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(11)EP 2 986 789 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
21.11.2018 Bulletin 2018/47

(21)Application number: 14732436.2

(22)Date of filing:  15.04.2014
(51)Int. Cl.: 
E04F 19/06  (2006.01)
E04C 2/32  (2006.01)
E04B 2/72  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/NL2014/000015
(87)International publication number:
WO 2014/171817 (23.10.2014 Gazette  2014/43)

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FOLDABLE STRUCTURAL PLATE ELEMENT

FALTBARES STRUKTURPLATTENELEMENT

ÉLÉMENT DE PLAQUE STRUCTURAL PLIABLE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 15.04.2013 NL 1040162
04.11.2013 NL 1040481

(43)Date of publication of application:
24.02.2016 Bulletin 2016/08

(73)Proprietor: Ripstaal B.V.
5349 AT Oss (NL)

(72)Inventor:
  • VAN RIJSINGEN, Wilhelmus Mathias Maria
    NL- 5688 LA Oirschot (NL)

(74)Representative: van Dokkum, Willem Gerard Theodoor 
Muller & Eilbracht B.V. Caballero Fabriek unit 83 Saturnusstraat 60
2516 AH The Hague
2516 AH The Hague (NL)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2008/012854
DE-U1- 29 910 878
GB-A- 1 570 761
DE-A1- 3 141 709
DE-U1-202012 005 556
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] The invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a foldable building plate element, a profile for use in the foldable building plate element and a building plate element comprising the profile.

    [0002] If a flat plate is used in building construction, for example for covering of a wall which contains parts which are not located in the same plane, for example which extend forward or backward, the plate (gypsum board, or other plate) is sawn and cut out at 45°, and the two parts are then glued to each other in order to create a corner (forwards or backwards).

    [0003] Object of the present invention is to provide a method, which enables production of foldable building plate elements in a factory instead of at the construction site; wherein the plate members - entirely sized beforehand - can be transported in a flat state to the construction site concerned, and there be folded down during their installation. Further object of the invention is to provide for that the production - in the factory - is performed under better-controlled conditions than customary at the construction site. Object of the invention is thereby to contribute to the quality of the respective building elements and also to the reduction of the production and installation time. Additionally, as will apparent hereinafter, a building element is obtained which has a tighter angle finish and which moreover is less susceptible to damage. Therefore with the invention, applying edge protectors (edge corners/profiles/sections) to prevent damaging of protruding corners is no longer necessary prior to plastering.

    [0004] Document DE3141709 A1 discloses a method for manufacturing a foldable building plate element according to the preamble of claim 1 and a corresponding profile according to the preamble of claim 5.

    [0005] The invention therefore comprises a method according to claim 1 for producing a foldable building plate element, comprising the steps of:
    • providing a flat plate (with predetermined properties and dimensions);
    • providing of at least one (e.g., V-or U-shaped) folding groove in the flat plate (preferably, a groove is provided which leaves a flexible topcoat intact, such as a cardboard layer with a gypsum board, or a plastic topcoat/sheathing with a chipboard);
    • providing a folding profile, for example made of plastic or metal, comprising two side wings and a folded portion interposed there between, in cross-sectional view;
    • fitting the folding profile into folding groove in such a way, that the side wings thereof form a strong connection with both sides faces of the folding groove and/or with the zones of the flat plate adjacently located to the folding groove. Preferably, the side wings are glued against the sides faces (or at least partially) of the folding groove.


    [0006] In order to be able to provide that the folding profile is easy to handle during transport (during which the folding profile is still in a flat state) and does not undesirable fold, preferably, the (open) side wings of the folding profile are interconnected by means of a pull-off or otherwise removable bridging strip (or locking strip) that in particular is pulled off immediately prior to the folding of the plate, or is removed in some other way (e.g., cut loose) from the space between the two (open) side wings, where after the plate can be folded by means of the folding profile (which is released or in other words "unlocked" by removal of the bridging strip, and thus becomes foldable).

    [0007] The side wings of the profile are provided with connecting means, which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other when the side wings are folded towards each another (i.e., in their closed position). In this way, the building element is provided with increased rigidity after the parts of the flat plate are folded towards each other.

    [0008] The connecting means are mutually snap-connectable ("clickable") when the side wings are folded (closed) toward each other. The same ("clickable") connecting means are used for the bridging / locking strip, which is intended - in the locked position - to maintain the folding profile in its open position during transport and storage (i.e., prior to the folding of the plate element), by connecting its side ends ("clickable / detachable") to the (inside of the) side wings of the folding profile. Unlocking of the folding profile, prior to the folding of the plate element, and subsequently folding over of the plate member and thereby at the same time folding up the folding profile, can then be carried out by firstly pulling off the bridging strip from (the connecting means of) the (open) folding profile, which holds the wings at a distance from each other.

    [0009] After the plate member is folded over, in which the side wings move towards each other, the side wings are ("clickable") interconnected and are held in the closed position ("locked"), using the same ("clickable") connecting means which previously ensured that the bridging / locking strip could hold the side wings locked in their open position.

    [0010] Seen in cross-sectional view, the opening angle of the folding groove generally is 90°, when the angle between the plate parts is 90°. However, this angle may also be larger or smaller than 90°.

    [0011] In order to provide that the opening angle of the folding groove is not directly dependent on the mutual angle between the plate members, a filler strip may be provided, which is arranged to be fitted between the side wings of the folding profile. Preferably, the filler strip and the side wings of the folding profile are provided with connecting means, which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other, when the side wings and the spacer strip are folded towards each other. The connecting means are preferably mutually snap-connectable ("clickable") when the side wings and the spacer strip are folded towards each other.

    [0012] If desired, as is already mentioned, a filler strip may be provided between the side wings of the folding profile. When a bridging strip is present across the side wings of the folding profile, firstly this bridging strip must be removed before being able to fold the plate element.

    [0013] The invention also comprises a profile, according to claim 5, arranged to be used as a folding profile in a method or in a building plate element as mentioned previously. In cross-sectional view, the profile comprises two side wings and an interposed folding portion, wherein the side wings are arranged to be able to form a strong connection with both side faces of the folding groove and/or with the zones of the flat plate that are located adjacent to the folding groove. The side wings of the folding profile are interconnected with each other or can be connected by means of a pull-off or otherwise removable bridging strip. The purpose of the bridging strip is to space and hold apart (lock) the side wings in order to be able to stably store and (in particular) transport the plate. Only when the plate is to be folded, the bridging strip is removed, so that (the side wings of) the profile and the plate, in which the profile has been incorporated, can be folded.

    [0014] The side wings of the folding profile are provided with connecting means, which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other, when the side wings are folded towards each other. The connecting means are mutually snap-connectable when the side wings are folded towards each other. Additionally, the profile is preferably arranged for co-operation with a filler strip which, if desired, is arranged to be fitted (inserted) between the side wings of the folding profile. The filler strip and the side wings of the folding profile are preferably provided with connecting means, which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other, when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other. Preferably, the connecting means are mutually snap-connectable when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other.

    [0015] The invention also comprises a filler strip, which is arranged to be fitted between the side wings of the folding profile, and preferably is provided with connecting means, which are arranged to detachably interconnect with the side wings of the folding profile, when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other. Preferably the connecting means are snap-connectable when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other.

    [0016] The invention also comprises an assembly comprising a profile and a filler strip which are both described hereinbefore.

    [0017] Thus, by means of a method as described hereinbefore, a building plate element is obtained, comprising a flat plate with at least one folding groove, having inserted therein a folding profile comprising, in cross-sectional view, two side wings and an interposed folding portion, wherein the side wings form a strong connection with both side faces of the folding groove and/or with the zones of the flat plate located adjacent to the folding groove. In order to increase the stability of the plate during transport etc., the opening of the side wings is bridged by a bridging strip, which must be removed before the plate member is to be folded.

    [0018] Further it is observed that the profile according to the invention offers protection for the corners, this includes the (invisible) inside of the cardboard layer of a gypsum board, or the plastic layer of other plates, such as chipboard.

    [0019] Due to the invention, therefore, corners can be made on the construction site without glue, since the plates can be quickly and efficiently folded and locked in place. Due to the profile on the inside of the protective layer (cardboard, polystyrene or laminated layer) a good mechanical protection is offered against damage (which will become clear in more detail from the following description of the figures).

    [0020] The system proposed by the invention is therefore quick and easy. No gluing is required, and it is also essential that the plate-shaped building elements, before they are installed, can be stored and transported in a flat state. The plates are not formed until arrival at the construction site. During storage and transport, the "folding openings" between the side wings (preferably) are closed / locked by a readily removable bridging or locking strip.

    [0021] In the factory the folding groove is milled, after which - also in the factory - the folding profile is fitted (fixed) therein, for example glued. Furthermore is envisaged to manufacture a (limited) number of basic sizes, however, customization is also possible. So the plates arrive at the factory, where they are milled and provided with the folding profile, they subsequently leave the factory on the same pallet as on which they arrived, for example.

    [0022] The invention will be hereinafter further explained by means of the description of the drawing.
    Figures 1a - e
    illustrate the method according to the invention and an example of an embodiment of the result thereof;
    Figures 2a - e
    show a method not forming part of the claimed subject matter in which, however, use is made of a folding profile with a bridging strip;
    Figures 3a - c
    show schematically the method of the figure 2, not forming part of the claimed subject matter, by using an alternative folding profile;
    Figures 4a - b
    show a preferred embodiment of a bridging / locking profile, in combination with a folding profile as shown in Figures 1b - e.


    [0023] Figures 1a - e show schematically the method according to the invention for the manufacture of a foldable building plate element, comprising the steps of:
    • (see Figure 1a) providing a flat plate 1 and providing, e.g. by means of milling or sawing, of a folding groove 2 into the flat plate 1. In particular, gypsum boards and other boards are envisaged, such as, for example, coated (e.g. plastic-coated) chipboard or plywood, which are (usually on both flat sides) provided with a protective layer 3. The folding groove 2 is so deep milled or sawed into the plate that it (just) does not extend through the opposite protective layer. Optionally, the projecting parts 4 of the protective layer 3 on the side of the folding groove 2 are folded interiorly onto the side faces 5 of the folding groove 2 and glued therein.
    • (see Figure 1b) providing a folding profile 6, comprising, in cross-sectional view, two side wings 7, and a there between located folding portion 8;
    • (see Figure 1c) fitting the folding profiles 6 into the folding groove 2 in such a way, that the side wings 7 form a strong connection with both sides faces 5 of the folding groove 2. Preferably, the side wings 7 and any (optional) extensions 7a as lengthening portions, are glued against the side faces of the folding groove and optionally against zones 1a located adjacent to the folding groove 2. The optional extensions 7a may optionally be attached slightly recessed into the flat plate 1 by providing a shallow recess into the flat plate 1 - for example by milling - in the zones 1a adjacent to the folding groove 2. This ensures that the extensions 7a do not project outside the surface of the flat plate 1, so that the plates 1 can be stacked entirely flat, without being hampered by the material thickness of said extensions 7a. Moreover, the application of the extensions 7a is optional; they are in particular intended for the situation when the adhesion between the wings 7 and the side faces 5 would not be sufficient. In order to indicate that the extensions 7a are optional, they are shown in in dotted lines, only in Figure 1c of Figure 1.


    [0024] The side wings 7 of the folding profile 6 are provided with connecting means 10, which are arranged to be detachably interconnect with each other when the side wings 7 are folded towards each other. The connecting means 10 are preferably mutually snap-connectable (clickable) when the wings 7 are folded towards each other. In many cases the opening angle a, in cross-sectional view, of the folding groove is 90°; however if appropriate, the opening angle α may be chosen greater than or less than 90°.

    [0025] Figure 1c shows the result of gluing the folding profiles 6 into the folding groove 2. In this way - of which Figure 1c is an illustration - the plate elements are made in a factory - beforehand fully customized in size - and are transported in a flat state to the relevant construction site, and are folded only just there, during their installation, as is depicted in Figure 1d.

    [0026] Figure 1d shows the same plate 1 as shown in Figure 1c, however, now in the "bent" or folded over state, e.g. mounted having an angle of 90°. In order to provide a strong corner connection, the side wings 7 are moved towards each other - at the construction site - so that at the end of that movement the side wings 7 are coupled to each other with their snap connections 10.

    [0027] When an angle other than 90° is desired, while the opening angle α of the folding groove is 90°, a filler strip 11 may be provided - as illustrated by figure 1 - which is arranged to be fitted between the side wings 7 of the folding profile 6. The filler strip 11 and the side wings 7 of the folding profile 6 are provided with connecting means 10 (previously mentioned) and 12, which are arranged to be detachably interconnect with each other when the side wings 7 and the filler strip 11 are folded towards each other. The connecting means 10 and 12 are mutually snap-connectable when the side wings 7 and the filler strip 11 are folded towards each other, so that also here a robust corner connection is formed, corresponding to the embodiment where no filler strip 11 is used.

    [0028] It should be noted that preferably the (remaining intact) protective layer 3 extends over the folding portion 8 on the side of the folding portion 8, so that the folding portion 8 is not visible from the outside, since it is located under the original protective layer 3 of the plate material.

    [0029] The installation of a building plate element manufactured as described hereinbefore, and shown in Figures 1a - e, therefore comprises the following steps:
    • providing a building plate element as shown in Figure 1c;
    • folding the flat plate by means of the folding profile 6 or the folding profiles (for the purpose of a building element having more folds) into the desired form;
    • applying, if necessary, a filler strip 11 between the side wings 7 of the folding profiles 6.


    [0030] Figures 2a - e show the same method as the Figures 1a - e, now however, use is being made of a folding profile with a bridging strip 9. The bridging strip 9 (preferably) is integral with the rest of the profile 6, which may be entirety (i.e. including the parts 7-10) manufactured by means of extrusion. The bridging strip 9 is connected to the ends of the side wings 7 by means of thin passage bodies 9a. As a result, the bridging strip 9, which closes and bridges the outspread side wings 7 during storage and transport, can be torn away with little effort from between the side wings 7, wherein the passage bodies 9a act as tear grooves. After the bridging strip 9 is removed (see arrow) the folding profile 6 is folded, and thereby the entire plate 1.

    [0031] Figures 3a - c show schematically the method of Figure 2, but now by using an alternative folding profile 6. This folding profile 6 is intended to provide an improvement with regard to the dimensional stability of the profile, in particular of the "click connection". Returning to Figure 2b, it is clearly shown there that the two parts 10, which form a snap connection, are located within a space that is bounded by the wings 7 and the bridging strip 9. When the profile 6 is manufactured by extrusion, that profile 6, after having been pressed out of the respective extruder head, is passed through a cooling bath, in which it is cooled. The profile shape shown in Figure 2b may possibly have the disadvantage that the snap members 10 can not optimally be cooled down by the cooling bath, because they are located inside the profile shape and therefore can not be reached directly by the cooling liquid.

    [0032] The profile 6', shown in Figures 3a - c, comprises snap-connectable parts 10', which in particular can be reached from the outside by the coolant of the cooling bath. Thereby is provided that the shape retention of the snap component 10' is improved with respect to the parts 10 in the previous Figures.

    [0033] Figures 4a - b show a preferred embodiment of a bridging / locking profile or strip, in combination with a folding profile as shown in Figures 1b - e. In this embodiment the bridging strip 9 comprises snapped-together (Figure 4a) and snapped-apart (Figure 4b) connecting means 13, which co-operate with the connecting means 10 on the side wings 7 of the folding profile. The connecting means 13 on the bridging strip 9 are arranged to connect the bridging strip 9 to the side wings 7 of the folding profile, in the opened position of the side wings 7, as long as the plate member 1 is stored or transported. The bridging strip 9 is only then removed - by tearing or pulling the bridging strip 9 loose from the space between the side wings 7 - when the plate member 1 is to be folded (wherein the side wings 7 move towards each other and are interconnected with each other by means of the connecting means 10, or - if desired - are connected to a filler strip 11 located between the side wings 7.


    Claims

    1. Method for manufacturing a foldable building plate element, comprising the steps of:

    - providing a flat plate (1);

    - providing at least one folding groove (2) in the flat plate;

    - providing a folding profile (6), comprising two side wings (7) and, in cross-sectional view, a folded portion (8) interposed between the side wings;

    - fitting the folding profile into the folding groove in such a way, that the side wings thereof form a strong connection with both side faces (5) of the folding groove and/or with the zones (1a) of the flat plate, located adjacently to the folding groove;

    wherein the side wings of the folding profile are provided with connecting means (10), which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other, when the side wings are folded towards each another,

    - folding the side wings towards each other and locking the side wings in the folded position by means of the connecting means (10) on the side wings;

    - providing a removable bridging strip (9) during transport or storage of the flat plate (1), the bridging strip (9) detachably interconnecting and locking the side wings of the profile (6);

    characterized, in that
    the connecting means (10) on the side wings are mutually snap-connectable, and in that the bridging strip (9) comprises connecting means (13), the connecting means (13) on the bridging strip are snap-connectable and snap-detachable, wherein the connecting means (13) upon the bridging strip (9) are the same as the connecting means (10) on the side wings of the folding profile, so that in the open position of the side wings, the snap-connectable means (13) of the bridging strip are snap-connected to the snap-connectable means (10) on both side wings of the profile.
     
    2. Method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein a filler strip (11) is provided, being arranged to be fitted between the side wings of the folding profile;
    wherein the filler strip and the side wings of the folding profile are provided with connecting means (10, 12), which are arranged to detachably interconnect with each other, when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other.
     
    3. Method according to claim 2, wherein the connecting means are mutually snap-connectable when the side wings and the filler strip are folded towards each other.
     
    4. Method according to according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein a bridging strip is removed from between the side wings of the folding profile or from the folding profiles and/or a filler strip is provided between the side wings of one or more folding profiles.
     
    5. Profile, arranged to be used as a folding profile in a method according to any one of the claims 1 - 4, the profile comprising two side wings (7, 7a) and an interposed folding portion (8) in cross sectional view, wherein the side wings are arranged to be able to form a strong connection with both side faces of the folding groove and/or with the zones of the flat plate located adjacent to the folding groove, as mentioned in the method;
    wherein the side wings of the folding profile are provided with connecting means (10), which are arranged to detachably interconnect, when the side wings are folded towards each other; characterized in that the connecting means (10) on the side wings are mutually snap-connectable when the side wings are folded towards each other,
    and in that during transport or storage of the flat plate (1) the side wings of the folding profile are interconnected by means of a pull-off or otherwise removable bridging strip (9);
    wherein the bridging strip (9) comprises connecting means (13), the connecting means (13) on the bridging strip are snap-connectable and snap-detachable, wherein the connecting means (13) upon the bridging strip (9) are the same as the connecting means (10) on the side wings (7) of the folding profile, so that in the open position of the side wings, the snap-connectable means (13) of the bridging strip are snap-connected to the snap-connectable means (10) on both side wings of the profile.
     
    6. Profile according to claim 5, provided with a filler strip, which is arranged to be fitted between the side wings of the folding profile, after the bridging strip is removed;
    wherein the connecting means (12) on the filler strip are snap-connectable and snap-detachable, wherein the connecting means (12) upon the filler strip (9) are the same as the connecting means (10) on the side wings (7) of the folding profile, so that in the folded position of the side wings, the snap-connectable means (12) of the filler strip are snap-connected to the snap-connectable means (10) on both side wings of the profile.
     
    7. Assembly comprising a profile, a bridging strip and a filler strip, according to claim 6.
     
    8. Building plate element, produced by means of a method according to any one of the claims 1 - 4, comprising a flat plate with at least one folding groove, and therein a folding profile according to any one of claims 5 - 7.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verfahren zum Herstellen eines faltbaren Bauplattenelements, folgende Schritte umfassend:

    - Vorsehen einer flachen Platte (1);

    - Vorsehen von zumindest einer Faltnut (2) in der flachen Platte;

    - Vorsehen eines Faltprofils (6), das zwei Seitenflügel (7) und, in Querschnittansicht, einen gefalteten Abschnitt (8), der zwischen den Seitenflügeln angeordnet ist, umfasst;

    - derartiges Passen des Faltprofils in die Faltnut, dass die Seitenflügel davon eine starke Verbindung mit beiden Seitenflächen (5) der Faltnut und/oder mit den Bereichen (1a) der flachen Platte, die sich benachbart zur Faltnut befinden, ausbilden;

    wobei die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils mit Verbindungsmitteln (10) versehen sind, die zur lösbaren Verbindung miteinander angeordnet sind, wenn die Seitenflügel zueinander hin gefaltet werden,

    - Falten der Seitenflügel zueinander hin und Sperren der Seitenflügel in der gefalteten Position mithilfe der Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln;

    - Vorsehen eines abnehmbaren Überbrückungsstreifens (9) während des Transports oder der Lagerung der flachen Platte (1), wobei der Überbrückungsstreifen (9) die Seitenflügel des Profils (6) lösbar verbindet und sperrt;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln wechselseitig durch Einschnappen verbindbar sind, und dass der Überbrückungsstreifen (9) Verbindungsmittel (13) umfasst, wobei die Verbindungsmittel (13) am Überbrückungsstreifen durch Einschnappen verbindbar und durch Ausschnappen lösbar sind, wobei die Verbindungsmittel (13) am Überbrückungsstreifen (9) dieselben wie die Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln des Faltprofils sind, so dass in der offenen Position der Seitenflügel die durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mittel (13) des Überbrückungsstreifens mit den durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mitteln (10) an beiden Seitenflügeln des Profils durch Einschnappen verbunden sind.
     
    2. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei ein Füllstoffstreifen (11) vorgesehen ist, der dazu angeordnet ist, zwischen die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils gepasst zu werden;
    wobei der Füllstoffstreifen und die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils mit Verbindungsmitteln versehen sind, die dazu angeordnet sind, sich lösbar miteinander zu verbinden, wenn die Seitenflügel und der Füllstoffstreifen zueinander hin gefaltet werden.
     
    3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 2, wobei die Verbindungsmittel wechselseitig durch Einschnappen verbindbar sind, wenn die Seitenflügel und der Füllstoffstreifen zueinander hin gefaltet werden.
     
    4. Verfahren nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei ein Überbrückungsstreifen zwischen den Seitenflügeln des Faltprofils oder von den Faltprofilen entfernt wird und/oder ein Füllstoffstreifen zwischen den Seitenflügeln von einem oder mehr Faltprofilen vorgesehen wird.
     
    5. Profil, das zur Benutzung als Faltprofil in einem Verfahren nach Anspruch 1 bis 4 angeordnet ist, das Profil umfassend zwei Seitenflügel (7, 7a) und, in Querschnittansicht, einen dazwischen angeordneten Faltabschnitt (8), wobei die Seitenflügel angeordnet sind, um zum Ausbilden einer starken Verbindung mit beiden Seitenflächen der Faltnut und/oder mit den Bereichen der flachen Platte, die sich benachbart zur Faltnutbefinden, wie im Verfahren angegeben, imstande zu sein;
    wobei die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils mit Verbindungsmitteln (10) versehen sind, die zur lösbaren Verbindung miteinander angeordnet sind, wenn die Seitenflügel zueinander hin gefaltet werden;
    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln wechselseitig durch Einschnappen verbindbar sind, wenn die Seitenflügel zueinander hin gefaltet werden, und dass während des Transports oder der Lagerung der flachen Platte (1) die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils mittels eines abziehbaren oder anderweitig abnehmbaren Überbrückungsstreifens (9) verbunden sind;
    wobei der Überbrückungsstreifen (9) Verbindungsmittel (13) umfasst, wobei die Verbindungsmittel (13) am Überbrückungsstreifen durch Einschnappen verbindbar und durch Ausschnappen lösbar sind, wobei die Verbindungsmittel (13) am Überbrückungsstreifen (9) dieselben wie die Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln (7) des Faltprofils sind, sodass in der offenen Position der Seitenflügel die durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mittel (13) des Überbrückungsstreifens mit den durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mitteln (10) an beiden Seitenflügeln des Profils durch Einschnappen verbunden sind.
     
    6. Profil nach Anspruch 5, versehen mit einem Füllstoffstreifen, der dazu angeordnet ist, zwischen die Seitenflügel des Faltprofils gepasst zu werden, nachdem der Überbrückungsstreifen entfernt wurde;
    wobei die Verbindungsmittel (12) am Füllstoffstreifen durch Einschnappen verbindbar und durch Ausschnappen lösbar sind, wobei die Verbindungsmittel (12) am Füllstoffstreifen (9) dieselben wie die Verbindungsmittel (10) an den Seitenflügeln (7) des Faltprofils sind, sodass in der gefalteten Position der Seitenflügel die durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mittel (12) des Füllstreifens mit den durch Einschnappen verbindbaren Mitteln (10) an beiden Seitenflügeln des Profils durch Einschnappen verbunden sind.
     
    7. Baugruppe, umfassend ein Profil, einen Überbrückungsstreifen und einen Füllstreifen, nach Anspruch 6.
     
    8. Bauplattenelement, hergestellt mittels eines Verfahrens nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, umfassend eine flache Platte mit zumindest einer Faltnut, und darin ein Faltprofil nach einem der Ansprüche 5 bis 7.
     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de fabrication d'un élément de plaque de construction pliable comprenant les étapes consistant à :

    - fournir une plaque plate (1) ;

    - fournir au moins une rainure de pliage (2) dans la plaque plate ;

    - fournir un profilé de pliage (6), comprenant deux ailes latérales (7) et, en vue en coupe transversale, une partie pliée (8) interposée entre les ailes latérales ;

    - monter le profilé de pliage dans la rainure de pliage de telle manière que les ailes latérales forment un raccord solide avec les deux faces latérales (5) de la rainure de pliage et/ou avec les zones (1a) de la plaque plate, situées de manière adjacente à la rainure de pliage ;

    dans lequel les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage comportent des moyens de raccordement (10), qui sont agencés pour s'inter-raccorder de manière détachable les uns avec les autres, lorsque les ailes latérales sont repliées l'une vers l'autre,

    - plier les ailes latérales l'une vers l'autre et verrouiller les ailes latérales dans la position repliée au moyen des moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales ;

    - fournir une bande de raccordement amovible (9) pendant le transport ou le stockage de la plaque plate (1), la bande de raccordement (9) inter-raccordant et verrouillant de manière détachable les ailes latérales du profilé (6) ;

    caractérisé par le fait que les moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales sont raccordable mutuellement par encliquetage, et par le fait que la bande de raccordement (9) comprend des moyens de raccordement (13), les moyens de raccordement (13) sur la bande de raccordement sont raccordable par encliquetage et détachable par encliquetage, dans lequel les moyens de raccordement (13) sur la bande de raccordement (9) sont les mêmes que les moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage, de sorte que dans la position ouverte des ailes latérales, les moyens de raccordement par encliquetage (13) de la bande de raccordement sont raccordés par encliquetage aux moyens de raccordement par encliquetage (10) sur les deux ailes latérales du profilé.
     
    2. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel une bande de remplissage (11) est prévu, agencée pour être montée entre les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage ;
    dans lequel la bande de remplissage et les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage sont pourvues de moyens de raccordement (10, 12), qui sont agencés pour s'inter-raccorder de manière détachable les uns avec les autres, lorsque les ailes latérales et la bande de remplissage sont repliées les unes vers les autres.
     
    3. Procédé selon la revendication 2, dans lequel les moyens de raccordement sont raccordable mutuellement par encliquetage lorsque les ailes latérales et la bande de remplissage sont repliées les unes vers les autres.
     
    4. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel une bande de raccordement est enlevée entre les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage ou des profilés de pliage et/ou une bande de remplissage est prévue entre les ailes latérales d'un ou plusieurs profilés de pliage.
     
    5. Profilé, conçu pour être utilisé comme profilé de pliage dans un procédé selon l'un quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, le profilé comprenant deux ailes latérales (7, 7a) et une partie de pliage interposée (8) en vue en coupe transversale, dans lequel les ailes latérales sont agencées pour pouvoir former une raccordement solide avec les deux faces latérales de la rainure de pliage et/ou avec les zones de la plaque plate situées adjacente à la rainure de pliage, comme mentionné dans le procédé ;
    dans lequel les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage comportent des moyens de raccordement (10), qui sont agencés pour s'inter-raccorder de manière détachable, lorsque les ailes latérales sont repliées l'une vers l'autre ;
    caractérisé par le fait que les moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales sont mutuellement raccordable par encliquetage lorsque les ailes latérales sont repliées l'une vers l'autre, et par le fait que pendant le transport ou le stockage de la plaque plate (1) les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage sont inter-raccordées au moyen d'une bande de raccordement retirable ou autrement amovible (9) ;
    dans lequel la bande de raccordement (9) comprend des moyens de raccordement (13), les moyens de raccordement (13) sur la bande de raccordement sont raccordable par encliquetage et détachable par encliquetage, dans lequel les moyens de raccordement (13) sur la bande de raccordement (9) sont les mêmes que les moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales (7) du profilé de pliage, de sorte que dans la position ouverte des ailes latérales, les moyens de raccordement par encliquetage (13) de la bande de raccordement sont raccordée par encliquetage aux moyens de raccordement par encliquetage (10) sur les deux ailes latérales du profilé.
     
    6. Profilé selon la revendication 5, muni d'une bande de remplissage qui est agencée pour être montée entre les ailes latérales du profilé de pliage, après que la bande de raccordement est enlevée ;
    dans lequel les moyens de raccordement (12) sur la bande de remplissage sont raccordable par encliquetage et détachable par encliquetage, dans lequel les moyens de raccordement (12) sur la bande de remplissage (9) sont les mêmes que les moyens de raccordement (10) sur les ailes latérales (7) du profilé de pliage, de sorte que dans la position repliée des ailes latérales, les moyens de raccordement par encliquetage (12) de la bande de remplissage sont raccordés par encliquetage au moyen de raccordement par encliquetage (10) sur les deux ailes latérales du profilé.
     
    7. Assemblage comportant un profilé, une bande de raccordement et une bande de remplissage selon la revendication 6.
     
    8. Elément de plaque de construction, fabriqué au moyen d'un procédé selon l'un quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, comprenant une plaque plate avec au moins une rainure de pliage, et dedans un profilé de pliage selon l'une quelconque des revendications 5 à 7.
     




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