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It is always extremely important to follow directions and rules when moving precast concrete applications, for safety reasons as well as the want and need for a perfect end result (no spalling)! We have offer the following tips so that you can experience a “smooth ride” when using an ALP Lifting Pin Lifting Eye in [...]

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ALP Ring Clutch Inspection & Maintenance Requirements Sticking with the safety theme of our previous two articles, this one fits right in! Used to assist in the lifting of precast panels and more, the ALP QUIKLIFT™Ring Clutch should always be inspected before use (just like any other precast accessory)! Here are some things to look [...]

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In our previous blog post (Precast Rigging Information: Sling Angle & Dynamic / Shock Loading), we talked about safety while lifting. In this blog post, we will cover the proper loading of anchors with precast slabs, specifically with three (3) or four (4) anchors. As always, all devices should be inspected before being used and [...]

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In order to lift precast products, special planning and equipment is necessary. Most times, the precast being lifted is very heavy and any type of failure could result in serious, dangerous results. Rather than plan for the actual weight of the product, you should plan for the “effective weight” of a lift. Certain degree angles [...]

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Retaining walls can be found almost anywhere. At Patterson, we have plenty of tools and products to help with your precast concrete retaining wall needs. Retaining walls are used on commercial and residential properties. From highways to backyards, they help to retain soil between raises in terrain, hence their name. The walls are always made [...]

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This video explains some of the differences between using a manufactured shear bar vs. an erection anchor with an integral shear plate while engineering, planning and lifting precast concrete. Erection anchors are used to tilt (erect) precast panels from the horizontal position to the vertical position. Precast erection anchors have specially designed heads with “ears” [...]

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This is a three part video showing the wet setting installation of the Patterson™ QUIKLIFT™ DTA Anchor, removing of the QUIKLIFT™ DTA Recess Member and, finally, stripping of the precast concrete double tee from the form using the QUIKLIFT™ Ringclutch. The QUIKLIFT™ 9 Ton DTA is designed for lifting of precast double tees and is [...]

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The Erection Anchor Tech Series is designed for horizontal to vertical edge lifting and handling of thin-walled precast elements. The two “ears” on the head of the anchor prevent the Clutch from coming in contact and spalling the concrete. The “ears” transfer the shear loads into the anchor and concrete. The shear bar is required [...]

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This is a 9T Double Tee Anchor (Part# QL3125) pre-installed using the  DTA Plastic Recess Member (Part# QL891) before pouring concrete, typically referred to as “pre-set” or “pre-installed” vs. wet set.  This is a wonderful picture of our DTA because it clearly shows the way our DTA recess member is able to snap together over the [...]

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We thought this was a neat use for our product! This over-sized precast product was fastened to a flat bed trailer for transportation using our ALP Lifting Pin Anchor system. We’re happy to provide you with more information on our ALP Lifting Pin Anchors or ALP Lifting Eyes. Please visit our website for more information [...]