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RAK Precast deploys Acotec panel PRO technology

RAK Precast, a company based in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, said it is set to deploy Elematic Acotec PRO production line at its Dubai factory to boost the company's production of non-load bearing interior precast partition wall panels.

It was delivered by Elematic Oyj, a global leader in manufacture of precast concrete plants and production lines for walls, floors, frames and foundations.

Acotec wall panels are proven and well-known for their many excellent qualities, such as moisture resistance, fire resistance and excellent sound insulation.

In particular, apartment buildings, schools and hotels benefit from this type of partition walls and they are also well-suited for use in bath rooms, kitchens and shower rooms, said a statement from the company.

The delivery comes following an agreement signed with Elematic Oyj last November, it stated.

RAK Precast has two precast factories in the UAE (Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai Industrial City) and one in Iraq.

By adapting this new technology, RAK Precast aims to not only expand the product range but also promote itself as the first Acotec wall panel producer in the UAE.

In addition to this, the company is investing heavily into the newly-introduced ELiSlab, the world’s most efficient tool for structural calculations of hollow core slabs.

The capacity of this plant is 100 sq m per hour whilst the production line covers the entire process from concrete batching all the way to storage yard management and beyond.

The line will be installed in RAK Precast Dubai factory located in Dubai Industrial City, DIC.

As a part of deal, Elematic also supplies their ELiSLAB 2.0 structural analysis software tool for hollow-core slabs. With its unique features, this new tool represents the latest and greatest technology in its field.

It embraces all relevant hollow-core slab calculation points as well as offers an array of smart and practical features to make the calculation work faster and easier, such as including openings and topping to the calculation, factory-based profiles and strand patterns and national annexes to Eurocodes.

RAK Precast foresees in the market a paradigm shift which replaces precast solid panels as partition walls with Acotec panels, said a company spokesman.

"Thus, the panel demand shall surge further not only in the UAE but also in the neighbouring countries. In lieu of this, RAK Precast has decided to opt for exclusivity for the production and supply of Acotec panels in UAE and Oman," he stated.
                        
With their two existing factories and a comprehensive production capacity of up to 1,200 cu m per day, RAK Precast is currently one of the biggest producers of concrete precast products in UAE.

Established in 2006, their first factory is located in Ras Al Khaimah with an area of 1.5 million sq ft.

The company has a proven track record for engineered precast buildings and associated civil engineering works that have significantly reduced construction cost and time for many of the projects in the area.

“We are delighted to have this possibility to continue our long-term relationship with RAK Precast with the delivery of this new Acotec PRO line and the ELiSLAB 2.0 structural analysis tool for their hollow-core slab production," said Curt Lindroth, the areas sales director at Elematic.

"Prior to this deal, we have successfully supplied them a concrete transportation system and machinery for their wall production factory in DIC, Dubai," he noted.

In addition to the Acotec Pro production line and the ELiSLAB structural analysis tool, RAK Precast also recently invested in a new Elematic multi-angle saw for their hollow-core slab production, he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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