Layher in the News

Lightweight from Layher

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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Layher Allround Scaffolding Whakamaru power station

Allround Scaffolding Flexes its Power as a Power Station is Repaired

As featured in Site Seeing, Edition 40 2014

For maintenance work on power stations, time is of the essence. That goes for the Whakamaru hydroelectric power station too, an important node in New Zealand’s national grid, which together with the other power stations located along the Waikato River, supplies much of North Island with electricity. To complete the work on one of the sloping penstocks as quickly as possible, the decision-makers could only consider Allround Scaffolding. It allowed the scaffolding erectors to build the work scaffolding 20 metres above the ground not only quickly and above all more safely, but also to optimally adapted to the difficult geometry – in just 23 hours.

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Layher on Layher – Scaffolding International November 2013

At Bauma this year Layher launched its Allround Lightweight modular scaffolding system.  It features lighter components, increased load-bearing capacity and an AutoLock function for wedge head connectors. According to the company it can be assembled 10% faster than other scaffold systems and transport is 12% more efficient.

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Layher shapes Dillinger Hütte steelworks

Layher Shapes Dillinger Hütte Steelworks

Written by Sarah Ann McCay – Dec 9, 2013

German scaffolding company Gerüstbau Rende turned to locally made shoring solutions when working on the new €300 million Dillinger Hütte steelworks.

Gerüstbau Rende brought in German scaffolding manufacturer Layher to install its Allround Shoring TG 60 system. The firm said it chose the Allround option because its modular design meant that it could be assembled quickly and safely despite the heights involved, and it could also adapt to any project shape or size.

The shoring works were required for the construction of a new continuous casting system at Dillingen. This is to be found in a 45 m deep hole, in which the new production facility is now being built. For concreting a 25 m long binding beam with a dead weight of 21 tonnes per metre, a 40 m high shoring structure had to be assembled. What is more, it had to be assembled fast. Ten erectors had just 12 days to build a structure weighing 110 tonnes.

Gerüstbau Rende chose the high-strength Allround TG 60 Shoring Frames with standard components. Allround brackets were also used as a walkway for the concreting work, and an Allround stairway tower as a site access. A closed work platform was also constructed 1.8 m below the formwork level, using Layher scaffolding decks.

For the construction of a continuous casting system, the new Allround Shoring TG 60 from Layher permitted work at 40 m up, for concreting a 25 m long binding beam – with a dead weight of 21 tonnes per metre. Photo: Dillinger Hütte


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Layher AllroundGeruest Mainzer Dom

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In the thousand years of its existence, Mainz Cathedral has lived to see many things: church services and coronations of kings, lootings by Napoleonic troops and misuse as a military hospital, barracks and later even as a cowshed. It lived through seven fires and the hail of bombs in World War II. Adaptable Layher scaffolding was used in redevelopment work on the western cross-tower of Mainz Cathedral.

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Edmonton Grey Cup Zipline Event

The 80 foot tall Allround scaffold tower was a chilly -35 degrees C. But the frigid temperatures didn’t stop Steeplejack Services from the required zipline testing for the Edmonton Grey Cup Event. Sometimes hard work comes with a perk.

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