APRIL / 2014

SELFLaunching Mss
Underslung solution

The Selflaunching Movable Scaffolding System SMSS can relocate
the supporting brackets from one column to the next without the
need for cranes being by this very fact to operate on water or in
situations of very high columns.

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SCAFFOLDING SYSTEMS & LAUNCHING GANTRIES FOR CONCRETE BRIDGES-BRIDGE ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

Main components:

SMSS main feature
The SMSS is equipped with a supporting bracket transport device
eliminating the use of cranes to perform this operation.

A- Main girder
B- Rear nose
C- Suspension gallows/ roling
support
D- Transverse beams
E- Supporting brackets
F- Launcging wagons
G- Main cylinders
H- Working platforms and ladders
I- External formwork
J- Internal formwork
K- Transport trolley

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SMSS advantages

No need to use crane to
relocate the supporting
brackets from one column
to the next.

Easy to use on the water or
with very high columns.

Typical SMSS cycle for a box cross section deck
-Lower the SMSS after the prestressing is installed
-Transfer the load reaction from the suspension gallows/rolling gallowes support to the launching
device
-Side shift both SMSS halves
-Launch both SMSS halves to the next span
-Launch the suspension gallows/rolling support
-Close both SMSS halves
-Lift the SMSS to the concreting position
-While the rebar cage are installed the two supporting brackets pairs are transported to the next
columns, using the existing device located at the main girders and front nose
-Move the internal formwork to its position on the SMSS as soos as the rebar cage installation of the
bottom slab and webs is finished.
-Concreting

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Suspension gallows hydraulic cylinder
detail

View of the external formwork and
internal formwork rolling wagon rails

Suspension gallows, internal formwork
and rails

Internal formwork and rails detail

Front nose

Casting 1st span

SMSS launching stage

External formwork

Installing rebar

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Transverse beams and bottom slab
formwork

Front nose support

Rear view before relocate the supporting
brackets

Relocating the supporting brackets

Detail of the rear nose

Top view of the rar nose

Installing front nose

Installing front nose

Installing front nose

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Front nose and supporting brackets

Front nose support at column

Rear supporting bracket before to be
moved to the next column

Front nose and supporting brackets

Launching device and access

External formwork

Pre-assembling of the internal formwork
rolling wagon together with one panel

Pre-assembling of one internal formwork
panel

Hinge detail in between front nose and
main girder

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The main girders of
our MSS’s and
SMSS’s
Strukturas optimized over all
these years and the many
dozens of projects, the main
girder design that equips all of
our MSS’s and SMSS’s
whether underslung or
overhead.

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Our services include:
-tender stage quotation preparation
-design, fabrication, delivery and technical assistance to the new equipment
-rebuilt design regarding existing equipments delivered by us, for use in different conditions of the original
Ask for out reference list!

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Mr. Aquilino Raimundo
Marketing and Sales Manager

Strukturas as
Clarksgt. 5, 3970 Langesund, Norway
Mobile (+351) 932 255 374
E-mail ar@strukturas.no
Web
www.strukturas.com

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