Different types of Scaffolding Tube and Coupler
A scaffold is a widely used structure at most jobsites. It represents a temporary and safe work platform to aid in the
- audit etc.
When it comes to choosing the structure that best suits a construction site the engineers or technicians play a crucial role. Their expertise on the matter will ensure the best advice as a matter: type of work, jobsite conditions, etc.
If we were to classify the types of scaffolding according to the intrinsic mechanical differences of the many models, we would say that there are 3 types of scaffolding used on construction sites, such as:
- Tube and coupler scaffolding
- H-frame / façade scaffolding
- Multidirectional scaffolding
In this issue we will be carefully looking at the first and oldest type, the Tube and Coupler scaffolding.
The tube-and-coupler scaffold is conceived as a temporary structure on a construction site.
The work is ancillary and temporary. It aims to support work crew, ensure their safety and anybody else's working on the platform.
The structure has to be appropriately anchored to the building. It is utilised for building, restoring, wholly or partly knocking down erections.
The system is made up of a number of elements:
- steel tube
- the clamp, allowing the tubes to couple up or any components to be joined
- battens or working platforms
- anchoring systems
- base jacks (plates)
The tube is the key element of the system.Depending on how it is placed, it takes the name of standard /upright (when placed vertically), transom (when it forms a horizontal cross-section), ledger (when placed horizontally), and diagonal (when placed as bracing).
The coupler is the tubes joint element, it can be made of steel or cast iron.
The name can vary depending on the juncture - right-angle (orthogonal), swivel, parallel, simple and sleeve coupling.
This is an example of an orthogonal joint with a tube, a section of the CONDOR tube and coupler scaffold. A perpendicular juncture between the elements is allowed through friction.
Axial compression between elements of two tubes is granted by a simple coupler, be it in steel or cast iron. That allows contuinity.
Swivel coupler Elements can be put together at different angles by the swivel coupler, be it in steel or cast iron. Elements can also be joined together axially through a parallel coupler, be it in steel or cast iron.
Battens (working platforms) or any board decking make the structure whole.
Decking boards are meant to be horizontal elements conceived as walk-over flooring. They also play the role of transferring loads vertically through the tubes on transoms, which are joined to the uprights.
CONDOR manufactures a wide range of metal planks made of galvanized steel and aluminum. The walk-over flooring planks come with a skidproof system (embossing/drilling), which make the CONDOR products unique for safety and quality, in compliance with the strictest requirements of the Italian and European safety standards. What marks the CONDOR metal plank system is its simplicity of being hooked to the frame cross-piece, which makes it an extremely handy product, easily and quickly assembled.
Other elements are the base jack (plate), the anchors and the pin.
CONDOR tube and coupler scaffolding system is simple, particularly versatile and cost-effective.
It applies to a number of projects, such as civil and industrial buildings with solutions granted by Ministerial Authorisations: retrieval of artefacts, shoring structures, stiffening and reinforcement of unsafe buildings, maintenance and restoration of particularly complex or extremely degraded architectural works.
Whether painted or galvanized it is the ideal cadidate for construction or maintenance works. Not only it is cost-effective but likely boosts the best safety-quality ratio in full compliance with current regulations.
This scaffold applies to a number of projects, such as civil and industrial buildings with solutions granted by Ministerial Authorisations: retrieval of artefacts, shoring structures, stiffening and reinforcement of unsafe buildings, maintenance and restoration of particularly complex or extremely degraded architectural works.