PLETTAC METRIX is a revolutionary ring system, designed and produced with German engineering using the latest technologies, including 3D modelling, stress analysis software and state of the art manufacturing. Being a fully NASC compliant and CISRS approved system; it exceeds all necessary British and European standards.

The system has many advantages over other ring based systems and, as the name suggests, is completely metric. With bay lengths and breadths being divisible by one another, along with the system being completely tubular, PLETTAC METRIX is a highly adaptable modular system. The Plettac rosette creates an incredibly strong and rigid joint, allowing up to 8 connections at various angles.

In addition, there is an exclusive optional Permanent Advanced Guardrail system which allows the scaffolders to work in complete safety from the level below, while complying fully with the NASC’s guidance note SG4. Both of these unique features of the system lead to significant benefits, including reduced equipment levels, labour savings, decreased assembly times and improved safety.

Our experienced sales team can offer guidance to customers through on-site surveys and estimating. To supplement this, there is full engineering support in the UK and we can offer a suite of AutoCAD Blocks, a component capacity manual and various data sheets to help our clients reach the optimum solutions in design for their access requirements.

Features & Benefits

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Plettac Metrix's horizontal members are divisible by a combination of other sizes, allowing the use of extra vertical members within the bay length or breadth

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Plettac Metrix platforms use three types of deck: steel, aluminium or combined aluminium and plywood

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Plettac Metrix has a system exclusive, optional Permanent Advanced Guardrail

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Colour Coding for each bay size on the ledgers and vertical diagonal brace, making them easily identifiable

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The simplicity and divisbility of Plettac Metrix system means it is generally faster to erect, adapt and dismantle than other system scaffolds

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Plettac Metrix meets quality and compliance requirements of ISO 9001 and exceeds BS EN 12810 and BS EN 12811 criteria

Plettac Metrix User Guide

User Guide

A manual which details the components of PLETTAC METRIX System Scaffold, basic erection and dismantling guidance, bracing and tie patterns, along with general health & safety advice when working with the system. This information is given in conjunction with safe working heights and the standard set of system configuration load classes, both determined by the parameters set out in BS EN 12810 & BS EN 12811.

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Plettac Metrix Component Capacities

Component Capacities

This manual details the safe working loads of individual components, they enable the temporary works / scaffold design engineer to accurately calculate the capabilities of individual PLETTAC METRIX scaffold configurations.

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ESTIMATING

TRAD Hire & Sales commissioned CADS – the UK’s market leader in structural design and estimating software for the construction industry – to produce a bespoke module for PLETTAC METRIX System Scaffold within their SMART Scaffolder software suite. This module is now available for purchase by new or existing SMART Scaffolder users in the industry, and has been rolled out within our nationwide network of hire and sales depots.

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Components

Adjustable Base Jacks

Adjustable Base Jacks

The 6 tonne Adjustable Base Jack comes in three sizes, and is used to accommodate variations in ground levels.

Nominal Size and Weight

0.8m – 4.29kg
0.61m – 3.58kg
0.4m – 2.87kg

Base Collar

Base Collar

The Base Collars are used at the base of the scaffold in conjunction with the adjustable base jacks, or in the forming of cantilevered scaffolds.

Nominal Size and Weight

0.33m – 2.09kg

Standards

Standards

These form the vertical members of the scaffold and are made from 48.3mm diameter x 3.2mm thick high-grade steel tube.

They incorporate the distinctive rosette welded at 500mm increments and come in a range of sizes from 0.5m up to 4.0m.

Nominal Size and Weight

4.0m – 18.84kg
3.0m – 14.37kg
2.5m – 12.13kg
2.0m – 9.90kg
1.5m – 7.66kg
1.0m – 5.43kg
0.5m – 3.19kg

Divisible Metrix Ledgers

Divisible Metrix Ledgers

These components form the longitudinal ledgers of the system, and for widths of up to 1.30m can also be used as transoms.

The wedge heads welded at each end locate around the rosettes of the standards. These components can also be used to form the guardrails of the system.

Nominal Size and Weight

3.0m – 10.11kg
2.5m – 8.53kg
2.0m – 6.96kg
1.5m – 5.38kg
1.3m – 4.94kg
1.0m – 4.03kg
0.7m – 3.09kg
0.5m – 2.23kg
0.4m – 2.03kg
0.3m – 1.67kg
0.18m – 1.24kg

Vertical Brace (Diagonals)

Vertical Brace (Diagonals)

This component forms the vertical bracing which is required for a PLETTAC METRIX scaffolding structure.

Comes in varying sizes to accommodate bay length (or width) and height. A swivelling wedge head is positioned at each end of the component to allow connection to the structure.

Nominal Size and Weight

3.0m – 12.44kg
2.5m – 11.23kg
2.0m – 10.12kg
1.5m – 9.16kg
1.0m – 8.43kg
0.7m – 8.12kg

Toeboards

Toeboards

150mm high Toe Boards of varying lengths are available in both treated timber and electroplated steel.

Nominal Size and Weight

Steel Toe Board

3.0m – 8.12kg
2.5m – 6.81kg
2.0m – 5.51kg
1.5m – 4.20kg
1.3m – 3.71kg
1.0m – 2.90kg
0.7m – 2.12kg
0.5m – 1.62kg
0.4m – 1.35kg
0.3m – 1.09kg

Timber Toe Board

3.00m – 6.35kg
2.50m – 5.34kg
2.00m – 4.33kg
1.50m – 3.31kg
1.00m – 2.30kg
0.70m – 1.69kg

Decks

Decks

Used to form the working platform, Decks are available in three types; steel, aluminium or combined aluminium and plywood, with steel being the most commonly utilised.

They are laid directly on the tubular supports, and come complete with handles, wind-locks and anti-tilting devices. They are available in differing combinations of length and width.

Nominal Size and Weight

0.3m Width

3.0m – 22.71kg
2.5m – 17.59kg
2.0m – 14.48kg
1.5m – 11.22kg
1.3m – 10.03kg
1.0m – 8.12kg
0.7m – 6.07kg

0.2m Width

3.00m – 18.20kg
2.50m – 15.41kg
2.00m – 12.71kg
1.50m – 9.73kg
1.30m – 8.69kg
1.00m – 6.91kg
0.70m – 5.17kg

Permanent Advanced Guardrail

Permanent Advanced Guardrail

The optional Permanent Advanced Guardrail is used as an alternative to the traditional method of forming guardrails with ledgers. As the guardrails are installed from the secured level below, scaffold operatives are constantly within a protected area, giving full compliance to the NASC’s guidance note SG4.

The guardrail also complies with the definition of a multiservice guardrail unit as set out in Annex B of BS EN 12810-1. From the 1.5m length up to the 3.0m size, this component also gives longitudinal bracing to the façade of the scaffold by providing a vertical stiff plane. In most situations this allows the scaffold to be built without the use vertical diagonal brace, although please refer to the PLETTAC METRIX User Guide for more detailed advice.

Nominal Size and Weight

3.0m – 15.50kg
2.5m – 13.30kg
2.0m – 10.00kg
1.5m – 9.50kg
1.3m – 10.20kg
1.0m – 8.50kg
0.7m – 7.20kg

Reinfored Console (Hop-Up) Bracket

Reinfored Console (Hop-Up) Bracket

These components are designed to increase the width of the overall working platform, by supporting additional decks beyond either face of the scaffold. They incorporate a wedge head at both ends for attachment to the main scaffold, and to locate base collars or standards on the opposing face.

The 0.7m wide can also support an aluminium stair flight.

Nominal Size and Weight

0.7m – 4.91kg
0.5m – 3.96kg
0.4m – 3.48
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One Metre Reinforced Console Hop-up Bracket

One Metre Reinforced Console Hop-up Bracket

The components are designed to increase the width of the overall working platform, by supporting additional decks beyond either face of the scaffold. They incorporate a wedge head at both ends for attachment to the main scaffoldig, and to locate base collars or standards on the opposing face.

The can also support an aluminium stair flight.

Nominal Size and Weight

1.0m – 9.37kg

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