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RCS Rail Climbing System


The RCS combines the advantages of different climbing systems in a modular system and is used as climbing formwork as well as a climbing protection panel. Through the rail-guided climbing, the climbing unit is securely connected to the building at all times which makes the climbing procedure fast and safe also in windy conditions. The units are moved by crane or by means of mobile climbing hydraulics to the next section. RCS is easily adapted to suit jobsite-specific requirements.

Safe rail-guided procedure
The moving unit is connected at all times to the building by means of a climbing shoe

Flexible mounting
The climbing shoe can be attached to the walls as well as slab edges

Variable assembly
Due to the 125 mm hole arrangement of the climbing rails, the platforms can be optimally adapted to suit the respective storey heights

Technical Details

  • Rail-guided, safe climbing procedure for wall formwork, working platforms and enclosures
  • 125 mm hole arangement in the rails for aligning the platforms to suit the height of the storey
  • Building authority approved standard anchoring for walls and slabs; if required, also with a horizontally-arranged climbing rail for larger cantilevers
  • Optional self-climbing in 50 cm increments with mobile self-climbing devices
  • Compatible with components of the VARIOKIT Engineering Construction Kit


RCS C Formwork Scaffolding

as standard use for supporting wall formwork for storey heights of 2.70 m to 4.50 m; with carriage (90 cm retraction distance)

Light Climbing Formwork RCS CL

for external facades and cores in advance of medium-height buildings leading with limited crane capacities and times

RCS P Climbing Protection Panel and Guardrails

enclosure and guardrails provide gap-free protection for work carried out on the building shell floors

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Regional Availability

RCS Rail Climbing System is available in the following countries:

Frank Colucci, General Superintendent and Sergio Vacilotto, Project Supervisor - Absolute World
Frank Colucci | Sergio Vacilotto
General Superintendent | Project Supervisor

We decided to use PERI RCS in this project for three reasons: safety for workers and for the traffic below, productivity to achieve one floor pour in 5 to 6 days and schedule improvement to avoid lost days due to wind or weather conditions.

Project report
Hotel Mélia, Paris: Jean-Francois Delmas, Senior Construction Manager
Jean-Francois Delmas
Senior Construction Manager

The Hotel Meliá itself is a real technical challenge whilst the site surroundings also provide severe restrictions. The PERI climbing formwork solution, based on the RCS system, fully meets our requirements - both in terms of safety as well as use.

Project report
Anto Vranjković, Site Manager
Anto Vranjković
Site Manager Pylons

With PERI, we have found a competent and reliable partner. The climbing formwork solution is not only very cost-effective but it also allows very short cycle times. The PERI technology used is very practical and safe and, thanks to the rental option, we can also achieve a high standard of safety. in addition, we would like to praise the support given to our construction team by PERI engineers before and during the construction.

Project report