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 Timberdome Diemerstein
X- fix News:
April 2020, Implenia builds KIM Inno-City in Winterthur/CH with X-fix:
A large development with X-fix planned by BDE Architects from Winterthur. After the good experience with the “Crocodile” in Winterthur, Implenia is building again with X-fix C. The 10,000 m2 of visible floor ceiling combined with 6000 # X-fix C come from Hasslacher (approx. 2500 m3 CLT).
April 2020 Bateschwiler/ Laufenburg, CH chooses on X-fix for wall and ceiling:
Architects, planners and construction experts already saw a “rotating X-fix sail” at the Balteschwiler booth at Swissbau in Basel 2020. “We will supply our customers with kits for walls and ceilings with X-fix. We have already received the first orders for this “says Matthias Huber, head of timber construction projects at Balteschwiler. The Reichenbacher machining center with vacuum clamping table from Balteschwiler offers the ideal conditions for X-fix milling.
March 2020 Züblin Timber builds Collegium Academicum Heidelberg with X-fix:
Foto: Collegium Academicum
Züblin Timber is building a student residence without screws but with X-fix. The pure wood construction for the Heidelberg student dormitory, designed by the architects Drexler Guinand Jauslin and planned by Primin Jung, does not require any screws. For this purpose, more than 3000 # X-fix C 90 hold the future-oriented building together. Züblin Timber in Aichach / DE won the tender for the project planned and managed by the Heidelberg students themselves.
Februar 2020 Wall and ceiling from standard CLT panels from Binderholz with X-fix in Belgium:
Foto: Van Dun
The Belgian X-fix pioneer Kristof Van Dun shows how Binder panels with a width of 1.25 m can be turned into inexpensive walls and ceiling elements for new buildings. With his SCM Oikos, Van Dun produces the individual parts of the walls and assembles them in the factory. As usual, assembly is quick and uncomplicated. “We have four new projects in the pipeline where we will be using X-fix C 90,” reports Femke Dryts, chief technician at Van Dun.
2019 New Zealand Futur Forest Products (NZFFP) CLT Gigafactory with X-fix:
NZFFP has ordered the first X-fix license in New Zealand for the planned “Marsten CLT Gigafactory” and is becoming an X-fix sales agent for New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Nov. 2019 US Patent for X-fix C:
Another important milestone for the marketing of X-fix is the grant of the patent in the United States.
picture: Fa CLTech
Opening X-fix Timberdome Diemenstein on the campus of the TU Kaiserslautern 05.09.2019: Pavilion with a span of twelve meters is inaugurated. The new wood research campus of the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) is currently being built in the Diemerstein Valley near Kaiserslautern. Its entrance is characterized by a wooden pavilion – an X-fix Timberdome – with a span of twelve meters of an area of 100 square meters.
The wooden pavilion has Dr. Christopher Robeller and his team of the DTC TU Kaiserslautern designed and manufactured. The architects worked closely with the timber construction company CLTech. The statics comes from Pirmin Jung engineers. The pavilion is unique in its kind worldwide. X-fix makes it possible.
“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