Abacus Lighting
Weighing in at just 34kg for the 5m column, the aluminium base-hinged column offers the same maintenance advantages as its steel cousin, with the benefits of a high quality aluminium material, known for its life characteristics.

The aluminium column has a design life of 40 years, subject to maintenance in accordance with instructions.

The brushed finish gives an enhanced appearance with all the advantages offered by this material.
Light duty - Aluminium 4-6m Base-hinged column

Light duty - Aluminium

4-6m Base-hinged column

Patent No: 968113



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Flange plate

TYPE 0
FA000G Bolts/cross brace M16 x 500mm
FC020 Template

TYPE 0 - FA000G Bolts/cross brace M16 x 500mm - FC020 Template
All dimensions are in mm.

The light duty base-hinged column being lowered and raised




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On this page: Column Dimensions | Mounting Details

Benefits
  • Simplicity and speed of operation
  • Complete safety of operating personnel
  • Access to gear only by lowering column (unless Flush Door Option is chosen)
  • Vandal resistant locking screw as standard (secondary security)
  • Gravity locked, can only be lowered with universal lever (standard supply)

Features
  • Designed to EN40
  • Finished bead blasted for a high quality look

Accessories
  • XXSC003F - Tamper resistant locking screw
  • XXSC003F - Key for locking screw
  • ELSAB1/6A - Single fuse cut-out, 6A, loop in/out (not fitted)
  • ELSAB12/6A - Twin fuse cut-out, 6A, loop in/out (not fitted)

Operation
Abacus columns are to be installed and maintained in strict accordance with our product manual. Raising and lowering of the column must be carried out with the use of both the correct counterbalance unit and operating lever. Under no circumstances should manual handling be used to carry out this operation.

Training
Training on all Base-Hinged Columns is available either at Abacus or on site at your facility. Take a look at our Training page for more information.

Please note
We strongly recommend that Abacus counterbalance units are only operated by persons who have successfully completed training carried out by an approved Abacus trainer.

Column Dimensions
Column Dimensions * Flush Door Option
Flush door enables internal locking mechanism. Side fitted locking screw not required on this model. Add /FD suffix.

* Brackets
Outreach brackets to suit customers’ requirements can be supplied in the same material.
Light Duty - Base-Hinged Column

Technical data for columns & masts
The performance data for columns and masts gives their basic technical attributes only. The technical performance of a column or mast will be affected by local site conditions (terrain type, distance to sea, site altitude, windspeed) and the headload being carried.

Please Contact the Abacus Technical team to confirm the suitability of a column or mast for your application.


Root Mounted

Product Code Height

Height
OD1

OD1
OD2

OD2
x

x
y

y
z

z
Weight
Weight (kg)
OTM (kNm)
OTM (kNm)
Shear (kN)
Shear (kN)
Min. Concrete Diameter*
Min. Concrete Diameter*
Counterbalance Type & Max. Weight
AL041RLS 4m 168 76 2890 1050 600 30 3.0 1.0 370 RLS168 - Yellow 18kg
RLS168 - Red 38kg
RLH168 - Blue 48kg
AL051RLS 5m 168 76 3875 1050 800 35 2.9 0.9 357 RLS168 - Yellow 10kg
RLS168 - Red 27kg
RLH168 - Blue 33kg
AL061RLS 6m 168 76 4860 1050 1000 39 2.8 0.9 188 RLS168 - Red 18kg
RLS168 - Blue 24kg
* Root concrete diameter based on poor soil or better, min. 230kN/m2

Flange Plate Mounted

Product Code Height

Height
OD1

OD1
OD2

OD2
x

x
y

y
Flange Plate
Flange Plate
Weight
Weight (kg)
otm
OTM (kNm)
Shear
Shear (kN)
Concrete Dimension*
Concrete Dimension*
Counterbalance Type & Max. Weight
AL041RLS
/FP
4m 168 76 2890 1050 Type 0 26 3.0 1.0 650 x 750 RLS168 - Yellow 18kg
RLS168 - Red 38kg
RLH168 - Blue 48kg
AL051RLS
/FP
5m 168 76 3875 1050 Type 0 30 2.9 0.9 650 x 750 RLS168 - Yellow 10kg
RLS168 - Red 27kg
RLH168 - Blue 33kg
AL061RLS
/FP
6m 168 76 4860 1050 Type 0 34 2.8 0.9 650 x 750 RLS168 - Red 18kg
RLS168 - Blue 24kg
*Concrete dimension based on a minimum ground bearing pressure of 15OkN/m2, (S = square dimension, H = depth)