Gates Concrete Forming Systems

#3 Anchor Lock

Gates’ Lightest Gang System

  • Form Weight—approx 5#/sf (typical design)
  • #3 Anchor Locks are attached to the form and lock the pass-thru ties with a 1 1⁄2” breakback
  • Plastic Tie Hole Sleeves are easy to build into the forms and fit closely around the cone preventing excessive grout loss
  • Attached hardware and loop end ties hold forms apart while setting and yield a precise wall thickness—no internal spreader needed


#3 Anchor Lock Exploded View

Typical Form Design

  • Typical tie pattern is 16”x24” using common forming materials (2×6 & 4×4 lumber and 3⁄4” plywood)
  • 2250# safe working load (2:1 safety factor)— adjust tie pattern/pour rate according to specific job needs
  • Straightforward gang form fabrication design is quick to build and easy to modify
  • Customizable and flexible system–adaptable to most other types of wall forming systems
  • Assembled forms have no loose hardware
  • Gang forms can be connected using Gates 2”x2” Punched Angle with loose or attached “U” Clamps

#3 Gang Form

Versatile Forming System

  • Great for radius forming (ask about pre-cut wood radius walers or Gates Radius Steel Walers) form perfect curved walls
  • Gates builds custom forms delivered to the jobsite ready to set with minimal assembly
  • #3 Anchor Locks, Adjustable Form Braces and Scaffold Brackets are plated for corrosion resistance—Gates hardware is available for rental

#3 Gang Form