Revolution in Construction: Gates and Sons Introduce the Game-Changing Lock Fast Column Clamp System

June 15, 2023
irfan ullah


In the ever-evolving world of construction, challenges abound. Builders strive for precision, speed, and efficiency, yet are often hindered by outdated methods and time-consuming processes. Among these is the critical task of column forming – a process which, until now, has been fraught with difficulties. However, a groundbreaking solution has emerged from an unexpected source: Gates and Sons, an industry leader in construction equipment.

Don Valdez, the seasoned retail sales manager at Gates and Sons, has unveiled a solution that is revolutionizing the construction industry: the Lock Fast Column Clamp System. This signature column forming system is more than just an innovation; it’s a game-changer set to alleviate many of the challenges the industry has struggled with for years.

The traditional method of column forming is a labor-intensive process. It requires a team of workers and a plethora of tools to assemble, set up, and relocate forms. The time consumed in setting and reworking forms translates into substantial labor costs and delayed project timelines. Enter the Lock Fast Column Clamp System: an answer to these age-old problems.

The Lock Fast system has several standout attributes that distinguish it from its traditional counterparts. First, its assembly process is both straightforward and fast. It requires only two people and minimal equipment, a revolutionary step that reduces both labor costs and assembly time.

Secondly, the system incorporates a ‘cycling’ feature that enables rapid setting, stripping, and relocation of forms. As Valdez eloquently explains, “Gates’s custom design department can provide accurate form design and clamps spacing details for any job,” thus ensuring a seamless and efficient building process.

This ease of assembly doesn’t sacrifice quality. Indeed, the Lock Fast system guarantees a clean finish, reducing the need for reworking, grinding, and form cleanup, further trimming down unnecessary expenses.

The Lock Fast Column Clamp System also stands out with its range of unique accessories. Its squaring corners ensure forms remain perfectly square, preventing twisting, while its lightweight, reusable plastic chamfer creates a watertight seal and a clean, chamfered edge. The system’s adjustable form brace can remain attached during the cycling and flying of forms, saving valuable time and effort. For safety measures, a redesigned pickup loop allows for safe form lifting and the scaffold adapter provides a safe working platform.

Available in a variety of sizes to cater to diverse projects, the Gates column forms are designed for full liquid head using common forming materials. This system brings a level of flexibility and adaptability that is unprecedented in the sector.

In an industry where time is money, the Lock Fast Column Clamp System is poised to redefine column forming operations, making them quicker, safer, and more efficient. Construction projects that would have once taken days can now be completed in a fraction of the time, with reduced labor costs and a cleaner finish.

This game-changing innovation from Gates and Sons underscores the potential of embracing modern solutions to traditional construction challenges. With the Lock Fast Column Clamp System, Gates and Sons have ushered in a new era in the construction industry, delivering not just a product, but a complete, customer-focused solution that truly makes a difference.

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