Moldtech has been designated by an important and experienced French precast concrete manufacturer for the design, the fabrication, and the commissioning of one special mould to produce box culvert wet cast.
This company was looking for a modular solution which allows them to manufacture different dimensions of the required element, with the same mould.
According with these specifications, the mould supplied by Moldtech, is an easy operated mould consisting in two “L” frame-shapes sides permitting to modify the sections and thickness of the element to cast, as well as a set of 2 bases to produce 2 pieces per day. The minimum interior section of the mould is 3 x 2 m, and the maximum is 3 x 3 m, having intermediate sections every 0,25 meters. The mould maintains the same height in all sections, while the thickness of the precast element could be also modified from 180 mm to 305 mm.
The combination of Moldtech know-how and this modular system allows the client to include attachments or supplements in the mould, getting the possibility of new dimensions and readjustment of the mould for future projects. In the meanwhile, this mentioned modularity permits demoulding in just few minutes.
Both companies are now studying together the possibility of supplying a second mould with similar features for increasing the production capacity of these mentioned box culvert wet cast.