How to Use Spartan Sideform

Aug 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Truss girder production Equipment

Panel Setup

It is important to ensure that the beds are clean and free of any foreign matter. Place the sideform on the precast bed in the desired position. If required, the sideform can be cut-to-length by using a fine tooth wood or aluminium saw. To ensure a smooth cut, it is important to use paraffin wax on the blade.Reid recommends the use of Bio-Nox™ water based release agent for use with the Spartan™ Sideform System. Bio-Nox™ is a biodegradable high performance release agent, producing exceptional concrete finishes using a non-toxic and odourless formulation.

Attaching the Capping

It is important to ensure that the beds are clean and free of any foreign matter. Place the sideform on the precast bed in the desired position. If required, the sideform can be cut-to-length by using a fine tooth wood or aluminium saw. To ensure a smooth cut, it is important to use paraffin wax on the blade.

Reid recommends the use of Bio-Nox™ water based release agent for use with the Spartan™ Sideform System. Bio-Nox™ is a biodegradable high performance release agent, producing exceptional concrete finishes using a non-toxic and odourless formulation.

Removing the Capping

The capping is easily removed by using the Capping Removal Tool (CAPRT). Likewise, the capping can be removed by placing the sideform upside down and, whilst holding it vertically, gently pushing down with your heel onto the overhanging section and tilting the sideform forward. The capping will unclick.

To install the rubber base, lay the sideform body flat onto its back and using your fingers, push the rear of the base into the bottom slot of the sideform.

Once the base is in position at one end, move along until you reach the end of the sideform.

Spartan™ End Caps are easily installed by aligning the end cap with the sideform and gently pressing it into position. The end caps are easily removed if required, but are recommended for seamless joining of sideform and bleed-free panels.

Handy Hint: When cutting Spartan™ Sideform to length, ensure cuts are made with a docking saw running an aluminium blade and always use a wax stick lubricant to prevent burs. Sideform which is free of aluminium burs results in a precise and easy fit of the end caps. When the top capping, rubber base and end caps have been installed correctly, the sideform is ready for use.

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