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29th November 1963
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Keywords : Aeronautics, Rib, Joggling, Duct

'WO new light-alloy bodybuilding sections have been introduced by The itish Aluminium Co. Ltd. These are tco Gripflor, an extruded floorplank th a non-slip surface, and Baca Pan-rib, which is a new design of 'ribbed eet, Pan-al-rib is Claimed to be pecially suitable for the stressed-skin nstruetion of van semi-trailers, as the bing increases the sheet stiffness..

The The non-slip surface of Baco Gripilor provided by raised, pyramid pattern ips produced after extrusion by a lling process, Apart from thee, the ink ii similar to other sections in the tker's range and incorporates the same ague-and-groove jointing method used, vo widths are made, 7 in. and 8 in., iich allows floors to be made withont

cutting one plank lengthways. At the same time as the introduction of the new plank it is announced that 71n.-wide versions are now offered of. the existing 8-in. plain and heavy-duty floorplanks to provide the same facilities.

Baco Pan-al-rib is made in two thick

nesses. 0-048 in. and 0-064 in. Three standard panel sizes are offered, 8 ft. by 4 ft., 10 ft. by 4 ft. and 12 ft. by 4 ft. The ribs are at 6-in, spacings and run parallel to th 4-ft. edges. Other sheet sizes and rib spacings may be available by special arrangement. The profile design allows nesting of adjacent panels without the need for joggling one panel, but if a completely flush finish is needed panels joggled along one edge are available.


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