Elematic Launches New Technology Levels
to Acotec Partition Wall Production Lines
Elematic, a world-leading manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines, launches new technology level choices to their Acotec wall production lines. Acotec line is meant for manufacturing of light, non-load bearing, room-high precast partition wall panels. The new technology levels are called SEMI, PRO and EDGE, and they differ by the degree of automation and capacity as well as the required investment size. All the lines are quick and simple to install, run and maintain and require only very limited land area.
Elematic Acotec production lines for light, non-load bearing, room-high precast partition wall panels cover the entire production process from concrete batching all the way to storage yard management and beyond. They are all automated and very reliable as they consist of proven, standard components.
Three Technology Levels: SEMI, PRO and EDGE
The new technology levels are launched in order to meet the varying customer needs. The SEMI line, with a production capacity of 80 m2 per hour, is the simplest of them all and is an excellent choice for anyone starting up in the business. It features a smart combined restacker handler and automation only for the key processes. The PRO line offers a higher capacity of 100 m2 per hour with automated functions for all main processes: sawing, trimming, stacking, restacking, cleaning & oiling, plate handling and pallet circulation. The fully-automatic Acotec EDGE offers a top-rate capacity of 120 m2 per hour and needs only two operators to run.
All the lines – SEMI, PRO and EDGE – feature new advanced production control system. Thanks to the system, a simple, modern user interface shows detailed data on every function in the whole process. Various reports –on production rate, running hours and more – are generated automatically. Modular structure of the lines and their integrated electricity with ETHERCAT bus system guarantee short installation and start up time of all lines, and the line can also be installed in existing production facilities. The production process is environmentally-friendly as it is silent and non-vibrating, and the raw material can be recycled so no waste is created. Low energy consumption of the line keeps the production costs on a low level as well.
Benefits of Acotec Wall Panels
The Acotec wall panels are fast, easy and safe to install – building work proceeds up to 6 times faster when compared with traditional brickwork and even two times faster than blockwork. The panels have exact dimensions and completely even surface and hence no plastering is needed. In addition, their thin structure leaves more floor space for other purposes in a building. Despite the thinness, Acotec walls are strong and successfully used in seismic areas, too. They suit for a wide variety of purposes such as bathrooms, kitchens and showers, thanks to the moisture resistance of the material. Acotec walls also offer excellent sound insulation, meaning that apartment buildings, schools and hotels benefit from this type of partition walls.
Acotec Wall in Walls
BN Precast, one of the India’s largest construction companies, makes, supplies and installs Walltec non-load bearing precast concrete hollow core walls, otherwise known as Acotec Walls as non-load bearing partition internal and external walls across various types of buildings.
The Indian group is one of the pioneers in the country using the Acotec technology in partition walls. For the production of the slabs, the company has chosen the original production technology from the Finnish pre-cast technology supplier Elematic and its Acotec line with a stationary extruder.
Using Acotec technology gives BN Precast and its customers great deal of benefits. “For our customers, Walltec/Acotec walls increase productivity massively, reduce costs and guarantee quality,” says Nishant S. Patel, Director of BN Precast.
The company’s clients are also getting a great deal of benefits from faster installation speed as construction with Acotec walls can be up to 6 times faster than with brickwork and twice as fast as block work.
“The walls enable extremely fast installation of up to 40 square feet per hour whereas traditional brickwork proceeds at a pace of 10 square feet per hour before plastering is done. And we only need 5 workers to install these walls, “ Patel says.
The fact that only small amount of production space, only about 900 square meters, and low manpower is needed to use the Acotec line, create further benefits to the developers. The line is simple to install, run and maintain too – and its energy consumption is very low, only 55 kWh per hour
Acotec provides wide range of application for non-structural partition wall system in an environmentally friendly way, making it a truly a solution for the future.
“There is a huge environmental hazard during production of bricks where fertile soil can be wasted for production of red bricks,” says Prakash Shah, Head of Technical Support at Elematic.
Despite the thinness, Acotec walls are strong and successfully used in seismic areas, too. They suit for a wide variety of purposes such as bath rooms, kitchens and showers, thanks to the moisture resistance of the material.
Acotec walls also offer excellent sound insulation, meaning that apartment buildings, schools and hotels benefit from thesetype of partition walls. Flexibility of materials is crucial in any building design work, reminds Shah.
“Flexibility in layout arrangement is one of the critical aspect from the buyers’ perspective. Acotec provides flexibility as these panels are non-structural, light-weight partition systems, which offer easy of installation and removal, even over period of time,” Shah says.
The line is also suitable for jigsaw – type of installations; they simply slot into existing production facilities so previous investments would not be wasted. Acotec is already gaining wide appreciation in the market in India.
“Our clients are delighted with the efficient technology supplied by us and appreciate all the support we provide to localise the raw material for production and joints work,” says Shah.BN Precast’s views certainly echo that.
“For us, the advantages are also obvious: high quantum production, low maintenance and high degree of quality control due to automation,” Patel concludes.
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