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Bianchi Casseforme stands out for its special production systems for housing units, called 3D-Betoncasco.
This method, developed by the Dutch company Casco Totaal, consists of building completely precast concrete housing modules in the factory.
The modules are then transported to the construction site and assembled in a very short time. Each block becomes part of a housing unit.
This project became a reality in 2015 and today Casco Totaal produces modular housing units in full time.
Bianchi Casseforme Srl has created the entire system in cooperation with Casco Totaal.
More in detail, a 3D-Betoncasco module consists of 2 longitudinal external walls, a ceiling and 1 transverse wall . The floor is a flat panel resting on the side walls ( once the module has been removed) thanks to their internal structure.
The plant for the production of 3D modular elements consists of:
A lower frame fixed to the ground, supporting the structure, side bottoms, a set of magnetic fastening separators, a set of upper perimeter sides, two side and one transversal sides, moved both hydraulically and by means of an electric gearmotor.
An internal core, equipped with a hydraulic system to reduce its size, in different phases, so as to be able to detach it from the 3 internal panels during the removal phase.
The core is composed of several inserts of various widths, so as to make the width modular.
A vibration system consisting of low voltage and variable frequency electric vibrators, positioned in the inner part of the core, controlled by a radio control or by buttons located on the electrical panel.
Once removed, the element is loaded onto a pallet and taken inside another factory to proceed with the finishing. These take place inside a Bianchi Casseforme Carousel, as in an automotive production line where a different operation is performed at each station. By means of idle and motorized transport wheels, the module is moved from one workstation to the next.
3 transfer trolleys lift the platforms containing the monobloc element, move in a transverse direction and deposit them on the line alongside. The trolleys are equipped with electric motors, hydraulic lifting pistons, positioning sensors and electrical power supply (cables, cable chain and iron conduit on the ground).
Formwork for modular precast concrete elements of different sizes and uses: electrical substations, prison cells, bathrooms, tanks, etc.
The purpose of the system is to produce a “monobloc” in precast concrete, where the 4 side walls, the floor or the ceiling are produced in a single solution, without any need for assembly on site, thus significantly reducing the time of preparation.
The element can be thrown either upright or upside down. In the second case, a lifting sling with a hydraulic rotation device is required, supplied together with the formwork.
The formwork includes a base frame where the bottom and the side panels reside, which can be opened and closed by means of a hydraulic system or manually by means of quick coupling systems.
In the inner part of the formwork there is a hydraulically shrinkable core, which must reduce its size before the entire module can be removed. Alternatively, the core can be built in many separate pieces that are manually composed and broken down in a precise sequence during assembly.
Generally the floor or ceiling are produced separately, on a separate platform, and assembled with the monobloc at a later time.
The equipment is complete with walkways, parapets and access stairs to the upper part of the formwork during the preparation, casting and dismantling phases. Each connection between the moving parts of the formwork in contact with the concrete is provided with a rubber gasket in order to avoid leaks.
These formworks can be equipped with a vibration system, which compacts the concrete by removing the air, thus improving its resistance.
The presence of a curing plant increases productivity by reducing the curing time of the concrete. This system consists of a series of finned tubes positioned below the casting plate.
To keep the heat inside the formwork on the sides, insulating sheets in plastic material or polyurethane panels can be mounted.
Formworks for modular precast elements of specific dimensions for the construction of approved electrical substations .
The production in precast monobloc concrete allows to create a room dedicated to the electrical system with high resistance walls, without having to assemble the modules on site with advantages in construction times and costs.
The precast concrete monobloc electrical substations are designed to guarantee maximum safety, ensuring ventilation and waterproofing, with holes prepared for the passage of cables.
The form/moulds include a base frame where the base and the side panels reside, which can be opened and closed by means of a hydraulic system or manually by means of quick coupling systems.
Generally, the floor or ceiling are produced separately, on a separate platform, and assembled with the monobloc later.
The equipment is complete with walkways, parapets and access stairs to the upper part of the formwork during the preparation, casting and dismantling phases. Each connection between the moving parts of the formwork in contact with the concrete is provided with a rubber gasket to avoid leaks.
These forms/moulds can be equipped with a vibration system, which compacts the concrete by removing the air, thus improving its resistance.
The presence of a curing plant increases productivity by reducing the curing time of the concrete. This system consists of a series of finned tubes positioned below the casting steel plate.
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