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16.01.2017 - HALFEN sets new standards with the HTA-CE Plus!

The classic anchor channel is now ready for a leap in its evolution: Thanks to outstanding engineering improvements and multiple optimized details  a new, more efficient HALFEN channel is now available.

The innovative hot-rolled HALFEN HTA-CE plus channels provide you the following benefits:
  • Due to the new, higher load range more applications can be covered with the new HTA-CE 40/22P and HTA-CE 50/30P channels. This reduces the risk of channel and bolt confusion on your construction site and in your precast plant.
  • When selecting the new HTA-CE 40/22P for higher loads, the HS 40/22 bolt is used. In comparison to previous solutions using the HTA-CE 50/30 you also reduce costs and the number of different bolts that are required on construction site.
  • With the new plus channels you can now select smaller profiles for the same loads requirements. The HALFEN channel with a height of only 23 mm (HTA-CE 40/22P) and 30mm (HTA-CE 50/30P) is almost always installed completely in the required concrete cover. This allows more efficiency to your reinforcement planning.
  • For more ambitious constructions the curved HTA-CE-CS, HALFEN channel pairs, corner elements and customized elements are available as options. HALFEN bolts and the complete portfolio are available in the current B17.1-E technical catalogue.
The new HTA-CE 40/22P and HTA-CE 50/30P channel profiles are approved with ETA-16/0453 for use in Europe and are CE marked. They can be easily and efficiently calculated using the HALFEN HTA software. After selecting a HALFEN channel and a suitable bolt the calculation results can be easily copied in a list and saved in a file. Click here to download the current HTA software.

You also find our HALFEN channels as (Tekla-) building element components in BIM libraries and as CAD drawings in the HALFEN PARTcommunity.

12.01.2017 - HEK Precast Coupler - The practical solution for quick and economical assembly

We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our product range with the new HEK Precast Coupler. An innovative and versatile solution for the connection of precast elements.

The connection of precast elements on the construction site is achieved only by screw connection between the HEK Precast Coupler and a suitable anchoring. In total a time- and cost-efficient solution.

The instantly loadable connection means that concrete elements can be connected together without any additional effort of time and material. The connection is immediately fully loadable without regard to curing times, thus providing considerable time and cost savings compared to other conventional construction methods.

The HEK Precast Coupler can be combined with a freely selectable anchoring such as e.g. the DEMU T-FIXX®. Thereby various kinds of precast elements and connection situations can be technically solved. The HEK Precast Coupler thus offers unrivaled flexibility.

A first overview can be found in our flyer, more detailed information is available in our Technical Product Information. Just take a look inside!

09.01.2017 - Larger required spacing between expansion joints in cantilevered balconies, access balconies and parapets

In November 2016, the General Building Authority (DIBt, Deutscher Institut für Bautechnik) approval no. Z-15.7-293 for the HIT Insulated connection element was amended to include the updated expansion joint spacing. The substantial increase in the maximum allowable spacing of the expansion joints significantly extends the range of applications for the HIT Insulated connection elements. This includes the following advantages when planning:

  • the lengths of individual balconies, access balconies, and parapet elements can be designed up to twice as long as previously possible
  • increased flexibility and planning for external and internal corner balconies
  • façade expansion joints up to 23 meters are now possible in parapets
  • reduction in time and effort required for formwork, reinforcing and concreting
  • flexible planning of concrete sections
  • more effective use of transport lengths with prefabricated balconies
In addition, the HIT-HP with 80mm insulation thickness and the HIT-SP with 120mm insulation thickness fulfil the highest fire protection requirement according to REI 120 as standard, and can be used as fire barriers without requiring further measures.

You can find our products as (Tekla) building components in BIM libraries and on the HALFEN PARTcommunity as CAD drawings. To ensure economic planning HALFEN provides the HIT design software and a HALFEN ψ-calculator. Contact HALFEN at: ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de, phone: + 49 2173 / 970-9030.

HALFIX – The new versatile fixing system from HALFEN

With the new HALFIX range, HALFEN is one of the world's first manufacturers to present an adaptable fixing system. In contrast to the traditional installation and bolt/channel fixing system, HALFIX allows storing once set installation positions for reuse when required at any selected time. HALFIX leads the way for adapting to future, not yet defined situations and thereby provides a totally new type of fixing system.
Further information can be found at the HALFIX product page.

12.09.2016 - BIM files for HALFEN Cast-in Channels in the DigiPara® Liftdesigner for elevator planning

You can now find HALFEN Cast-in channels in the DigiPara® Liftdesigner Software product library.

BIM is also becoming increasingly important in the elevator industry: The BIM process optimizes the cooperation between architects, builders and elevator companies. The BIM process allows verification of all details of elevator planning in a building project at any time, and therefore pre-empts any possible errors.

The DigiPara® Liftdesigner is a software tool for efficient planning and configuration of elevators and escalators; this significantly speeds up planning. The DigiPara® Liftdesigner includes predefined elevator parameters, component structure and elevator specifications. It combines all important elevator information for effective 2D elevator drawings and 3D elevator models.

Link to BIM files for HALFEN Cast-in Channels in the DigiPara®
Liftdesigner for elevator planning.

25.08.2016 - HALFEN Receives ICC Approval for HTA Anchor Channels

HALFEN HTA Anchor Channels and matching HS T-bolts have recently received an evaluation report (ESR#1008) from the ICC Evaluation Services (ICC-ES). ICC-ES is the industry leader in performing technical evaluations for code compliance.
ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC ESRs are the most trusted and recognized approvals by building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and engineers. Code compliance is insured through the detailed approval process consisting of thorough examination of test reports, calculations, quality control methods and production processes.

To complement HALFEN’s new ESR report, HALFEN has developed a comprehensive design software that allows engineers to easily prepare calculations for anchor channels.

Benefits of Software:
  • The software quickly processes all verification and presents a list of suitable HTA Anchor Channels to meet the defined parameters
  • Visual control provided through a well-organized tree structure identifying detailed results for each verification
  • Accommodates cracked/non-cracked concrete
  • Offers a combination of edge conditions and full variability of bolt loads across the length of anchor channels
  • Provides a comprehensive print out summarizing all the required verifications and inputs
  • User-friendly with interactive 3D display

The full ICC product range and technical details can be viewed in the new HTA 16.1-US Technical Catalog.

18.07.2016 - HALFEN HIT as symmetrical connection for easy installation

HALFEN has developed a new symmetrical HIT balcony connection - the installation direction is not important anymore. Due to the new geometry of the double-symmetrical CSB the insulated balcony connections for cantilevered balcony slabs (HIT-HP/SP MVX) are symmetrical and they can be installed irrespective of the slab or balcony orientation. This feature ensures more safety on the building site.

The new product line offers clear advantages:
  • Planning reliability with the same familiar level of fire protection: HIT-HP and HIT-SP elements have the maximum fire protection class REI 120 as standard. Therefore they can be planned and installed without mix-ups.
  • Improvement in thermal values: due to the optimized geometry of the red CSB a significant reduction in the number of bearings is possible. This improves the thermal values by up to 30%.
You can find additional information in the new HIT application brochure. This brochure illustrates numerous, varied areas of application with the corresponding requirements and solutions.

The new version of the HIT 9.00 program provides the designer with a powerful calculation tool. The software is available for download here.

Our technical support team is at your disposal any time using the following contact information. For further enquiries and support please contact us at (+49) (0)2173/970 – 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.

15.07.2016 - Technical Approval for HALFEN Cast-in Channels in China

HALFEN received the first technical approval for HALFEN Cast-in Channels in China as a result of the first project and cooperation of the certification body CABR (China) and DIBt (Germany). The event held on 6th July at CABR HQ in Beijing got a lot of attention from the Chinese authorities (CNAA, CNCA) and technical community.

15.07.2016 - Congratulations to all winners of the HALFEN online game of the EURO 2016

On 10th July 2016 HALFEN´s online game of the EURO 2016 ended and we would like to thank the many interested participants for your participation!

The prizes have been awarded in accordance to the ranking list of the countries (DE, AT, CH, FR, BE, CZ, PL, SE, NL) after the termination of the EURO. In the case of same points the lots has decided.

We congratulate the lucky winners and wish them joy with their prices!

23.05.2016 - "Seal of Approval: Innovation through research"

HALFEN again receives the "Seal of Approval: Innovation through Research" of the Stifterverband Germany for its success in innovation!

09.05.2016 - BIM supported by HALFEN

In addition to the element drawings in the HALFEN PARTcommunity portal, which can be downloaded in BIM format IFC, HALFEN offers a direct support for the BIM-enabled CAD program Tekla Structures.

Using Tekla Warehouse, a special developed platform for Tekla users in the internet, a number of product libraries can be downloaded and implemented as a macro into the Tekla Structures user interface.

The following component libraries are available for a comfortable, menu-based configuration:
  • DEHA Spherical head lifting anchors
  • DEMU Coupler
  • DEMU Fixing anchors
  • FRIMEDA Lifting anchors
  • Brickwork support systems HK4
  • DETAN Tension rod system
  • Insulated connections HIT
  • HD Lifting anchor system
  • Sandwich panel anchors (SPA, FA and MVA)
Furthermore HALFEN offers its element drawings in the BIM portal BIMcatalogs.net directly for download.

Drawings for the following product lines are available:
  • Framing systems and PowerClick
  • HALFEN Cast-in channels and accessories
  • Lifting anchor systems
  • Reinforcement systems and
  • Concrete façade.
The required components can be comfortably configured and than downloaded in selected 2D and 3D formats (preferably in IFC, the BIM exchange format).

The HALFEN element drawings offered in the BIMcatalogs portal are continuously updated, so that BIM-compatible drawings are available in the future for the complete HALFEN product range´.

04.05.2016 - Energy management system at HALFEN is now certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001

With the European Energy Services Act coming into effect at the beginning of 2015 HALFEN has been working to develop and to implement an energy management system, which after successful implementation leads to certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001

After approximately 10 months implementation period HALFEN was certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001 on the 15th April 2016 for all its 18 locations inside Europe, the United States of America and in China by the SWEDAC Certification Institute International GmbH.

02.05.2016 - New CAD libraries in HALFEN PARTcommunity

The HALFEN building component libraries placed in the HALFEN PARTcommunity portal have been enlarged significantly. For the following product segments, drawings are available now:
  • Framing systems and accessories
  • PowerClick
  • HALFEN Cast-in channels (HTA-CE, toothed and with wholes)
  • Spherical head lifting anchors and clutches
  • Shear and punching shear reinforcement HDB
  • Insulated connections HIT
  • Sandwich panel anchors (SPA, FA and MVA)
  • Betojuster
The drawings required can now be intuitively configured; a scrolling through long tables is no longer necessary!

The users can select an output format between more than 40 different 3D and more than 20 different 2D CAD formats. They include both native formats such as AutoCAD, AutoDesk Revit, Nemetschek Allplan and Sketchup as well as interchange formats such as STEP, IGES and PDF. Obviously, the IFC format needed for BIM applications is supported directly.

The required element drawings can optionally be downloaded to a computer, sent as e-mail or directly be opened to a running CAD system.

The HALFEN PARTcommunity libraries will continuously be updated, so that CAD drawings are available for the complete HALFEN product range in the future.

29.03.2016 - Training films for the new HALFEN calculation software SPA 4.00 for Sandwich Panel Anchors

In addition to our new calculation software for sandwich panel anchors SPA 4.00 with integrated FE-kernel we also provide short training films from now on.

The training films assist you in using the software regarding concrete tasks like:
  • Project set up
  • Default settings
  • Toolbar
    - Design tools
    - Calculation details
    - Manual positioning of load bearing anchors
    - Anchor selection
  • FEM Calculation
    - Start calculation
    - Editing pins
    - Editing load bearing anchors
  • Print out
  • Part lists
Our technical support team is at your disposal any time using the known phone numbers.

You will find the training films on our homepage under Downloads - Software/CAD – Dimensioning software – Concrete precast systems – directly below software SPA 4.00.

07.03.2016 - New DETAN user brochure with numerous solutions

This sophisticated, aesthetic; uncomplicated product solution fulfils the requirements for modern building techniques and is suitable for filigree support systems as well as for use in lightweight construction projects.

The new DETAN generation includes the following features:
  • Up-to-date corrosion protection
  • Aesthetic quality
  • Europe-wide planning reliability according to the ETA (European technical assessment)
  • User-friendly calculation software
The new DETAN brochure illustrates numerous, different areas of application with the corresponding requirements and solutions.

DETAN tension rod systems are the perfect solution for filigree and efficient constructions in long term installation.

01.03.2016 - HALFEN ψ-Calculator – Thermal bridge calculation tool for HALFEN HIT Insulated connection

HALFEN HIT Insulated connections are load-bearing thermal insulation elements for thermal separation of concrete structures. Calculations of thermal bridges are required as part of the thermal insulation verification according to the (EPC) Energy Performance Certification (EnEV Energieeinsparverordnung).

ψ-values are required to design the structure to calculate the thermal bridges in the balcony connections.  These essential key values are provided by HALFEN.

With the help of the new and innovative HALFEN ψ-Calculator you can quickly and professionally calculate the physical properties of your current installation situation using HALFEN HIT Insulated connections.

Five easy stages are required to enter the necessary parameters:
  • Wall design
  • Wall construction
  • Slab details
  • Windows  / doors
  • HALFEN HIT Insulated connection (type)
For calculation, a selection between a (ETICS) External Thermal Insulation Composite System, a monolithic or double-leaf or a sandwich wall construction can be made. All wall constructions consist of different layers, for example, the exterior render, insulation or the load-bearing layer. The thermal conductivity, materials and the dimensions of the various layers can be defined in following stages. To simplify input, typical standard materials with their properties are available for quick selection. Windows and doors above a balcony can also be considered with this tool.

The results of the ψ-value calculation are available as a concise .pdf with all relevant parameters and can be printed out and included in your project documentation. Individual project details can be included in the PDF output. Using a link, previous defined installation situations can always be reused; these can be edited or adapted to new conditions.
For information and support please contact us under; 02173/970 – 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.

The software is available for download here.

16.02.2016 - New version of the calculation software for the HALFEN FPA Façade panel anchor

Numerous new functions make the software even more effective for the user.

New features in the Software FPA 4.10:
  • Print-out of an element plan with anchor position and anchor type
  • Optimized presentation of results
  • Output of the design loads to calculate the fixings
  • Taking the actual concrete-grade and also the existing reinforcement into account for punching shear verification
  • Implementation of the loadgroups 46KN and 56KN for FPA-5AZ
The new version of the software FPA 4.10 provides the user with an easy-to-use and high-performance calculation tool.

Try it yourself and be convinced!

01.02.2016 - New approval for HALFEN MBT Reinforcement Coupler

The validity of the approval for the HALFEN MBT Reinforcement Coupler has been extended. The application for rebar BSt 420 S is now also covered by the approval. This provides even more safety in planning and execution of construction works on existing buildings.

The rebar connection MBT is a coupler for rebars with diameters from 10 to 40 mm. There is no processing of reinforcing steel required: no threading, no compression, no welding. The MBT Reinforcement Coupler is therefore the ideal solution for new construction, renovations, and expansions. The MBT is suitable for a variety of diameters, steel grades and applications, thus offering a high degree of flexibility.

The approval no. Z-1.5-10 can be downloaded here. For further questions, please feel free to contact us at 02173/970 - 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.

20.01.2016 - New calculation software for HALFEN SPA Sandwich panel anchors

The integrated Finite-Element-Kernel now allows safe and reliable calculation of complex panel geometries.

The user is ensured an even more efficient software due to the numerous new functions.

New features in the SPA 4.00 software:
  • FEM-calculation for all systems (SPA, FA, MVA)
    -> Exact calculation of horizontal influence on all load anchors and pins also for
    - Panels with complex geometry (e.g. large openings, polygonal facing elements, etc.)
    - Panels with large overhang(s) due to exact consideration of wind loads
    - Panels with freely selectable anchor and pin locations outside of a set grid
  • Optional, free selection of load-anchor positions by the user
  • Load resistances according to the current approvals for SPA, FA and MVA
  • Verifiable, printable documents including load-data for all anchor and pin positions
  • Intelligent grouping of icons
  • Updated wind-load tool
This new version of the SPA 4.00 program provides the designer with a powerful calculation tool.

Try it out and be convinced by the numerous advantages!

05.01.2016 - New ETAs for DEMU Fixing anchor T-FIXX®  and Bolt anchor 1988/1985 with classification for fire resistance

The new approval with fire resistance classification for our DEMU Fixing anchors T-FIXX and Bolt anchors is available starting January 5th, 2016.

The following documents/tools can be downloaded.

  • T-FIXX®: New ETA-13/0222 (European Technical Assessment - ETA) based on the Construction Products Regulation, now with fire resistance classification.
  • DEMU Bolt anchor 1988 and 1985: New ETA-13/0401 (European Technical Assessment - ETA) based on the Construction Products Regulation, now with fire resistance classification.
Design Software
  • In order to facilitate the planning the new design software DEMU 4.1 is available on our homepage
  • New: fire resistance classification, calculation of 2 axis bending, (double bending), extended help function
  • Additional functions, enhancement and bug fixing in comparison to the previous version
  • The new Technical Product Information DEMU-FIX 16 /  16-E is now available as pdf download in German and English on our home page
  • New: Reference to new ETAs / Fire resistance, information of admissible shear loads, new software update, positioning plate for easy installation of anchor groups

14.12.2015 - New HALFEN Price list effective from 1.2.2016

With immediate effect HALFEN Price list 2016 is available for download.

05.11.2015 - HALFEN receives the Architects’ Darling® Gold Award 2015

Planners and architects chose HALFEN as their favorite and industry champion in the category of "Fixing technology" at the Architects‘ Darling® Awards organized by Heinze in Celle.

The manufacturers that are among the favorites of the architects received their awards in various different product areas at a celebratory ceremony, as part of the business day in Celle on the 3rd of November 2015.

Thank you for your choice!

The outstanding results from the evaluation, particularly in the areas of "Quality" and "Safety", reinforce our commitment as a reliable partner with innovative products, to continue to advise and deliver the best technical solutions, in order to be one step closer to our customers all around the world.

01.11.2015 - HALFEN HIT MV Balcony connections with new extended load range

HALFEN has extended its range of HIT MV balcony connections for cantilevered constructions to better meet requirements for economical solutions for small balconies or architectural details such as concrete canopies etc.

These structural details have to be included into the overall insulation concept. Smaller elements are also now available, which have better insulation properties.
  • additional types with 2 or 3 load bearing elements for more economical planning of small cantilever elements
  • improved insulation properties due to reduction in tension bars and CSB compression shear bearings
The planner’s handbook HIT-XS 15 (will also be available in English shortly) includes the new types and complements the main HALFEN HIT 15.1-E catalogue. You can download both as PDF documents. Included are design tables for simple and quick design verification according to the approval.  Check it out!

The German Institute for Civil Engineering (DIBt) approval is also available for download here.

For further questions, please feel free to contact us at 02173/970 - 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.

01.10.2015 - New HALFEN BRA-L4 Parapet corbel

Our new BRA-L4 Parapet corbel has been available since the 1st of October 2015.
  • The new Lean Duplex material allows load capacity increase without increasing the cross-section.
  • The new BRA 4.50 calculation software with integrated wind-load tool allows simple, easy and efficient calculation
  • Reduced component thicknesses are possible if using stainless steel reinforcement
  • Certified HALFEN quality
    (new type test, CE marking)
More information can be found in our flyer, as well as in our Technical Product Information FB 15.1-E.

In addition, our new BRA 4.50 calculation software is also available for download.

17.08.2015 - New technical product information for HALFEN HBT Rebend Connection

HALFEN is the only manufacturer to offer a rebend connection officially approved by DIBt.

The new design approach with only two basic cases of loading is simple and easy to understand and reaches higher shear load capacities.
  • Transfer of shear loads in both directions with the same standard box
  • Minimal case height – Ideal for concrete members with high slenderness or precast elements with small concrete cover
  • More safety for planners due to approval based on tests
The updated planner’s handbook HBT15 can be downloaded as a PDF here. It includes type-tested design tables for a simple and quick proof of shear design according to the approval.

The DIBt approval and the type approval can be also downloaded here. Just take a look inside!

The texts for tender specifications are available on www.ausschreiben.de.

For further questions, please feel free to contact us at 02173/970 - 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.

01.06.2015 - The HIT balcony connection range is now complete!

The new HIT HP/SP-DD AT for connection of parapets to slabs, the HIT HP/SP-DV FT to form a thermal barrier between a main slab and a corbeled parapet, the HIT HP/SP-MV OT for connections between a main slab and a corbel and the HIT HP/SP-ZZ HT for extension elements are available as from now. With these types the thermal insulation product range HIT “new generation” is complete.

The elements are available with an insulation thickness of 80 mm and 120 mm. The insulation material is high-quality, non-flammable, class 1 mineral wool. This means of course that all elements meet the requirements of  fire resistance class REI 120.

Two different load bearing capacities are available for each DD-AT, DV-FT and MV-OT type element; this allows cost-effective planning.

Additional stirrups are available and supplied on request for types DD-AT and DV-FT.

You can find further information in the Product Information HIT-PAT 15. An English language  catalogue will follow shortly.

18.05.2015 - New HALFEN DEMU 4.00 Software

The new DEMU 4.00 calculation program is now available for download.

The completely overhauled version of the DEMU T-FIXX ® software allows simple and reliable calculation of sleeve anchors as well as bolt anchors (types 1988, 1985 and 1980-P). Calculation is possible either for individual anchors or for group fixings with up to 8 anchors.

The newly designed user interface, enhanced options in project administration; more choice in load input; building component characteristics and anchor positions as well as other features are all integral parts of this dependable and powerful tool for reliable calculation of permanent anchorage in concrete.

More detailed information can be found in our technical product information. „DEMU Sleeve anchor“. You can download the relevant DEMU 4.00 software here.

31.03.2015 - NEW: HALFEN HBT – Rebending Connection approved by DIBt

From now on the HALFEN HBT Rebending connection is also available with DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) approval.

HALFEN is the only manufacturer to offer a rebending connection officially approved by DIBt.

This means even higher shear load capacities, higher safety and plenty of other benefits.

The DIBt Approval No. Z-21.8-2035 can be downloaded here. Just take a look inside!

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at 02173/970 - 9031 or ti.stahlbeton@halfen.de.


16.03.2015 - New: HALFEN 6180 Spherical Head lock covering

From now on the HALFEN Spherical Head lock covering for the load classes 1,3; 2.5 and 5.0 is available.

The HALFEN Spherical Head lock covering will be mounted into precasted concrete elements, which will be lifted again at a later date e.g. cover panels or manhole covers. It is used for generating a planar level surface of the finished part in the region of the transport anchor so that according with customer's requirement, for example, can be subjected to traffic.

Performing the lock covering  in stainless steel visually flawless execution is always given. The easy and safe handling limits the installation process.

More information can be found in the product information here.

24.02.2015 - New BIM-compatible component libraries

HALFEN now provides CAD-users with 3 new component libraries.

The HALFEN PARTcommunity now has additional CAD files for HDB-Punching shear reinforcement and for the spherical head transport anchor available for download. After free registration the files are available in up to 59 different 3D- or 31 different 2D-file formats. The files can be exported and saved, or can be directly pasted into a suitable CAD-Program. The IFC-format used in BIM-applications is of course also available.

As a special service for our Tekla users, HALFEN Balcony connections, type HIT-MV are included in Tekla. After installing the component library, the user can then use the easy-to-use, intuitive menu to navigate, select and insert the required HIT Element into his plan. See also our building component library at our new Tekla Warehouse.

16.02.2015 - NEW: HALFEN HBJ-S  – The Betojuster for column elements

As of now the HALFEN HBJ Betojuster is available for slab-like precast elements and columns with precast foundations.

The use of the Betojuster HBJ requires no special tools and makes the mounting of precast elements simpler and more efficient. Thanks to the easy adjustability during the mounting, safety at work is improved and the risk of damages to the precast elements is minimized at the same time.

Please find detailed information about Betojuster HBJ-W and HBJ-S in our Technical Product Information HBJ 14-E.

16.02.2015 - New calculation software for the HALFEN FPA Façade panel anchor

With the integrated FE-kernel even complex slab geometry can now be safely and reliably calculated. Numerous new functions make the software even more effective for the user.

New features in the software FPA 4.00:
  • dimensioning of non-symmetrical slab geometry and anchor layout with the integrated FE kernel
  • enlarged wall cavities for precast panel anchors and spacer bolts
  • integration of all accessories (horizontal restraints, wind-suction anchors, fastening devices)
  • default slab shapes (U, L, T, etc.)
  • output of parts listed separately as installation (precast) and (on-site) assembly parts
  • integrated tool for wind loads
  • transfer of dowel restraint load data 
The new version of the software FPA 4.00 provides the user with an easy-to-use and high-performance calculation tool.

Try it yourself and be convinced!

02.02.2015 - The new HIT balcony connections are available!

As of now, the new product types ZD and MD are available.

The product range HIT now covers the entire scope of thermal break systems for balconies of all kinds of construction.

The "D" (Double) in the product name designates the shear resistance in both directions.

The two versions of MD and ZD differ in terms of moment resistance. The MD ("Moment") are useful for fixed connections such as cantilevered balconies. The ZD ("Zero"), are typically used for supported balconies where both positive and negative shear forces have to be transmitted. Also constraint-free bearings are possible with the ZD.

With the product line HIT-SP - Superior Performance - HALFEN offers each connection variant also with increased thermal insulation. Like all HIT-HP and -SP elements also the new versions meet the highest requirements of fire resistance class REI 120.

HIT, with its enormous range of products, offers for every challenge a custom-fit product solution. This means for the designer more creative freedom and yet plenty other benefits.

For more detailed information, please see our technical product information HIT 15.

02.02.2015 - Granting of certificates by the Passive House Institute for HIT-SP ZV elements

The Passive House Institute certifies two different categories of "Low Energy Component" (formerly "Low Thermal Bridge Construction") and "Certified Passive House Component" (formerly "Free Thermal Bridge Construction"). Obtaining of both categories is a success, the "Certified Passive House Component" is the higher category. The four smallest load level elements of the HIT-SP ZV were judged in four ceiling thicknesses by the Passive House Institute.

For smaller slab heights all four tested elements reach the category "Certified Passive House component". The element HIT-SP ZV-0202-hh-100-30-06 achieved this category for all 4 tested slab thicknesses. The other element combinations achieve at least the category "Low Energy Component”.

The certificates are available in German and English and are valid until 31.12.2015. At the BAU in Munich there was an official handover of the certificates by a representative of the Passive House Institute to Halfen. The certificates are also published on the website of the Passive House Institute.

01.12.2014 - NEW: DEMU Fixing and Bolt Anchors flyer

We are pleased to present our new flyer for DEMU Fixing and Bolt Anchors to you.

Application areas, product features and benefits incl. product range are showcased in a clear form.

31.10.2014 - NEW: HD-Socket Lifting system now available for load class 25.0

The HD-Socket Lifting system, especially suitable for thin components with high optical requirements, was extended by load class 25.0 and is also available in stainless steel.

The therefor used heavy-duty steel guarantees an elastic and plastic deformation to ensure the required product specifications.

HALFEN is the first company who offers the socket lifting anchor with a load class up to 25.0

Further technical information can be found in the catalogue here.

25.08.2014 - New type approval for the HALFEN HCC Column Shoe

The new type approval for the HALFEN column shoe is now available for download.

The bearing capacities are in the current type testing in accordance with current European standards (Eurocode) for steel structures and reinforced concrete structures. In addition, the alternative version with reinforcing steel of highest ductility class B500C for buildings in earthquake-prone areas and the combination with the HALFEN HBS-05 screw connection are now covered by the type approval. The latter variant has the advantage that a lap joint with the longitudinal reinforcement of the precast column can be eliminated.

HALFEN column shoes are connecting parts that form rigid connections of precast columns to foundations and column stacks. The HALFEN column shoes can be used together with the HALFEN anchor bolts HAB HAB H or MH. The advantage of the prefabricated system with screws is the quick assembly. The connection is easy to adjust and immediately a force fit, so no bracings are required during installation.

NEW: HK4-Thermo and HTA-ES

HALFEN presents the new Brickwork-support-bracket "HK4-Thermo". More efficient steels and a new design help the console to a leaner structure with the same bearing capacity. We reduced thermal bridge loss coefficient χ by up to 48%.

HK4-Thermo is still in all the proven standard types and as customized brackets for installation in problematic locations available. Planners can design more economic, because of the reduced thermal bridge loss thickness of insulation can be reduced. The HK4 Software is also provided with the new HK4-Thermo.

HTA-ES now with test certificate!
Our anchor for precast lintels HTA-ES is approved. High vertical loads combined with the feasibility of slender precast lintels distinguish the HTA-ES.

CE-marking for HALFEN Reinforcement systems

From the product range Reinforcement systems the CE-marking according to EN 1090 is used for the HALFEN Column Shoe and for HALFEN HSCC steel corbels. The declarations of performance are available for download.

16.06.2014 - "Seal of Approval: Innovation through research"

HALFEN receives the "Seal of Approval: Innovation through Research" of the Stifterverband Germany for its success in innovation!

24.02.2014 - New HTA-CE Software for the design of Halfen cast-in channels according to European Technical Approval (ETA)

The new version HTA 2.20 is now available for download. Changes to the previous versions include some minor improvements as well as the increased channel lip capacity which is up by 75% for some channel profiles.

17.02.2014 - New HIT-Software, Version 7.40 to calculate thermal separating elements acc. to European Technical Approval (ETA)

After HALFEN successfully succeeded to be the first supplier of balcony connections to gain a European Technical Approval for the innovative HIT-HP/SP thermal separation element, the proven HIT-Calculation software has now also been upgraded.

Apart from the European Technical Approval conform calculation for the HIT-HP/SP MV – for cantilever balcony slab – the new HIT-HP/SP ZV – element for pin-supported, simply supported slabs – is also included in and can be calculated using the updated software.

The calculation program complements the catalogue to round off the comprehensive product range.

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Iceberg-Palace Sochi

OLYMPICS 2014 - HALFEN supplied the DETAN Rod system in 20 to 95 mm diameter as bracing for the roof construction of the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.

02.01.2014 - European Technical approval (ETA) for HALFEN HIT-HP/SP elements

As the first supplier of balcony connections we got the European Technical approval (ETA) for HALFEN HIT-HP/SP elements. The ETA-13/0546 includes all HALFEN Insulated Connection which have been introduced into the market yet. These are the types MV including special types for the Multipart Solution, ECK for cantilevered corner balcony slabs, OU and OD for slabs with height off set or wall connections as well as ZV for simply supported balcony slabs on columns or walls. With these types all important applications are covered.

The design model of HIT-HP/SP is thus consistently regulated in Europe and offers more flexibility and planning reliability.

Besides the design model and further structural conditions, the values of the thermal bridge values (Ψ, θmin and fRsi) and impact sound pressure level difference (ΔLn,W) of the HALFEN Insulated Connections HIT-HP/SP MV
and HIT-HP/SP ZV are approved Europe-wide. Thus, HALFEN provides
the user with technically approved y-value catalogues on a
transparent, detailed and officially technically approved basis.
The use of y-values is thus officially certified again.

In catalogue HIT 14-E (available up from mid of January) all significant technical information are summarized. Up from the 02.01.2014 all Halfen-Iso-Elements HIT-HP/SP are delivered with CE-mark.

If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

22.11.2013 - European Technical Approval for HALFEN HIT-HP/SP Elements

We are the first provider of balcony connections to have succeeded in gaining a European-Technical approval for HALFEN HIT-HP/SP Elements. This means more safeguards, safety, quality and service, as well as further advantages on which you can depend!

With the European-Technical approval HALFEN HIT-HP/SP Elements are calculated according to a uniform calculation method, national approvals are no longer required. The CE-mark is accepted worldwide and ensures reliability in planning.

Internationally approved psi-values regulate the requirements for thermal heat transfer and therefore facilitate planning. Moreover, approval is now possible for realising slabs up to 35 cm.

The HIT-HP/SP with European technical approval will be available from January.

02.10.2013 - NEW: HIT-HP/SP ZV

We are pleased to announce that HALFEN received the supplementation of the approval Z-15.7-293 relating the Halfen Insulated connection HIT-HP/SP ZV.

The HIT-HP/SP ZV is a slab connection for articulated, supported balconies. It replaces the types HIT-BQ and HIT-BQZ and it is a combination of shear bars and compression shear bearings (CSB). This combination allows the optimal use of all load bearings, so the acting shear force is transferred by the shear bars and the CSB. Please note, for the verification of the maximum concrete strut capacity (1/3 VRd,max) only the load capacity of the shear bars has to be verified. The load capacity of the CSB may additional be transferred. For this reason the HALFEN Insulated connection HIT-HP/SP ZV is the only shear-force-element that is allowed to transfer forces above 1/3 VRd,max.

Analogous to the HIT-HP/SP MV the HIT-HP/SP ZV available element widths are 25 cm, 50 cm and 100 cm. As standard they meet the requirements of fire resistance class REI 120. In the catalogue HIT-ZV 13-E all essential technical information are summarized - take a look inside.


TV presenter Ranga Yogeshwar congratulates HALFEN for being awarded the "Top 100" seal of approval for being one of Germany`s top innovation powerhouses.

Innovation is a main focus for HALFEN GmbH; a major supplier of fixing technology.

The company was honoured on the 26th June 2015 with the "Top 100" seal of approval for innovation at the German SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Summit in Essen. For more than 20 years the best, most innovative companies in Germany have been awarded the "Top 100" seal of approval.

Innovation is one of the most important routes to ensure future success. That is why innovation management is an integral part of our business model", explains Richard Wachter, Managing Director at HALFEN GmbH.

HALFEN relies on the team spirit of its employees who realize their ideas in respect to innovative products, technologies and processes, and therefore ultimately generate market success. HALFEN employees have established a worldwide innovation network involving all HALFEN facilities; not just those in Germany. A central contact team made up of members from all business areas coordinate the process from the original ideas to final realization. Project management tools, phase-gates, as well as regular communication are key drivers for success. Early involvement of customers and business partners is of course a must.

For Managing Director, Richard Wachter, the “Top 100“ award is something special, as innovation is managerial responsibility. Every HALFEN employee is an innovation manager; and are also part of this success. Therefore I would like to thank all our employees for their part in achieving the ' Top 100' award. This is another important step towards our common goal, expanding HALFEN`s status for “YOUR BEST CONNECTIONS”.

For its team-orientated commitment towards innovation HALFEN was awarded the "Top 100" seal of approval; the most important award for German SME (small and medium-sized enterprises). The seal of approval is awarded to SME companies that are especially innovative. The Vienna University of Economics examined the innovation performance of 302 medium-sized companies in Germany over several months to determine which companies best fulfil the criteria. The selected 100, including HALFEN, are permitted to use the seal of approval for the following year. Go to www.top100.de for further information about the other 99 award winners and more about the "Top 100" project.