17.05.2018 - "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!

27.11.2017 - New catalogue: HALFEN Tunnelling

Tunnels are very challenging civil engineering projects with a prospective service life of 100 years or more, and therefore the highest standards for installation of safety relevant fixing are required in their construction.

Our new tunnel catalogue provides an overview of the wide range of HALFEN products used worldwide for fixing in tunnel construction that meet these standards.

The catalogue illustrates examples from Europe, the USA and China of applications in railway tunnels, in road tunnels and in utility service projects.
The first part of the catalogue is a general overview of products to provide easy orientation of the applications followed with a compilation of technical information for the illustrated products.

If you have any questions or require individual consultation for a project, please contact our tunnel team at: kap.tunnel@halfen.com.

Your contcts:
Alexander Kleine Stegemann: +49 172 705 09 66
Ivica Duzic: +49 174 326 87 39

27.10.2017 - Nieuwe brochure: productgamma bestemd voor de prefab industrie

In deze nieuwe brochure stellen wij u ons productgamma bestemd voor de prefab industrie voor. U vindt er de HALFEN rails terug, maar ook talrijke andere innovatieve producten aangaande wapening en verbindingen van muren, gevels, balkons, trappen, vloerplaten en kolommen. Wij bieden u praktische toepassingen aan, van de beproefde standaard oplossingen tot project specifieke, op maat gemaakte producten. Wij blijven nooit stilstaan: onze toegewijde en uiterst bekwame ingenieurs werken constant aan de verdere verbetering en ontwikkeling van de HALFEN producten.

04.09.2017 - HALFEN HIT Insulated Connections: Be on the safe side

Structural fire protection is a complex issue that should not to be neglected. Interpretation of the regulations and their correct application requires comprehensive know-how.

An uncomplicated and above all a reliable solution is available for balcony connections. Class A1 rock wool material is used in all HALFEN Insulated HIT-HP and HIT-SP connection elements for energy-efficiency, and also for fire protection. Consequently, HIT elements meet the highest fire resistance REI 120 classification as standard.

Learn more about the benefits in the new HIT flyer.

20.03.2017 - HALFEN Certificate DNV-GL for ship-building and offshore industries

Please be informed the renewed Germanischer Lloyd Type Examination Certificate accepting hot and some cold-rolled HM/HZM/HL channels in the ship-building and offshore industries, calculated under EC3 and with manufacturing control according to EN 1090, approved for applications subject to vibration, is now available on the HALFEN website.

08.03.2017 - Larger joint spacings with HALFEN HIT Insulated connections

More design possibilities for all balconies geometries, for access balconies and parapets.

After the German Institute for Building Technology’s (DIBt) amendment to the general building approval Z-15.7-293 in November 2016,   further updated approvals, Z-15.7-312 and Z-15.7-309, for simply supported balconies and loggias are now also available.

In addition, verification of the compression strut, 1/3 VRd,max is no longer necessary. This leads to more planning freedom, especially for (simply) supported balconies and Loggias.

Your advantages for planning and execution:
  • more planning freedom for all balcony geometries
  • façade expansion joints spacings up to 23 metres are now possible in simply supported balconies and parapets
  • flexible planning of concrete sections and reduction in the time and effort required for formwork and reinforcement preparation, and concreting
  • more effective use of transport lengths with prefabricated balconies

HALFEN HIT Insulated connections fulfill the highest fire protection requirement according to REI 120 as standard. 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 / 970-422.

20.02.2017 - HALFEN HIT Insulated connection and HALFEN Cast-in channels receive an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) provides transparent and comparable ecological data which helps to evaluate the sustainability of a building. Already during the planning phase the data provided here is of great significance for architects and planners. The data provided also helps to ensure the high demands on the environmental performance of the building are met.

EPDs form the data basis for an environmental building assessment in accordance with DIN EN 15978. The declarations are internationally coordinated; they are based on international standards (ISO 14025; ISO 14040ff) – as well as on European DIN EN 15804.

The EPD for the HALFEN HIT-HP MVX-0805-20-100 balcony connection and HALFEN Cast-in channels HTA-CE and HZA was presented by the Institut für Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) during the BAU 2017 Trade fair.

13.02.2017 - HALFEN PSA Anchor point for use with personal fall protection equipment

We would like to present the HALFEN PSA Anchor point for use with personal fall protection equipment.

The anchor point for use with personal fall protective equipment (PSA) consists of an approved DEMU T-FIXX, stainless steel sleeve anchor, an identification cap, and a connecting hook. The suitability of the approved sleeve bolt for fall protection was conducted in a DGUV test based on EN 795 for 1 person and in accordance with CEN/TS 16415 for 2 people.

The suitability of the load-anchor for personal fall protective equipment was tested in dynamic case studies. The tests were carried out in accordance with DIN 795:2012, whereby a fall of a total of three people was simulated.

Connecting hooks are third party and not included in the HALFEN Product range; these must be sourced separately. A good example for a suitable connecting hook is the RUD PSA INOX STAR M16.

Item number: 0020.270-00508 T-FIXX M16x100 A4

Application examples of construction and maintenance at great heights, which require a maximum level of safety:
  • lift maintenance work
  • maintenance work on masts and towers
  • maintenance work on solar and wind turbine projects
  • roofing projects
  • façade work (projects)
  • façade and window cleaning

01.02.2017 - Ceremonial presentation of an environmental product Declaration EPD at the BAU 2017, trade fair in Munich

During the BAU 2017 trade fair, the Institut für Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU) presented HALFEN with a EPD declaration for the the original HALFEN Channel and the HALFEN HIT Insulated connection. An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) provides transparent and comparable ecological data which helps to evaluate the sustainability and service life of a building.

23.01.2017 - Video: HIT koudebrugonderbreking


Welkom in ons HIT-modelhuis: leun achterover en geniet van de tour! Dit virtuele gebouw bevat toepassingen van verschillende typen HIT koudebrugonderbrekingen.

Met de HIT koudebrugonderbrekingen stelt HALFEN een veelzijdige en innovatieve productlijn ter beschikking. De elementen zorgen niet alleen voor een optimale thermische isolatie - ze voldoen ook standaard aan de hoogste brandweerstandsklasse en bieden daarmee het complete assortiment voor al uw beton-beton aansluitingen.

U vindt onze producten als (Tekla-) componenten in de BIM-bibliotheken en op HALFEN PARTcommunity als CAD-tekeningen. Voor de Nederlandse markt wordt de HALFEN HIT koudebrugonderbreking projectmatig verkocht. Dit houdt in dat de opdracht door één van onze projectengineers wordt uitgewerkt tot een verankeringsvoorstel en verder begeleid wordt richting opdrachtgever en/of bouwplaats

Voor ieder project bieden wij op maat gemaakte oplossingen. Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met onze collega's van de afdeling Beton. 

16.01.2017 - Met HTA-CE Plus zet HALFEN een nieuwe standaard!

De klassieke ankerrail is klaar voor een ontwikkelingssprong in zijn evolutie: dankzij uitmuntende verbeteringen in het ontwerp en een optimalisatie van meerdere details kunnen wij u de nieuwe, meer efficiënte HALFEN rails voorstellen.

De innovatieve, warmgewalste  HTA-CE Plus HALFEN rails bieden u meetbare voordelen:
  • Door zijn hoger draagvermogen kan u de nieuwe HTA-CE 40/22P en HTA-CE 50/30P in nog meer verschillende situaties toepassen. Dit minimaliseert de kans op verwisseling van rails en bijhorende bouten op de werf en bij de prefabrikant.
  • Bij de HTA-CE 40/22P rail met een hoger draagvermogen worden de bouten HS 40/22 gebruikt. Hiermee kan u, in vergelijking tot de vroegere oplossing met de HTA-CE 50/30, kosten besparen op de werf en het aantal vereiste bouten verminderen. 
  • Met de nieuwe Plus-rails kunt u nu kiezen voor smallere rails met hetzelfde draagvermogen. De nieuwe rails liggen met hun hoogte van slechts 23 mm (HTA-CE 40/22P) resp. 30 mm (HTA-CE 50/30P) altijd volledig in de betondekking. Dit maakt een nog efficiënter wapeningsontwerp mogelijk.
  • Voor uw meer ambitieuze constructies bieden wij u allerlei mogelijkheden, zoals de gebogen HTA-CE-CS, HALFEN railparen, hoekelementen en op maat gemaakte stukken. De HALFEN bouten en het gehele gamma vindt u terug op onze website www.halfen.be in de huidige brochure B17-E (Engels) of B17-D (Duits).
De nieuwe rails  HTA-CE 40/22P en HTA-CE 50/30P zijn goedgekeurd volgens ETA-16/0453 voor gebruik in heel Europa en beschikken over een CE-markering. Ze kunnen bovendien heel eenvoudig en efficiënt berekend worden met de HALFEN HTA-software. Nadat u een HALFEN rail en de bijhorende bouten gekozen heeft laat de software u toe de resultaten in een lijst te gieten, welke u eenvoudig kan bewaren. Klik hier om de huidige software te downloaden.

U kan onze HALFEN rails  ook als (Tekla-) bouwcomponenten terugvinden in de BIM-bibliotheken en als CAD-tekeningen in de HALFEN PARTcommunity.

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.