Formwork prop is an important tool for building formwork as a temporary support during construction. They are responsible for transferring the loads received when the structural concrete is poured to the ground and act as supports once the necessary strength has been achieved to absorb the necessary stresses before the structure is put into service. All Formwork prop components, pins and inner and outer pipes are fully hot dipped galvanized before use, this high quality material provides long term rust protection making the formwork prop last longer.
The height of the Formwork prop is adjustable via a wide diameter thread on the outside of the tube. The use of threads means that the struts can be screwed down once in place, allowing the user to adjust the load each strut is subjected to (adjustable load bearing). Adjustable heights, a variety of sizes and workloads ensure they are suitable for any job site.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a formwork prop:
1. Formwork prop load:
Before choosing a formwork prop, you need to calculate the average load that the formwork prop needs to support per square meter, and you also need to add the weight of the formwork prop itself, the overload of the execution (worker’s weight, formwork, etc.).
2. Formwork prop load:
Each strut has a minimum load capacity at each free height, determined by the manufacturer via a table according to its category (local regulations or European standard EN). The strut load depends on the diameter of the cylinder, the thickness of the tube, the geometry of the strut itself and its ability not to bend.
3. Formwork prop height:
It is very important to know the free height of the pillar to work in the field. This is very important to obtain the load capacity according to the manufacturer’s data. Of course, the greater the headroom, the more the load capacity of the strut will be reduced.
4. Number of Formwork props:
After determining the above data, the minimum number of pillars to be placed under the slab can be calculated based on the applied load and the bearing capacity of the free working height.
5. Formwork prop price:
Finally, never forget the price factor: of course, optimizing the strut according to the previous points will make it possible to find the right strut with the minimum load capacity required and the cheapest price.
After the analysis, users can clearly know how to choose the appropriate formwork prop, and can know the most suitable solution for them. If you don’t know much about this aspect, you can contact a professional scaffolding supplier for help. EK has many years of manufacturing experience and has provided similar services to many customers. If you need it, please contact us.