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Putzmeister, America Inc. Launches Formwork Filling System, Formkret™
The state-of-the-art automated formwork filling system, Formkret, is designed to enhance safety, reduce workforce-related costs by up to 60 percent along with streamlining project timelines, while allowing other work to be carried out simultaneously thanks to its compact structure.
STURTEVANT, WIS. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Putzmeister America, Inc., (Putzmeister) has launched Formkret™, an innovative formwork filling system to automate the final tunnel lining process. Formkret can deliver significant workforce-related cost savings, while reducing the project timeline.
The state-of-the-art automated formwork filling system, Formkret, is designed to enhance safety, reduce workforce-related costs by up to 60 percent along with streamlining project timelines, while allowing other work to be carried out simultaneously thanks to its compact structure. Once a manual, labor-intensive process, the application of concrete secondary linings in tunnels has been brought into the 21st century, thanks to Formkret.
“Putzmeister is working hard to continue to expand tunneling equipment that meets the needs of our customers,” said Bob Harmon, Sales Manager in Shotcrete Technology at Putzmeister. “The Formkret is something we, as a global company, are very excited about. Automating this process makes a safer environment for our customers and advances mining technology.”
Regulated by a set of two-way valves integrated into the formwork structure and connected by a single delivery line that links the entire system in sequential rows, this latest innovation helps to reduce the need for manual work, enhancing worksite safety and speeding up the overall process.
With this latest offering, Putzmeister positions itself as a one-stop shop for all concrete-related applications in tunneling. The concrete pumps manufacturer now offers a complete package solution for tunnel construction: Formkret formwork filling system plus the Putzmeister BSA trailer-mounted concrete pumps, pipeline and cleanout system. This integrated solution for concrete delivery in tunneling is an integral part of our premium services.
For more information about the new Formkret System, visit Putzmeister.com and click on the “Tunneling” link under the “Products” tab or call Bob Harmon, Sales Manager in Shotcrete Technology at (610) 909-9519.
Formkret is the state-of-the-art automated formwork filling system for use in tunnel construction offered by Putzmeister.