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MP60 Mechanical Strut

The MP60 is a modular format medium-duty mechanically adjustable strut, combining the compressive strength of steel tube with the convenience of mechanical length adjustment. MP60’s are used where single or multi-directional support is required to excavations or cofferdams and mechanical, as opposed to hydraulic adjustment is preferred.

  • The end bearing plates incorporate a swivel pin type connection to enable the ends to articulate up to +/- 45° from the strut axis for knee brace and raking applications.
  • 0.5m of mechanical adjustment is available for fine length adjustment. Modular, bolt together flanged extensions are available in a variety of lengths for additional length adjustment.
  • Being mechanically, the MP60 strut offers slightly increased axial strut stiffness over a comparative hydraulic struts. This can be of benefit where control of deflection is of importance.
  • To aid removal under residual load, the locking nut incorporates self lubricating nylon washer on the thrust face and knocking bars positioned around the circumference.

MP60’s use 350mm diameter tubular sections as the main structural member. At shorter spans, the local capacity of the screw unit limits the axial load and at longer spans the potential for lateral buckling of the extension sections dictate overall axial capacity.

The MP60’s can be configured to work within an operating range of 1.6m to 16.0m without the need for intermediate support and can withstand working axial loads up to 60tonnes at shorter spans.

It can be used as an independent cross strut, knee brace or raking prop (using appropriate end plate adaptors), in combination with any Groundforce proprietary waling systems such as the Mega Brace or Maxi Brace alternatively with single/twin welded beams and non-standard applications such as propping plain walls, slabs, soldiers and temporary roof propping. It can be used in situations were a mechanical strut is preferred over a hydraulic strut for non pre-load applications.

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