Hydraulically operated battery mould for precast reinforced concrete beams or columns, which totally eliminates the need for additional bases
This battery mould is ideal for precast elements with sizes varying on a day to day basis.
A steel base in located along both sides of a fixed work platform. On one side of this steel floor, a vertical panel can be moved horizontally, on the other side of the floor, a vertical panel can be hinged open and moved vertically. Both movements, as well as maintaining the panels in a closed position, are fully hydraulic.
Moving or locking the panels therefore does not require any manual intervention. This makes it very easy to set up the mould for a beam or a column without the need for timber bases.
Ideally, the elements will be cast with self-compacting concrete seen the vertical panel always sticks out.