By Sikla International on Sep 12, 2023 1:13:00 PM
Sikla modular steelwork system is the finest alternative to welded secondary steel and relies on time and cost saving: the heart of Sikla’s product range and solutions.
When designing a new project, would a modular steel system like this qualify as suitable alternative?
Sikla developed a simple guide with 10 essential questions to be asked about the job being developed, aiming to help designers and engineers decision making. Find it all in this article.
- 1. Are connection components all-embracing and not just angle-brackets?
- 2. Are small parts safe against confusion, vibration and wrong application?
- 3. Can a safe connection be spotted by the naked eye or does it require torque-wrenching to be sure?
- 4. Do the connection elements keep the frame corners clear, i.e. 100% of section area can be used as a support?
- 5. Can connections be made steplessly and fixing positions are not dependent on availability of holes and slots?
- 6. Is independently tested load data available for all components and parts of the system?
- 7. Is test data available for typical frame configurations and based on all 3 possible load directions?
- 8. Can the system be calculated with a 3D structural frame analysis program?
- 9. Is the system BIM and plant design software compatible?
- 10. Is a global manufacturer accountable for the product?
If you can answer all 10 questions with yes, you probably use siFramo.
If you have a few NO's - be worried.
If you have NO's only, check the small print of your insurance policies.
siFramo modular system.
Written by Sikla International
Sikla is one of the leading European manufacturers and suppliers of support systems for Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) services and plant construction. Our products are being used in over 40 countries all around the world. We are represented in most European countries through Sikla sister companies or selected distributors. Sikla was founded in 1967 by Sighart Klauß. Today the internationally operative group of companies employs a staff of around 600 and is operated as an independent family-owned company by Dieter and Reiner Klauß.