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Concrete Lifting

1. Introduction 176
1.1. Features 176
1.2. Benefits 176
1.3. Special Cautions 176
2. Designing for Lifting and Handling 177
2.1. Planning is the Key to Cost Control 177
2.2. Total Design Process 177
2.3. Casting Off Site 177
2.4. Casting On Site 177
2.5. Architectural Finishes 177
2.6. Complex Shapes 178
2.7. Erection Times 178
2.8. Propping 179
2.9. Design Service - Lifting and Propping 179

3. Lifting Solutions 180


3.1. Panel Face Lifting 180
3.2. Panel Edge Lifting 180
3.3. Special Edge Lifting with Rebated Edges 181
3.4. Combination Lifting 181
3.5. Load Groups 181
3.6. Working Load Limits 181

4. Face Lifting 182


4.1. Face Lifting Anchors 182
4.2. Foot Anchor Identification 182
4.3. Facelift Anchor Identification 182
4.4. Face Anchor Pullout Capacity 182
4.5. Swiftlift Clutches 183
4.6. Swiftlift Clutch Operation 183
4.7. Face Anchor Capacity Tables 184
4.8. Panel Face Lift Assembly Specifications 184
4.9 Standard Length Foot Anchors with Reduced Edge Distances 185
4.10 Standard Length Foot Anchors in Thin Panels 185

5. Edge Lifting 186


5.1. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Identification 186
5.2. Edgelift Anchor Lengths and Pullout Capacity 186
5.3. Edgelift Anchors 186
5.4. Hanger Bar Pullout Capacity 187
5.5. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Installation with Hanger Bars 187
5.6. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Assemblies 188
5.7. Shear Bars 188
5.8. Shear Bar Installation 189
5.9. Edge Lift Anchor Shear Capacity Table 189
5.10. 1.25t Edgelift Anchor (1ELA) Identification 190
5.11. 1ELA Installation 190
5.12. 2.5t, 7.0t and 10.0t Edgelift Anchor with Feet (ELAWF) Identification 190
5.13. ELAWF Installation 191
5.14. 2ELAWF Capacity Tables 191
5.15. 7ELAWF Capacity Tables 192
5.16. 10ELAWF Capacity Tables 192
5.17. Ring Clutches 193
5.18. Ring Clutch Operation 193

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6. Recess Formers 194
6.1. Swiftlift Recess Formers 194

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
6.2. Edgelift Recess Formers 194
6.3 Facelift Plastic Recess Formers 194

7. Designing with Swiftlift 195


7.1. Concrete Strength 195
7.2. Anchor Length 195
7.3. Edge Distance and Anchor Spacing 195
7.4. Transportation and Shock Loading 195

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
7.5. Load Distribution 195
7.6. Materials and Manufacturing 195
7.7. Anchor Usage 195

8. Calculation of Applied Stresses at Lifting Points 196


8.1. Effective Load Calculation 196
8.2. G - Panel Weight 196
8.3. H - Adhesion 196
8.4. N Number of lifting points. 197

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FITTINGS
8.5. Km - Demoulding Factor 197
8.6. Ksl - Sling Co-efficient 197
8.7. Kd Dynamic Load 198
8.8. Special Caution - Anchor Loads during Lifting. 198
8.9. Reinforcing Steel 198
8.10. Concrete Cracking 198
8.11. Multiple Lifts 198

CONCRETE
9. Tilt-up Solutions for Simple Rectangular Panels 199

SYSTEMS
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9.1. Tilt-up Lifting 199
9.2. Flexural Stress 199
9.3. Minimum Cracking Load 199
9.4. Face Lift Design Guide 200
9.5. Edge Lift Design Guide 202
9.6. Anchor Placement and Sling Lengths 203
9.7. Maximum Panel Width 204

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10. Anchor Specifications 205
10.1. Foot Anchor Specification 205
10.2. Reid Eye Anchor Specification 206
10.3. Plate Anchor Specification 207
10.4. 1.25 tonne Edgelift Anchor Specification 208
10.5. Edgelift Anchor with Feet Specification 209
WALL CASTING

11. Clutch Specifications 210


11.1. Swiftlift Clutch Specification 210
MODULAR
SYSTEM

11.2. Ring Clutch Specification 211

12. Recess Former Specifications 212


12.1. Plastic Swiftlift Recess Former Specification 212
12.2. Rubber Swiftlift Recess Former Specification 213
12.3. Steel Swiftlift Recess Former Specification 214
12.4. Articulated Swiftlift Steel Recess Former Specification 215
12.5. Colleted Swiftlift Steel Recess Former Specification 216
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12.6. Edgelift Recess Former Specification 217


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1. Introduction
In 1977 Reids revolutionised the safety and speed of lifting cast concrete elements with the introduction of
the Swiftlift lifting system. The Swiftlift system utilised a fully engineered approach, combining cast in lifting
anchors, recess formers, custom fitting lifting clutches, and full engineering backup.

Traditional lift process of casting in bent reinforcing steel or other hook attachment points generally had no
engineering basis and gave poor margins of safety. This meant that lifting points were easily overstressed
with failures and accidents commonly occurring. This resulted in hazardous work sites, costly damage and
construction delays.

The Swiftlift system introduced a new era in lifting heavy concrete elements, eliminating many of the safety
issues and saving time and money in the process.

Reid Construction Systems supports the industry through a team of engineers and field representatives
servicing Reid products with technical expertise, installation guides, design manuals, seminars, and
continuous product development.

1.1. Features
Full engineering support.
Full range of lifting solutions.
Remote release system.
Innovative lifting systems.
Forged steel and hot dipped galvanised components.
Commitment to continued product development.
Skilled, helpful and practical staff.
Easy to install and use.

1.2. Benefits
Experienced support staff.
No special tools required for installation or use.
Free lift design service.
Reduces installation time.
Reduced construction cost.
Increased safety.
Technical backup.
Range of support products.
Avoid risking the safety of staff and
Manuals and support literature available.
reduce time and labour costs.

1.3. Special Cautions


Reids Lifting Anchors and Lifting Clutches must not be modified
by welding in any form or otherwise subjected to extreme heat as
this could change the metalurgical properties of the components.
Never attach anchors to reinforcing steel by spot welding.

NO
WELDING Swiftlifts Remote Release is
faster and safer.

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2. Designing for Lifting and Handling

CATALOGUE
2.1. Planning is the Key to Cost Control

PRODUCT
Planning starts at the very early stages of a project with Architects and Engineers having a significant influence
on the final cost of a project. The handling of concrete elements is influenced by their geometry and needs to be
considered at this planning stage. This will help ensure a project runs smoothly and within cost estimates.

When project planning is not undertaken many hours are often spent finding solutions to complex lifts at the
construction stage. The attachment of strong backs, manufacture of custom made lifting devices, or redesign
of the element for lifting or transporting can result in a significant increase in cost and time delays.

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
Consulting with Reids on lifting solutions at the planning and design stage enables improved project
management, with overall savings in project costs.

2.2. Total Design Process


The process of casting, lifting, transporting and placing concrete
puts stresses on concrete elements that are often not considered

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
as part of the structural design.

To provide a full service to their client the designer should


consider the construction and handling process as part of the
design with allowance made for lifting and transporting.

2.3. Casting Off Site

CONCRETE
Limitations in the lifting height of a precast yard or height

SYSTEMS
LIFTING
restrictions on route often require a multi-stage lift process to
get a large panel erected on site. Consideration must be given to
casting, transportation and placement when choosing between
off site and on site casting.

Consultation with Reids on lifting before finalising the panel


design can assist greatly with the on site work flow.

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2.4. Casting On Site
Photo 2.3.1
The on-site casting and handling of precast concrete elements
Handling on Site
can be made easier if the designer considers the site conditions
and constraints before finalising the size and shape of the
concrete elements to be lifted. Such conditions can include
crane access, panel size, obstructions on site and overhead
WALL CASTING

powerlines.
MODULAR
SYSTEM

2.5. Architectural Finishes


The increasing use of panel construction with architectural
finishes makes the pre-construction consultation process even
more important to ensure that architectural finishes are not
damaged during handling and erection.
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Photo 2.5.1
Architectural Finish

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2.7. Complex Shapes
With some complex precast element shapes it is not possible to errect or transport them without providing
some form of external strengthening.

The most common method of strengthening panels is to bolt on external beams or strongbacks.

Diagram 2.71 - Complex panel shapes needing strongbacks.

Common strongback sections are shown below.

Pryda Longreach Beam bolted Steel Beam bolted to the Double Steel Channel bolted
to the concrete with Reid concrete with Liebig bolts. to the concrete with Reid
Hex Screw Bolts. Hex Screw Bolts.

2.7 Erection Times


Erecting a panel or precast unit without strongbacks normally only takes 10 to 15 minutes depending on
size and complexity. If, however, strongbacks are necessary this erection time is likely to be increased to
1.5 hours per unit. Consequently Reids Engineers will always endevour to place lifting anchors in positions
that will reduce concrete stresses to a level where strongbacks are not necessary.

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2.8. Propping
Props are used to temporarily support the precast elements until the permanent fixings are made. Planning

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
for the placement of props is important as they take up a significant amount of room and can affect other
site works.

Reids supply props and provide advice on propping solutions.

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Photo 2.8.1 Props

2.9. Design Service - Lifting and Propping

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To ensure that construction goals can be acheived without compromise Reids engineers are available for
consultation through all stages of the design process.

This design service is available for anyone using the Reid lifting system.
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM
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3. Lifting Solutions
3.1. Panel Face Lifting
Face Lift advantages:
Minimises stresses in the concrete.
Allows larger and heavier lifts.
Anchors are simple to use.
Remote release from the ground is possible

The element is tilted up and / or lifted from a


face. The lifting point may be in shear or tension
depending the orientation of the element.

Refer to Section 4.0 for more information.

3.2. Panel Edge Lifting


Edge Lifting is used to facilitate true vertical
placement of a concrete element.

Edge Lift advantages:


The element is lifted to vertical for placement over
starter bars or other connections. Diagram 3.1.1
Wall panels can be placed close to adjacent Face Lifting.
structures where space is limited.
Leaves panel face untouched.

Limitations on panel height can be encountered


with Edge Lifting due to the flexural stresses
induced in the concrete and reduced anchor
capacity due to edge proximity.

Refer to Section 5.0 for more information.

Rebated edges create difficulties for edge lifting


and require a special lifting arrangement using
Reidbar. See Section 3.3.

For shear loading (where the lifting force is at right


angles to the axis of the anchor) in thin panel
special edge lifting anchors with lateral feet or
special reinforcing shear bars are avialable.

Diagram 3.2.1
Edge Lifting.

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3.3. Special Edge Lifting With Rebated
Edges

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
External wall panels on multi storey buildings often
have a waterproofing detail on the top edge which
makes conventional lifting anchor placement
difficult. A special lifting system for tension loads
only (not shear loads) has been developed utilizing
Reids Reidbar System.

Rebate support angle min.

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
3.4. Combination Lifting 10mm thick with 6mm
PL. folded to suit rebate
Often a combination of Face and Edge lifting is detail min. 400 long.
required to handle a precast element. Drill 28 to clear bolt.
Weld antirotation stops to
The selection of the correct anchors and rigging each side of toggle (BKT.
arrangement is critical. All lifts must be designed supplied by others)
and supervised by a competent person.
ONLY USE COUPLERS

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FITTINGS
MACHINED FROM MILD
STEEL STOCK
3.5. Load Groups
Ensure bolt is screwed

60 - 80mm
Anchors and Lifting Clutches are classified into into coupler a min.
six main load groups. A load group specifies the 60 - 80mm
maximum lifting capacity or Working Load Limit
(WLL) of the Lifting Clutch.
Ensure bar is screwed
55mm

CONCRETE
into coupler

SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Only Anchors, Recess Formers and Clutches of the 55-60mm
same load group will fit together.

The six main load groups with are 1.3, 2.5, 5.0,
10.0, 20.0, and 32.0 tonnes.

1.25, 7 and 10 tonne Edge Lifting systems are Diagram 3.3.1 Edge Lifter
also available.

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3.6. Working Load Limits
Reid lifting components have Working Load
Limits based of the following capacity reduction
factors from ultimate failure:
WALL CASTING
MODULAR

Clutches = Capacity Reduction Factor of 5.


SYSTEM

Anchors in Tension = Capacity Reduction Factor of 3.

Edge Lift anchors in thin panels when subjected to


shear loads are designed for safety factor of 2 on
cracking rather than a Reduction Factor of 3 on
ultimate which is impossible to calculate.
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4. Face Lifting
4.1. Face Lifting Anchors
Face anchors are the predominant anchor type used for lifting. These anchors use a round spread foot to
resist pull out from the concrete.
Two variations of the Face Lift Anchors are available to suit the two main lifting clutches used. The two
anchor types are:
1. Foot Anchors (FA) for Swiftlift clutches as shown in Diagram 4.1.1
2. Plate Anchors (PA) for Hairpin Clutches as shown in Diagram 4.1.2

4.2. Foot Anchor Identification


Length Stamp: All Foot Anchors have the length of the anchor stamped on the anchor head.
If there is no length stamp the anchor is not a Foot Anchor and relies on some supplementary anchorage to
obtain pullout strength.
Clutch Rating: This is the W.L.L of the lifting clutch that fits this anchor. Refer to Section 4.5

Reid Logo (back)


Reid Logo

Clutch Rating /
Anchor Length (mm)
Load Group (tonnes)

Anchor Length (mm) Clutch Rating /


Load Group (tonnes)

Diagram 4.1.1 Foot Anchor Diagram 4.1.2 Plate Anchor

4.3. Facelift Anchor Identification


The product code stamped on the side of the head is used to identify the Clutch Rating, Anchor Type, and
Length.
For example: 5PA125 = 5 tonnes working load limit, Facelift Anchor, 125 mm overall length. Refer to
Diagram 4.1.2

4.4. Face (Foot) Anchor Pullout Capacity


Each load group has a range of anchor lengths to allow for different installation situations.
Face Anchors efficiently transmit the applied load to the concrete through the conical foot of the anchor.
The foot induces a shear cone in the concrete that resists pullout.
Three main factors affect pullout capacity:
The embedment depth of the anchor.
The compressive strength (fc) of the concrete at time of lift.
The proximity of the anchor to free edges or other anchors.

The Standard Length Foot Anchors in each load group have been designed to provide the full W.L.L of the
clutch under most conditions:
Foot anchors should not be used where fc <10MPa
Edge distances less than 3 x anchor length can reduce pullout load.
Anchor spacing less than 6 x anchor length can reduce pullout load.
Standard Length Anchors should always be used unless otherwise specified. Where short foot anchors are
used in thin sections the longest possible anchor should always be used.

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4.5. Swiftlift Clutches
Swiftlift clutches come in the following load groups to match the anchors

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
and recess formers they are designed to be used with.

Table 4.5.1 - Swiftlift Clutches


Load Group Swiftlift Clutch
(W.L.L. - tonnes) Product Code
1.3 1LE
2.5 2LE

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
5.0 5LE
10.0 10LE
20.0 20LE
32.0 32LE

Diagram 4.5.1

REIDBAR &
Swiftlift Clutch

FITTINGS
4.6. Swiftlift Clutch Operation
Figure 1. The Lifting Clutch is easily connected to the
anchor head by admitting the anchor head into the slot
of the Lifting Clutch and rotating the tab of the Lifting
Clutch until it rests on the concrete surface.

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Figure 2. Once connected the load can be applied in
any direction. 2

Figure 3. It is normal to lift towards the tab however


lifting away from the tab (as shown in figure 4.) is also
acceptable.

Figure 4. When the load is being applied in a direction 1 2


3

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away from the tab, it is normal for the tab to rise
from the concrete surface. The Lifting Clutch has been
designed so that it cannot accidentally disengage while 30
under load. Should the tab rise excessively, (ie. the max
angle between the tab and concrete exceed 30) lower
the unit and reset the tab to the surface.
WALL CASTING

Figure 5. Remote Release/Disconnection (e.g. Tilt-up)


MODULAR
SYSTEM

Special Remote Release Lifting Clutches with Arm


Extensions have been developed to speed up erection.
Using Reids patented Spoon assembly the Remote
Release Clutch can easily be removed from the anchor 4
head from the ground without the use of ladders.
N.B. Disconnection is only possible when the load
has been removed. 5
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4.7. Swiftlift Foot Anchor Capacity Tables
Table 4.7.1 gives the Working Load Limits of Foot Anchors for the given strength of concrete at time of lifting.

Table 4.7.1 W.L.Ls for Foot Anchors


Anchor Anchor Concrete Compressive Strength at Lift (fc)
Load Group Length 10 MPa 15 MPa 20 MPa 25 MPa 30 MPa
1.3 35 0.45 0.55 0.64 0.71 0.78
1.3 45 0.63 0.77 0.90 1.00 1.10
1.3 55 0.83 1.02 1.18 1.30* 1.30*
1.3 66 1.07 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.30*
1.3 85 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.30*
1.3# 120 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.30*
1.3 240 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30
2.5 55 0.87 1.07 1.24 1.38 1.51
2.5 65 1.09 1.34 1.55 1.73 1.90
2.5 75 1.33 1.63 1.88 2.10 2.30
2.5 90 1.84 2.10 2.42 2.50* 2.50*
2.5 120 2.50* 2.50* 2.50* 2.50* 2.50*
2.5# 170 2.50* 2.50* 2.50* 2.50* 2.50*
2.5 340 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
5.0 95 1.70 2.36 2.73 3.05 3.34
5.0 120 2.61 3.42 4.16 4.83 5.00*
5.0 150 3.96 5.00* 5.00* 5.00* 5.00*
5.0 170 5.00* 5.00* 5.00* 5.00* 5.00*
5.0# 240 5.00* 5.00* 5.00* 5.00* 5.00*
5.0 480 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
10.0 150 3.96 5.20 6.30 7.32 8.27
10.0 170 5.00 6.57 7.97 9.26 10.00*
10.0# 340 10.00* 10.00* 10.00* 10.00* 10.00*
20 500 20.00* 20.00* 20.00* 20.00* 20.00*
32 700 32.00* 32.00* 32.00* 32.00* 32.00*

Table 4.7.2 W.L.Ls for Facelift Anchors


Load Group Anchor Concrete Compressive Strength at Lift (fc)
Length Length 10 MPa 15 MPa 20 MPa 25 MPa 30 MPa
5 95 1.70 2.36 2.73 3.05 3.34
5 125 2.61 3.42 4.16 4.83 5.00*

#Standard length anchor - min concrete strength 10MPa will give maximum clutch lift capacity.
*Maximum WLL of lifting clutch
Min edge distance = 3 times anchor length without capacity reduction.
Min anchor spacing = 6 times anchor length without capacity reduction.
Desirable min concrete strength at lift = 15MPa for non standard length anchors, although short foot anchors
are commonly used in concrete with fc of 10MPa with special care.

4.8. Face Anchor Assemblies


Panel Face Lift Assembly Specifications.
Panel Anchor Used Anchor Assembly Assembly Puddle in Puddle in Puddle in
Thickness (Swiftlift) Used PA Code Code Assemblies 2t Assemblies 5t Assemblies 5PA

75 1FA055 2FA055 - - - 2FA055PR - -


100 1FA085 2FA075 - 2 PCHAIR 100 - 2FA075PR - -
120 2FA090 5FA095 5PA0951 2/5 PCHAIR 120 5PAPCHAIR120 2FA090PR 5FA095PR 5PA095P
125 2FA090 5FA095 5PA095 2/5 PCHAIR 125 5PAPCHAIR120 2FA090PR 5FA095PR 5PA095P
150 2FA120 5FA120 5PA120 2/5 PCHAIR 150 5PAPCHAIR150 2FA120PR 5FA120PR 5PA120P
180 2FA120 5FA150 - 5 PCHAIR 180 - 2FA120PR 5FA150PR -
200 2FA170 5FA170 - 5 PCHAIR 200 - 2FA170PR 5FA170PR -
300 2FA170 5FA240 - - - 2FA170PR 5FA240PR -

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4.9 Standard Length Foot Anchors With Reduced Edge Distances
Where the edge distances or anchor Table 4.9.1 Working Load Limit (tonnes)

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
spacings in Table 4.9.1 are not able With a safety factor of 3 on ultimate load capacity
to be met, it is likely that the working Standard Edge Concrete Compressive Strength When Lifting (MPa)
load of the anchor will be reduced to Anchor Distance
Length X (mm) 10 MPa 15 MPa 20 MPa 25 MPa 30 MPa
reflect the minimum concrete rupture
1.3t x 30 0.85 1.12 1.30 1.30 1.30
strength and maintain a safety factor
120mm 35 0.92 1.21 1.30 1.30 1.30
of 3. Use 240mm
40 0.99 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30
Anchor for
1.3t WLL 50 1.10 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30
One Reduced Edge Distance: 30 1.44 1.89 2.29 2.50 2.50

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
Table of Working Load Limits for 2.5t x 35 1.56 2.04 2.48 2.50 2.50
Standard Swiftlift Foot Anchors where 170mm 45 1.77 2.32 2.50 2.50 2.50
Use 340mm
the edge distance to one edge is less Anchor for
50 1.86 2.44 2.50 2.50 2.50
2.5t WLL 60 2.03 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
than 3 x anchor length.
70 2.20 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
Table 4.9.1
50 3.13 4.10 4.97 5.00 5.00
X = Concrete cover to nearest edge 5.0t x
60 3.42 4.49 5.00 5.00 5.00
240mm
L = Length of Normal Swiftlift anchors Use 480mm 70 3.69 4.85 5.00 5.00 5.00
for given Working Load Limits (WLL). Anchor for 80 3.95 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

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5t WLL
90 4.18 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
60 5.67 7.44 9.02 10.00 10.00
70 6.13 8.04 9.75 10.00 10.00
10.0t x 80 6.55 8.59 10.00 10.00 10.00
340mm 100 7.31 9.60 10.00 10.00 10.00
3L 120 8.01 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
X
6L
140 8.64 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
3L
80 11.52 15.11 18.32 20.00 20.00

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100 12.88 16.88 20.00 20.00 20.00

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LIFTING
X
120 14.10 18.49 20.00 20.00 20.00
20.0t x
L 140 15.22 19.96 20.00 20.00 20.00
500mm
160 16.27 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00
200 18.16 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00
220 19.03 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00

4.10 Standard Length Foot Anchors Table 4.10.1 Working Load Limit (tonnes)
In Thin Panels With a safety factor of 3 on ultimate load capacity
Standard Panel

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Concrete Compressive Strength When Lifting (MPa)
Table of Working Load Limits for Anchor Thickness
Standard length Swiftlift Foot Anchors Length D (mm) 10 MPa 15 MPa 20 MPa 25 MPa 30 MPa
in thin unreinforced panels. 100 0.50 0.66 0.80 0.93 1.05
1.3t x
Table 4.10.1 120 0.60 0.79 0.96 1.11 1.25
120mm
Note: Although these working load 150 0.75 0.98 1.19 1.30 1.30
100 0.71 0.94 1.14 1.32 1.49
limits have been calculated for 2.5t x
150 1.07 1.40 1.70 1.97 2.23
unreinforced panels the use of normal 170mm
WALL CASTING

200 1.41 1.85 2.25 2.50 2.50


reinforcing is recommended.
MODULAR

150 1.51 1.98 2.41 2.79 3.16


SYSTEM

L = Length of Swiftlift anchors for 5.0t x


200 2.01 2.64 3.20 3.71 4.20
240mm
given working load limits. 250 2.50 3.28 3.98 4.62 5.00
3L 200 2.82 3.70 4.49 5.22 5.89
10.0t x
6L 250 3.52 4.62 5.60 6.51 7.35
340mm
3L
300 4.22 5.53 6.71 7.79 8.80
250 5.15 6.75 8.19 9.51 10.74
20.0t x
300 6.17 8.09 9.81 11.39 12.87
500mm
D L 400 8.20 10.76 13.04 15.15 17.11
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Note: The working loads in the above table can be doubled (up to
D
WLL max) if extra long anchors are used for these load groups. ie.
1.3t x 240mm, 2.5t x 340mm, 5.0t x 480mm.

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5. Edge Lifting
5.1. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Identification
Reid Logo
Clutch Rating: This is the W.L.L of the lifting
Clutch Rating (tonnes)
clutch that fits this anchor. Refer to Section 4.5
Clutch Rating
Reid Eye Anchors use additional reinforcing
Hanger Bars to achieve full rated lift capacities
Product Code
in thin sections or low strength concrete. Refer to
Section 5.4.

There is no length stamp on an Eye Anchor


because of the need for the Hanger Bar to increase
its effective depth. The hanger bar length can vary
in length with load, concrete strength and concrete
thickness.

Diagram 5.1.1
Reid Eye Anchor
5.2. Edgelift Anchor Lengths and Pullout Capacity
Reids Eye Anchors should not be used without hanger bars. Hanger Bars must be used with all Edgelift
Anchors with the exception of the 1ELA and Reids Hairpin anchors in high strength concrete.

The Hanger Bars increase the effective depth of Edgelift Anchors in thin sections or low strength concrete,
efficiently transmitting the applied load deeper to the concrete resulting in an increased lifting capacity.

Three main factors affect pullout capacity:

The length of the Hanger Bar


The compressive strength (fc) of the concrete at time of lift.
The proximity of the anchor to free edges and other anchors.

5.3. Edgelift Anchors


Reids manufacture a range of edge lifting anchors for lifting in thin sections. Table 5.3.1 lists the
available anchor types. Refer to Section 10 for detailed anchor specifications.

Table 5.3.1 Edgelift Anchors

Load Group (tonnes) Clutch


Anchor
1.3 2.5 5.0 10.0 20.0 32.0 Swiftlift Hairpin

Reid Eye Anchor (REA) -


Edgelift (1ELA) - - - - - -
Edgelift With - (1)
- - -
Shear Feet (ELAWF)

(1) 7.0 for ELAWF.

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5.4. Hanger Bar Pullout Capacity
Hanger bar lengths are calculated using the bond length for bar capacity and factoring for actual load.

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
Forming a hook at the end of each leg will increase the capacity of the Hanger Bar. Hanger Bar lengths
on the following tables have been calculated assuming the use of Grade 500E deformed bar however
prestressing strand of the same length can also be used.

5.5. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Installation with Hanger Bars


Hanger Bars are an essential part of the installation of edge lift anchors. The Hanger Bar transfers the load
applied to the anchor deeper into the concrete element to obtain higher lift capacites in thin sections or low

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
strength concrete.

Shear Bar Eye Anchor


Table 5.5.1 - Hanger Bar Length for Eye Anchors
Min edge distance E (Refer to Diagram 5.5.3)

Load Bar Cut and Bend Length(1) (mm)


H.D Bar E(2)
Group
Diameter (mm)
(tonnes) 5MPa 8MPa 10MPa 12MPa 15MPa 20MPa 30MPa

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
1.3 8 1560 1130 980 890 790 690 600 24
2.5 12 2340 1700 1470 1330 1180 1040 900 36
5.0 16 3120 1960 1960 1770 1580 1380 1200 48 35 45
10.0 20 4300 2700 2700 2440 2160 1900 1650 66
20.0 32 6710 5300 4750 4300 3875 3350 2740 105

Table 5.5.2 - Hanger Bar Length for Eye Anchors

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
Edge distance greater than E (refer to Diagram 5.5.3)

LIFTING
Hanger Bar

Load Bar Cut and Bend Length(1) (mm)


H.D Bar E(2)
Group
Diameter (mm)
(tonnes) 5MPa 8MPa 10MPa 12MPa 15MPa 20MPa 30MPa

1.3 8 1248 904 784 712 632 552 480 40


2.5 12 1872 1360 1176 1064 944 832 720 60 Hooked bars
give better
5.0 16 2469 1568 1568 1416 1264 1104 960 80

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holding
10.0 20 3440 2160 2160 1952 1728 1520 1320 110 Deformed bar strength.
20.0 32 5366 4242 3800 3464 3100 2680 2190 200
or prestressing
strand.
(1) Refer to Diagrams 5.5.1 & 5.5.2
(2) Minimum Edge Distance to face, Refer to Diagram 5.5.3 Diagram 5.5.1
Hanger Bar Installation
WALL CASTING

(1) Cut & Eye Anchor


MODULAR
SYSTEM

bend length
Hanger Bar
5d d

E
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Diagram 5.5.2 Diagram 5.5.3 Diagram 5.5.4


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Cut and Bend Length Edge Distance E Minimum Bend Diameter

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5.6. Reid Eye Anchor (REA) Assemblies

Table 5.6.1 Swiftlift Edge Lifting Assemblies.


Min Panel
Assemby Product Code Description
Thickness (mm)

2EREA090 A 90mm Eye Anchor with reduced plastic recess former and
wire-reinforcing cage to prevent edge break out in thin sections. 95

2VREA090 A 90mm Eye Anchor with round plastic recess former.


Not Suitable for edge tilt-up shear lifting. 95

5EREA120 A 120mm Eye Anchor with reduced plastic recess former and
Shear Bar attached. Refer to Shear Bar Tables 5.9.1 for shear
lift capacity. 150

5VREA120 A 120mm Eye Anchor with reduced recess former.


Not Suitable for edge tilt-up shear lifting. 111

5.7. Shear Bars


Shear Bars are used to provide tilt-up lifting capacity.
Placed as per Diagram 5.8.1 the Shear Bar provides the shear
lift capacity in edge lifting.

Diagram 5.7.1
Shear Bar

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5.8. Shear Bar Installation Shear Bar
Care must be taken to ensure the feet placed against

CATALOGUE
recess former

PRODUCT
of the Shear Bar are positioned as Lift
shown in Diagram 5.8.1 to ensure the
load is properly transferred as deep as
possible into the concrete.

When the tilt up operation begins the Lift


clutch will bear against the side of the
recess and the shear bar.

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
NB: Shear bars will only work in the
Diagram 5.8.1 Shear Bar Installation
direction shown. Care must be taken
not to invert panels on site. Clutch bears against Shear
Bar preventing the edge from
Use two shear bars facing opposite breaking
ways if the panel is to be lifted from
both directions during transportation or

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
installation. A better solution is to use
Reids ELAWF anchors which dont
require shear bars.
Diagram 5.8.2 Clutch and Shear Bar Operation

5.9. Edge Lift Anchor Shear Capacity Table

CONCRETE
Table 5.9.1 Shear Lift Capacity Uncracked Concrete WLL (tonnes)

SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Shear Lifter Panel Thickness (mm) 15 20 25 30

1ELASB 80 0.60 0.70 0.78 0.86


100 0.65 0.78 0.88 0.96
2ELAWF 100 2.20 2.50 2.50 2.50
120 2.40 2.50 2.50 2.50
150 2.45 2.50 2.50 2.50
5EREA120 150 1.82 2.22 2.56 2.90

NIRVANA
175 1.96 2.38 2.78 3.14
200 2.20 2.68 3.10 3.50
250 2.58 3.14 3.64 4.12
7ELAWF 120 2.10 2.50 3.00 3.39
150 2.90 3.50 4.10 4.63
175 3.30 4.00 4.70 5.00
200 3.80 4.60 5.00 5.00
WALL CASTING

10ELAWF 150 4.30 5.20 6.00 6.78


MODULAR

175 4.80 5.90 6.80 7.68


SYSTEM

200 5.40 6.60 7.70 8.69


250 6.70 8.20 8.20 9.00

Note: 2VREA090 & 5VREA120 are not designed to be loaded in shear.


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5.10. 1.25t Edgelift Anchor (1ELA) Identification

The 1ELA has been designed specifically for use in


thin concrete sections. Product Code

5.11. 1ELA Installation


For shear lifting a Shear Bar is required. A
Hanger Bar can be used to increase the tensile
lift capacity in 15MPa concrete and thin panels.
L = 400mm min. Cut 800mm of HD8 Bar.
With Hanger Bar the tensile capacity in 15MPa
concrete = 1.25 tonnes.
Requires the use of the 1ELASB for shear lift.
Refer to Table 5.9.1 for 1ELASB Shear lift
capacities.
Diagram 5.10.1
Reid 1.25t Edgelift Anchor
Shear Capacity
Limited to 0.4t max by steel strength of anchor.

shear bar
Lift
Lift
hanger bar
Table 5.11.1 1ELA Vertical Lift Capacity(2)
Working Load Limits (tonnes) No Hanger Bars
Panel Concrete Strength at time of lift
Thickness
(mm) 15MPa 20MPa 25MPa 45
L
35
100 0.63 0.77 0.89
120 0.76 0.92 1.06
150 0.94 1.14 1.25*
* Maximum permissible clutch load Diagram 5.11.1
1ELA Installation

5.12. 2.5t, 7t and 10t Edgelift Anchor with Feet (ELAWF) Identification
Shape variations exist between the 2.5 tonne anchor
and the 7 and 10 tonnes anchors due to different
manufacturing processes.

Product Code
Clutch Rating: This is the first number of the
product code. Refer to Section 5.16

Edgelift Anchors use Hanger Bars to achieve the


rated lift capacities in tension.

Diagram 5.12.1
Edgelift Anchor with Feet

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5.13. ELAWF Installation Hanger bars
Panel
Edgelift Anchors with feet

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
are designed for edge lift
shear load applications. The
anchors require hanger bars
for tension loads.
Edge Lifter Recess former

Diagram 5.13.1
Edge Lifter installed in panel

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
The anchor must be orientated at right angles
to the face of the panel, refer to Diagram
5.13.1, and have the appropriate two
reinforcing bars or pre-stressing strands fitted
through the pair of eyes at the base of the
anchors. Refer to Diagram 5.13.2.

These bars must be bent down into the panel 35 45

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
at an included angle of 35 to 45 and with a
bend diameter of 5 bars diameters.
Refer to Section 5.14, 5.15 and 5.16 for
Hanger Bar lengths. The specially designed feet
provide superior anchorage in shear in both
directions.

5.14. 2ELAWF Capacity Tables

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
For Installation refer to Section 5.13
Diagram 5.13.2
Edge Lifter & Hanger Bars
Lift

Table 5.14.1 2ELAWF Shear Lift Lift


Working Load Limit (t) Unreinforced concrete

NIRVANA
Panel Concrete Strength at time of lift Table 5.14.2 2ELAWF
Thickness Tension Lift with Hanger Bars Lengths
(mm) 15MPa 20MPa 25MPa
Working Load Limits unreinforced concrete(1)
100* 2.20 2.50 2.50 15MPa 25MPa
120 2.40 2.50 2.50 Bar Length (2)
Bar Length(2)
W.L.L. tonnes
150 2.50 2.50 2.50 (mm) (mm)
2.5 635 490
WALL CASTING

*Some minor cracking may occur in this thickness


of panel 2.0 510 395
MODULAR
SYSTEM

1.5 380 295


1.0 255 200
Cut &
Bend length (1) Min 100 mm thick panel
(2) Cut & bend length HD12, 2 required per lifter.
Refer to Diagram 5.14.1
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35 45
Diagram 5.14.1
Hanger Bar Length

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5.15. 7ELAWF Capacity Tables
For Installation Information refer to Section 5.13.

Lift Lift

Table 5.15.1 7ELAWF Shear Lift Table 5.15.2 7ELAWF


Working Load Limit (t) Unreinforced concrete Tension Lift with Hanger Bars Lengths
Panel Concrete Strength at time of lift Working Load Limits unreinforced concrete(1)
Thickness 15MPa 25MPa
(mm) 15MPa 20MPa 25MPa
Bar Length(2) Bar Length(2)
W.L.L. tonnes
120* 2.10 2.50 3.00 (mm) (mm)

150 2.90 3.50 4.10 7 1575 1220

175 3.30 4.00 4.70 5 1255 975

200 3.80 4.60 5.00 4 1000 775


3 755 580
*Some minor cracking may occur in this thickness
2 505 390
of panel
(1) Min 120 mm thick panel
(2) Cut & bend length HD12, 2 required per lifter.
5.16. 10ELAWF Capacity Tables Refer to Diagram 5.14.1
For Installation Infromation refer to Section 5.13.

Lift Lift

Table 5.16.1 10ELAWF Shear Lift Table 5.16.2 10ELAWF


Working Load Limit (t) Unreinforced concrete Tension Lift with Hanger Bars Lengths
Panel Concrete Strength at time of lift Working Load Limits unreinforced concrete(1)
Thickness 15MPa 25MPa
(mm) 15MPa 20MPa 25MPa
Bar Length(2) Bar Length(2)
W.L.L. tonnes
150* 4.30 5.20 6.00 (mm) (mm)

175 4.80 5.90 6.80 10 1720 1330

200 5.40 6.60 7.70 9 1550 1200

250 6.70 8.20 9.00 8 1390 1070


7 1200 930
*Some minor cracking may occur in this thickness
6 1040 800
of panel
5 870 670
4 690 532

(1) Min 150 mm thick panel


(2) Cut & bend length HD16, 2 required per lifter.
Refer to Diagram 5.14.1

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5.17. Ring Clutches

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
2, 7 & 10 HPLE Clutch 1ELALE Clutch

Diagram 5.17.1
Ring or Flat Anchor Clutch

Product Code Clutch W.L.L.

1ELALE 1.25t
2HPLE 2.5t

REIDBAR &
7HPLE 7t

FITTINGS
10HPLE 10t

5.18. Ring Clutch Operation

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
NIRVANA
Diagram 5.18.1 Diagram 5.18.2
Recessed former is levered out of concrete The Lifting Eye is attached to the Edgelift Anchor
by lowering the clutch slot over the anchor.

90
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM

Diagram 5.18.3 Diagram 5.18.4


Rotate the clutch tab until it rests on the concrete If shear loads are applied to the anchor then Shear
CHANNELS

surface, with the tab on the side which will be Bars need to be installed for the correct load
CAST-IN

uppermost when lifting. direction, unless the anchor has a lateral foot. ie.
2ELAWF, 7ELAWF and 10ELAWF

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6. Recess Formers
Recess formers have three purposes:
To form the recess around the anchor head into which the clutch is placed to engage the anchor.
To hold the anchor in position when casting the concrete.
To prevent the wrong series Lifting Eye being attached to the anchor.

Recess formers can be made from plastic, rubber or steel depending on their application and the anchor
type or pre-assembled kit. Rubber and steel recess formers are reusable.

Under no circumstance should a lifting eye or clutch be used with a different series anchor. ie 2LE with a 1FA120.

6.1. Swiftlift Recess Formers


Swiftlift recess formers come in Round or Reduced shapes.
Round Recess Formers allow the Swiftlift clutch to rotate when engaged on the anchor head.
Reduced Recess Formers prevent the clutch from rotating on the anchor head.

Diagram 6.1.1 Diagram 6.1.2


Round Recess Former Reduced Recess Former

Table 6.1.1 Recess Formers for Swiftlift Foot and Eye Anchors

Plastic Rubber Steel


Load Group Round
Round Reduced Round Reduced Reduced
Rubber Ring Articulated Collets
1.3 - - - - -
2.5 - -
5.0 - -
10.0 - - - - - - -
20.0 - - - - - - -
32.0 - - - - - - -

Refer to Section 12 for detailed Specifications

6.2. Edgelift Recess Formers 6.3. Facelift Plastic Recess Formers


All Edgelift anchors use rubber recess formers as
shown in Diagram 6.2.1

Diagram 6.2.1 Diagram 6.3.1


Edgelift Rubber Former Facelift Plastic Former

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CATALOGUE
7.1. Concrete Strength

PRODUCT
Recommended minimum concrete strength is 10MPa at time of lifting.

Standard length foot anchors are designed to be used in 10MPa but shorter foot anchors should only be
used with special care in concrete less than 15MPa.

7.2. Anchor Length

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
Always use the longest foot anchor possible.
The use of shorter anchors will reduce the lift capacity.

7.3. Edge Distance and Anchor Spacing


Maximum pullout strength for foot anchors is achieved when:
The distance to any edge is 3 x the anchor depth.
The distance to any other anchor is 6 x the anchor depth.

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Reducing these spacings may reduce the capacity of the anchor and an analysis of the lift should be done.

6D 3D

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
Diagram 7.3.1

LIFTING
Edge Distance

7.4. Transportation and Shock Loading


Transporting loads over uneven terrain can induce anchor loads that are 5 times greater than those
calculated from weight of the concrete element. The dynamic load factors given in Table 8.7 should be
applied if precast elements are transported over uneven ground.

NIRVANA
7.5. Load Distribution
Rolling blocks and spreader beams should be used to evenly spread loads where appropriate.
Fixed length slings may not spread loads evenly.

7.6. Materials and Manufacturing


All Anchors are supplied hot dipped galvanised or zinc powder coated as standard. The materials and
WALL CASTING

manufacturing processes employed ensure that anchors are not susceptible to strain age embrittlement.
MODULAR
SYSTEM

Anchors should not be welded.

AISI 316 titanium stabilised austenitic stainless steel anchors are available on special order for use in
marine or other high corrosion environments.

7.7. Anchor Usage


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Use lifting anchors only for lifting. Using anchors as tie points or for any other use other than lifting may
result in damage and render the system hazardous.

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8. Calculation of Applied Stresses at Lifting Points

8.1. Effective Load Calculation


(G+H)
Z= x Km x Ksl x Kd
N

Z = Effective load at each point.


G = Panel weight.
H = Adhesion force.
N = Number of lifting points.
Km = Demoulding factor.
Ksl = Sling Coefficient.
Kd = Dynamic factor where applicable.

8.2. G - Panel Weight


The unit mass is generally accepted as approximately 2500 kg/m3 for normal steel reinforced concrete.

8.3. H - Adhesion
Adhesion is function of the interaction between the concrete and the casting bed.

H=Axh

A = Surface contact area with casting bed.


h = Factor from Table 8.3.1 for different mould surfaces.
The amount of adhesion to the mould surface is a function of the roughness and surface coating.

Table 8.3.1 Mould Surface Adhesion

h (kPa)
Mould Surface
Side Forms Removed Side Forms In Place
Prestressed Panel 0 0

Smooth Steel, Oiled 1 3

Rough steel or Varnished Timber, Oiled 2 6

Rough Sawn Timber 3 9

Smooth Concrete 1.1 G -

Rough Concrete 1.6 G -

Ribbed or Irregular Profile 2G -

Diagram 8.3.1 Diagram 8.3.2 Diagram 8.3.3


Side forms removed Side forms in place Ribbed profile

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8.4. N Number of lifting points.
N equals the number of lifting anchors except in the care of a four points flat lift with fixed length slings

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
from a single hook. In this case the total weight is taken by 2 diagonal anchor alone.
Rolling block and slings should not be used when flat lifting 4 points.

Fixed Chains Load Equalising

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
N=2 N=4 N=4

The load will always be shared The load is evenly shared between all four points
between 2 diagonal points by using spreader beams
only.

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Diagram 8.4.1 Lifting beam/spreader beam?
Sling Load Equalisation fixed chains, no rolling block.

8.5. Km - Demoulding Factor


This factor accounts for the amount of actual load applied. In a flat lift this is set at 1.0, if the weight is

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
shared by other supports independent of the lifting anchor this figure can be adjusted to account for the load

LIFTING
sharing.

8.6. Ksl - Sling Co-efficient


As a general rule sling lengths should not be less
than the distance between lifting anchors
(_= 60).

NIRVANA
The angle between the slings must never exceed
120 unless specifically designed.
30

If anchors are cast proud of the lifting surface


then _ max = 30
WALL CASTING

Table 8.6.1 Ksl Co-efficient


MODULAR
SYSTEM

_ 0 60 90 120
Diagram 8.6.1
Ksl 1.0 1.16 1.42 2.0 Sling Angle
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Effect of Sling Angle
The longer the
slings the lower
the load on the
anchors.

Dont sling in For example at an


this orange area. included angle of
170 the load on
each sling is six
times the weight
of the actual load
being lifted

NB Always aim to make


sling length greater than the
distance between two anchors.

Diagram 8.6.2 Sling Angles

8.7. Kd Dynamic Load Table 8.7.1 Dynamic load factor - Kd


Dynamic load factors account for such factors
as crane hoist speed, boom movement or Kd Description
transportation over ground while the load is 1 Normal crane lift operation.
suspended.
1.1 Lifting using excavator arm or similar.
4 Transport over uneven ground.

8.8. Special Caution - Anchor Loads during Lifting.


Total crane lift load should not exceed the panel weight by 10%.
Exceeding the panel weight by more than 10% during demoulding may result in the panel releasing
suddenly from the casting bed and inducing high dynamic loads in the concrete or lifting equipment.

8.9. Reinforcing Steel


Lifting anchor design capacity is normally calculated assuming an unreinforced concrete element. This
is because reinforcing bars running at 90 to the axis of the anchor do not prevent or contribute to the
ultimate concrete cone pullout load of the anchor.

8.10. Concrete Cracking


Lifting design is normally done assuming an uncracked section. In shallow sections such as wall panels
it is generally not asthetically acceptable to allow flexural stress cracks to occur that are sufficiently large
to transfer tensile loads into the reinforcing steel. In some cases it may be considered preferable to allow
cracks to occur in precast elements during lifting rather than use multiple anchor points or strongbacks. If
this is done it is important that sufficient reinforcing is placed in the crack zone to prevent the reinforcing
exceeding its yield strength.

8.11. Multiple Lifts


Lifting anchors used continuously (rather than for just the erection process) should have their working load
downrated by a factor of 1.7

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9. Tilt-up Solutions for Simple Rectangular Panels

CATALOGUE
9.1. Tilt-up Lifting

PRODUCT
Tilt-up lifting usually involves moving a concrete element from horizontal to vertical orientation for
installation.

During this operation stresses in the element and around the anchors change with the tilt angle.

Complex shapes require special lifting design however simple rectangular shapes can easily be calculated
using the following design guides.

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
9.2. Flexural Stress
When lifting a panel the lift design is done using the strength of the uncracked concrete without considering
the reinforcing steel. Table 9.2.1 gives the allowable stress levels for various concrete strengths at time of
lift.

Any flexural stress induced in the panel when lifting must not exceed these allowable flexural stress levels
for the given concrete strength at the time of lift to avoid inducing cracks.

To avoid cracking panels when lifting the stresses shown in table contained in Section 9.4 and 9.5 should

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
be less than the allowable stress shown in Table 9.2.1

Table 9.2.1 Allowable Concrete Stress MPa


For Compressive Strength (fc) MPa Hogging or
Allowable Allowable upward flex
fc Stress fc Stress around lifting Sagging or downward
(0.413fc) (0.413fc)
points flex along unsupported
10 1.30 21 1.88
sections during tilt-up

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
11 1.36 22 1.92
12 1.42 23 1.97 Lift
13 1.48 24 2.01
14 1.53 25 2.05
15 1.59 26 2.09
16 1.64 27 2.13
17 1.69 28 2.17

NIRVANA
18 1.74 29 2.21
19 1.79 30 2.25
Diagram 9.2.1
20 1.83 40 2.59 Panel Flex

9.3. Minimum Cracking Load


WALL CASTING

The concrete stress that is likely to cause first cracking


MODULAR
SYSTEM

is normally taken as 0.75 3fc.

NOTE: Panels with irregular shapes and openings


cannot be designed using the tables on the following
pages. Refer to Reids Design Engineers for a specific
analysis.
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9.4. Face Lift Design Guide

Calculate the
weight (W) of the Formula 9.4.1
panel using the
Formula 9.4.1 Weight of Panel Calculation

W=HxBxTxMxS
Decide YES
the Foot Anchor Where:
to be used W = Weight of panel in tonnes
H = Height of panel (m)
NO Change anchor B = Width of panel (m)
load class? T = Thickness of panel (m)
Obtain WLL for
the anchor from M = Mass of concrete per cubic
Table 4.7.1 for metre (tonnes). Nom = 2.5 t/m3
the strength of
the concrete at S = Demoulding factor for suction for
time of lift casting on steel or smooth concrete.
= 1.1
Increase number of
Calculate the anchors to increase
minimum number number of rows
of anchors
Formula 9.4.2
required using
Formula 9.4.2 NO Number of Anchors

W
N=
Can the WLL of Anchor
rigging be
Decide YES altered to increase Where:
the number of rows
a rigging
with present number N = Number of Anchors
arrangement
for the number
of anchors? W = Weight of panel in tonnes
of anchors WLL of Anchor = Working Load Limit
of anchor from Table 4.7.1 for concrete
Increase
number of strength at time of lift. (tonnes).
NO
columns
Obtain the Actual
NO
Flexural Stress
from the Compare Actual Determine anchor
Is Allowable YES Is panel width YES
corresponding table Stress with location and sling
Stress greater than within limits of Design OK
for the rigging, Allowable Stress lengths from table
Actual Stress? Table 9.7.1?
panel height and from Table 9.2.1 9.6.1
thickness
Refer page 29

Table 9.4.1 Face Lift Design Process


Anchor Load and Capacity Check for fc at lift Rigging Flexural Stress Check (MPa)
Arrangement
Lift Weight Concrete Anchor Number of Actual Stress Allowable Stress Table 9.2.1
Anchor High Wide
W tonnes Stength (MPa) Capacity Anchors (1) Table for fc
1 2 9.4.2
1 4 9.4.2
2 2 9.4.3
3 2 9.4.4
2 4 9.4.5

Use Select Use


At time From Table Refer to
Formula from Table Formula Allowable must be great than Actual
of lift 4.7.1 Page 237
9.4.1 4.7.1 9.4.2

(1) Use 2, 4, 6 or 8 anchors. Always round up when


using Formula 9.4.2

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SINGLE ROW 4 WIDE

Table 9.4.2 Actual Stress fb (MPa) Allowable


Face Lift - 1 High x 2 or 4 Wide Concrete Stress

CATALOGUE
Panel

PRODUCT
Panel Height (m) Allowable
Thickness fc Stress
(mm) 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 (0.413fc)
100 1.10 1.38 1.72 2.06 2.47 - - - 10 1.30

120 0.91 1.15 1.43 1.72 2.06 2.40 - - SINGLE ROW 15 1.59

150 0.73 0.92 1.14 1.38 1.65 1.92 2.24 2.56 20 1.83

175 0.63 0.79 0.98 1.18 1.41 1.65 1.92 2.20 25 2.05

200 0.55 0.69 0.86 1.03 1.24 1.44 1.68 1.92 30 2.25

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
250 0.44 0.55 0.69 0.83 0.99 1.15 1.34 1.54 40 2.59

DOUBLE ROW 2 HIGH 2 WIDE

Table 9.4.3 Actual Stress fb (MPa) Face Lift - 2 High x 2 or 4 Wide


Panel Panel Height (m)
Thickness
(mm) 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0

REIDBAR &
100 1.38 1.62 1.87 2.15 2.44 - - - - - - - -

FITTINGS
120 1.15 1.35 1.56 1.79 2.03 2.29 2.57 - - - - - - 2 HIGH 4 WIDE

150 0.92 1.08 1.25 1.43 1.63 1.83 2.05 2.29 2.53 - - - -
175 0.79 0.92 1.07 1.23 1.39 1.57 1.76 1.96 2.17 2.39 2.62 - -
200 0.69 0.81 0.94 1.07 1.22 1.38 1.54 1.71 1.90 2.09 2.29 2.51 -
250 0.55 0.65 0.75 0.86 0.98 1.10 1.23 1.37 1.52 1.67 1.84 2.01 2.18

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Table 9.4.4 Actual Stress fb (MPa) Face Lift - 3 High x 2 Wide Equal Load
Panel Panel Height (m)
Thickness
(mm) 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 130 13.5
3 HIGH 2 WIDE
100 1.91 2.24 2.42 - - - - - - - - -
120 1.59 1.87 2.01 2.24 2.49 - - - - - - -
150 1.27 1.50 1.61 1.80 1.98 2.19 2.41 2.63 - - - -

NIRVANA
175 1.09 1.23 1.38 1.54 1.69 1.88 2.06 2.26 2.46 - - -
200 0.95 1.08 1.35 1.48 1.65 1.81 1.97 2.15 2.33 2.52 -
250 0.76 0.86 0.97 1.08 1.19 1.32 1.44 1.58 1.72 1.87 2.02 2.34

Table 9.4.5 Actual Stress fb (MPa) Face Lift - 4 High x 2 Wide Equal Load
WALL CASTING

Panel Panel Height (m)


MODULAR

Thickness
SYSTEM

(mm) 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 13.0 13.5 14.0 14.5 15.0 15.5 4 HIGH 2 WIDE
EQUAL LOAD TOP
ANCHORS
120 1.75 1.93 2.16 2.37 2.50 - - - - - - - - -
150 1.40 1.55 1.73 1.90 2.00 2.18 2.39 2.59 - - - - - -
175 1.20 1.33 1.48 1.63 1.71 1.87 2.05 2.22 2.40 2.60 - - - -
200 1.05 1.16 1.30 1.42 1.50 1.63 1.79 1.94 2.10 2.27 2.44 2.62 - -
250 0.84 0.93 1.04 1.14 1.20 1.31 1.43 1.56 1.68 1.82 1.95 2.09 2.24 2.40
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9.5 Edge Lift Design Guide

Check the panel


height is within
flexural strength NO
limit for thickness Use face lift to tilt-
and MPa at time of up
lift - Use Table
9.5.1

YES H

Formula 9.5.1 Formula 9.5.2


Calculate Panel
weight using
Weight of Panel Calculation Number of Anchors for Shear Lift
Formula 9.5.1
W x 0.5
W=HxBxTxMxS N =
Shear WLL
Where: Where:
Decide the W = Weight of panel in tonnes W = Weight of panel in tonnes
Edgelift Anchor H = Height of panel (m) Shear WLL = Shear Working Load
to be used
B = Width of panel (m) Limit of anchor from Table 5.9.1
T = Thickness of panel (m) for concrete strength at time of lift.
M = Mass of concrete per cubic metre (tonnes).
(tonnes). Nom = 2.5 t/m3
Obtain the Shear
Lift WLL for the S = Demoulding factor for suction for This formula assumes that the panel is
selected anchor casting on steel or smooth concrete. supported equally between the crane
from Table 5.9.1
= 1.1 and casting surface at lift-up.

Calculate the
number of anchors
Table 9.5.1 Maximum Panel Height (H)-meters. Tilt-up Edge Lift
required for shear (Limit of Flexural Strength of Panel)
lifting using
P a n e l Compressive Strength of Concrete at lift (MPa)
Formula 9.5.2
Thickness
(mm) 10 15 20 25 30 35
80 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1
Obtain the Hanger
Bar length for the 100 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.5
anchor and load for
tension lift 120 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.8
150 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.3

Determine anchor
175 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.6
locations and sling 200 3.6 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.9
lengths from
Table 9.6.1 250 4.0 4.5 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.5

Table 9.5.2 Edge Lift Design Process


Rigging
Anchor Load and Capacity Check for fc at lift Arrangement
Shear Lift Concrete Anchor Shear Number of Hanger Bar
Lift Weight W tonnes Anchor Wide
Weight Stength (MPa) Capacity Anchors (1) Length
2
4
8
Use Use Select Use
At time From Table
Formula Formula from Section Formula
of lift 5.9.1
9.5.1 9.5.2 5.0 9.5.2

(1) Use 2, 4 or 8 anchors. Always round up.

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9.6 Anchor Placement and Sling Lengths

Table 9.6.1 Sling Lengths Table 9.6.1 Sling Lengths

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
Lifting Points Minimum Lifting Points Minimum
Rigging Sling Rigging Sling
High Wide Points Lengths High Wide Points Lengths

2 HIGH 2 WIDE

EDGE LIFT

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
H
D
W W
.18H
.40H .21W
H .21W
.58W .42H .58W
.21W .21W

- 2 2 - 2 2 4 2D

4 HIGH 2 WIDE
EQUAL LOAD TOP
EDGE LIFT ANCHORS Bottom Top

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
H E H
.11H
.22H D
D .22H
W
.22H
.26W .10W W 2D 2E
.28W .23H .21W
.26W .58W
.10W .21W
- 4 4 2D 2 4 8

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
SINGLE ROW

2 HIGH 4 WIDE
D H
E
D H
.29H W
.18H
.71H .21W .40H W
.58W
.42H .26W .10W
.21W .28W
.26W
.10W

NIRVANA
1 2 2 D+ 4 2 8 2D 2E

300mm

3 HIGH 2 WIDE

SINGLE ROW 4 WIDE


WALL CASTING

E H
H .14H D
MODULAR

.28H
SYSTEM

W .28H
.29H D W
.26W .10W
.71H .28W .30H .21W
.58W
.26W .21W
.10W

1 4 4 2D 3 2 6 2D E+2(E-D)
CHANNELS

The sling lengths referred to in Table 10.2.1 are the minimum lengths required to conform to Lifting
CAST-IN

Diagram 8.6.2 for 60 sling angle.

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9.7. Maximum Panel Width
Maximum panel width can be controlled by two factors:
Anchor Pullout Capacity
Horizontal Flexural Stress.
Generally the controlling factor for simple rectangular panels is the pullout capacity of the anchor and not
the horizontal flexural stress. The number of anchors is normally dictated by the weight and thickness of
the panel.

The following table shows max panel widths for simple rectangular panels. Note it does not apply to panels
with openings.

Table 9.7.1 Maximum panel width where flexural strength controls

Panel Thickness Max Width (m) Refer to Diagram 9.7.1


(mm) 2 Point Wide 4 Point Wide 8 Point Wide
100 8.0 16.5 27.0
125 9.0 18.0 30.5
150 10.0 20.0 33.5
175 11.0 21.5 36.5
200 11.5 23.0 38.5
250 12.5 25.5 42.5

Panels with cut outs for windows and doors, or panels with large rebates, have reduced flexural strength and
must be analysed to ensure a safe lift design.

0.29H

H
0.2L 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L
L
0.36L 0.36L

2 Anchors 4 Anchors

In some cases
Reids can design
special rigging to
decrease loads on
0.29H certain anchors.

= = = = = = =
0.05L 0.05L
L

8 Anchors
Diagram 9.7.1 Horizontal Flexural Stress

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10. Anchor Specifications

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
10.1. Foot Anchor Specification

D1 D D2

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
L1
L

REIDBAR &
Diagram 10.1.1 Foot Anchor Dimensions

FITTINGS
Table 10.1.1 Foot Anchor Dimensions

Load Dimensions (mm)


Group (t) D D1 D2 (Foot) L1 Standard(1) L Non Standard(1)(2) L Extra Long
long
Extra
1.3 10 19 25 5 120 35, 45, 55, 66, 85 240

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
2.5 14 26 35 7 170 55, 65, 75, 90, 120 340

LIFTING
5.0 20 36 50 9 240 75, 95, 120, 150, 170 480
10.0 28 47 70 11 340 150, 170
20.0 39 70 98 15 500 340
32.0 50 88 135 27 700 1200

(1) Length can vary slightly with manufacturing variations

NIRVANA
10.1.1. Materials

Forged high strength steel hot dipped galvanised corrosion protection.


WALL CASTING

AISI 316 anchors are available on request.


MODULAR
SYSTEM
CHANNELS
CAST-IN

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10.2. Reid Eye Anchor Specification

5.0
D1 D 5REA120 H D2

L1
L

Diagram 10.2.1
Reid Eye Anchor Dimensions

Table 10.2.1 Reid Eye Anchor Dimensions

Load Dimensions (mm)


Group (t) D D1 L(1) L1 H
1.3 10 19 50, 65 5 9
2.5 14 26 90 7 13
5.0 20 36 120 9 18
10.0 28 47 180 11 25
20.0 39 70 250 15 38

(1) Length can vary slightly with manufacturing variations

10.2.1. Materials

Forged high strength steel hot dipped galvanised corrosion protection.

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10.3. Facelift Anchor Specification

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
A1 25
L1 D D1

5P

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
L

L2

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Diagram 10.3.1
Facelift Anchor Dimensions

Table 10.3.1 Facelift Anchor Dimensions

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Load Dimensions (mm)
Group (t) D D1 L L1 L2
5.0 20 50 95/ 125 40 16

NIRVANA
10.3.1. Materials

Forged high strength steel hot dipped galvanised corrosion protection.


WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM
CHANNELS
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10.4. 1.25 tonne Edgelift Anchor Specification

1ELA

L
R

Table 10.4.1 1ELA Dimensions (mm)

Load Dimensions (mm)


Group (t) L L1 R
1.25 120 30 10

L1

Diagram 10.4.1
Edgelift Anchor Dimensions

10.4.1. Materials

Pressed high strength steel. Hot dipped galvanised corrosion protection.

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10.5. Edgelift Anchor with Feet Specification

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
L4

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
7ELAWF

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
L3

L2
L1

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Diagram 10.5.1
ELAWF

Table 10.5.1 Edgelift Anchor Dimensions

Load Dimensions (mm)


Group (t) L L1 L2 L3 L4 R

NIRVANA
2.5 100 90 48 22 60 7.5 Orange
7.0 114 110 56 20 72 8 Silver
10.0 161 140 72 22 78 12 Silver

Shape variations exist between the 2.5t, 7.0t and 10.0t Edgelift Anchors. Diagram 10.5.1 is
representative of all three anchors.
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM

10.5.1. Materials
All Edgelift Anchors with lateral feet are manufactured from forged high strength steel with zinc corrosion
protection.
CHANNELS
CAST-IN

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11. Clutch Specifications
11.1. Swiftlift Clutch Specification
Universal Lifting Eyes
Swiftlift Lifting Clutches (sometimes referred to as Universal Lifting Eyes) have been exclusively designed
and approved for use with Reid Swiftlift Anchors and Recess Formers. They should not be used with
any other components. Such unapproved use could be extremely dangerous. The Swiftlift Lifting Eye is
designed so that it cannot accidently disengage whilst the system is under load at any orientation. This is
provided it has been correctly connected to the head of the correct anchor in the recess. When the lift is
completed and the load released, the Lifting Clutch can be quickly and simply disengaged.
A special remote release Lifting Clutch is available.
All Swiftlift Lifting Clutches are stamped with the relevant Working Load Limit (WLL). This aids
identification in matching components of the system on site and in the casting yard (anchor recess
Lifting Clutch).
Components of the different load capacity systems cannot be interchanged as their dimensions have been
carefully differentiated to ensure they will not mismatch across ranges.
The Lifting Clutch is attached to the head of the anchor by placing the mouth of the clutch over the head
of the anchor and rotating until the tab of the clutch rests on the concrete. Once connected the load can be
safely applied in any direction.
When the load is being applied in a forward direction, ie. away from the tab, it is normal for the tab to rise
from the concrete surface. This is quite safe as the Lifting Clutch has been designed so it cannot accidentally
disengage while under load.
In many rigging applications the load may be applied in the direction of the tab of the Lifting Clutch (ie.
tab up in tilt-up practice). Lifting Clutches should be checked regularly to make sure they have not been
damaged or that jaw opening H is not greater than H max shown in Table 11.1.1

B Table 11.1.1
A J
Size H max M min
Working Load Limit K
(in tonnes) CHECK FOR WEAR
1.3 1.3 13 5.5
2.5 18 5.5
C
I 5.0 25 8.0
10.0 32 12.0
20.0 46 Colour
18.0
M
32.0 58 24.0

Working Load Limit H


(in tonnes)
E e re
Sph
D

F Diagram 11.1.1

Table 11.1.2
Safe Working Load A B C D E F I J K
1.3 47.5 75 71 56 55 33 164 12 21
2.5 64 98 95 68 70 42 205 14 25
5.0 70 118 90 88 86 57 237 17 38
10.0 95 160 121 112 117.5 73 348 25 51
20.0 118 186 150 152 155 110 441 33 74
32.0 175 269 189 195 214 153 584 40 100

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11.2. Ring Clutch Specification

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
L F

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
D

E B

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
LIFTING
Diagram 11.2.1
Ring Clutch

Table 11.2.1 Ring Clutch Dimensions (mm)

Load E F
L D B

NIRVANA
Group (t) Nom Max Nom Min
1.25 405 (1)
52 7 8 20 8 7
2.5 265 80 12 13.5 27 13 12
5.0/7.0 330 105 18 19.5 36 16.5 15.5
10.0 425 150 22 23.5 50 23.5 22.5
WALL CASTING

(1) Uses a wire strop, not forged handle.


MODULAR
SYSTEM
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12. Recess Former Specifications

12.1. Plastic Swiftlift Recess Former Specification


Plastic recess formers are disposable formers.
Round (Black) plastic formers are designed for use with Remote Release clutches.

R
R

Diagram 12.1.1 Diagram 12.2.1


Round Plastic Former Reduced Former

Table 12.1.1 Plastic Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

Load Round and Reduced Reduced


Colour
Group (t) R B D W
2.5 37 7 30 52 Yellow
5.0 48 10 38 69 Blue

R = Radius of Sphere.
B = Recess Depth to top of Anchor Head.
W = Width across flats of Reduced Recess Former.

Table 12.1.2 Plastic 5FLA Recess Former Dimensions (mm)


(same shape as Diagram 12.6.1)
Load Round and Reduced Reduced
Colour
Group (t) R B D W
5.0 52 8 16 51 Black

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12.2. Rubber Swiftlift Recess Former Specification
Manufactured from form oil resistant, synthetic

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
rubber and supplied with bolt and wing nut for fixing
to formwork. The recess former is split into two D M
hinged halves which are clamped around the head of
the anchor as the wing nut is tightened against the
B
outside of the formwork.
R

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
Diagram 12.2.1
Round Rubber Former

Table 12.2.1 Rubber Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Load Round and Reduced Reduced Former
Colour
Group (t) R M B D W (Max Width)
1.3 30 8 5 7 42 Blue
2.5 37 12 7 7 52 Yellow
5.0 47 12 10 10 69 Blue
10.0 59 12 10 10 85 Yellow

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
20.0 80 12 10 10 124 Black

LIFTING
32.0 109 16 12 10 - Black

R = Radius of Sphere.
M = Setting Bolt Size.
B = Recess Depth to top of Anchor Head.
D = Removing Lever Hole Diameter.
W = Width across flats of Reduced Recess Former.

NIRVANA
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM

Rubber Recess Formers

Fixing screw
CHANNELS
CAST-IN

Diagram 12.2.2

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12.3.Steel Swiftlift Recess Former Specification
Steel formers are used predominantly in precast
M
factories. Steel formers are held in place using a
central bolt through the formwork.
Magnetic recess formers for attachment to steel B
casting beds or forms are available for 1.3t and
2.5t Swiftlift Anchors. R

Diagram 12.3.1
Round Steel Former

Table 12.3.1 Steel Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

Load Round and Reduced Reduced Former


Group (t) Width W
R M B D
1.3 30 8 5 22 42
2.5 37 12 7 30 52
5.0 49 12 10 38 69

R = Radius of Sphere.
M = Thread Tapped for Setting Bolt.
B = Recess Depth to top of Anchor Head.
D = Rubber Ring Diameter.
W = Width across flats of Reduced Recess Former.

Setting Bolt Steel recess former Rubber ring

Swiftlift Anchor

The Anchor is secured by


insertion of the rubber ring.
Anchor
Rubber ring
Steel recess former
Formwork
Diagram 12.3.2
Round Steel Components

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12.4. Articulated Swiftlift Steel Recess Former Specification
Very similar to Rubber Recess Formers they are split

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
and hinged and do not use rubber rings. They are
D M
used in an identical way to Rubber Formers.

They must be maintained in a clean and oiled B


condition in order to operate properly.
R

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
Diagram 12.4.1
Articulated Steel Former

Table 12.4.1 Aritculated Steel Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Load Round and Reduced Reduced Former
Group (t) R M B D W
1.3 30 8 5 7 42
2.5 37 12 7 7 52
5.0 49 12 10 10 69

CONCRETE
SYSTEMS
Holding Bar LIFTING
NIRVANA
Closing Plate
Spacer Plate
All thread Fixing Screw
rod fixing
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM

Articulated Wing Nut


void former

Diagram 12.4.2
Articulated Steel Former Components
CHANNELS
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12.5.Colleted Swiftlift Steel Recess Former Specification
This recess former holds the anchor head very
securely and rigid. Specifically designed for holding M
of anchors in high impact manufacturing processes
such as centrifugally spun pipes.
B
The tapered collets that hold the anchor into the
recess former are attached to the mounting bolt.
R
The bolt tightens the collets around the anchor head
when the recess former is secured to the form.

Diagram 12.51
Colleted Steel Former

Table 12.5.1 Colleted Steel Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

Load Round and Reduced Reduced Former


Group (t) R M B W
1.3 30 8 10 42
2.5 37 10 11 52
5.0 49 12 15 69

R = Radius of Sphere.
M = Thread Tapped for Setting Bolt.
B = Recess Depth to top of Anchor Head.
D = Rubber Ring Diameter.
W = Width across flats of Reduced Recess Former.

Collet Collar Rubber Ring

Swiftlift Lifting
Anchor

Fixing screw Steel Recess Formers Collet Set -


Left and Right

Diagram 12.5.2
Colleted Steel Former Components

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12.6. Edgelift Recess Former Specification
Shape variations exist between the 2.5t, 5.0t and 9.0t Edgelift Recess Formers.

CATALOGUE
PRODUCT
Diagram 12.6.1 is representative of all three formers.

W
M D M

ANCHORS &
FASTENERS
B

REIDBAR &
FITTINGS
Diagram 12.6.1
Edgelift Rubber Former

Table 12.6.1 Rubber Recess Former Dimensions (mm)

CONCRETE
Load Group (t) R M B D W Colour

SYSTEMS
LIFTING
1.25 30 - 5 9 26 Orange
2.5 44 8 7 10 40 Orange
5.0/7.0 58 10 8 10 65 Black
10.0 75 10 10 10 68 Blue

R = Radius of Sphere.
M = Setting Bolt Size.

NIRVANA
B = Recess Depth to top of Anchor Head.
D = Removing Lever Hole Diameter.
W = Width across flats of Reduced Recess Former.
WALL CASTING
MODULAR
SYSTEM
CHANNELS
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