ND System

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INTRODUCTION

Today, DKS Global opens the door to a new transformation with "ND System Darwin", the new scaffolding evolution that will change the landscape of the scaffolding industry. Its unique characteristics make it a faster, safer, lighter and stronger system.

Speed, safety and adaptability are essential to complete high volumes of scaffolding in tight deadlines. The ND System Darwin and its unique Advanced Ledgers, lightweight and other innovative features make it the ideal solution.

Higher productivity, lower shipping costs and reduced maintenance costs mean that an investment in the ND system will paid back quickly.

SAFER!
THE SCAFFOLD FOR ALL AGES – LITERALLY

Lighter for improved health

Scaffold tube with wall thickness 3.4-4mm presents serious health issues for scaffolders who have found themselves on the tools post 50 years and in many cases even younger. The fact ND System is on average 30% lighter than others proves we are serious about catering for our older and more experienced scaffolders. We cannot replace that experience and it should be respected and looked after.

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Advanced ledger system

Advanced Ledger system – allows us to place the handrail into place prior to the erector moving to the next level. The one meter erection process is not required and most importantly harness or fall restraint systems are not required when erecting above.

An added bonus is that the advanced ledger also has its own brace which means that bracing is completed as soon as the ledger has been put into place.

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Crane liftable pre-assembled scaffolidng system

Our vertical locking pin also allows the scaffold to be erected on the ground then lifted by crane directly into place.  Consider the advantages in regards deck activity when form workers are setting up, the crane is in constant use, and that edge protection needs to be in place prior to frames and platforms being installed.

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Other advantages of our vertical locking pin are the ease with which two standards can be connected and disconnected without any screws or bolts as well as the ability to see at any time whether the pin is properly locked or not.
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Smart auto lock system

Node points are connected via a smart auto lock system unique to Darwin scaffolding adding value to situations where scaffolding may be exposed to serious vibration issues.

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The Smart auto lock system also locks and unlocks the system with just one hammer hit. Locking and unlocking is therefore much more efficient and easier compared to rosette-based systems.

ND System Wedge
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Enhanced plank

The plank locking system is innovative and effective meaning every board is locked into place once installed allowing for the scaffold to be moved around via crane as well as making sure that in times of extreme weather events our boards are secure!

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Moreover, the absence of gaps between each plank prevents material from falling and improves the general safety conditions on construction sites.

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HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY!
AN INNOVATIVE SYSTEM WITH HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

Assembly and dismantling, comparison between ND system and frame scaffolding

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Frame
Scaffolding
ft2 (3 housing complexes) Tatal assembly man-days ft2/man-days Tatal dismantling man-days ft2/man-days
436368 1510 289 681 641
ND System ft2 (3 housing complexes) Tatal assembly man-days ft2/man-days Tatal dismantling man-days ft2/man-days
445572 1135 393 596 748
Touch & Drag

This comparison was made by a Japanese company with a 42.7 mm diameter scaffolding and according to the safety standards in use in Japan.

The ND system has been cleverly developed, is light and requires only a minimum number of components to be fully functional, which greatly improves the potential for increased productivity.

STRONGER
THINNER BUT WITHOUT ANY COMPROMISE

Stronger and lighter

STK540 Grade steel allows the system to be manufactured with a thinner walled steel without compromise to the loading capability of the scaffold.

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540 Mpa = 78,320 PSI
STK540 yield point is at 56,565 PSI
A 9.9 ft standard made of STK540 weighs only 23.15 lbs for a thickness of 0.094” while on average a similar standard of other systems weighs more than 30 lbs.

VERSATILITY!
A SYSTEM THAT KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT

Our new adaptable ledger enables the ND System to cover an almost unlimited number of erection angles, making it the perfect scaffolding for triangular, polygonal and curved structures.

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At the heart of this innovation is the unique design of our ledger that allows the scaffolder to choose exactly the angle and length that will best fit the structure.

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LIGHTER!
IT IS ALL ABOUT REDUCING EFFORTS AND COSTS

Get more on your truck with lighter loads

The maximum allowable payload of a truck is determined by its weight and not by its volume. This is why the components of the ND system Darwin provide additional savings when shipping to and from the construction site.

667 ft2 = 2200 lbs (48.6 tube)           
Average heaviest pallet = 1685 lbs
15-ton truck will carry 8396 ft2 of scaffold

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QUALITY AND SERVICES
FIRST-CLASS QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICES

High Quality Manufacturing

ND System Darwin is manufactured by experienced and highly trained employees in accordance with ISO 9001 standards. Moreover, in order to guarantee reliability and a top-quality finish, all welding is performed by precision welding robots and the steel exclusively supplied by POSCO in South Korea is thoroughly controlled.

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Manufactured to last

All ND system components are Hot-Dip galvanized and therefore offer excellent anti-corrosion resistance. This protection reduces maintenance costs, extends lifespan and therefore enables longer utilization.

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Scafware compatible

ND System Darwin is compatible with Scafware, The SaaS solution that supports all cycles of scaffolding management (still under development)

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Theoretical and practical training

Organization of training programs to develop scaffolders to make the most of our products and use them safely.

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Projects in Japan

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Test Report

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