Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Table takes cranes out

A system that eliminates the need for a crane when lifting tables for floor slab forming operations has been launched in the UK by formwork specialist Doka.

The table lifting system is a simple elevator-like mechanism that can be bolted onto the side of a structure.

It speeds up forming operations, minimises the number of site personnel needed and frees the cranes for other operations. It is also more wind resistant.

"The table lifting system is a big success because it works independently of the crane," said Doka product manager Walter Feigl.

The table forms are moved from a trolley and wheeled onto an elevating platform.

They are then lifted up to the storey where they are needed in about 20 seconds where a second worker uses a trolley to manoeuvre the table into its new position.

The same process is repeated from one storey to the next.


Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.