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Crane hook
The admissible load Safety check
of an M crane hook Always check the crane
(Fig. 15.1) is 15 kN hook before use. Do not
(1,5 tons). overload the crane hook.
Overloading causes dam-
The handling is easy: age. A damaged crane
1. Open the safety hook is not capable of
Reference dimension ≤ 61 mm lever as far as possible full load and its safe use
(Fig. 15.3). can no longer be guar-
2. Push the crane hook anteed.
over the panel profile
Fig. 15.1 Fig. 15.2 until the claw engages When to replace
completely in the the crane hook
groove. If the reference dimen-
3. Let go of the safety sion exceeds 61 mm,
lever and it will go back the crane hook must be
to its start position and replaced immediately.
lock the crane hook Replace it also if only
(Fig. 15.4). one side of the hook
exceeds this dimension
When moving gangs, (Fig. 15.2).
make sure each crane
hook is attached at a Safety regulations
Fig. 15.3 Fig. 15.4 panel joint (Fig. 15.5). When using our prod-
This avoids displacement ucts, the federal, state
of the crane hook. Also and local codes and
make sure to always use regulations must be
2 crane hooks and attach observed. Also observe
them symmetrically to the operating instruc-
Max 60° the centre of gravity. tions delivered with the
crane hook.
When moving single
horizontal panels, both
crane hooks must be
attached at the centre
of gravity over the cross
stiffeners of the profile
(Fig. 15.6).
Fig. 15.5
Max 60°
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Fig. 15.6
Description Ref. No.
M crane hook.............. 29-401-21
Crane ganging

Each transport unit

requires two M crane
hooks with a load capac-
ity of 15 kN (1,5 tons).
They must be attached
symmetrically to the Max 60°
centre of gravity.

In order to provide
the necessary flexural
rigidity when lifting
and laying down gangs,
alignment rails are
mounted with flange
screws (Fig. 36.2, 36.3
and 37.1 on p. M-37).

For gangs with horizon-
tally assembled panels
on top, the crane hook
must be attached above
the horizontal profiles
so that the crane hook 250 250
cannot disengage.
Fig. 36.1
Fig. 36.1 Max 60°
Panel unit 5,00 x 3,00 m
= 15,00 m²
Weight 860 kg

Panel units with a maxi-

mum width of 5,00 m
can be crane-ganged Max 60°
without an additional
horizontal alignment if
a third assembly lock is
attached at the panel

Fig. 36.2
Panel unit 5,00 x 4,25 m
= 21,25 m2 with 2
M alignment rails 250
und 1 alignment rail 44
Weight: 1325 kg.

Fig. 36.3
Panel unit 5,00 x 6,00 m
= 30,00 m2 with 4
M alignment rails 250
und 2 alignment rails 44
Weight 1900 kg
250 250 250

Fig. 36.2 Fig. 36.3


Crane ganging

Fig. 31.1
Panel unit 5,00 x 9,00 m
= 45,00 m2 with
8 M alignment rails 250
und 3 alignment rails 44
Weight 3100 kg

Max 60°




250 250 250

Fig. 37.1


Formwork assembly and stripping

Important! Ground
When assembling and The ground on which
stripping formwork, strictly the formwork is going
observe the local accident to be placed should be
prevention rules. clean, even and capab-
able of bearing the
Planning expected load because
If you want to benefit fully this will help reduce the
from the efficient and time required for the
economical use that the assembly and stripping.
Mammut formwork offers,
we recommend you first Panel transport
plan and prepare its use. When unloading panels
Start planning by determin- or moving panel stacks
ing the optimum formwork make sure you use
quantity to be held in stock appropriate transport
(such quantity is usually devices that can bear
based on the amount of the load. For detailed
formwork required for a information see p. M-45
one day‘s work). When through M-48.
determining the quantity,
Fig. 41.1 Double-sided formwork consider this: The steps required for
¢ the formwork weight the assembly
¢ the time required for For ergonomic reasons,
formwork assembly and the outside formwork is
stripping ususally assembled and
¢ transport of gangs from placed first. Start the
one pour to the next consid- assembly in a corner or
erably reduces forming time at a determined point
¢ capacity of the lifting and perform the follow-
devices ing steps:
¢ a logical cycle plan that
takes corner configurations, Step 1 – Place and brace
reinforcements etc. into the outside formwork
Step 2 – Define and
Once all these aspects have mark the concreting
been considered, the quan- height, build in the rein-
tities of formwork items can forcements and boxouts
be specified.
Step 3 – Place the inside
formwork and tie the
outside and inside form-

Refer to the following

pages for a detailed
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description of these
steps including the
working platform and
formwork stripping.

Formwork assembly and stripping
Step 1 – Place and If the scaffolding bracket
brace the outside was not preassembled
formwork before step 1, you can
The following descrip- now assemble the work-
tion is based on an even ing platform and attach
wall. Before starting, it. Fig. 43.1 on page
keep in mind: M-43 shows a working
¢ When preassembl­ platform being lifted
ing large panel units on with a crane for attach-
an even surface, attach ment at a braced outside
the wall braces and the formwork.
scaffolding bracket as
well, i.e. before execut- 3. String further panels
ing step 1. together and connect
¢ Walls of less than 6 m them with M assembly
require a filler for easy locks, see p. M6. Fig. 42.1
stripping (Fig. 42.3) as
otherwise the formwork The panels are usually
may wedge when strip- connected with 2 assem-
ping and stick to the bly locks. However, for
concrete. outside corner configu-
rations see p. M-17.
1. Spray the facing
with the release agent Step 2 – Concreting
MevaTrenn FT8. height, reinforce-
ments and boxouts
2. Place the first panel Following step 1, the
and immediately attach concreting height is
it with two brace frames defined and marked,
to the ground to pre- the reinforcements and
vent it from falling over boxouts, if required, are
(Fig. 42.1). Attach the installed.
foot plates firmly to the
ground, with two soil Step 3 – Place the
nails when attached inside formwork and
directly to the soil or tie the outside and
with two heavy-duty inside formwork
dowels when attached The inside formwork is
to a concrete founda- placed after the outside Fig. 42.2
tion. formwork. Then the
inside and outside form-
After plac­ing panels, work are tied firmly with
always reinforce them tie rods and articulated
immediately with push- flange nuts.
pull props or brace
frames so they withstand Filler for easy stripping
tensile force and pres-
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sure and are protected

against displacement
and wind. The push-pull
50 cm

prop spacing depends 100 cm 100 cm 75 cm

on the application.
50 cm 100 cm 100 cm 75 cm 100 cm

Fig. 42.3


Formwork assembly and stripping

Working scaffold
The plug-in scaffolding
bracket is the basis for
the working scaffold.
The maximum bracket
spacing for a load of
150 kg/m² (platform
group 2) is 2,50 m as
defined in DIN 4420. The
planking must at least
be 4,5 cm thick.

The planking and scaf-

folding bracket can be
firmly connected. Do not
place any planks before
having secured the
formwork with push-pull
props or before having
tied the inside and the
outside formwork.

Do not forget to attach

a side railing to the
working scaffold if such
a protection is required.

Pouring concrete
Fig. 43.1 Once you have placed,
attached and closed
the formwork, you can
start pouring concrete.
When doing so, observe
the admissible rate
of placing, taking the
temperature and cement
type into account (see
p. M-8).
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Fig. 43.2

Formwork assembly and stripping

Stripping Please note

Do not start stripping When stripping manu-
before the concrete has ally, detach and disas-
set to the point where it semble the working
cannot deform anymore. scaffold and the brace
It is best to start strip- frames before stripping
ping at the stop ends the panels.
or at a corner. Walls of
less than 6 m require a When transporting large
filler for easy stripping panel units with a crane,
at the inside formwork the work­ing scaffold
(Fig. 42.3 on page M-42) and wall braces are not
as otherwise the form- detached from the panel
work may wedge and units. While in vertical
stick to the concrete. position, all components
Start stripping with the are cleaned and sprayed
inside formwork. Strip- before being trans-
ping of both the outside ported together to the
and inside formwork is next site of use (see p.
done as follows: M36 and M-37).

1. Remove the platform. If there is no further use

2. Remove the articu- for the panel units, the
lated flange nuts and tie working scaffold and
rods section by section. wall braces are detached
Make sure the unbraced and disassembled in
formwork is immediately horizontal position,
secured against falling cleaned and stacked for Fig. 44.1
over or strip it immedi- transport.
3. Loosen the formwork
panels or large panel
units by removing the
assembly locks at the
panel joints and remove
them manually or with
a crane. Before remov-
ing them with a crane,
make sure the formwork
is detached from the
4. Clean the facing
and remove any con-
crete. Before the next
use, spray the facing
with the release agent
MevaTrenn FT8 (for Fig. 44.2
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alkus). Observe the oper-

ating instructions for the
alkus facing.