In cooperation with our customers Abeo has developed a MultiUSE casting bed concept that allow precasters:
A high degree of flexibility
Low cost of entry to SL-Deck production
The ability to produce multiple products with one investment including:
Being able to produce multiple products on the same productionline results in higher flexibility and makes it possible to achieve a better utilization of the productionline capacity. At the same time, a producer improves his ability to cope with demand fluctuations between market segments and project types.
SL-Decks can be produced in large widths on flatbeds or seflstressing tables, similiar to prestressed wall panels.
A Slabwall setup allow precasters to produce both slabs and walls on new or existing beds.
If introduced using existing beds, the SL-Deck casting machine can be made to fit table widths and track geaometry.
Prestressed beams or columns can also be produced on flatbeds, using magnetic steel or wooden formwork.
Multislab in short
The MultiSlab production system utilizes existing casting beds for Hollow-Core slabs.
3.6-meter wide steels plates are installed on top of two existing 1.2-meter casting beds. This enables production of either 2.4 or 3.0-meter wide SL-decks or two lines of 1.2-meter wide hollow-core slabs.
When producing SL-decks, side forms are mounted on the casting bed with magnets. The magnetic sides open and close easily for demoulding and can be removed when setting up for hollow-core production. All hollow-core machinery runs on a permanent outer rail and a removable rail on the middle of the casting bed, while a 3.6-meter wide SL-deck casting machine runs on the permanent outer rails.
The benefits are:
Utilize same production line for multiple products (delivering SL-decks for residential projects and hollow-core for commercial)
Leveraging existing production facilities
Lower risk of introducing a new slab system (gradually increase SL-Deck production)