Butterfly Battery® Mould in operation at Beton-Fertigteil-Union in the Schwarzwald region of southern Germany

The precast concrete manufacturer Beton-Fertigteil-Union (BFU), based in Schramberg-Waldmössingen in Baden-Württemberg, has established itself in the market as a manufacturer of precast concrete parts with a strong combination of innovative construction ideas and high quality. BFU produces precast concrete parts - ceilings, walls, stairs, custom components - and structural precast concrete parts - columns, beams, balconies, sandwich panels and architectural precast concrete elements.

A section of the new production halls has been installed with equipment manufactured by BT innovation. The plant consists of a Butterfly Battery® Mould and two specialized work stations. Both stations are equipped with opening and closing devices for opening and closing of the formwork panels of the Butterfly Formwork®. The unfolded Buttefly Formwork® can be worked on on either stations, along with the installation of the fixtures and reinforcement, all while it stays horizontal.

This new investment was made with two goals in mind: simplification of the production process and higher precision in the implementation of individual production steps. According to the managing director of Beton-Fertigteil-Union (BFU), Volker Koch, both objectives could be met successfully with the Butterfly Formwork®.

As an additional advantage, Mr. Koch emphasised the high quality of the precast components. Production with a 5-sided formwork makes is possible to have the smoothest surfaces. The weld-free and seamless steel formwork panels of the Butterfly Formwork® enable the production of flawlessly finished surfaces. 5-sided vertically-produced wall panels that are ready-to-paint and of visible quality not only saves the cost of on-site plaster application, but also shortens the construction time and thus keeps dampness to a minimum.

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