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VDMA Standard

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VDMA is the Association of German Machine and Plant Construction (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.) which publishes industry standards, including those used to describe floor levelness and flatness for:

  • Guided VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) Industrial Trucks and other Industrial Trucks travelling with elevated loads (see EN 1726- 2/ prEN ISO/DIS 3691-3)
  • Operator positions inside very narrow aisles, or near racking in wide aisles.
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Vebe Test

The Vebe test is used to measure the workability of fresh concrete. Also referred to as the Vee-Bee test.

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Vibration Poker

A vibration poker is used to compact concrete just after placement, particularly along the slab edges and around columns / pits etc, where a laser screed might not reach.

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Vibro Stone Column

A vibro stone column is a type pile formed from graded aggregates; used to diminish settlement and increase bearing capacity of a soft soil.

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VNA

Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)

Very Narrow Aisles (VNA) are used for high-density storage in warehouses and are considered a defined-movement area.

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VNA Trucks

VNA Truck in Aisle

Also referred to as front or lateral stackers, these lift trucks handle pallets perpendicular to the direction of travel, and due to a reduced movement area are able to operate in VNA.

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