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Explosion Proof ATEX Zone 1 iPhone 11 For ATEX and IECEx

Atexxo Manufacturing has released an Apple iPhone 11 which is suitable for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous locations. The explosion proof iPhones are originally manufactured by Apple then converted and certified according to ATEX and IECEx by Atexxo Manufacturing. This makes the ATEX and IECEx smartphones suited for safe use in gas/vapour Zone 1 and zone 2 hazardous areas. Sim-card can be installed by the end-user themselves.

A superior barrier against smaller airborne particulates than disposable protective technology in use worldwide

The V-100 technology has been developed by Chemport Ltd, and in tests carried out by the UK Government’s Health Laboratories at Porton Down is shown to offer a superior barrier against smaller airborne particulates than disposable protective technology in use worldwide.

Emerging evidence suggests that Coronavirus particles around 120 nanometres in size can remain airborne for longer, and travel further, and this has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization.

Tackle Concrete Applications 30% Faster with New Enerpac ZU5 Post Tensioning Pumps

Enerpac announces new ZU5 Post Tensioning Pumps offering increased efficiency for post tensioning contractors when strengthening steel strands in reinforced concrete.

With six pistons for increased stressing speed, operators can stress more strands or tendons per day. In a head-to-head job site test, the Enerpac ZU5 performed 30% faster than traditional hydraulic pumps. The ZU5 improves contractors’ ability to stay on schedule or move onto other jobs more quickly.

GMS Instruments has announced that its distributorship with Riken Keiki has been extended. 

This means that GMS Instruments stays an official distributor for Riken Keiki regarding all portable gas detectors, fixed gas detectors, accessories and services.

Gas Detectors

After three years of a distributorship, both parties agreed on continuing its partnership. GMS is pleased to be appointed as a Riken Keiki distributor again so that it can represent the great new technologies that are coming from Japan. For instance, the new Riken Keiki GX-3R and GX-3 PRO which are the successors to the best selling GX-2009 portable gas detector. Both the GX-3R and GX-3R PRO have been made smaller and lighter without losing any of its characteristic features. They are now the smallest and lightest personal gas detectors available on today’s market.

Snickers Workwear Sustainable Merino Wool Clothing

Mulesing-free, 100% All-natural and sustainable undergarments.

Stay warm or cool in our 100% All-Natural Merino Wool mid- and base-layer clothes that deliver optimal comfort for all kinds of working environments and leisure activities when the weather gets chilly.

There are short and long sleeve T-shirts as well as leggings and topwear that combine superior wool warmth with body-mapping designs for the ultimate base- and mid-layer protection in really cold conditions. 

Designed by nature for excellent ventilation and insulation, Merino wool is extremely soft, and naturally odour-preventive for an all-day fresh feel. It’s also temperature-regulating, repels water, dirt particles. It’s anti-static and Snickers Workwear ensures that the wool it uses is produced in kind-to-animals, ‘Mulesing-Free’ environments.

Dress For Windy Weather with Snickers Workwear’s GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Jackets

Delivering great wind protection and efficient ventilation.

Snickers Workwear jackets are well known for delivering performance and comfort at work - integral features of this new range of Windproof Jackets.

Sharp, stylish looks and market-leading GORE® WINDSTOPPER® and stretch CORDURA® fabric technology to make this jacket a must for winter on site or outdoor leisurewear.

Snickers Workwear – Superior, Ergonomic Knee Protection With D30®.

World-leading certified Kneeguard™ solutions to save your knees.

Hard work all day, every day means that some craftsmen and craftswomen put more pressure on their knees than many top athletes. So, the risk of long-term knee injuries and chronic pain can be far higher among trade professionals than most other occupations. 

First Finland order for Hart Doors

Hart Door Systems, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based specialist engineering company, has received its first order from Finland for its fast-action, security baggage-handling doors.

The order, for sixty security doors for check-in desks, is for Helsinki’s international airport, the largest in Finland which handles 20m passengers a year flying by a choice of 26 airlines to 135 destinations.

“This is excellent news for our staff. Over the Covid period we have won nine contracts for Airports from Hong Kong to Helsinki and in the UK Inverness and Sumburgh, Shetland Isles,” says Nick Hart, Hart’s managing director.

“We anticipate more export orders before the year-end. This shows our focus on design excellence for security doors and necessary product testing to comply with the requirements of very busy infrastructure projects such as airports, is paying off. To date over 800 Hart doors have been supplied in nearly 40 airports around the world.”

Hart Doors has completed another contract at the Wimbledon Traincare depot, the traction maintenance depot servicing South Western Railway. 

Peter Cairns, Hart’s Area Sales Manager, says there are several Hart doors on site already. “This depot is one of the busiest in the country, with an average of 250 carriages maintained there each night. We have several Speedors on site some of which were nearly 30 years old,” says Mr Cairns.

The latest contract was to replace the ageing Speedors in this very busy depot with Hart’s highly energy efficient, Insulated Roller Shutters.  “The installation was challenging requiring specific bracketing and in-fills for the new doors,” adds Mr Cairns. 

Remote, but not out of touch – how to manage on site contractors while social distancing

As COVID-19 has reached pandemic stage, our daily lives are changing quickly.

All the advice is sensible, stay safe, stay home if unwell or returning from affected areas, and work from home if you can. With a vaccine potentially still a year away, this way of working could become the new normal. As the health of the population is prioritised how will the health of your building fare?