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What's The Difference Between Ringlock and Cuplock Scaffolding? Time:2024-03-20

Ringlock scaffolding is a relatively new type of scaffolding system, designed with prefabricated components, each manufactured to be installed in a specific location. Ringlock scaffolding, like Cuplock scaffolding, is a modular type of scaffolding designed with speed of installation and ease of adaptation at the forefront.


ADTOSCAFFOLD currently supplies Cuplock and Kwikstage systems, with Ringlock scaffolding.


What Is Ringlock Scaffolding?


Ringlock scaffolding becomes the popular system of choice mainly due to its unique ability to cater to complex geometries, providing far more flexibility than cuplock scaffolds or kwikstage scaffolds. Ringlock scaffolding is extremely versatile. It can be erected for straight, curved, or circular configuration for both access and support, and also for independent mobile towers.


There are no loose components on the ring lock system that can be lost or require maintenance. All components are hot-dipped galvanized with a minimum zinc coating of 85 microns.


Ringlock scaffolding is also a low-maintenance type of scaffold, being a fully galvanized system repair and refurbishment is far less than is required with painted systems such as Kwikstage. Ringlock also has the ability to be quickly and easily adapted, as and when required.


Ringlock scaffolding is engineered with a unique rosette-type central connecting point that provides the ability to achieve angles in installation other types of system scaffolds cannot. Components are quickly attached to the rosette central point. Which features a 4-way design, with up to 8 various angles possible. This type of design is what provides Ringlock with more flexibility than cuplock scaffolding system.


Due to this unique rosette-type central connecting point, Ringlock can easily and quickly be installed on complicated building geometries, with no need for time-consuming tubes and fitting scaffolds.


What’s The Difference Comparing With Cuplock Scaffolding?


Cuplock differs from Ringlock due to its design. Cuplock is designed with a central node cup-type connecting point that permits components to be attached, locking in place via the cup-type connection. Cuplock can only provide 4-way angles at the central connecting point, whereas Ringlock has the ability to provide up to 8.


Cuplock features no loose parts and with corrosion protection by hot-dip galvanizing to British Standard 729, the minimum thickness of the zinc coating is 85 microns. Cuplock is another popular type of industrial scaffold, also being fully galvanized and low-maintenance, featuring prefabricated parts and quick installation.


Cuplock is also a robust system, chosen over Kwikstage by many contractors and companies due to being low-maintenance and considered more robust than Kwikstage.