EZ-Roll is a new, hydraulically operated roll-back system for positioning side forms on long-line beds. Side forms are installed on a track and roller system. The rollers are designed to be tip resistant, providing a safe and stable working area when the bed is open. Once the bed is set up for casting, the side forms can be easily and quickly retracted with a hydraulic power unit.
Wheel carriages install under a bed’s soffit system and can easily be installed with a new bed or can be retrofitted on existing beds.
The EZ-Roll system moves an entire side of side forms at once and opens completely in seconds — not minutes — saving time, labor and crane usage. The advantages of time and labor are significant but not as important as the safety advantages. The use of heavy equipment like cranes in a precast plant can be dangerous and expensive. The new EZ-Roll powered side form roll-back system is the easy and safe solution for side form movement.