RPS balcony hinges manufactured by R-Group Finland Oy are steel parts used in pre-cast concrete buildings to transfer horizontal loads from balcony slab to the building ﬂoor and at the same time allowing vertical momevent of balcony due to temperature changes.
RPS balcony hinge consists of R30 or R36 lifting anchor installed to the balcony slab before casting and balcony hinge steel part installed to the ﬂoor grouting. These parts are connected with an attachment screw.
The way of connection is different from those of other balcony hinges,there is a connecting plate open of its lower edge, whereby the installation from top down is easy and can be performed without tools.
The connecting sections include a connecting screw fastenable to the connecting anchor and between them an elevating sleeve by means of which the distance of the connecting screw from the connecting anchor is adjusted.
An adjusting ring is installed in the connecting plate and the adjusting ring is arranged to adjust the correct position of the steel section in the installation stage.
The connecting anchors of the RPS also operate as the lifting inserts of the balcony slab during the installation of the balcony slab. One end of the steel section is installed at the work site in a connection formed by the connecting anchor, the elevating sleeve and the connecting screw and the other end is fastened to the slabs of the building in connection with the installation of the balcony slabs. RPS balcony hinge steel part is stainless steel (except ribbed steel part in concrete).RPS30 is used in with Rr30 lifting anchor and RPS36 with Rr36 lifting anchor
Dimensions of the RPS Balcony Hinges (in millimeters [mm])
|RPS30||According to order||100||86||69||27||265||16||79||30||14||35|
|RPS36||According to order||100||96||74||32||275||16||83||36||14||42|
Resistances of the RPS Balcony Hinges
|Balcony Hinge Size||
Materials and standards of the RPS Balcony Hinges
|Ordering Code||Shaft Shaft flanges||Standard||Attachment plate
|RPSXX-L||1.4301||SFS-EN 10088||1.4306||SFS-EN 10088
|Rising Socket||Standard||Ajustment Ring||Standard|
Attaching the balcony slab
In the first phase the attachment screw is screwed ro the R lifting anchor through the rising socket and tightened securely.
Attachment screw is locked by damaging the thread before assembly (done at the factory).
Installation of the attachment screw
Attachment screw and rising socket installed
In the second phase the U-shaped attachment plate is placed over the rising socket, behind the attachment screw.