TURNING MACHINES FOR REINFORCED-CONCRETE ELEMENTS
Turning machines for reinforced-concrete elements are designed for putting a handled element into either an assembly or storage position.
PREFA Technology designs equipment for handling reinforced-concrete precast elements for substations, garages, sumps, girders, binders, walls, slabs, and more.
The structure consists of a steel frame, which is then anchored to the floor of the production hall. Handling of the reinforced-concrete element takes place on a tilting frame, which is connected to the base frame via a rotational (articulated) joint.
The handling range of the turning machine is 0-90°, and 0–180° in case of a tandem connection.
Tilting (turning) takes place by means of a hydraulic system or an electric motor.
The handling process (turning) takes place automatically once the button is pressed. The main advantage is the fast and safe handling of precast elements without damaging them.
For smaller dimensions of the load to be handled, control can be performed manually or using a crane.
Special applications include sliding turning machines placed on a rail chassis.
This solution is good especially when handling reinforced-concrete elements produced with variable dimensions that need to be turned from a production position into an assembly position (sumps, substations, etc.).
The sliding frame allows for making easy adjustments to the turning width of the element within a certain range. This allows the user to handle elements without the need to use inserts between the element and the tilting frame.
Turning equipment specifications:
- load capacity
- normally 30 000 kg/45 tm
- handling speed 0–90°
- 30–120 s