(19)
(11)EP 3 358 108 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(21)Application number: 16850419.9

(22)Date of filing:  21.09.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
E04G 11/48(2006.01)
E04G 11/50(2006.01)
E04G 25/04(2006.01)
F16B 7/04(2006.01)
F16B 2/24(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/ES2016/070658
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/055654 (06.04.2017 Gazette  2017/14)

(54)

POST WITH A CLAMP FOR COUPLING POSTS TO BEAMS,

PFOSTEN MIT EINER KLEMME ZUM KOPPELN VON PFOSTEN AN BALKEN

ÉTAI AVEC UNE PINCE POUR L'ACCOUPLEMENT D'ÉTAIS DANS DES POUTRES


(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: 01.10.2015 ES 201531411

(43)Date of publication of application:
08.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/32

(73)Proprietor: Sistemas Técnicos De Encofrados, S.A.
08150 Parets Del Valles (Barcelona) (ES)

(72)Inventor:
  • UBIÑANA FELIX, Jose Luis
    08150 Parets Del Valles (Barcelona) (ES)

(74)Representative: Durán-Corretjer, S.L.P. 
Còrsega, 329 (Paseo de Gracia/Diagonal)
08037 Barcelona
08037 Barcelona (ES)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 2 309 077
CA-A1- 2 739 414
CH-A5- 679 175
DE-A1- 19 726 102
ES-A1- 2 262 439
ES-A1- 2 296 426
FR-A5- 2 159 775
EP-A2- 2 309 077
CH-A5- 679 175
DE-A1- 19 726 102
DE-U1- 9 216 252
ES-A1- 2 296 426
ES-U- 1 061 027
GB-A- 1 057 138
  
      
    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 present invention is intended to disclose a prop that incorporates a clamp for coupling props to beams, especially for supporting shuttering for floor's slab, said clamp and a method for assembly of the prop with the incorporated clamp on the beam that it is to support. Although the invention will be applied especially in the civil engineering sector and, in particular, for supporting beams for shuttering for floor's slab , it could also be applied in other industrial sectors and, in particular, for other applications in the construction sector.

    [0002] In props of the type known at present, the prop is usually centred by an upper recess thereof projecting somewhat from the beam or else, in some cases, by using nails that are inserted in the wooden part of the beam to prevent sideways displacement of the prop, which could cause the latter to fall. It is especially sensitive, especially in the case of beams supported by three or more props, since any imbalance of the loads on the individual props may inadvertently cause some of them to be without loading, which, apart from representing an imbalance in load distribution, may present the danger of unexpected falling of the prop that is no longer under load.

    [0003] Swiss patent CH 679 175 A5 by Walter Bolt discloses a fixing device for mounting on a supporting structure, particularly at high level. It comprises a U-section portion with two spring arms joined by a web. A stop is formed on the inside of each arm and clear of the web, over which a beam etc. can ride in the direction of the latter. A fixing component protruding outwards is mounted on the web.

    [0004] German patent DE 197 26 102 A1 discloses the features of the preamble of claim 1. It discloses a retaining head which can be fitted on a ceiling or steel support includes a support plate on which a raised angled profiled section is provided. A profiled securing section is raised opposite the angled profile on the support plate without engaging behind the girder which is to be secured. The side face of the securing profile facing the angled profile is inclined to the support plate and runs away from the angled profile. The securing profile can be triangular or wedged shape in cross-section transversely to the angled profile. The cross-sectional surface of the securing profile can form a right angled triangle whose outside face pointing away from the angled profile is at right-angles to the support plate.

    [0005] ES2296426 A1 discloses a mechanism or holding support for protecting the worker from eventual falls in high-rise works.

    [0006] GB1057138 A discloses a support for concrete reinforcement, or other structural parts.

    [0007] EP2309077 A2 discloses a retaining unit equipped with two portions for joining beams which cross each other.

    [0008] CA2739414 A1 discloses a telescopic safety post for use in erecting temporary safety fences between floor slabs on construction sites.

    [0009] DE9216252 U1 discloses a clamp for the criss-cross connection of round bars and tubes.

    [0010] In order to overcome this drawback, the inventor carried out tests and experiments to obtain the present invention, which comprises a prop incorporating a clamp, a clamp intended for fixing the prop to a beam, as well as the particular, novel assembly process for incorporating the clamp on the prop and the assembly of the latter on the bottom part of the beam. The invention greatly improves the quick, safe coupling of props on the beams that they are to support and, in particular, avoids the arrangement of centring projections of the prop on the beam and, in particular, the insertion of nails in the case of mixed beams, to allow centring thereof, since the insertion of nails damages the beam and requires appreciable manual work both for nailing and for un-nailing, and it must be pointed out that in the very common case of using nails for centring the beam, it additionally requires the labourer to work at the required height to be able to reach the wooden part of the mixed beam, which presents obvious dangers, in addition to the need to move suitable means manually, for example a ladder or similar, from place to place as the work progresses.

    [0011] The aim of the present invention is to overcome the aforementioned drawbacks, and discloses a prop that incorporates a clamp for coupling on props to allow them to be coupled to the beams that they are to support, and a method for assembly of the clamp and the prop, which is inherent in the nature of the invention. Application of the invention avoids the arrangement of centring projections on the prop as well as the nailing of nails for centring it, making it possible to position the prop in a more suitable place along the beam, moreover its positioning is quick and easy, from the ground, the prop being centred on the bottom part of the beam without any possibility of falling sideways.

    [0012] To achieve its purpose, the present invention envisages a prop as disclosed in claim 1 and a method according to claim 6. Preferred embodiments are the subject of the dependent claims.The present invention includes a clamp that can be coupled to the upper end of a prop, said clamp having transverse elastic wings that are applied, preferably, but not exclusively, fixed on the upper end of the prop for supporting a beam, whose transverse elastic wings are able to act upon the opposite side walls of the beam to be supported, so that the prop is centred and held laterally by said wings that act on the beam that it is supporting, facilitating the positioning of the prop and preventing it from falling, as it is retained by the aforementioned wings. In view of the structure of the prop, which incorporates the clamp disclosed in the invention, it can be positioned at any point along the beam that it is to support, thus facilitating its assembly by a worker located on the ground or floor of the structure, who will easily be able to select the most suitable places along the beam. The formation of the clamp and its incorporation on a prop, as well as assembly thereof for coupling the prop to a shuttering supporting beam for floor's slap comprises a method of assembly that is a characteristic feature of the present invention, and comprises firstly assembly of the clamp on the top plate of a prop, detachable, so that the clamp is in an arrangement of elastic coupling to the supporting beam, the method then comprising displacement of the prop bearing the clamp directed towards the bottom part of the supporting beam, with pressing of the prop from the bottom part of the beam for elastically coupling each of the flanges of the beam on the corresponding side of the supporting beam. This type of coupling will be executed at the most suitable point along the supporting beam to avoid interference with other elements, but without having to limit its assembly to precise points of the beam.

    [0013] The embodiment of the aforementioned elastic wings of the clamp may vary considerably, preferably being made from a spring steel rod suitably folded so that a single part made of steel rod is connected to the top plate of the prop forming the two wings, for example, by means of a single elastic rod folded so that it forms a central retaining loop into which the top plate of the prop is introduced, and two wings, each constituting retaining projections above the level of the top plate of the prop and whose ends are retained in respective holes in said plate. However, said wings of the clamp could consist of individual rod elements, separate from one another.

    [0014] In the preferred version of the prop made from a single rod of spring steel, each of the wings assumes a shape projecting at an angle, with the vertex in the upper part, each of the wings having an arm for lateral pressing of the beam and another displaced slightly laterally with respect to the first, intended for fixing the part made of steel rod in one of the usual holes of the plate of the prop. Therefore, each of the aforementioned wings has an arm in contact with a side wall of the beam and an arm intended for centring the beam, which on being slightly displaced will interact with the rotation of the prop, limiting the rotation of the prop about its axis after being coupled to the beam.

    [0015] Besides the preferred embodiment as a rod of spring steel suitably folded to form the retaining loop in the plate and the wings of the form projecting at an angle and arms with slight lateral displacement, as has been indicated, it would also be possible, for carrying out the present invention, to use wings welded on the top plate of the prop or else laminar wings suitably die-cut and curved. It would also be possible to provide wings with a single arm, or other equivalent types.

    [0016] The invention would allow other embodiments of fixing the elastic wings to the top plate of the prop, for example, by hot riveting of pivots of the wings in holes in the plate or others.

    [0017] Moreover, although the preferred material for making the elastic wings of the clamp will be spring steel, whether in rod or sheet form, wings made of plastic could also be provided, to be incorporated detachably on the top plate of the prop.

    [0018] It could also be envisaged that the wings of the clamp are formed by respective prolongations of the top plate of the prop.

    [0019] For better understanding of the present invention, drawings are appended that are representative of a preferred embodiment of the prop for civil engineering work that is the subject matter thereof, which are simply of a representative nature of embodiment examples, but do not limit the scope of the invention, which is defined by the appended claims.

    Fig. 1 shows a perspective view showing the relative position of the upper end of a prop that incorporates the clamp, made of steel rod, with respect to the mixed beam to be supported.

    Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing the prop coupled to the beam to be supported, the lateral centring and retaining wings of the clamp being supported on the lateral faces of the supported beam.

    Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the same elements as in Figs. 1 and 2, from a part located under the top plate of the prop.

    Fig. 4 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the clamp of the invention based on a single rod of spring steel.

    Fig. 5 shows a front view in elevation, from the fixing ends on the plate, of the same element shown in Fig. 4.



    [0020] As is shown in the figures, the prop, which is the object of the present invention, comprises a right foot -1- that is intended to rest on the ground or floor of the structure, and has, although they are not shown, means for varying the height and for fixing at the height selected, as well as a top supporting plate -2- that is to receive the corresponding load at the place of support with the beam -3-, which is shown in the figure as a mixed beam formed by a lower element -4- made of wood and a tubular upper element -5- made of steel.

    [0021] Said prop of the present invention has, connected to the upper face of the plate -2-, an elastic clamp for centring and coupling that has two wings -6- and -7- of the elastic type intended to press on the side walls of the beam -3- for holding the prop in position, preventing it from falling and limiting its rotation about its own axis. For this, in a preferred embodiment, the clamp comprises a section of spring steel rod with folded wings -6- and -7- connected to a bridge or loop -8- for coupling to the plate -2-, by inserting the plate in the loop, achieving retention of the prop by two sides of said wings, at the same time allowing centring of the prop with the other two sides, limiting the rotation of the prop about its axis. In more detail, in the embodiment shown as a suitably folded single rod of spring steel, as can be seen in Figs. 4 and 5, the prop carries, incorporated simply by elastic retention, the rod element provided with the two wings -6-and -7- joined together by a lower loop -8- that fits elastically on the plate -2-. Each of the wings -6- and -7- is formed by two arms such as -6'-, -6"- and -7'-, -7"-, and each wing can form a structure of inverted V shape, inverted U shape or similar, giving a minimum of one arm -6'-, -7'- for support on the side walls of the beam to be supported and a minimum of another arm -6"-, -7"- slightly displaced laterally for performing the function of centring the beam in the case of partial rotation of the prop about its axis. This can best be seen in Fig. 5, which shows the lateral displacement between the arms -6'-, -6"- and -7'-, -7"-, of each wing, to allow the functions described, of fixing on the beam and centring, limiting the rotation of the prop with respect to its axis.

    [0022] As can be seen, the loop -8- has a lower side -8'-, Figs. 4 and 5, slightly convex in its middle part -9- to improve contact with the lower face of the plate -2-, the arm -8'- of which is prolonged at both ends by respective curved zones -10- and -11-, for example U-shaped, V-shaped or similar, intended to fit together with the plate -2- in its positioning.

    [0023] Retention of the rod element on the plate -2- is completed by introducing the folded ends -12- and -13- of the corresponding sides -6"- and -7"- of the wings into respective holes, such as -14- and -14'-, which are shown in Fig. 1.

    [0024] By means of the present invention, assembly of the prop can be facilitated considerably, since the worker, from below the beam -3-, with feet on the ground or on the corresponding floor of the structure, will simply have to press gently on the prop from the bottom upwards, inserting it in the bottom part of the beam, the prop being retained laterally by the elastic wings connected to the plate -2-, in particular in the case of the example shown, by the arms -6'- and -7'-, whereas the arms -6"- and -7"- are slightly displaced with respect to the arms -6'- and -7'-, performing a function of centring the prop with respect to the beam, limiting any rotation of said prop about its axis of symmetry. Similarly, disassembly of the prop can be effected simply by pulling when the recovery operation is taking place.

    [0025] As will be understood, the wings connected to the plate -2-, which in the example shown in the figures consist of a single element made of spring steel rod, could be produced in many other shapes and materials, for example, multiple wings, sheet wings welded or riveted to the plate, elastic clamps with some other structure and different fixing, which would be included within the scope of the present invention.

    [0026] The present invention therefore comprises in combination the elastic clamp for centring and coupling that has been described and the prop configured for fixed coupling of said clamp on the top plate of the prop, as well as the method of assembly. The prop according to the invention is very easy to couple to a beam, especially a beam for supporting floor formwork by the simple presentation of the prop from the bottom part of the beam by the worker, coupling the clamp elastically on the bottom part of the beam, exerting pressure on the two lateral faces thereof, all without limitation of the place where the coupling is carried out, since the new prop provided with the clamp does not require any special feature of the beam for centring the prop, as was usual in the prior art.

    [0027] Although the invention has been presented and described with reference to embodiments thereof, it will be understood that these do not limit the invention, therefore variations of many design or other details will be obvious to a person skilled in the art after interpreting the subject matter that is disclosed in the present description, claims and drawings. Accordingly, the present invention is only limited by the scope of the following claims.


    Claims

    1. Prop for supporting a beam: (3), whereby the prop comprises

    - means of support on a supporting surface,

    - means for varying the height and for fixing at the height selected as well as a top plate (2) fixed on the upper end of the prop,

    characterized in that the upper end of the prop incorporates an elastic clamp of the elastic type, whereby the elastic clamp comprises

    - two elastic wings (6,7) able to hold and exert pressure on opposite lateral faces of the beam (3) to be supported by the prop, to allow the prop to be retained in the place selected along the beam (3) to be supported, and to prevent it from falling and rotating sideways, each of the wings (6,7) having

    ∘ one side for fixing and bearing with pressure on one of said lateral faces of the beam (3) to be supported and

    ∘ another side slightly off-centre and separated with respect to the plane of symmetry of a part of the wing (6,7), ntended to limit the rotation of the prop about its axis,

    whereby both elastic wings (6,7) are made of rod and form part of a single body made of the rod, whereby the single body has a lower loop (8) that can be coupled by insertion to the top plate (2) of the prop and,
    whereby each wing (6,7) forms a structure of an inverted U-shape or inverted V-shape that determines both the side for fixing and bearing with pressure on one of said lateral faces of the beam (3), and the other side that is slightly off-centre and separated with respect to the plane of symmetry of the part of the wing (6,7), to limit the rotation of the prop about its axis.
     
    2. Prop according to claim 1, characterized in that free ends of the inverted U-shaped or inverted V-shaped structures of the wings (6,7) made of rod are folded to allow their insertion and retention in holes (14,14') in the top plate (2) of the prop.
     
    3. Prop according to claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the lower loop (8) of the single body is made of a spring steel rod for retention thereof on the top plate (2) of the prop, and further has a lower side provided with slight upward convexity to determine a contact zone with a lower face of the top plate (2) of the prop.
     
    4. Prop according to claim 1, characterized in that the elastic wings (6,7) are connected to the top plate (2) of the prop.
     
    5. Prop according to claim 1, characterized in that the wings (6,7) are extensions of the top plate (2) of the prop.
     
    6. Method for assembling a prop to support a beam (3), comprising:

    - incorporating the elastic clamp in the top plate (2) of the prop according to any one of claims 1 to 5,

    - presenting the prop with the fixed clamp to the lower face of the supporting beam (3) of a shuttering at a freely selected point along it, and

    - pressing the prop, from the bottom upwards, against the bottom part of the beam: (3) so that the wings (6,7) of the clamp open elastically to hold the prop in the selected place of the clamp, and

    - setting the prop upright, supported at the bottom on the supporting floor.


     
    7. Method according to claim 6 for assembling a prop according to claim 2, comprising:

    - introducing the top plate (2) into the lower loop (8) of the clamp and the folded free ends of the wings (6,7) of the latter into the respective holes of the plate of the prop.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Stütze zum Abstützen eines Trägers (3), wobei die Stütze umfasst:

    - Mittel zum Stützen auf einer Stützfläche,

    - Mittel zum Variieren der Höhe und zum Befestigen in der gewählten Höhe sowie eine Deckplatte (2), die am oberen Ende der Stütze befestigt ist,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das obere Ende der Stütze eine elastische Klemme vom elastischen Typ beinhaltet, wobei die elastische Klemme umfasst:

    - zwei elastische Flügel (6, 7), die in der Lage sind, gegenüberliegende Seitenflächen des Trägers (3), der von der Stütze gestützt werden soll, zu halten und Druck auf diese auszuüben, um es der Stütze zu ermöglichen, an der entlang des zu stützenden Trägers (3) gewählten Stelle gehalten zu werden, und um zu verhindern, dass sie fällt und sich seitwärts dreht, wobei jeder der Flügel (6, 7) aufweist:

    - eine Seite zur Befestigung und zum Anliegen unter Druck auf einer der Seitenflächen des zu stützenden Trägers (3) und

    - eine andere Seite, die leicht exzentrisch und in Bezug auf die Symmetrieebene eines Teils des Flügels (6, 7), der dazu bestimmt ist, die Drehung der Stütze um ihre Achse zu begrenzen, beabstandet ist,

    wobei die beiden elastischen Flügel (6, 7) aus einer Stange hergestellt sind und einenTeil eines einstückigen aus der Stange hergestellten Körpers bilden,
    wobei der einzelne Körper eine untere Schlaufe (8) aufweist, die durch Einsetzen mit der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze verbunden werden kann, und
    wobei jeder Flügel (6, 7) eine Struktur mit umgekehrter U-Form oder umgekehrter V-Form bildet, die sowohl die Seite zur Befestigung und zum Anliegen mit Druck auf einer der Seitenflächen des Trägers (3) als auch die andere Seite bestimmt, die leicht exzentrisch ist und in Bezug auf die Symmetrieebene des Teils des Flügels (6, 7) beabstandet ist, um die Drehung der Stütze um ihre Achse zu begrenzen.
     
    2. Stütze nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die freien Enden der umgekehrt U-förmigen oder umgekehrt V-förmigen Strukturen der aus einer Stange hergestellten Flügel (6, 7) abgekantet sind, um ihr Einsetzen und Halten in Löchern (14, 14') in der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze zu ermöglichen.
     
    3. Stütze nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die untere Schlaufe (8) des einstückigen Körpers aus einer Federstahlstange zu ihrer Halterung an der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze hergestellt ist und des Weiteren eine Unterseite aufweist, die mit einer leichten nach oben gerichteten Konvexität versehen ist, um eine Kontaktzone mit einer Unterseite der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze zu bestimmen.
     
    4. Stütze nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die elastischen Flügel (6,7) mit der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze verbunden sind.
     
    5. Stütze nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Flügel (6, 7) Verlängerungen der Deckplatte (2) der Stütze sind.
     
    6. Verfahren zum Zusammenbau einer Stütze zum Stützen eines Trägers (3), umfassend:

    - Einbringen der elastischen Klammer in die Deckplatte (2) der Stütze nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5;

    - Versehen der Stütze mit der festen Klammer an der Unterseite des Stützträgers (3) einer Schalung an einer frei gewählten Stelle entlang dieser, und

    - Pressen der Stütze von unten nach oben gegen das Unterteil des Trägers (3), so dass sich die Flügel (6, 7) der Klammer elastisch öffnen, um die Stütze an der gewählten Stelle der Klammer zu halten, und

    - Aufrichten der Stütze, die sich unten auf dem Stützboden abstützt


     
    7. Verfahren nach Anspruch 6 zum Zusammenbau einer Stütze nach Anspruch 2, umfassend:

    - Einführen der Deckplatte (2) in die untere Schlaufe (8) der Klammer und Einführen der abgekanteten freien Enden der Flügel (6, 7) der letzteren in die entsprechenden Löcher der Platte der Stütze.


     


    Revendications

    1. Etai pour supporter une poutre (3), dans lequel l'étai comprend :

    - des moyens de support sur une surface portante,

    - des moyens pour faire varier la hauteur et pour fixer à la hauteur choisie ainsi que comme une plaque de sommet (2) fixée sur l'extrémité supérieure de l'étai,

    caractérisé en ce que l'extrémité supérieure de l'étai comprend une pince élastique de type élastique, dans laquelle la pince élastique comprend

    - deux ailes élastiques (6, 7) pour tenir et exercer une pression sur des faces latérales opposées de la poutre (3) devant être supportée par l'étai, pour permettre à l'étai d'être retenu en position choisie le long de la poutre (3) à supporter, et pour l'empêcher de tomber et de pivoter vers le côté, chacune des ailes (6, 7) ayant

    • un côté pour fixer et porter avec pression sur l'une desdites faces latérales de la poutre (3),

    • un autre côté légèrement décentré et séparé par rapport au plan de symétrie d'une partie de l'aile (6, 7), destiné à limiter la rotation de l'étai autour de son axe,

    dans lequel les deux ailes élastiques (6, 7) sont constituées d'une tige et font partie d'un corps unique fait de la tige, dans lequel le corps unique comprend une boucle inférieure (8) qui peut être couplée par insertion à la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai et,
    dans lequel chaque aile (6, 7) forme une structure en forme de U inversé ou en forme de V inversé qui détermine à la fois le côté pour fixer et porter avec pression sur l'une desdites faces latérales de la poutre (3), et l'autre côté qui est légèrement décentré et séparé par rapport au plan de symétrie de la partie de l'aile (6, 7) pour limiter la rotation de l'étai autour de son axe.
     
    2. Étai selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que les extrémités libres des structures en forme de U inversé ou en forme de V inversé des ailes (6, 7) faites d'une tige sont repliées pour permettre leur insertion et leur retenue dans des trous (14, 14') de la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai.
     
    3. Étai selon les revendications 1 ou 2, caractérisé en ce que la boucle inférieure (8) du corps unique est faite d'une tige en acier ressort pour sa retenue sur la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai, et comprend en outre un côté inférieur muni d'une légère convexité vers le haut pour déterminer une zone de contact avec la face inférieure de la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai.
     
    4. Étai selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que les ailes élastiques (6, 7) sont connectées à la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai.
     
    5. Étai selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que les ailes (6, 7) sont des extensions de la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai.
     
    6. Procédé pour assembler un étai pour supporter une poutre (3), comprenant :

    - incorporer la pince élastique dans la plaque de sommet (2) de l'étai selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5,

    - présenter l'étai avec la pince fixée contre la face inférieure de la poutre support (3) d'un coffrage selon un point librement choisi sur sa longueur, et

    - presser l'étai, depuis le bas vers le haut, contre la partie inférieure de la poutre (3) de telle façon que les ailes (6, 7) de la pince s'ouvrent élastiquement pour tenir l'étai dans la place choisie de la pince, et

    - régler l'étai vers le haut, supporté à sa base sur le sol support.


     
    7. Procédé selon la revendication 6 pour assembler un étai selon la revendication 2, comprenant :

    - introduire la plaque de sommet (2) dans la boucle inférieure (8) de la pince et les extrémités libres repliées des ailes (6, 7) de celle-ci dans les trous respectifs de la plaque de l'étai.


     




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