During the construction of mineral casting components it is essential to bear the material’s special characteristics in mind. Cast components can, for example, withstand substantially higher compressive and tensile forces.
When anchoring cast parts it is to be ensured that they are set at a sufficient distance from the component’s edges, so that they do not break off. For the minimum distance to the edges use the corresponding table of the cast part.
If screw connections are to be used within the mineral casting component, it is to be ensured that the cast material can withstand the loads created by the forces acting on the thread. If there is the risk of it shearing off, it must be treated with suitable metal threaded bushes, which are cast in the necessary places.
The notch effect is clearly reduced and the redirection of the force is improved by rounding and/or chamfering the connectors between the component units.
Likewise suitable measures must be taken for the necessary transport to the customer. So for very large components lifting points, which make it possible to load them safely with cranes and similar lifting equipment, must be designed into the structure. To prevent any transport damages, rails can also be inserted on the underside for transport by fork-lift trucks.