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Bolts Removal

Industrial facilities of logistics, storage or production require storage shelves, heavy production machinery and movable elements, all correctly installed on the floor.

If it is necessary to renovate or modify the work area, or if there is even the possibility of selling an industrial building, all the elements installed in it must be dismantled. The result is multiple screws and bolts in the concrete floor  and holes as a result of the installation of these elements.

Therefore, it is essential the correct repair of these defects before starting any renovation works or transfer the property to a new owner or tenant.

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During refurbishment work in industrial facilities there are often issues related with screws and bolts in the concrete. These require a special treatment both to place them and to eliminate them. Especially when removing them the concrete can be damaged, causing significant repair costs.

Why use screws and bolts?

An industrial building usually offers an enormous amount of space. Generally, these spaces are occupied by industrial shelves, production machinery or by lightweight constructions with little structural demand. The floor is generally made of reinforced concrete, whether in warehouses, logistic spaces or production plants.

Frequently, changes in the use or redistribution of spaces occur from time to time. These changes affect both the racks present and the system for fixing it to the floor. Most of them use screws and bolts, since they are very easy to install, and even their future elimination turns out to be practical.

Advantages of screws and bolts

Using screws and bolts to fix industrial racks offers numerous benefits, both functionally and aesthetically. There are different reasons to implement these systems. The most common advantages for fixing and securing both structures and machinery are the following:

Earthquake resistant

One of the main concerns when storing heavy products and materials at high altitudes is the incidence of earthquakes. In occasions in heights superior to ten meters, any minor movement can make that the whole set of shelves swinging, compromising the security of the installation. But even so, the screws and anchors in the concrete resist earthquakes and allow the structure to support horizontal movements.

Easy to install and remove

When installing new shelves or moving them around, you are looking for the quickest way possible. With this type of fixing is possible, since both its installation, operation and extraction are simple procedures. In addition, they do not require complex equipment or labor with too much experience.

Economic

Its ability to withstand different forces and movements, the ease of placing and removing bolts in the concrete, compared to other methods to build warehouses and supports, represent one of the most economical options. Not too many expensive components are needed to fix industrial racks, such as concrete elements or steel frames.

Fixing of industrial racks

Industrial racks carry a large number of products in department stores and represents an important part of a company’s capital. The more extensive the storage system, the more important are the screws and bolts in the concrete for fixing metal structures to the floor.

It is important both to secure the structures and to maintain safety distances for the movement of machinery and people. Such space for traffic of machinery and employees should be generous and never be compromised.

Cuando una máquina coloca o retira algún producto de una estantería, se produce un leve movimiento. A largo plazo, estos movimientos pueden repercutir en la estabilidad de la estructura o deformar algún elemento. Por lo tanto, un anclaje adecuado en las estanterías redistribuirá las cargas y evitará posibles deformaciones futuras.

Fixing of production machinery

The machinery used in factories often contains oscillating motors. This means that during operation, the machines generate important vibrations that are transmitted to other equipment and machinery. In the long term, these movements can cause malfunctions or major damage.

By using screws and bolts in the concrete, these vibrations are considerably limited. Sometimes these machines are fixed on simple concrete bases above ground level. Moreover, by fixing the equipment in this way to the concrete, the noise emitted is considerably reduced, improving the working environment.

When to remove screws and bolts?

Where machinery and vehicles are operated, there is a risk of accidents that must be avoided at any time. Despite the strictest safety measures, an incident may occur. Occasionally, these incidents can cause damage to shelves and other machinery present. In this case, the components of the shelves and the screws and bolts in the concrete are replaced, a task that is carried out in an instant with the appropriate tools.

In particular, when refurbishment work begins in warehouses or logistics centres, all bolts and screws are usually removed. This creates ideal conditions for repairing holes and cracks. Finally, the BECOSAN® treatment is carried out so that the industrial floor is ready for the reinstallation of new shelves or for any other industrial use.