Hamilton Form’s Architectural Casting Table is designed to produce prestressed panels with an architectural finish. The understructure is made up of paired channels with stressing bars running through the channels. Load is transferred through the bars to the jacking abutments. The table is topped with a wood deck finished by the precaster to create the desired architectural finish. This design leaves the casting surface totally unaffected by stress loads.
The Double Tee is one of the hardest working forms in a precast plant. Hamilton Form Company has more experience in providing double tee forms to precasters than any U.S. manufacturer. All forms are designed for your specific needs in your market area. Forms are typically designed to be self-stressing for your required prestress load. Factors that help dictate design include product width, product depth, stem size and location, and stress load. Hamilton Form will design and manufacture the form that fits your needs.
An Inverted Tee Beam can be designed to be highly adjustable to cast a wide variety of inverted tee configurations and L-beams. While most inverted tee forms are designed to be self-stressing, non-self-stressing designs can be provided. From a complex multiple configuration form to a simple single product design, Hamilton Form Company will design and build the form to your needs.
Haunch Girder forms are designed and manufactured to meet the specific geometry for a particular job. A soffit is supported on a framework to hold the precise slope or radius required for the bottom of the girder. Side forms are configured to the necessary cross section throughout the girder from center to end to include thickened areas for load support. Forms are designed to overcome the large hydrostatic loads that are developed. Top-ties and under-ties spaced properly maintain critical dimensional tolerances.
State and AASHTO Girder Side Forms and Soffits are typically designed to be non-self-stressing and are installed between abutments at the precast plant. Forms can be a split design to allow use of internal fillers to produce multiple products using the same top and bottom components. Under-form ties and top-ties are normally used to hold dimensional tolerances. Multiple form section lengths can be used to adjust your required casting length as well as for future bed modifications.
Piling Forms and Cylindrical Piling Forms are available in many sizes and types to meet your requirements and specifications. Square piling forms can be single, dual, triple or quad lines. Piling sizes can vary from 12 inches to 36 inches in size. While these forms are typically designed for your stressing load requirements, non-self-stressing forms are available. Octagonal shapes can be designed in multiple lines if required. Cylindrical pilings are available in your required diameter with hydraulic actuated voids for efficient production and labor savings.
There is a wide variety of shapes, sizes and complexity required in today’s marketplace for beams and columns. This requires a vast selection of form designs to meet your present and future needs. Some of the form types available include self-stressing vessel designs, table and side form designs, and soffit and side form designs. Hamilton Form Company will design a forming solution to meet your requirements today and in the future.
There are many Hollow Core equipment manufacturers in today’s market. Hamilton Form Company can produce a pallet that will meet your needs for any brand. Our standard pallet can be designed to be self-stressing or non-self-stressing. With a standard 1⁄4-inch plate skin, transverse gussets on 12-inch centers, and continuous stiffeners and foot members, our pallet will serve your needs for years of production.
Hamilton Form Company’s extensive experience in stadia projects can provide a competitive edge for the precast producer. Depending on the number of cross sections and the quantity of each product, our team can help determine an economical and efficient formwork package. Forms can be designed self-stressing or non-self-stressing depending on your needs. Typical designs include single and multiple risers, L-shapes, drop stems and tub sections.
Steel-top Casting Tables and Deck Slab Forms are being utilized for casting a variety of flat products by precasters. The size and type of product will dictate the type of form needed for your application. Forms can be a flat-top design or can have one or both sides fixed for both self-stressing and non-self-stressing forms. Skin thickness can vary from 1⁄4-inch thick to 1⁄2-inch thick depending on your product requirements and preferences. Seam condition and seam position can be designed to fit your needs.