X-fix connects CLT!
X-fix is …
… a timber to timber coupling system for easy and fast joining of cross laminated timber Elements in wall – wall Connections or ceiling joints .
… a double dovetail shaped connector for CLT panels made from plywood without any metal.
… time saving on the building site, with just a hammer for the self tightening X-fix coupling System and the CLT Panels are clamped together 100 % accurate and form-locking.
… the future in CLT building minimizing CLT waste and speeding up onsite installation.
Deckenmontage mit X-fix C
X-fix Werbeteaser von Hasslacher Norica Timber
X- fix News:
“Crocodile” Winterthur client Implenia / CH is highly satisfied with Hasslacher ceiling systems combined with X-fix, a report from the construction site: Site manager Adrian Ulrich of the company Implenia / CH is thrilled with X-fix and the Hasslacher Norica Timber ceiling elements. “We save more than 30% of the laying time for the floors,” says Adrian Ulrich. “In addition, the X-fix ceiling connection system is qualitatively better, because X-fix automatically closes the gap between the visible ceiling elements.” Ulrich is also satisfied with the static properties of X-fix C. “An X-fix C connector can take 28 kN of shear and tensile load and is therefore more cost-effective compared to steel screws and steel sheet plates that would be necessary to absorb the enormous shear forces of the building in the storey ceilings. “
Ligna Hannover 2019, X-fix Timberdome hosted by LEDINEK: On the stand of the company LEDINEK, we were showing the X-fix Timberdome at the Ligna 2019 in Hanover. Many international experts acknowledged how easy it is to connect CLT components with X-fix on the construction site or in the factory in a way that saves resources and time. The current X-fix construction projects such as the “Crocodile” in Lokstadt / Winterthur were also well received by the industry. Thanks to the great Ledinek team.
Lokstadt “Crocodile” (Switzerland), X-fix bulk order for Hasslacher Norica Timber: X-fix partner Hasslacher Norica Timber builds 20.000 m2 CLT ceilings (24 cm thickness) for customer Implenia, in Winterthur (Switzerland). The name of the building: the “Crocodile“ in the “Lokstadt”. Over 10.000 # X-fix C ceiling connectors make the highly sophisticated sight-ceiling construction possible. The 24 cm thick CLT panels with visible surface are connected with X-fix C without gaps. The main advantages: enormous time savings of installation time and excellent dimensional stability
Quelle: Krokodil Lokstadt (CH)
Kristof Van Dun (BE) = X-fix partner: The highly innovative timber construction company from Turnhout in Belgium is a new X-fix license partner. With his new SCM Routech CNC joinery Kristof Van Dun relies on X-fix C and X-fix L for wall and ceiling construction for his demanding customers. His goals are reduction of CLT waste material and quality advantages of visual constructions. The first 1000 # X-fix C already arrived in Belgium.
DTC UNI Kaiserslautern, Hundegger and X-fix are building the “Timberdome”: Production of a CLT freeform shell with the Hundegger PBA 3 at Hüsser Holzleimbau AG, in Bremgarten Switzerland
Jannuary 2019: Huge interest in X-fix at the Bau Munich:
Highlights of the fair was the X-fix Timberdome segmentshell (see pictures below). Only with X-fix C you can build turtlebacklike segmentshells from CLT. Customers could find out about X-fix projects for CLT-concrete sandwich panels as well as wallconstruction with X-fix which brings massive reduction of CLT waste material.
May 2018: The ETA (European Technical Assessment) for X-fix C is ETA-18/0254 is valid since 2018.05.07. The ETA-18/0254 for X-fix C was issued by the the Austrian Institute of Construction Engineering. Click here for the download>>
November 2017: Gemson Holzbau, Customer KPMG Vienna CEO Mag. Helmut Kerschbauer Tresdorf builds a X-fix CLT Showcase. Inner walls are connected with X-fix L. Some of the CLT ceiling elements are reinforced with steel beams and connected with X-fix C. Here X-fix C shows its strengths. Architect DI Reinhard Suntinger, CLT elements from HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER.
November 2017: Holzkurier BSP Special Journal writes about the strengh of X-fix. read more in the .pdf download.(german)
14. September 2017: X-fix Show at Hundegger CLT Innovation day in Hawangen/Germany:
X-fix with Hundegger! On September 14th 2017 X-fix was presented at the Hundegger CLT innovation day at the Hundegger factory in Hawangen. Hundegger machinery is ideal for X-fix connector milling in CLT Panels.
X-fix C ceiling 1400 m2 mounted in record time:
March 2017: Schmid Holzbau, 1400 m2 ceilling elements for a public shool in Vienna are connected with 400 # X-fix C connectors. Schmid carpenters are fascinated by how quickly and precisely the ceilings can be mounted with X-fix C. CLT elements from HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER. find pics here>>
October 2016: “Holzkurier” writes about X-fix
“Firmly connected in one go – with X-fix, cross laminated timber can be installed in record time.” read the article here in the .pdf download. (german).
X-fix C is a two pice double dovetail timer-timber connector for CLT ceiling joints or wall panels.
X-fix C is a self tightening connector for shear and tensile heavy load resitant connection of CLT ceilings and CLT walls.
X-fix C is a two pice double dovetail wood-wood conector.
The instalation of X-fix C type connectors is easy. Insert the first part of X-fix C in the milling of the two CLT Panels, then put the second part of X-fix C in and finaly hammer the two pices together.
The tapered shape of the X-fix C connectors clamps even large-format ceiling panels or wall parts self tightening and form-fitting together.
The advantage of X-fix C is obvious: Fast on site instalation, form-Fitting connection ideal for visible surfaces of ceilings, no clamps – no problem self tightening hammer in connection, NO METAL only WOOD Connection!
Build wall elements containing windows and doors with X-fix C and save up to 30% of CLT panels! No CLT is wasted and is going to the cipper any more. Cost efective and intelligent.
X-fix L is a linear wood-wood connector specially designed for L, T and longitudinal joints of CLT walls.
X-fix L connects CLT invisible in the wall.
X-fix L connects CLT invisible in the wall and so it is ideal for connecting CLT Panels with visible finished surface.
X-fix L consists of two dovetail-shaped and taperd coupling strips with a length of max. 3 m. The prefabricated millings of the CLT walls to be joined are set to each other and a part one of the X-fix L coupling bar is inserted from above. Then the second part of Xfix L is inserted and hammered in. Done is the connection!
Advantages of X-fix L: Very fast assembly time, X-fix L coupling strips are mounted from the inside of the building so no external scaffolding is required. No metal in the pure wood – wood connection. X-fix L is invisible because it is in the wall. This works perfect for visible surface CLT Panels.