Intelligent magnetic shuttering solutions for precast concrete elements with connecting reinforcement and complex geometries
Connection technology represents a particular challenge to planners and manufacturers in precast concrete construction.
Numerous modern connection solutions are available for this. The choice of connection solution influences the requirements
for the shuttering. It is primarily the connecting reinforcement that has far-reaching consequences for the formwork technology employed. As a specialist and innovator in magnetic shuttering technology, Ratec has developed various shuttering solutions for the problem of connecting reinforcement, which can be used in manual or automated handling or as a hybrid solution.
Pumping technology for infrastructure projects worldwide
Upcrete technology allows for a smooth-running production of complex and volumetric precast concrete elements as well as
precast elements with structured surfaces of high quality. The technology facilitates the manufacturing process and reduces crane capacities. Three examples from Australia, China and Ireland give an outline of different fields of applications.
State-of-the-art production and formwork technology for the Asian future markets
In Asia's emerging economic regions, construction is booming, both in the infrastructure sector and in housing construction. This is proven by two recently completed projects by the company Ratec from Hockenheim.
High surface quality on all sides thanks to vertical production technology in North America
In 2016, the first upcrete® production plant was installed in North America. More details can be found in the article published by CPI in April 2017.
New developments in magnetic formwork technology
At bauma 2016, Ratec presented their latest solutions in the field of magnet shuttering, which were developed with the objective of further improving plant use.
Special manufacturing techniques for Italy's national pavilion at the Expo in Milan
The Rome-based architect's office Nemesi & Partners designed the Italian Pavillon Palazzo Italia for the Expo 2015 world exhibition in Milan with a façade that is equally good-looking and pragmatic. The majority of the facade elements were produced in specially manufactured battery moulds using the upcrete technology from Ratec.
Future-oriented recess solutions for intelligent
precast concrete element production
With increasing requirements for speed and simultaneous flexibility in the product spectrum in producing precast concrete elements, even formwork solutions must be continuously reconsidered and developed. It is necessary to offer precast concrete elements producers practicable and intelligent recess solutions, especially for elements with window and/or door openings. Here, automation plays a central role. A new recess solution suitable for use with robots is taking the next step into the future.
Intelligent adapters for efficient handling
in precast plants
The introduction of modern magnetic formwork technology in modern precast concrete plants was followed by numerous adapter solutions for connecting and securely fixing in place magnet and shuttering skin. RATEC has decisively contributed to the development of industry standards. Now, one of its "classics" was further developed to comply with increasing demands in precast plants.
Vertical manufacturing of 6-sided formwork-smooth solid elements up to 3.90 m high and 9.00 m wide
Indonesia is presently experiencing a building boom. Apart from residential building and infrastructure projects, up to 800 new hotels with a total of 100,000 rooms are to be opened in the next ten years. In order to meet the needs in such a short time, market-driven solutions are required for the country’s building industry. One of the leading Indonesian precast concrete element manufacturers uses the upcrete technology
from the Hockenheim-based company Ratec.
From Vision to Reality: Modular Housing System for the Creation of Earthquake-Proof Living Space
Customer enquiries from countries with rapidly growing populations and an enormous need for high-quality, affordable living space have prompted Ratec and Reymann Technik from Hockenheim to develop an independent modular housing concept based on their upcrete® technology. The idea then became an impressive housing construction project in Peru that sets standards for similar projects in the future.