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RATEC produces additional formwork solution for Scheidt transformer stations and room cells
System manufacturer Scheidt places follow-up order:
In the fall of 2018, RATEC delivered formwork for the first time to the utility and transformer station manufacturer Scheidt GmbH & Co. KG, located in the German city of Rinteln. Following a further project last year, the tradition-rich company from Hockenheim has now received the next follow-up order: Commissioning at the plant took place at the beginning of August. RATEC has now equipped all of Scheidt's German sites.
"We are delighted that we have been able to build on the two successful projects," says Jörg Reymann, Managing Director of RATEC GmbH. After 2018 and 2019, this is the third collaboration between Scheidt and the Hockenheim-based formwork specialist: With this project it has been possible to roll-out RATEC's highly variable formwork solution for the construction of transformer stations at all Scheidt locations throughout Germany.
Highly variable formwork for a wide range of station types As is the case with the previous models, the design of the now finished formwork is extremely variable. RATEC's intelligent formwork solution allows the customer to produce two transformer station sizes with a single formwork while at the same time enabling different design variations. Interchangeable attachments are used to create the different inner workings of the stations. They are held securely on the core by a hydraulic clamping device. In the first project, there were more than 20 different attachments allowing for a wide range of variations.
Once again, there is a draft angle for demoulding, which means that the walls are formed slightly conically. Overall, the ground formwork has more than 60 tons of lifting force that is transferred over four cylinders. A vibrating unit is also integrated for the use of exposed aggregate concrete.
Easy handling, short set-up times, versatile application possibilities Because the formwork can cover different lengths, heights and shape variations, it is suitable for all common station types that Scheidt manufactures on behalf of its customers. Another advantage is the easy handling and very short set-up times: Changing the attachments for a different station type usually takes less than 20 minutes. The versatile applications also speed up processes in the plant.
“For about 2.5 years we have been working together with Ratec in the field of formwork construction and we are entirely happy", says Georgine Scheidt, Managing Director of Scheidt GmbH & Co. KG. "We are excellently accompanied from the first idea, over first plans to the start of production. In this way further development is simply a pleasure. We are looking forward to many further projects". The follow-up orders clearly demonstrate that RATEC’s solutions prove their value in practical use and simplify production processes over the long term. Over the course of past projects, RATEC has thus further expanded its expertise in this specialist area and rounded out its portfolio.
RATEC formwork for the production of transformer compact stations