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19.01.2019 - World of innovation HALFEN Products 2019

HALFEN Innovations and products
We at HALFEN are always busy – continuously moving forwards! Our product developers don’t just concentrate on improving and optimizing existing HALFEN products; they’re also involved in developing new products for the current market, and for the market of tomorrow. Current trends, impulses and customers’ feedback as well as new developments in the construction sector are all considered in this process. This is how we continue to develop as a company, allowing us to set new trends.

HALFEN also has to think outside of the box, to look beyond the obvious. As a major player in our field we have to continually ask ourselves: what is our current position in the market? What do we want to be? The intention of
this brochure is to provide an insight into our World of Innovations for 2019. Be part of our journey. We’ll be pleased to welcome you.

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18.01.2019 - Innovation and high-performance system: Fixing for thin, large-sized concrete facade elements

Architects appreciate the modern look and the creative freedom that is possible with concrete curtain-wall façades. Now, thin, large-sized concrete façades with a thickness of only 30 mm can be securely fitted using the new HALFEN FPA-SL30 fixing system.

FEATURES:
• Complete system; Building Authority Approved (abZ)
• Versatile application
• Quick, simple installation
• The HALFEN Service team is available for technical and on-site support

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17.01.2019 - HALFEN HLX Lift-Box: The strength behind lift installation

The new generation of the HALFEN HLX Lift-Box is now available.
Two new load steps and a new design complement the HALFEN
product range of attachment points for installation and maintenance
of lifts.

FEATURES:
• CE marking with European Technical Assessment
• Additional load steps: 2000 kg and 4000 kg
• Chain-link as attachement point: Automatic release and self-locking

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16.01.2019 - With more load capacity: The punching shear reinforcement for foundations

Using the newly developed HALFEN HDB-Z, foundations and foundation
slabs can now be reinforced even more efficiently to prevent
punching shear failure. Due to its shape, which has been specially
designed and adapted for typical load paths in foundations, and
the multiple, low-slip anchorages, the HDB-Z achieves a significant
increase in load-bearing capacity in comparison to conventional
punching shear reinforcement: 100 % higher load capacity or 40 %
less foundation height!

FEATURES:
• DIBt (German Centre of Competence for Construction) General
building approval no. Z-15.1-330
• For foundation slabs and single foundations with a thickness
from 230 mm in concrete strength class C12/15 and higher
• The shape of the HDB ensures it remains firmly upright and
stable between the reinforcement layers

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15.01.2019 - The HTU Profiled sheet fixing channel

The HALFEN HTU Channels are ideal for simple fixing of all types of profiled metal sheets or sandwich panels – using self-tapping screws. Thanks to its innovative shape and profiling, the new, optimized generation of channels are self-anchoring and are cast completely into the concrete cover.
(Available from June 2019)

14.01.2019 - New HVG VERSOGRID Installation grid

The versatile fixing system
Whether in exhibition halls, train stations and airports or other large indoor venues with fluctuating public traffic, suspension systems must be designed for maximum flexibility and adaptability. Roof and ceiling elements — beams, girders, existing building services or unevenness in the main building structure — often make installation difficult when large display screens or panels, loudspeakers or spotlights or other objects and paraphernalia need to be installed.

HALFEN VERSOGRID provides an innovative solution: The installation grid creates a level plane below concrete roofs and steel girder structures —
requires minimal time and installation work.

The individual components with a weight of only 5.5 kg/m are connected and secured without requiring any tools. The double slot profile allows load-bearing elements to be fixed under the grid using suspension ring bolts, and cable ducts or other media supply components to be fixed on top of the grid structure. Individual profile elements are easily and quickly removed and replaced. This allows necessary repairs, e.g. to media supply lines to be carried out quickly and efficiently. The large selection of RAL colours for the powder coating also ensures a unique and overall very aesthetic design.


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14.01.2019 - New software version HDB 13.20 for punching shear reinforcement

The latest version of the proven HDB dimensioning software is now available. The current software version now includes new features:
 NEW: The angle of inclination of the slab edges can be varied so that complex slab geometries can be recalculated
 NEW: Alternative design of foundation slabs and single foundations with HDB anchor rails or with the new HDB-Z possible

Click here for the free software download!

HDB-Z - The new punching shear reinforcement for the economic design of floor slabs and single foundations according to DIBt approval Z-15.1-330
Already with the proven HDB anchor rail a higher resistance to puncture failure can be achieved. With the new HDB-Z, an even higher increase in load capacity for foundation slabs and foundations can be achieved. The up to 100 % higher load capacity compared to a foundation without punching shear reinforcement can also be used to reduce the thickness of the foundations significantly. This in turn saves excavation, concrete and construction time.

20.11.2018 - NEW: HALFEN PARTcommunity has been significantly expanded

The HALFEN PARTcommunity, the CAD portal for HALFEN components (free for the end user), has been significantly expanded. Over 100 different 2D and 3D CAD formats are available, including of course BIM-compatible formats such as Revit and Allplan, as well as the BIM exchange format IFC.

In the section “Fixing systems”, HTU Cast-in channels and HGB Balustrade fixings can now also be selected. The “Lifting anchor systems” have been complemented by the Frimeda Ring anchors. HCC Column shoes, HUC Universal connections and HSC Stud connectors are now also available under “Reinforcement systems”.

The HALFEN element drawings can be configured using convenient configurators. The components can be sent per email, downloaded or, when using specific CAD programs, be pasted using the cross-hair cursor directly into the CAD workspace.

Click here for the free-of-charge component drawings.

16.08.2018 - NEW: Design software HSC 2.0 for HALFEN HSC Stud Connector

Corbels, subsequently casted corbels and rebar anchorings at end bearings

The new design software for the HALFEN HSC Stud Connector is available now. It supports the design of concrete corbels, subsequently casted corbels and the anchoring of rebars at end bearings of beams and slabs. The design calculation is based on DIN EN 1992-1-1, DIN EN 1992-1-1 / NA and the DIBt approval Z-21.8-1973. This software is a useful planning and dimensioning tool for the application of HSC anchors and includes information about the reinforcement layout of the connection. The modular design and the graphics in 2D and 3D allow a safe and professional construction of reinforced concrete structures with HSC anchors.

New - Various improvements compared to the previous version.

Up to date - With the automatic or manual "Search update" feature your software is always up to date.

Modular - The separate modules for corbels, beams and slabs provide a clear, systematic and flexible user experience.

Interactive - The interactive user guidance detects incorrect input and provides helpful hints. This reduces the processing time to a minimum.

Clear - HSC anchors and stirrups are drawn to scale. The 3D graphics can easily be zoomed, swiveled, tilted and rotated by 360°. In addition, loads and dimensions are shown in 2D-graphics. The current status of the static proofs and the geometric boundary conditions considering the de-sign rules is constantly adapted to the input. The result print out shows each calculation step.

International - Free selection of German and English language versions.

With the new version of the design software you have a powerful tool at your disposal. Click here for a free software download!

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

04.09.2017 - HALFEN HIT Balcony Connections: 2 hour fire protection as standard

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.

08.03.2017 - Fewer movement joints with the new HALFEN HIT Insulated connections

Following amendments to the DIBt approval Z-15.7-293 in November 2016 and further changes to technical approvals, Z-15.7-312 and Z-15.7-309, the distance between movement joints for propped balconies, access walkways and continuous parapets has increased by more than 100% to 23 metres.

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 technical@halfen.co.uk, tel. 01582 470 300

27.02.2017 - HK5 – with increased load capacities and reduced thermal heat transfer

Combining timeless design with long life and low maintenance costs: the brickwork façade. To ensure that brickwork façades continue to meet the increasing demands for energy efficiency, we have been continuously developing our brickwork support over the years.

The HK5 is the latest generation of brickwork support. Improvements in geometry and material mean a more energy efficient, stronger and more economical bracket.

Reduced thermal conductivity
HALFEN HK5 is characterized by the highest energy and cost efficiency. It incorporates the advantages of proven Lean Duplex steel and has optimum, expertly confirmed Chi-values. The new slim design reduces heat transfer by up to 27% compared to the already improved HK4 Thermo. No additional insulation of the bracket is necessary.

Higher loads – more economical
Optimised geometry and a stiffer, angled design through the body of the bracket make for higher load classes (4.0, 8.0 and 12.0 kN) and mean fewer brackets are needed – reducing installation times, transport costs and storage requirements on-site.

HALFEN HK5 is type-tested and approved by DIBT, and is engineered to the high standards our customers have come to expect of all HALFEN products.
The notched head plate provides positive load transfer to the structure and the anti-slip protection ensures safe assembly.

Choose a brickwork façade for your project now – for economy, long-life and aesthetics, while meeting the highest building physics requirements!

23.01.2017 - Video: HALFEN HIT Insulated connections for cantilevered structural components and balconies

Welcome to our HIT-Show house: sit back and enjoy the tour! This unique, virtual building contains numerous examples of our HIT insulated connections in use.

With its HIT Insulated connections, HALFEN provides a versatile and innovative range of products. The connections not only ensure optimum thermal insulation, they also fulfill the highest fire protection requirements as standard and can be used in many different installation situations.

You can find our products as (Tekla-) Buildings components in the BIM-Library and under HALFEN PARTcommunity as CAD drawings. HIT planning software is available to ensure efficient planning.

We will also gladly provide you with solutions specifically developed for your individual building projects. Contact us at: technical@halfen.co.uk, Phone: +44 1582 470 300.

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.

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.