Around the globe, the name Kawasaki has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Kawasaki is a total systems engineering company, leading the way in hydraulics and supplying equipment for a huge range of applications including industrial, construction and marine.
Kawasaki has been developing expertise in hydraulic machinery for nearly 100 years, so that now their products can be found around the world on land and sea.
This major concrete repair project included the preparation of the concrete substrate and installation of the proprietary TPR crack repair system with quad-axial fabric reinforcement.
Kawasaki Precision Machinery utilise a product racking system mounted on a concrete slab suspended on piles. Cracks have appeared above the piles necessitating a repair or replacement operation for the 100m X 20m racking area.
Just two options were presented by the nature of the damage to the suspended concrete slab. Complete replacement or repair using TPS Systems products and Dama expertise. Taking into account the interruption to operations of several months in a full replacement repairing the floor was the preferred option. This involved two periods of 8 days where operations over part of the warehousing were interrupted. In terms of cost, without taking into account the additional downtime in replacement, repair was again the preferred option at 20% of the replacement cost.
The repair operation took place during two distinct phases each lasting 8 days. The amber phase included the repair of the flooring below the storage racking while the green phase concentrated on the operations flooring.