Static Load Transfer

THE CHALLENGE AND TRUTH OF STATIC LOAD TRANSFER

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Everything needs to be as efficient as posible

Logistics have developed and changed drastically over the last decade. Loads became higher, racks taller and forklift faster but have the construction materials followed the same developments? What about construction joints in industrial floors? Do they fulfil the requirements of load transfer and limitation of deformation?

Racks and forklift

What is static load transfer?

Load in the middle

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Load at the joint

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Load at the perimeter

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Generally, the most critical static loads for an industrial floor comes from racks (back to back racking). This problem remains the same for joints and often becomes the decisive case for the final result of your industrial floor. A high performing construction joint is way more than a fancy looking wave form. For static loads, everything what matters is transferring loads while limiting deformations!

What is dynamic load transfer? click here

Why is good load transfer so important

Low joint performance

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High joint performance

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The construction joint is integral part of your industrial floor. Only if these joints work efficiently, your hole floor can be efficient.

Different products have different performances

Guess what? As for other construction materials too, different joints have different properties. This starts with the obvious visible things, but the most important property is LOAD TRANSFER!

Does this matter to me?

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What do you guess the percentage of correctly designed industrial floors is?

We estimate a 70% rate of industrial floors for which load transfer is not properly addressed and the floor is UNDER-DESIGNED Only a minor part of industrial floor designs take the performance of a joint seriously into consideration. Most of these design don’t take care at all or just assume a fixe rate of load transfer at a construction joint.

What works for you?

The only way to know what works for you is to calculate.

Online calculation tool

Request access now and use the free online tool. It helps to compare and understand different load transfer systems and allows for a pre-check of your project.

load transfer performance calculator

Online form to fill

Just provide us with all necessary data and our technical support team takes care of your request, and this free of charge!

Need a complete design check?

We are happy to provide you with a full design check. Please contact:

Dirk Van Cauteren

Tel. +32 89 39 00 73

dirkvc@hcjoints.be