Bedding of machine plates
Common issues and queries you can face
Step by step solution
Thoroughly scabble the foundation, clean the area between the foundation and machine base-plate, as well as the anchor holes. Build a solid leak-proof formwork. Saturate the concrete foundation with water for at least a few hours prior to pouring. Remove all residual water.
The slurry or mortar is obtained by mixing webertec 302 HF with water. The amount of water used varies according to the workability required. Add the powder to the water and mix for 3 minutes. To ensure a homogeneous and uniform mix, an electric mixer must be used.
Pour webertec 302 HF continuously, in one direction to avoid air pockets (by gravity, loading, pumping, and injection). The choice of installation method depends on the grouting thickness and the length of the machine. The grouting thickness must be between 3 and 6 cm for a pure mortar. The larger thickness may be filled by a micro-concrete with the addition of 3/8 aggregate.
Once the mortar starts to set, apply on its surface:
• A curing compound.
• Or, if the configuration and the tightness of the forms allow it, pour 1 to 2 cm of cool water over the surface and leave it there until removal of form fixing.