as featured in Access International July-August 2013
Layher has just debuted Allround Lightweight – a new, lighter modular scaffolding system. Shown for the first time in Munich at Bauma 2013, Allround Lightweight features lighter components, increased load-bearing capacity and an AutoLock function for wedge head connectors. According to Layher, Allround Lightweight can be assembled 10% faster than other scaffold systems and is 12% more efficient to transport.
“Since assembly, dismantling and transport still account for 80% of the costs for scaffolding construction, three factors are critically important: design, functionality and component weight,” said Layher’s Marketing Director Franz Greisinger. “Studies have clearly shown that a significant reduction in assembly and dismantling time can be achieved by cutting back on component weight.”
Layher used high-tensile steel to produce thinner walls (the wall thickness was reduced from 3.2mm to 2.8mm) to get Allround Lightweight as light as possible.
“Depending on the length of the components, scaffolding erectors have up to 14% less weight to handle when transporting components by truck to the construction site and in scaffolding assembly itself,” said a company spokesman. “The wall thickness has been reduced in Allround O-ledgers LW as well, saving up to 1.6 kg while increasing bending stress capacity by 24%.”
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