THE CUP LOCK SYSTEM
This is one of the most flexible types of scaffolding systems that can be used for the construction of slab floors. Some of the main features of this particular system is the ease with which it can be used even in cramped and narrow spaces. The system consists of only a few components, which are very easy to assemble, thereby improving the convenience related to finding solutions for level difference during construction.
The basic unit of a cup lock scaffolding system consists of four horizontal elements which are fixed at a single point along with the vertical element. The same elements which are part of the system can be used to create suitable solutions for the purpose of assembling a stair tower, due to the high load-bearing capacity associated with the system. The vertical elements in the system are equipped with locking kits, which are welded onto them at intervals of 500 mm or 1000 mm. This offers an economical and practical solution for projects which have a level difference at the ground or at the deck. The locking kit consists of a bottom and top cups, of which the bottom cup is welded onto the vertical element. The top cup or the upper cup is moveable along the length of the vertical element.
With the mobility of the upper cup comes the responsibility of ensuring that it is not removed from the vertical element completely, owing to the structural difficulties that could occur due to the displacement of the same. The heads of the horizontal elements, which are structured out of both ends of an element, are fixed between the cups along with the vertical elements. With the help of a hammer, the upper cup can be rotated in the clockwise direction and the head of the horizontal element is squeezed rigidly between the upper and lower cups.