HERAS IMPROVES EXISTING SLIDING GATE
Heras decided to improve its existing sliding gate so that it would not only be one of the safest on the market, but also would be easy to install.
It’s also extremely reliable, giving end users many years of trouble-free operation, and the company continues to develop as a specialist in outdoor perimeter solutions. Not only has Heras developed a gate which is extremely safe and secure, the company is also able to provide its customers and end users with a choice of various sizes, colours and infills for seamless integration into the overall perimeter solution. Safeglide 2 is lightweight and quick and easy to install thanks to its prefabricated modular construction.
FLEXIBLE BOLLARDS BY MCCUE – THE ‘FIGHTER JETS’ OF WAREHOUSE PROTECTION
Bollards are essential in damage prevention in the workplace and, thanks to McCue Corp, the humble protector now has an array of features that makes facility safety stronger, smarter and more economical. Finalist in ‘Best Innovation on an Existing Product’ at the illustrious MODEX expo, the McCue FlexCore Bollard’s flexible, shock-absorbing properties help it deflect impacts, and its durable, high-visibility plastic shell is rust, scratch and dirt resistant.
Utilising similar technology to high-performance aircraft and military vehicles, McCue’s innovators implemented a high-strength, spring-steel post attached to an industrial shock absorber for the Bollard’s core. For the exterior, the steel post carries a rubber load ring, allowing the cover to rotate on impact, flex and reform.
• Further information from McCue Corporation. Tel: 01908 365511. Web: www.mccue.com/uk
NEW SURVEY FROM FESTOOL SHOWS AWARENESS OF BENEFITS OF DUST EXTRACTION
According to a survey of UK tradespeople conducted by Festool, a leading supplier of power tools and accessories, 49% of respondents believe the main benefit of using dust extraction is healthy lungs.
To highlight World COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Day, which took place on November 15, Festool commissioned the survey to find out how people in the trade felt about the benefits of dust extraction.
Those living with COPD may find it difficult to breathe, and can also find everyday tasks a real challenge.
Festool’s survey concluded that 97% of people would recommend the use of a dust extractor to help with the time efficiency of jobs, together with many health benefits.
• Further information from Festool. Web: www.festool.co.uk
JCB WORKWEAR LAUNCHES THREE NEW RANGES AS PART OF BRAND REFRESH
Leading workwear brand, JCB Workwear is launching not one but three new clothing ranges!
JCB Essential is everyday workwear to suit all budgets without compromising on quality or durability. It includes basics such as sweatshirts, hoodies and fleeces perfect for layering and adding your own corporate branding. The final range, affectionately named JCB 1945, after the year in which JCB was founded, provides workers with all the latest innovation in terms of materials and design. Playing on the company’s well-loved heritage, items in this range will pay homage to JCB technology and machines such as the ECO MAX jacket and Hydromaster boots.
• Further information from JCB Workwear. Web: https://jcbworkwear.com
ADVANCED EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM SELECTED BY CENTRE OF SPORTS EXCELLENCE
Lux Intelligent, the leading emergency light testing system, has been specified to replace an obsolete system at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in the heart of Snowdonia.
Advanced’s leading emergency lighting system Lux Intelligent – an addressable, automatic test system – was chosen for the 216-year-old facility because of its ease-of-installation and the performance benefits it delivers. The system allowed the existing wiring, exit signs and 300 luminaires to be kept, saving considerable time and cost. The system also offers market-leading convenience and ease of monitoring and testing, with live status updates and reports accessible via the panels, PCs, the Cloud or mobile apps.
TEN MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE AT AG’S FMT SITE
Staff at AG’s (Acheson & Glover) Fivemiletown site are celebrating a remarkable milestone in the company’s production history. The workforce has manufactured its ten millionth blo Anchor retaining wall block, renowned for its high quality and durability.
Each block weighs anything between 6kg and 40kg. It takes mere seconds to make one, and those made so far have been used in projects around the UK and Ireland, including the M1 Belfast, M32 bus lane extension Bristol and BMW manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxfordshire.
To put it into perspective, ten million blocks would stretch from Belfast to Turkey or from the top to the bottom of Mount Everest 516 times over.
• Further information from Acheson & Glover Group, 64 Old Moy Rd, Dungannon, County Tyrone BT71 6PU Northern Ireland. Web: www.acheson-glover.com