loops formed from reinforcement bars are liable to fatigue. Crane linkage Exposed hoops can be attached to standard crane hooks. It fixed through the shuttering.000 kg. Hoops should be examined for damage as listed under Method of use below. Please contact Halfen Ltd for standard range of larger sizes. no anchorage reinforcement is generally required. It is essential to take into account the angle of lift. Also do not use if excessive corrosion is observed. the wire should be carefully sealed to the shuttering. Larger sizes are available up to 57. additional lateral reinforcement may be required. Provided that hoops are installed in reinforced concrete and to the minimum dimensions in the table. Carefully fasten the hoop to the cage to avoid movement during concreting.HALFEN 18 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Wire rope lifting hoops Introduction Cast-in wire rope lifting hoops are the most economic way of providing a crane hook attachment in precast units.000 25. or lifting. However. the crane factor and any adhesion to the formwork. availability and edge distances Wire rope lifting hoops – Code PU e Direction of load ez d Direction of load Reinforcement cage essential Order code Mild steel bright galvanised PU1008 PU4008 PU1012 PU4012 PU1016 PU4016 PU1020 PU4020 PU1025 PU4025 PU1040 PU4040 PU1052 PU4052 PU1063 PU4063 PU1080 PU4080 PU1100 PU4100 PU1125 PU4125 PU1160 PU4160 PU1200 PU4200 PU1250 PU4250 Dimensions Rope e d diam. if required. protruding hoops can be cut off. carry out the calculation on pages 6 and 7. or if there are kinks in the hoop. 5200 6300 8000 Installation Hoops should be installed in the direction of the expected load. Cast-in hoops are suitable for use through a single cycle from production to final installation but are not suitable for multi-use applications. Selection To select the correct size for any lift. but consideration must still be given to the provision of corrosion protection to the cut ends to avoid rust staining. Once finally in position. provided that the curvature radius of the crane hook is at least equal to the diameter of the rope.

Provided that hoops are installed to achieve the minimum dimensions in the table. polypropylene hoops may be looped around a reinforcing bar. the rope should be protected. Cast-in hoops are suitable for use through a single cycle from production to final installation but are not suitable for multi-use applications. effectively reducing the embedment depth required. the unit is at least 20 N/mm2). Semi-dry For lifting semi-dry architectural stone please consult Halfen Ltd. Once finally in position. Ensure the projection of the rope (f) is consistent at both ends of the unit. The tag is designed not to slide down the hoop during casting and should therefore remain visible. Check that the concrete is at least 15 N/mm2 (if unit is unreinforced or if pitching is to be carried out. Set out the hoops for a balanced lift and take care to observe the minimum edge distances shown. check for any signs of damage and if in doubt consult Halfen Ltd. Carefully observe the angle of lift β shown on the job drawing – for normal conditions β should not exceed 30°. the bending of polypropylene hoops will not normally result in any damage. Installation Hoops should be installed in the direction of the expected load.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 19 Polypropylene lifting hoops Introduction Polypropylene rope lifting hoops are the most economic way of providing a crane hook attachment in precast units but are only suitable for low load applications and require relatively large edge distances. no anchorage reinforcement is generally required. availability and edge distances Polypropylene lifting hoops – Code PS f Direction of load Description Hoops are formed by crimping an aluminium ferrule on polypropylene rope. provided that the concrete strength is 20 N/mm2. Polypropylene hoops do not corrode. This method ensures strength and safety but inevitably means a girth tolerance of ± 20mm – see installation note below. protruding hoops can be cut off. Sizes. A colour coded tag clearly identifies the SWL of the hoop. provided that the curvature radius of the crane hook is at least equal to the diameter of the rope. It is essential to take into account the angle of lift. carry out the calculation on pages 6 and 7. Thin units For thin units only. If there are sharp arrises. reducing the risk of personal injury. if required. Polypropylene hoops can be used for pitching. Before lifting. For thin units. Polypropylene hoops are widely used to aid manual lifting of small precast units by two or more people. nicks or similar damage prior to lifting. check that 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . as shown on the right. ie where full embedment (e) cannot be achieved use the detail shown below (reinforcement may be stainless if cover is critical). they should be examined for cuts. but the SWL is reduced by 50%. SWL kg 150 250 360 500 875 1200 Order code PS06 PS08 PS10 PS12 PS14 PS16 Dimensions f e mm mm 100 100 100 100 120 120 160 160 200 200 240 240 Rope diam. the crane factor and any adhesion to the formwork. Crane linkage Exposed hoops can be attached to standard crane hooks. mm 6 8 10 12 14 16 Minimum spacings/ edge distances ez er mm mm 200 200 300 300 400 450 40 50 60 70 80 100 Colour code Blue White Light green Orange Yellow Red Selection To select the correct size for any lift. Storage When storing concrete units. However. with the ferrule directly opposite the direction of pull.

0 – – 6 6 8 10 12 12 – Dimensions d2 mm – 6 6 10 10 12 12 Stainless steel (austenitic grade 304) Thread type Dimensions and diameter Order a d1 dxL code mm mm M8 x 40 M10 x 50 M12 x 60 M16 x 80 M16 x 100 M20 x 100 M24 x 120 PK708040 PK710050 PK712060 PK716080 PK716100 PK720100 PK724120 10 24 25 30 50 30 40 5 6 6 10 10 12 12 r mm 20 25 25 33 40 45 45 L1 mm 150 250 250 300 300 350 400 Order code – PJ710050 PJ712060 PJ716080 PJ716100 PJ720100 PJ724120 a mm – 24 25 30 50 30 40 L2 mm – 50 50 80 80 100 120 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 .0 12. These sockets are not suitable for lifting. Allowable safe working loads are after applying a safety factor of approximately 3. bright zinc plated.5 2.5 on test data.0 3.5 5. They are a single point fixing without tolerance and are not recommended where accuracy of fixing position is required or where tolerances cannot be accommodated by other components.0 8.0 8. Loads assume that the socket is cast within a cage of reinforced concrete.0 27. Tube sockets are the most economic socket and are commonly used in precast fixing applications. For stainless grade 316 please contact Halfen Ltd. (see page 15 for details) or with standard hex head bolts.0 3.0 7.0 7.5 18.0 12.5 5. normally type PXNP.5 Allowable load (30 N/mm2 concrete) kN 2. and stainless steel 304 (A2).5 18. Sockets may be attached to timber formwork using plastic nailing plates. Tube sockets are available in mild steel. For unreinforced concrete please consult Halfen Ltd.HALFEN 20 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE Fixing sockets – Cast-in Tube sockets Cast-in Tube sockets provide threaded fixings in finished concrete units with a typical strength of 30 N/mm2. Dimensions and load capacity Cast-in Tube Sockets – Code PK L L1 Anchorage reinforcement tail essential on all sizes M10 and greater d1 Tube Socket with dowel – Code PJ L d a d2 L2 Dowel d a r Bright zinc plated mild steel Thread type Dimensions and diameter Order a d1 dxL code mm mm M6 x 35 M8 x 35 M10 x 45 M12 x 60 M16 x 70 M16 x 100 M20 x 100 M24 x 120 M30 x 150 PK206040 PK208040 PK210050 PK212060 PK216070 PK216100 PK220100 PK224120 PK230150 20 25 20 30 25 30 40 50 65 5 5 6 6 8 10 12 12 16 r mm 20 20 25 25 33 40 45 45 65 L1 mm 150 150 250 250 300 300 350 400 500 Bright zinc plated mild steel Dimensions Order a d2 code mm mm – – PJ210050 PJ212060 PJ216070 PJ216100 PJ220100 PJ224120 – Stainless steel – – 20 30 25 30 40 50 – (austenitic grade 304) L2 mm – – 50 50 60 80 100 100 – Allowable load (30 N/mm2 concrete) kN 1.

Allowable safe working loads are after applying a safety factor of approximately 2. Solid rod sockets are most commonly used as fixings in architectural precast units.6 5.5 on test data. Solid rod sockets are the preferred option for high tensile and shear loads such as fixing cladding panels. These sockets are not suitable for lifting. Sockets are also available to order in stainless grade 316 and mild steel BZP.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 21 Fixing sockets – Cast-in Solid rod sockets These are heavy duty fixings machined from bar material. Loads assume socket cast within the cage of reinforced concrete unit with a minimum strength of 30 N/mm2.6 11 17 24 38 L2 mm – – 75 75 90 100 120 d2 h mm 10 12 12 15 18 20 40 L2 mm 50 75 75 75 90 100 120 ez mm 150 150 150 150 150 200 250 d2 mm 6 10 10 10 12 16 25 – – 10 10 12 16 25 Spacing of sockets and edge distances for both tube and solid rod sockets Size M10 Fabric or cage reinforcement M12 M12 M16 ez er er M20 M24 M30 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . where stainless steel grade 303 is usually specified. For unreinforced concrete please consult Halfen Ltd. Dimensions and load capacity Solid Rod Socket with cross pin – Code PF b BZP L2 h d2 316 L a 303 d Bright zinc plated mild steel Thread type Dimensions and diameter Order a b h dxl code mm mm mm M10 x 60 M12 x 50 M12 x 75 M16 x 75 M20 x 75 M24 x 100 M30 x 125 – – PF212075 PF216075 PF220075 PF224100 PF230125 – – 40 40 35 55 60 – – 20 22 25 35 50 – – 12 15 18 20 40 Stainless steel Dimensions Order a b code mm mm PF710060 PF712050 PF712075 PF716075 PF720075 PF724100 PF730125 35 20 40 40 35 55 60 16 20 20 22 25 35 50 er mm 75 75 75 75 75 100 125 Allowable load (30 N/mm2 concrete) Pull out Shear kN kN 6 9 9 17 23 30 60 4 5. They are normally finished with a factory fitted cross pin but can also be delivered with a hole for site fixed reinforcement.

Size and availability Connecting loop – Code NVS L2 Colour label indicates length of wire loop – see table below c Protective tape to prevent ingress of concrete during casting Projecting steel wire tail a b L Supplied with steel wire loop bent in position Description The galvanised steel wire rope is supplied pre-bent in the steel void former.0 100 120 140 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . Joint width 125mm minimum 2 3 4 5 Fy Fx Permissible lateral force F Y Joint width mm 80 Fz kN Number of loops 1 2 3 4 5 kN/m Loop spacing (mm) 200 250 500 1000 19.5 18.2 19.0 45. The projecting wire tail provides anchorage when cast into the precast unit.2 91.3 36.6 54. Allowable loads F X or F Z after applying a safety factor on test of approx 1. It is used in conjunction with stitching reinforcing rods and insitu concrete.0 75. as shown.4 39.0 60. The casing of the void former is constructed of pre-galvanised steel sheet and is punched with two nail holes for fixing it to the formwork. which is sealed with a protective tape to prevent it filling with concrete during casting.0 51.5 91. The use of a flexible wire means that the dimensions of the insitu stitch can be kept to a minimum.HALFEN 22 PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE NVS Connecting loop Introduction The Halfen NVS Connecting loop system consists of a steel case acting as a void former or casing and holding a steel wire loop. For drained joints please consult Halfen Ltd.8 (combined loads should not exceed the figure in the chart) Number of loops per joint 1 kN 14 28 42 56 70 Loop spacing mm 1000 500 330 250 200 kN/m 14 28 42 56 70 Fire Cover to the reinforcement and wire loop can be selected by the designer for suitable levels of fire resistance.0 15.0 34.0 85.2 36.0 17.0 68.0 78.9 73.6 39. This dictates panel thickness.2 58.0 98.0 34. For continuous casings with a number of loops please call Halfen Ltd.6 18.0 15.0 30.0 68.0 75.8 78.0 85.0 30. The system is designed to form connections between precast panels with recesses.4 98.0 60. These pages describe independent loops in short casings. The wire tails are available in a range of projections – see table for details.3 17.5 73. Size 80 100 120 140 Order code NVS080 NVS100 NVS120 NVS140 Dimensions L a b 70 90 160 160 50 50 50 50 c 20 20 20 20 L2 210 210 210 210 Colour code Yellow White Orange Blue 110 160 130 190 Selection The number of loops per joint depends on the loadings below.

Butt up the panels as shown below. normally 6mm diam Wall units Insitu fill Reinforcement bar normally 6. The shape of the loop does not form a dangerous protrusion. Reinforcing bar between wire loops. The tail is flexible and easily placed in the cage.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE 23 NVS Connecting loop Installation in the precast unit The NVS case is nailed to timber formwork via a timber batten to form a recess. Place the stitching rod and insitu fill as shown.0mm L Typical plan detail – junction of two units Joint width see chart opposite The loop length selected must be long enough to ensure adjoining loops overlap sufficiently to accept a reinforcing bar as shown. Sticker allows easy check to be made before the concrete is poured NVS cases nailed to formwork Assembly of the connection The use of wire for the loop means that rebending for final connection is quick and technically safe. Any gap should be ≤15mm. Typical plan detail – junction of three units 15mm max 125mm min Thin units Cover Floor unit Wall unit Floor unit 60mm min NVS cases in the face of thin precast units with the tail bent down over a reinforcing bar – cover to tail to follow specification. 125mm min Typical section detail 08705 316300 FAX 08705 316304 . When cast down the length of the panel. Joint width see chart opposite Wall unit Column or wall unit Wall unit Abutting loops must be positioned level with each other. Break the tape and pull out the wire loop. the tails of the wire loops form sufficient anchorage in the concrete without the need for additional reinforcement.

co. Gruppe .halfen.co. Dunstable LU5 4TP Tel: 08705 316300 Fax: 08705 316304 or Tel: 01582 470300 Fax: 01582 470304 Email: info@halfen.uk .uk internet site: www. Groupe Halfen Limited Humphrys Road.HALFEN PRECAST INSERT SYSTEMS CONCRETE CONCRETE Channel Fixing System Cast-in Components Precast Concrete Lifting Systems Reinforcement Continuity Shear Head System FACADE Brickwork Support System Brick Ties Wind Posts Stonework Systems Architectural Concrete Systems FRAMING Metal Framing System Powerclip Pipe Clamps Cantilever Arms HALFEN Group . Woodside.

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