cup lock scaffolding

cup lock scaffolding

One of the most popular types of scaffolding systems is a Cuplock scaffolding system. This type of system is fully galvanized and can serve several purposes. Since it’s a kind of modular scaffolding, it mostly consists of vertical and horizontal components that users can combine to form a temporary structure suitable for various jobs. These components connect via a unique circular node locking design, providing users with greater flexibility and safety in their scaffolding designs.

Cuplock Components

Various Cuplock scaffolding parts and components go into the construction of Cuplock structures. Some of the main Cuplock scaffolding components include verticals, horizontals, universal jacks, intermediate transoms and hop-up brackets. To give you a better idea of how Cuplock scaffolding is constructed, check out the following information about the primary Cuplock components: 

  • Verticals or standards: Vertical tubes, sometimes called standard tubes, are cup locking scaffolding components. They’re made out of 40-millimeter niobium (NB) tubes with rotating top cups and lower fixed cups placed at half-meter intervals. Cuplock verticals allow users to hold a maximum of four components. They come in multiple sizes, helping you find the right choice for your structure.

  • Horizontals: Horizontals are also crucial to Cuplock scaffolding. They’re made out of 40-millimeter NB tubes and include transoms and ledgers. These tubes feature blade ends to make it easy for users to lock them into vertical tubes’ cups. Like verticals, they come in many sizes.

  • Universal jacks: Universal jacks insert into the top or bottom of a Cuplock scaffolding’s support structure. They’re used to adjust the scaffolding, with a maximum adjustment of a half-meter.

  • Intermediate transoms: People use intermediate transoms to lock inner and outer horizontal ledgers together. They feature jaw-shaped ends on each side, and they provide intermediate support to standard scaffold boards.

  • Hop-up brackets: Cuplock hop-up brackets come in multiple designs to support up to three boards beyond your scaffolding’s interior. These brackets let users expand their working platforms.

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Different Setups and Applications

If you’re thinking about employing Cuplock systems at your worksite, you’ll be happy to know they come in multiple designs to serve your needs better. Learn more about the top Cuplock setups and their primary applications:

  • Curved structures: One popular setup for Cuplock scaffolding is a curved structure. Since the horizontal tubes can be attached to vertical tubes at various angles, you can easily craft a curved structure with them. You’ll also find trapezium and rectangular bays included in these structures. Companies regularly employ them for constructing and maintaining circular or curved buildings and industrial equipment.

  • Loading bays: Cuplock loading bays are incredibly strong scaffolding systems designed to keep operators safe. They feature a flexible arm gate to keep operators away from the platform’s edge. Whenever the flexible arm gate raises, a safety gate will automatically lower to provide another safety barrier for workers. Users can adjust the loading bay’s size to serve their needs better. Companies commonly use loading bays to improve workers’ safety while moving heavy materials to and from a lift.

  • Staircase towers: Staircase towers feature sets of stairway units to make it easier for workers to climb the scaffolding, and they can be configured in several heights to serve a project’s needs. These towers also come with guard-railings and wide landing platforms to make the scaffolding safer and allow crews to have a stable platform to work on. They’re usually employed to help crew work at heightened elevations, whether for building a tall structure or performing maintenance on large pieces of industrial equipment.


  • DURA Cuplock Scaffolding is a multi-purpose steel scaffolding system for all access, shoring and supporting vertical loads.

  • The Cuplock Scaffolding is different from Ringlock Rosette connection scaffold which is welded a fixed BOTTOM CUP metal accessory as the node points that can lock up four base components in one hammer blow provide a wider range of applications.

  • Node points are spaced on all standards at 500mm intervals to ensure that correct working lifts can be provided and handrails are positioned at the correct height. Four components are secured in one action ensuring the system is faster to erect than traditional methods.

  • Cuplock Standard (Vertical), Ledger ( Horizontal), Diagonal Brace, Intermediate Transom, Steel Planks, Omega Transom, Hop up Bracket, Steel Ladder, Universal Jack/Base Plate/Fixed Forkheads are the mainly parts of this scaffolding system.

  • The round sockets are welded on a certain length of steel pipe every 0.5m called vertical, connecting with Ledger and Diagonal brace, bottom supported by Base Jack to set up a system

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