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Rib Installation2018-10-16T13:20:19+00:00

GUSTAFS RIB INSTALLATION

Capax is our unique aluminum profile installation system that provides you a concealed, reliable, quick and cost saving installation. The Quick-Up assembly system is a user friendly aluminum grid offering installation reliability and a perfect visual result. No tools are needed to assemble the interlocking components. A demountable version is available, ideal when access to the ancillary systems is required.

WALL INSTALLATION

Capax Wall Installation

  1. Capax Base-W
  2. Wall fixing screw
  3. Air gap or insulation
  4. Capax U-FIX
  5. Capax in-line connector
  6. Gustafs ribs
  7. Spring Clips
Rib wall installation description
rib wall installation details
rib wall installation details

Installation with Air Gap

A. Carefully mount the Capax profile BASE-W (1) every 600 mm with the help of a laser-level and spacers.

B. Attach the Capax U-FIX clips (4) flush to the BASE-W profile (1) with demountable clips or permanent screws.

C. Twist the U-FIX clips 90° into a perpendicular position to the BASE-W.

D. Carefully attach the Ribs to the U-FIX clips by using a rubber hammer. Use a fixture, during this installation step D, to align the Ribs. If needed, carefully re-align by hitting the ends of the Ribs with a rubber hammer and using a wooden protection block.

Installation with Insulation & Acoustex

A. Optional: First mount a framework of wooden battens to the wall with the help of a laser-level and spacers.

B. Mount the Capax profile BASE-W (1) every 600 mm.

C. Install the 17 mm insulation material (3). Alternatively 45 mm insulation in combination with 28 mm thick wooden battens.

D. Install the Acoustex felt with some double sided tape to keep it in place during the installation.

E. Attach the Capax U-FIX clips (4) flush to the BASE-W profile (1) with demountable clips or permanent screws. This also holds the Acoustex in place permanently. Depending on the type of Acoustex you might need to hole punch the felt before inserting the demountable clips.

F. Twist the U-FIX clips 90° into a perpendicular position to the BASE-W.

G.Carefully attach the Ribs to the U-FIX clips by using a rubber hammer. Use a fixture, during this installation step G, to align the Ribs. If needed, carefully re-align by hitting the ends of the Ribs with a rubber hammer and using a wooden protection block.

Capax Wall Profiles

U-FIX 50

U-FIX 50, Gripper for Ribs, with hole, length 50 mm

U-FIX 200, in-line connector for ribs, length 200 mm

BASE-W, Wall batten, length 3000 mm

Standard installation for 17mm insulation – concealed and simple

Concealed wall panel installation
Base-W wall batten for rib installation
Rib installation instructions
Rib installation for wall and ceilings

Demounting

When the Ribs are installed with the spring clips, they can be demounted by gently pulling close to all the points of connection (U-FIX + spring clip), starting at one of the ends. Do not try to pull down the whole Rib by pulling at one of the ends only.

Re-installing

In the case of a re-installation of a removed Rib, be sure all spring clips are properly aligned with the center of the holes in the BASE-C or BASE-W profiles before pressing firmly home.

CEILING INSTALLATION

Capax Ceiling Suspension

  1. Ceiling hanger
  2. Suspending Capax BASE-C
  3. Distance Capax 3262
  4. Capax U-Fix 50
  5. Capax in-line connector
  6. Gustafs Ribs
  7. Spring Clips
  8. Acoustex, Acoustic felt
capax rib suspension instructions
capax ceiling suspension details
capax ceiling suspension details

A. Suspend the Capax profiles BASE-C (2) with 600 mm in between them. If needed, connect in-line with 3262-6H. The connection of BASE-C to the ceiling has to be made every 400 mm.

= Suspension points.

B. Snap the distance Capax 3262 (3) to the BASE-C profile every 1200 mm and secure with a self-drilling screw in the intersections.

C. Optionally install an Acoustex felt with some self-adhesive tape to keep it in place during the installation.

D. Attach the Capax U-FIX clips (4) flush to the BASE-C profile with demountable clips or permanent screws. This step will also hold the Acoustex in place permanently.

E. Twist the U-FIX (4) clips 90° into a perpendicular position to the BASE-C.

F. Press the Ribs (6) onto the U-FIX clips and if needed carefully use a squeezing clamp. Use a fixture, during this installation step F, to align the Ribs.

G. Optionally install an insulation material on top to fill the air gap behind the Ribs.

Rib suspension with Base-W

Capax Ceiling Profiles

BASE-C Ceiling carrier

3262 – Distance profile, with cuts every 50 mm

U-FIX 50, Gripper for Ribs, with hole, length 50 mm

Demounting

When the Ribs are installed with the spring clips, they can be demounted by gently pulling close to all the points of connection (U-FIX + spring clip), starting at one of the ends. Do not try to pull down the whole Rib by pulling at one of the ends only.

Re-installing

In the case of a re-installation of a removed Rib, be sure all spring clips are properly aligned with the center of the holes in the BASE-C or BASE-W profiles before pressing firmly home.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

Curved Rib Installation

Standard curved down to 300mm radius

Wall and ceiling mounted wooden ribs
Curved wooden rib installation for wall and ceiling panelling
BASE-W-C50 (sub construction needed)
Curved rib installation
Curved rib installation for wall and ceiling cladding

Different detail solutions and end finishes

End finish solutions for rib installation

End Finish

Wooden cladding for walls and ceilings

Door surroundings

Detail for rib installation
Rib corner installation
Linear rib installation
Installation details for rib cladding
Detailed photo of rib wall cladding

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