Unique engineering offers versatility and strength for the Versa aluminum and steel systems.
The Mills all aluminum Versa-Lite systems scaffold is a completely original
design. The components are made from 100% aluminum, a material which enhances
the effectiveness of the system's patented geometries. The system minimizes
welds in order to maximize capacity and sturdiness.
Mills standards, sleeves and rosettes have internal and external
alignment ribs to provide superior alignment and
subsequent plumb and square of the scaffold unit.
Our unique aluminum Ledger extrusion is the component which
provides greater strength at half the weight of a steel
unit. Its serrated, non-slip top and bottom surfaces aid
handling and prevents slippage of seated planks. The proprietory
locking feature of the mouthpiece neck into the extrusion provides
superior rigidity and alignment of the ledger/brace assembly.
The ledger extrusion is also available with different
connectors for non-rosette connections.
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The high strength, elastic mouthpiece, available in aluminum or steel,
uses a patented wedge pin with a reverse slope. The wedge pin
engages the rosette entirely through its vertical surface,
ensuring that the mouthpiece is properly seated on the rosette while
the wedge is engaged -- it will not rise up as in other systems.
The compression area of the mouthpiece connector is dramatically
increased by reversing the lobes, thereby providing greater mass
area at the bottom of the mouthpiece (below the rosette).
Mills is the only scaffolding system
with an adjustable rosette for its aluminum standards.
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Mills unique brace head consists of two parts: a cast connector attached
by a solid plated steel 5/8" rivet to a solid cast spade with a unique
neck geometry. This assembly provides for a powerful brace assembly with
our mating ledger tube extrusion.
Manufacturers all over the world can take advantage of Mills engineering through licensing the technology to produce Mill's Versa Systems Scaffolding.
Horizontal and vertical members extrusions may be purchased locally.
Mills will supply economical automated welding technology and fixtures, for both aluminum and steel, for assembly of rosettes, mouthpieces and wedgepin.
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The Mills System was engineered with support by the (Canadian) National
Research Council for a finite element analysis in the design of the
components, and by the (Canadian) Welding Institute for welding
procedures and design of automated welding equipment.
The Ministry of Trade and Technology of Ontario supported Mills in filing foreign
patents. The Mills Versa-Lite plank is endorsed for use at Ontario Power Generation Inc. Atomic Energy electric generating plants.
Mills employs a QAS Z299.4 = ISO 9003 (supported by the National Research Council of Canada).