A note on disposable gloves from the British Safety Industry Federation
Due to supply shortages, the BSIF are hearing reports of companies attempting to import nitrile gloves and who have been asked to pay deposits to secure supplies. Please be cautious as we are also hearing instances where, when these deposits have been paid, it turns out to be bogus agents and suppliers and the monies are being lost.
Please be careful.
A versatile and easy-to-use fixing solution for a wide range of applications has been unveiled by JCS Hi-Torque Ltd.
JCS Banding is the ideal fixing solution for duct work, HVAC installations and much more, utilising a simple cut-to-size banding system.
Tom Allen, Sales & Marketing Manager at JCS Hi-Torque, said: “The big advantage of JCS Banding is its simplicity – cut the required banding length, engage one end into a connector and apply. It is easily adjusted, repositioned and reused.
“It will save installers valuable time on site as it makes the fixing process fast and simple. No specialist tools are required, just a cutter and a socket driver.”
“JCS Banding is strong, reliable and can often be used in place of more expensive and difficult to use bracketry secured with nuts and bolts.”
The JCS Banding cut-to-size fixing system is supplied in 10m and 30m coils complete with worm-drive connectors, and is in both zinc-plated mild steel or high-strength 304 stainless steel, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. It can be purchased via a global network of distributors.
About JCS Hi-Torque
- JCS is a specialist British manufacturer of high performance worm drive clamps with a proud history that can be traced back to 1768.
- JCS Hi-Torque has approvals for BS EN ISO 9001, BSI Kitemark and Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.
- JCS is a proud member of the madeingb.org community..
- To find out more visit their website, jcshi-torque.co.uk.
Armorgard Launch New Product TREKDROR
New Product – TREKDROR
Secure drawer system for installing in the back of commercial vans. Ideal uses are for storing small tools and power tools neatly and securely in the vehicle.
Key benefits; Neat/organised, secured with 2x 5-Lever deadlocks, optimise van space.
TKD1 / TKD2 / TKD3
490x1105x300 / 980x1105x200 / 490x1105x490
44kg / 62kg / 58kg
WATCH TREKDROR IN ACTION
Bollé Safety Make Last Minute Price Increase Due To Covid-19
COVID-19 PRICE INCREASE
Dear Valued Customer,
As you are all aware, we are facing an unprecedent global crisis due to Covid-19.
Our first aim is to provide healthcare professionals and key workers with appropriate means to protect themselves against the virus.
However, this health crisis has significantly impacted upon our business and organization.
As you may be aware, the availability of our finished goods is greatly depleted at the moment, partly through the shutdown of manufacturing across the globe and partly through significant increases in consumption of PPE. Consequently, we are experiencing exceptional demand on critical product lines during the Covid-19 crisis.
In view of these exceptional circumstances arising from Covid-19, there has been, and will continue to be, a significant increase in transportation costs as well as difficulties in sourcing raw materials. Also we have had to increase investment in new moulds to boost capacity and expand the workforce within the company.
Unfortunately, due to this current dramatic economic situation and this commercial unpredictability, we are left with no rational alternative but to increase our current 2020 prices in line with these costs. We are confident, nonetheless, that we will continue to deliver to you and your customers the same high level of quality and protection that our products offer. We will, of course, do our best to return to our normal pricing policy as soon as possible after the crisis.
Please note that our new prices will be effective on the 2nd of April 2020 and will remain in force until the additional costs we face decrease.
I hope this provides some clarity on our position, however please let me know if you any queries. Otherwise we look forward to supporting you as we continue to do our very best to meet demand in these exceptional times.
Executive Vice President
Bott Develops New Ergonomic Workstation And Configurator
Bott have designed an ergonomic workstation, combining advanced design, high-quality manufacture and a flexible approach.
The Bott Group have been developing workplace storage solutions for over 80 years, and has facilities all across Europe. Delivering high levels of service and quality, they have expertise in delivering efficient working environments for both static and in-vehicle applications.
In today’s challenging environment, businesses are introducing LEAN principles to deliver both agility and efficiency in their operations. With this in mind and as a result of in-depth research into their customer’s challenges, Bott have developed a flexible and efficient workstation, allowing for customised applications and seamless expansion for when business needs change.
Ergonomic Optimised Design.
The ergonomically designed workstation can be changed to suit varying processes, with a height adjustable frame bench as the base, integrated accessories and flexible overhead solutions. The overall depth and width are modularly expandable with tilting and swivelling options allowing users to position accessories in the most comfortable positions. The adjustable working height options also allow for seated or standing working.
Ensuring staff welfare, safety and productivity, Bott believe that investing in a professional system is key to creating the optimal operational process.
What are the benefits of a professional system?
✔ Flexible & Adaptable
- Versatile solutions for material provision
- Comprehensive range of accessories
- Re-configure to suit varying processes
✔ Advanced Ergonomic Design
- Custom solutions for individual applications
- Creates comfortable & healthy work environments
- Versatile adjustment of reaching distances
✔ Zero Waste
- Eliminates wasteful activities
- Increases quality & performance
- Reduces errors & processing times
- Simplifies workflows and increases efficiencies
✔ High-quality manufacture
- Manufactured in the UK
- 10 year ‘Built to Last’ guarantee
- Competitive delivery
Configure your own workstation.
Simple and easy to use, Bott have developed a new online configurator tool, allowing customers to design a unique workstation that best suits their operational needs and activities.
Click the links below to view more details
Bott Verso delivers style and substance for a demanding workspace
Stolen BMX are a BMX bike brand famed worldwide for their product-orientated ethos. Based out of their UK head office, they work collaboratively with SR75 World Team; athletes competing across global motorsport events.
With a love of leg and horse power, creating a workspace fit for two purposes presented quite a challenge. Stolen BMX required a stock area to store parts and build their pedal power bikes, while SR75 needed a functional area to build competition-ready motocross bikes.
For Anthony Revell, Co-owner and Director of Stolen BMX, and Geoff Walker, Owner of SR75 World Team, the wide choice of product led them to select Verso as their workplace solution.
The modular Verso system has such a diverse range of sizes and options it allowed them to confidently configure their own design; creating two bays to work on both BMX and motocross bikes.
A combination of shelf cupboards and 100% extension drawer cabinets provided plenty of storage possibilities, with adjustable drawer dividers optimising organisation throughout. Wall mounted Perfo panels and hooks offered easy access and visible tool storage, alongside plastic hook on bins for small parts storage.
With style and reliability being everything in racing, the sleek aesthetics of the Verso range in gentian blue, coupled with great engineering, resonated with Stolen BMX and SR75 World Team.
For people living in the high-speed world of extreme sports, the fast delivery time offered by Bott appealed to the teams, getting them up and running quickly; allowing them to get on with the job.
In the gruelling sphere of extreme sports, you need to be strong, your kit has to be tough and you need a durable workspace that can handle the pace. For Anthony and Geoff, their Built to Last Verso workspace solution has met all their expectations.
“We would highly recommend Bott products. The quality and value for money are second to none.
Throughout the whole process of selection, to delivery, to aftercare; the customer service has been unrivalled!”
Covid-19 Updates From Suppliers
For the most up to date news on all of the Troy THS Group suppliers. Please check out their supplier profiles. All updates from today referring to Covid-19 (Corna Virus) will be added to their profiles, along with inclusion in Friday operational emails.
Dormer Pramet UK - Sales Unit Closure
A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS HERRING, DORMER PRAMET, GENERAL MANAGER.
Due to the recent restrictions on movement, we have taken the decision to close our sales office until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners.
However, all our staff continue to work from home.
Below is a list of telephone numbers you can call based on your business
location. In addition, our email address (email@example.com) remains
live and is constantly monitored during working hours. Therefore, please
contact us via these channels with your enquiries, stock-checks and orders.
Electronic ordering (DOL/EDI) remains unaffected.
|North East England||01246 571313|
|North West England||01246 571316|
|South East England||01246 571318|
|South West England||01246 571319|
|Southern England||01246 571317|
|West Midlands||01246 571350|
|Yorkshire & N/E Midlands||01246 571315|
|Technical Support||01246 571335|
If you find your local number is engaged or not answering, please feel free to
call an alternative.
At this stage, there is no disruption to our services and deliveries will
continue as normal. The only exception being product returns, which we will
unfortunately not be able to accept back until our office re-opens. We will
monitor the situation closely and up-date you with any development and
If you have any further questions, please contact our customer
service team using the telephone numbers or email address shown above.
Alternatively, you can contact your local Dormer Pramet Sales Engineer on
their usual number.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time.
Draper Tools message, we remain fully operational
A statement from Graham Wade, Managing Director of Draper Tools.
I wanted to update you on how we’re adapting to the uncertainty of COVID-19.
As a family business, we’ve always taken seriously the health of our staff and customers. In these turbulent times, this has never been more important, and we are striving to do everything we can to protect us all.
Now, as ever, the entire Draper Tools team are working tirelessly to adapt to these ever-changing situations and make sure that we keep it business as usual.
We understand the challenges faced by our customers, so please be assured that we remain fully operational.
We have lots of stock available to supply all customers. We have a warehouse team that are ready and raring to go to pick, pack and deliver our tools. And most importantly, we wanted to do something to support you during these difficult times, so in the next few days we’re reducing our drop shipping fee from £6.50 to £4.95 (we’re just in the process of making the necessary adjustments to our systems to achieve this). In these times, more and more people are working at home and so this change will hopefully enable you to attract extra business with our carriers delivering directly to your customers.
Our carriage paid order values remain unchanged.
From the Draper family and I, we want to say a huge thanks to you, for your ongoing support. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we help you, your customers and our team through these unprecedented times.
We will continue to review our measures as the situation unfolds.
Thank you and stay safe.
Draper's new campaign reveals health benefits of DIY & Gardening
Draper’s new national campaign to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of DIY & gardening has already been making headlines in the The Sun, The Daily Mirror and other national media. There are some really fascinating findings – PE with Joe Wicks might be over, but there’s still plenty of ways for the nation to burn calories at home.
- UK Homeowners burn more than EIGHTY THOUSAND calories a year by gardening and doing DIY
- During a typical year, house proud Brits will spend 165 hours in total on their home & garden improvements
- 67% of the population said doing a DIY or gardening job well is more satisfying than doing a good job at work
- 73% of homeonwers consider gardening to be a nice way to de-stress and to relax and 47% feel similarly about DIY
Survey commissioned by Draper Tools, conducted by OnePoll. Sample size: 2,000 UK homeowners.
About Draper Tools: Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now more than 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding product portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, gardening and landscaping, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.
Energy-related Products from SIP
SIP Industrial Products have recently upgraded our full Fireball heater range for increased energy efficiency, to take the lead in reducing our energy footprint through design and manufacture, and to comply with the updated EU Energy-Related Products Directive.
So what is it?
The Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive is an umbrella term that consists of the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive. Since 2009, the EU has been rolling out energy information on appliances like washing machines, electronics, and more. But in recent years, these directives have also been widened to include all domestic and commercial heating products.
The Ecodesign portion of ErP dictates that all products affect the environment throughout their cycle, including selections of materials, manufacturing, energy usage, and disposal and recycling. The EU Commission estimates more than 80% of the environmental impact of a product is determined through the design stages. Ecodesign should be considered in all aspects of the products life, and thus the directive considers this essential to the effort to reduce a product’s environmental impact. Ecodesign considerations cannot compromise safety or functionality, or adversely affect consumer affordability.
The Energy Labelling Directive outlines the requirements for transposing this information to customers. A simplified model has been established so that products receive an efficiency classification.
The ErP Directive and its subsidiaries make up a collection of regulation that form a legal framework applicable for companies across the European Union’s member states that manufacture energy-using machines and appliances. The primary aim of the ErP Directive as a whole is to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gasses and harmful emission by 20%, and raising the share of EU energy consumption that is produced from renewable resources, in line with the EU’s 20-20 target. It is estimated that these directives will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 16 million tons in 2020.
Whilst the ErP Directive helps to reduce environmental impact of design and manufacturing heaters and heating products, it also helps the consumer in a number of ways. Firstly, the aim of the ErP and it’s component sections is not only to drive innovation and improvements in the industry, but to phase out lower efficiency machines and appliances. This helps to improve the market and give any consumer a larger choice of energy-efficient products which will, in turn, save customers money in energy costs.
How does this affect SIP Fireball heaters?
SIP Fireball heaters are now fully ErP-compliant across the range, whether electric, diesel, paraffin, or kerosene, and thus customers can expect to receive the same high-quality heaters that SIP have always offered, but with the added benefits that ErP allows! Our customers will have peace of mind that your Fireball heater has an energy classification as certified by the enclosed paperwork.
Customers of SIP can be sure to receive the highest possible energy efficiency, and a responsible manufacturing practice, so that when you buy an SIP Fireball heater, you are actively helping us contribute positively to the EU Directives for reducing emissions and improving life for consumers! You’ll be getting more efficient heating products for your home, work, or business, whilst not paying any more for these benefits.
As always, SIP will continue to innovate and play our part in ensuring we are practicing safe manufacturing procedures, and keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum, while improving the energy efficiency and reducing energy costs for our customers.
Fake CE logos – is your PPE is correctly CE certified? How do you know?
The British safety industry federation has reported an area of risk around fake CE logos; Chinese Export logos masquerading as ‘conformite europeene’.
What is CE certification?
To be sold in the European Union, a product must have a CE mark. The CE mark indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). CE marking applies to all products, ranging from electrical equipment to toys and from civil explosives to medical devices. If a product has the CE mark it does not mean that the product was made in the EEA, but states that the product is assessed before being placed on the market.
European standards are in place for a wide range of PPE from protective clothing against chemicals, heat and flames, to head protective helmets, eye protection, gloves and safety footwear. Many regions outside of the EU are increasingly turning towards the CE mark to show that the product is up to standard and has been tested comprehensively.
If your product is certified it means;
The product meets minimum performance specifications defined in legally recognised standards applied throughout Europe.
A product has been subjected to a series of tests on physical characteristics and finished product performance according to application or protective tape
How do we know if the product is correctly CE certified or not?
All CE certified products should feature a label with everything you need
The info shown on the label should be very specific, this is a legal requirement. Each product type, whether it be protective gloves, glasses or boots has its own specific labelling or marking requirements.
Fake CE Logos
Sometimes, alongside the CE mark can be seen a code which represents the ID number of the respective Notified body needed for conducting the product’s certification.
The CE “Chinese export” mark can be seen on some, not all, products produced in and exported from China. The mark is with a similar design, and if you don’t know how to distinguish it from the real CE mark, it can look identical to you. As a result, y
ou can think that your product is CE marked and safe to use. The “Chinese export” mark is not an official European mark and is considered as fake. Many factories in China apply that mark on their products and afterwards, put them on the market. Such products haven’t had any risk assessment, safety evaluation, or testing. They haven’t been certified against the relevant CE standards, and their placing on the EU market is seen as an illegal act. As overall, products bearing the CE “China Export” mark vary in quality from being acceptable to completely dangerous in their design. A good example of products on which you can very often see this mark is the power supplies.
New legislation came about in 2016 evolving from a loose directive, outlining that responsibility lies with all ECONOMIC OPERATORS to comply with PPE supply chain standards. The new terminology ‘ALL ECONOMIC OPERATORS’ now places responsibility for compliance throughout the entire supply chain manufacturer, wholesaler to distributor. To keep you compliant and your business away from risk, BSIF membership will provide spot checks of products and on site checks. Read more here
To read the Lakeland article click the following link – Lakeland CE Certification
Free Business Growth Webinars- with Action Coach
Steve Gaskell of Action Coach is on hand providing a series of valuable webinars in the lead up to TMB Digital 2020 where Brad Sugars, CEO and founder of Action Coach will be speaking!
If you are a Troy Member, join TMB Digital on 22nd October 2020 where Brad Sugars will close the show with a rousing presentation on pivoting your business, business survival and success. Brad is a bestselling author and the #1 Business Coach in the world according to Entrepreneur Magazine, we look forward to welcoming him to the inaugural TMB Digital 2020.
Steve Gaskell’s Action Coach webinars are listed below, they are free to Troy members, and will take place on;
01.10.2020, 08.10.2020, 15.10.2020 – pop them in your diary now!
5 Ways To Massive Profit Webinar
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At our free 5 Ways To Massive Profits Workshop, we’ll share over 350 different ways you can improve these five areas to multiply your profits! And you’ll leave with a clear action plan to begin boosting these areas right away. The ActionCOACH Business Coach Chassis focuses on the five areas that can transform your business into a profit powerhouse. Join us for a profitable time working on your business.
6 Steps To Achieving Business Profits and Growth
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6 Steps To Achieving Business Profits And Growth will both inform and entertain you, but most importantly, it will teach you how to be a better business owner and leader. This webinar is designed for independent businesses and every business owner. The 6 steps will help you climb the ladder of business growth and have a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you.
Marketing With Compassion
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Learn where and how to market your business in challenging times. Understand the impact of marketing which empathises with your customers and prospects. Build marketing strategies which will overcome any fears of a downturn and offer confidence in what you do and sell.
Guidance for PPE businesses - from British Safety Industry Federation
In early September BEIS / OPSS published version 6 of Guidance on applying the easement to the conformity assessment of PPE and placing product on the UK market in the context of Covid 19.
In the last few days they have published a 7th version of the Guidance for high volume manufacturers of PPE. You can download this at https://www.bsif.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Guidance-for-businesses-high-volume-manufacture-of-ppe-version-7.pdf
The amendments can be found in section 10.
In a similar vein, a 4th version of the Guidance for small scale manufacturers has also been published reflecting the same modest amendments. This document can also be downloaded at https://www.bsif.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Guidance-for-businesses-and-individuals-small-scale-manufacture-of-ppe-version-4.pdf
Introducing the 145 Kasp Marine Padlock Range – Designed to Weather any Storm!
Kasp, the leading brand in security from Carl Kammerling, is launching a superb high quality Kasp 145 Marine Padlock Range. Specifically designed for outdoor use – even in extreme weather conditions – the 145 Marine range is perfect for withstanding corrosive salty air conditions in coastal areas. Designed and manufactured to the highest standards and backed by the Kasp ten-year guarantee, Kasp 145 Marine padlocks are available in two security levels (medium and high); 40mm and 50mm, standard and long shackle, both keyed to differ and keyed alike combinations.
Key Features & Benefits
Ideal for a multitude of applications and backed by the Kasp quality guarantee, the 145 Marine Padlocks offer a secure padlock with exceptional weather resistance (exceeding ISO 9227 salt spray requirements, showing no sign of corrosion or mechanical failure). The mirror chromed solid brass body, rust-free internal components, 316 stainless steel shackle and rubber shackle seal, combine to provide corrosion resistance in the most extreme environments.
Security is paramount and, with a double bolted shackle to resist torsion/pull attack and a 5 pin anti-pick cylinder, the 145 Marine padlock is also designed to withstand manipulation.
- Marine grade 316 stainless steel shackle – marine and food grade stainless steel for extreme weather protection, tested to ISO 9227.
- Mirror chromed brass padlock.
- Rubber shackle seal, to further protect the cylinder from water ingress.
- Rust free stainless steel and brass internal components.
- Double bolted locking mechanism.
- 5 pin cylinder with anti-pick mushrooms pins.
- Paracentric keyway.
- 2 keys supplied with each padlock.
To help promote the Kasp 145 Marine Padlock Range in-store, there’s also a compact eye-catching counter display available, designed to encourage impulse purchases at point of sale.
Tina Skinner, Brand Director at Kasp comments: “We are delighted to be launching the new 145 Marine Padlocks, designed and developed to the exacting high standards people have come to expect from Kasp. A secure padlock with exceptional weather resistance, the 145 Marine Series offers many benefits for consumers needing a strong and reliable solution to their outdoor security needs. We are also keen to help retailers maximise sales and offer an eye-catching counter display to make the purchase of marine padlocks an easy one at point of sale, together with consumer-friendly packaging which clearly highlights the security level and lock’s usage.”
Call us now for more details on 01758 704704 or visit www.kaspsecurity.co.uk
Makita Brings Two New 800W SDS+ Rotary Hammers To Market
- 2.4 joules of impact energy delivers up to 4,600 blows per minute
- Integral dust collection system with HEPA filter
- AVT™ version cuts vibration levels
- Three mode operation
Makita introduces two brand new heavy duty SDS+ rotary hammer drills in either 110v or 240v mains configuration. Both feature an 800 watt motor that with 2.4 joules of impact energy, and up to 4,600 blows per minute, will punch a 26mm hole in concrete using a normal TCT bit. The powerful HR2650 and HR2651 will drive a 68mm TCT core or an 80mm Diamond core through concrete with ease. Both models feature the one-touch sliding SDS+ chuck.
A highly efficient dust collection system, with telescopic slide guide ranging up to 190mm, and drill-through port will reduce dust on site and protect operators. The easy-to-remove transparent dust case provides easy disposal of dust and particles and the HEPA filter can be quickly and efficiently cleaned.
The new Makita HR2651 features the proven AVT™– Anti Vibration Technology™ – the innovative vibration reduction system that cuts vibration transfer to the operator.
Both models have torque limiter drives, and the 3-mode operation rotary switch on the transmission case selects rotary only mode for drilling, rotary with hammer action support, and a hammer only mode for chiselling functions. Weighing 4.2kg these powerful rotary hammers will meet the most challenging on-site actions.
For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com. Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk
Makita Intoduce New 10.8V And 18V Rotary Hammer Drill
- New 10.8v model achieves 1.0 Joules of impact energy and up to 4,900 ipm
- Very compact 18v model will drill 17mm in concrete
- 2-mode operation, rotary and rotary hammer
Makita has added two new SDS+ rotary hammer drills to the ever expanding inventory of cordless tools. The new 10.8v model will generate 4,900 impacts per minute whilst the beefy 18v model will punch a 17mm hole into concrete.
The new Makita HR140D rotary hammer drill further extends the increasingly popular 10.8v cordless range of tools. This new 14mm CXT machine generates 1 joule of impact energy and up to 4,900 ipm, all from a small and compact machine that weighs just 2.6kg.
The HR140D will run up to 850 rpm, while two operation modes can be selected by the rotary switch on the body housing to run in rotary only for pure drilling, or with hammer assistance for heavy duty drilling into masonry.
This new model has capacity to punch a 14mm hole into concrete; 10mm into steel and 13mm into timber. Drilling speed is controlled by the variable speed trigger which is comfortably positioned on the vibration absorbing grip handle assembly, which cuts drilling vibration transmission to protect the operator.
This lightweight and compact yet powerful rotary hammer drill is available in body only format, or with two 10.8v batteries in a Makpac case.
The new Makita DHR171 rotary hammer drill features the high performance Brushless motor which will run the drill up to 680 rpm, and with 1.2 Joules of energy coupled with up to 4,800 ipm, will comfortably punch a 17mm hole into concrete; 10mm into steel and 13mm into wood. In line with current Makita innovation, this new 18v drill is virtually identical in size to the 10.8v models, so it is ideally suited for use in limited access areas.
Both models share the advanced features of electric brake, variable speed trigger and constant speed control; while the 18v model also benefits from the vibration absorption body assembly that protects the operator when using this powerful and rugged rotary hammer in all site operations.
Weighing in at 2.8kg this model is available as body only, or with 2 x 18v batteries and charger packaged in a convenient Makpac case.
For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com. Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk
Makita Introduce New OMNIBOHRER Multi-Purpose Drill Bits
- New range of multi-material, multi-purpose drill bits
- Tungsten carbide tips
- Time saving and convenient
- Fast, efficient and accurate drilling in any material
The new OmniBohrer range of drill bits joins the extensive range of high performance Makita accessories. Bits in this multi-purpose collection are suitable for use with a diverse range of materials including concrete, tile, brick, slate, limestone, wood, composite materials, aluminium and plastics, totally eliminating the need to switch between bit types. Ultimately, the new OmniBohrer range is time saving while improving operator efficiency and accuracy.
The collection of 25 drill bits, ranging from 3 – 14mm diameter and lengths of 60 – 400mm, feature a high quality tungsten carbide tip that can be used for different applications across various industries. Tungsten carbide is more durable than many other materials because of its exceptional levels of toughness and hardness. The wide flutes of the OmniBohrer bits deliver quick and efficient material extraction.
This multi-purpose collection will be welcomed by many manufacturing professionals using multi-layer, or composite materials such as that used in the manufacture of windows and doors, or for fixing wood or metal to brickwork without the need to switch bit types.
Choose OmniBohrer drill bits for improved quality, convenience and versatility.
For more news and product information about Makita UK please visit www.makitauk.com. Follow us on Twitter @MakitaUK, Facebook.com/makitauk and google.com/+makitauk
Makita Introduces New Cordless 18V LXT Top Handle Chainsaw Designed For Forestry Professionals
- Prioritising operator safety
- Chain speed and performance equal to a petrol machine
- Lightweight and compact
- Brushless motor for longer run time and increased power
Makita chainsaws have gained a high reputation amongst forestry professionals with models that are renowned for power, performance, rugged reliability and value. The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception. With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery it generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance of a petrol machine. The Brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and lower maintenance.
Setting an industry benchmark this new model features the main power switch with Auto-Off function making it one of the safest chainsaws on the market. It automatically turns the machine off if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds of turning the machine on. Equally, the Auto-Off function kicks in if the operator does not trigger the switch within one minute, even if the lock-off lever is gripped. And again, if the operator does not grip the lock-off lever within 10 seconds after releasing the lock-off lever the Auto-Off function takes control. Classified as a top-handle model this chainsaw should only be used by trained and certificated professionals.
Light and compact, weighing just 2.8kg, this cordless machine is designed for operators when climbing and for single handed use, and is ideal for tree pruning. Neatly packaged with a sturdy hand-grip the DUC254Z features a variable speed control trigger, electric chain brake and kickback brake. This model also provides a soft start function which accelerates the motor into action reducing the sudden torque load on start up. Sold as body only, this LXT chainsaw has an oil capacity display, hanging hook and captive nuts.
Makita’s cordless chainsaws offer low noise in operation, low vibrations for operator protection and comfort, zero emissions to protect the environment and unbeatable charge times. The Makita range of cordless and 2-stroke chainsaws is comprehensive to cover the needs of professional users and industry applications with selected models being the product of choice of the British Army and are used by specialist disaster relief charity DART International UK.
Makita Launch H Class Approved Dust Extractor
- Advanced specification meets dust Class H (HEPA) highest EU standard
- Automatic self-cleaning filter system
- 110v and 240v models with power take off facility
The new Makita VC3211HX1 dust extractor is fully approved for use with Dust Class H, the highest safety standard of EU site safety regulations. Dust extraction is a legal requirement in all working environments with L Class being the lowest filtration standard; M Class filtration the minimum standard required in commercial work environments, and H Class being the current highest standard of filtration for operator safety. It is not however suitable for processes involving asbestos particulates.
Powered by a 1,050 watt motor the new VC3211HX1 gives maximum sealed suction of 22.0kPa and a maximum air flow of 3.5m³/minute. Suction power is controlled by a dial, and an air flow sensor emits warning beeps if the flow is reduced by a clogged filter or nearly full 32L tank. The stainless steel tank has a wet tank capacity of 27L.
This H Class extractor has an automatic self-cleaning filter system where the air flow switches between two triple structure filter units so that clean air drives the dust in one filter through the pre-filter, damper and powder filter into the tank. The air flow then switches and does the same for the second filter unit thus maintaining the cleanest possible filter system for maximum dust collection efficiency. This is essential to maintain the performance of the HEPA system for EU standards approval.
This rugged yet highly manoeuvrable extractor weighs 16.9kg, has large rear wheels and a front caster for full mobility with large bumper surround. This extractor is available in 110v mode with 600w power take off or 240v mode with 1,900 watt power take off. Both models are supplied with a full cleaning kit including 2.5m of flexible hose, pipes and floor and crevice nozzles.
Makita Launches Two 18V BL LXT Linetrimmers And Dual-Purpose Grass Shears
- Cordless models with Brushless motors for longer run time and more power
- Linetrimmers with ADT for enhanced cutting speed
- Grass shear with compatible hedge trimmer attachment
Makita continues to expand the inventory of cordless tools designed for the professional grounds maintenance industry, adding new technical features and improving performance.
The new Makita DUR189Z 18v LXT linetrimmer, which replaces the popular DUR184L model, has a 240 watt output Brushless motor providing capacity to run the head at three selected speed settings. Having the motor at the drive head improves the balance of the machine and eliminates the loss of power through the traditional drive shaft where the motor is at the operator end of the machine. The DUR189Z linetrimmer has the benefit of the innovative Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), where the revolutions per minute are automatically increased from between 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000rpm according to the density of the weeds and foliage being cut. This allows for greater and improved energy saving, lower noise levels, optimum operation and user comfort. A speed indicator is conveniently positioned on the control panel.
The lightweight design of this model has an operating weight of 3.3kg, including the LXT battery, soft grip handle and forward loop handle for maximum machine control. The bent pipe shaft is adjustable in length and the foldable wire guard helps to reduce risk or damage to foliage, fences and ornaments. The smaller protector allows a better view of the 300mm cutting circle. Soft start, electric brake, reverse rotation and overload protection add to the efficiency of this new linetrimmer, which is available as a body only model.
Makita’s new DUR188LZ linetrimmer has all the features of the DUR189Z model, including ADT, with the additional advantage of a 2-part shaft so this model can be split in two for easy transportation and storage; a trigger switch with lock-off lever and a multi-functional control panel with speed and power indicators. Again, this is a body only model.
Makita’s new DUM604Z 18v LXT grass shears will be a favourite too and replaces the hugely popular DUM168 model. Fast, powerful and brilliantly handy, a compatible hedge trimmer attachment is also available that has a tool-less blade change. The shear has a double blade action, a cutting width of 160mm, and a 3-stage cutting height adjustment from 15 – 25mm for really fine work. With an ergonomically designed soft grip handle and light in weight at just 1.8kg, including the battery, user comfort is guaranteed while low noise emissions will ensure Sunday morning peace and quiet for family and neighbours. This model is available as a body only.
The Makita range of outdoor maintenance and grounds care equipment continues to expand with innovative tools that excel technically, and are equally enjoyed by professional users and keen gardeners.
Makita's 18V LXT Brushless Power Cuts Wheelbarrow Effort
- In-wheel Brushless motor drives up to 3.5 km/h (2.2 m/h)
- 130kg max load up to 12° incline
- Adjustable chassis with pipe frame or bucket frame option
AT LAST – Makita has harnessed the impressive power of the incredibly successful 18v Brushless motor to reduce the back-breaking task of pushing a fully laden wheelbarrow across a rocky, bumpy building site, a muddy commercial garden or rough pasture towards a favourite fishing lake!
In fact, designed principally to reduce the physical demands in the construction industry the new Makita DCU180Z will prove popular in many operating fields. Capable of carrying 130kg of blocks on the tubular frame, or similar amount of ballast in the barrow bin option, this power-assisted wheelbarrow has the Brushless motor integrated into the front wheel to ensure the maximum possible traction to the heavily ribbed agri-tyre. This barrow has two forward speeds: Hi up to 3.5 km/h, Lo 1.5 km/h, and powered reverse of 1.0 km/h and will climb a 12° maximum incline. Main braking is provided by the front disc brake controlled by the hand lever on the steering handles. The wheelbarrow weighs just 32.5kg, is ready to work with handles that can be adjusted to three height levels for operator comfort and also fold for easy storage. The detachable rear trailing wheels with kick down brake can be adjusted from a width of 480mm to 760mm which further improves stability and reduces operator effort.
Powered by any of the Makita 18v LXT Lithium-Ion batteries used to power Britain’s number 1 professional power tool range, the new Makita DCU180Z power-assisted wheelbarrow has soft start to ease the load away; constant speed control; twin LED driving lights and locking brake lever for maximum site safety. For site security an individual ignition lock key is provided. Previous walk-behind powered site platforms can cost several thousand pounds but the new Makita powered wheelbarrow will prove particularly attractive in relation to price competitiveness and rugged performance.
The DCU180Z is a body only machine which is available with a choice of optional accessories which includes the pipe frame set and bucket frame set.
Makita's New 36V BL Slide Compound Mitre Saw
MAKITA’S NEW 36V BL SLIDE COMPOUND MITRE SAW HAS FULL MAINS MACHINE PERFORMANCE
- 36v Brushless motor powers 260mm blade to 4,400rpm
- Weighs just 27.3kg for total mobility
- 60° mitre and 48° bevel ranges
- New 18v Brushless LXT mitre saw with 91mm depth of cut
The new Makita twin 18v (36v) Brushless Slide Compound Mitre Saw has the same premium attributes as the new mains-powered LS1019 coupled with the total manoeuvrability provided by the high-performance 36v Brushless motor, which generates similar power to the mains machine. The flexible mobility, coupled with outstanding motor performance makes the new Makita DLS110Z slide compound mitre saw a very valuable machine for all operations on construction sites. Weighing just 27.3kg, and with the same top carry handle as on the mains machine, transport and movement are simple and convenient.
The Makita DLS110Z 36v slide compound mitre saw will run the 260mm blade up to 4,400rpm and has a maximum mitre range of 60° L – 60° R, with a bevel range of 48° L – 48° R, and a max 91mm depth of cut. The rail-forward slide design allows the rear of the machine to be placed close to a wall whilst the twin slide rails are robustly mounted in the machine body ensuring smooth operation for a superior cut finish. As with the mains machine the Automatic Torque Drive Technology changes the cutting speed depending on load conditions to achieve optimum operation. Slide, bevel and mitre locks are easy to operate while holders support a wide work piece. The rugged, fully machined cast alloy base and chassis ensures accuracy, safety and stability in operation. This body only model features an electric brake, soft start, large turn base and dust extractor connection.
The new compact Makita DLS600Z 18v Brushless LXT Mitre Saw weighs just 6.6 kg and with its well-placed top carrying handle is ideal for rapid deployment to any job site. The 165mm diameter blade can be run up to 5,000 rpm by the Brushless motor with a cutting performance that benefits from ADT, Automatic Torque Drive Technology. ADT adjusts the blade speed according to the load conditions to achieve optimum cutting performance while the soft start facility protects both the machine and the operator.
A fully machined, cast aluminium base lends maximum stability in use and the mini sub-fence provides wide guide support when performing vertical cut or left bevel cut. Premier mitre and bevel ranges make the new Makita DLS600Z a valuable saw for operations with a maximum mitre range of 52° L – 52° R, and the double bevel range has a maximum of 46° L – 46° R with the lever lock released. An LED job light is provided together with a very useful and highly accurate laser line system, electric brake and battery fuel gauge. This new mitre saw is available as a body only machine. This is a small, light and compact mitre saw which is ideal for 3rd fix jobs including the preparation of skirting, dado and picture rails.
Makita's Twin 18V LXT Angle Drill Exceeds Mains Delivery And Makes Tough Tasks Look Effortless
- High performance angle drill meets mains delivery with additional benefits
- BL motor for longer runtime and performance
- Many advanced technologies and features
- Ideal for larger timber and steel constructions
Makita has launched its first cordless twin 18V LXT Brushless Angle Drill featuring all the power and performance of a mains machine whilst benefiting from the freedom and manoeuvrability that only a battery powered tool can provide. The mighty DDA460ZK is powered by two Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries giving 36V power from the Brushless motor which not only massively extends runtime but substantially increases power.
This new angle drill has a no-load speed of up to 1400rpm in Hi mode and 350rpm in Lo with variable speed control by trigger action. An auger bit of maximum 50mm diameter will make light work of drilling holes in oak beams, even through the toughest knots. This rugged and intelligent mechanical 2-speed machine has a chuck capacity of 2 – 13mm capable of drilling up to 13mm in steel; 118mm in Lo and 65mm in Hi mode when using a self-feed bit in wood or with a hole saw, 159mm in Lo and 105mm in Hi mode. The addition of Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), literally automatically adjusts the drilling speed according to the load conditions to achieve optimum drilling performance, while the auto power-off function automatically shuts down, or times-out, if the trigger is not pulled for five minutes.
This body only machine features an electric brake and the soft start function. This accelerates the motor into action even if the trigger is pulled fully home from Off. In drilling mode soft start reduces the sudden torque load on start up. In operation the torque limiter will cut the motor drive should the drill bit snag, so providing further operator protection. The front handle can be installed in any position within 0 – 112.5° for maximum user comfort, control and accessibility in confined spaces.
The capacity of the new Twin 18V DDA460ZK LXT Angle Drill will make the toughest tasks completely effortless, including drilling roof trusses, barn conversions and even large steel structures above the open seas.
Managing your energy bills through challenging trading times
1. Take meter readings
Many meters now take half Hourly readings which communicate with suppliers meaning that your energy usage will be billed on actual usage, however there are also still many meters that will not do this, therefore it is important to take meter readings while your usage is minimal so that the suppliers do not just estimate your usage based on passed month. When businesses are closed and not consuming energy you should only be paying for the standing charge as per your contract except for those contracts that have volume tolerance clauses. If you are unsure, contact your Troy Business Development Manager.
2. Seek whether a payment break can be negotiated.
Some suppliers will be happy to offer this for their customers, which will simply mean that the period of non payment will be added at the end of the contract, do not cancel any direct debits without speaking with your energy suppliers as this will affect your credit rating.
3. Check whether there are any volume tolerances in your Ts and Cs
It’s possible that you have terms in your contract that may cause you issues later in the year, the most common is called Volume Tolerance. This tends to be for larger energy users and means that you have agreed on a level of energy to be used on-site over a set time period. Energy consumption will reduce as businesses have a break in trading, Volume Tolerance means that you could be charged for a set level of Energy whether you use this or not. If you’re not sure on your position here, we will happily review your Terms and Conditions and check how a change in your consumption may impact you.
4. Turn off all non essential Electricity and Gas consumption
As your business premises will likely be empty or running with skeleton staff it’s recommend turning off any piece of equipment including computers, machinery and any lighting which is not needed. This will help reduce your demand and subsequently lower your bills while the premises is not in use.
5. Contracts nearing their renewal date
It is important to keep an eye on any contract renewals due in the next few weeks/ months as if these are left to roll, you will be put on out of contract rates which can be very expensive. It’s important to tender, negotiate and renew these contracts as per usual, even though this will not be top of mind right now. If you are renewing your contract and switching suppliers, it’s important to adhere to your Terms and Conditions and remember to terminate your existing contract.
6. Set up an online account with your supplier
This can easily be done through your energy supplier and will allow you to submit meter readings, monitor your energy usage or make changes to your billing requirements such as changing to electronic bills.
Metabo are proud to announce the launch of the Cordless Alliance System known as CAS
One battery pack for everything – Nine power tool manufacturers present a joint battery pack system with CAS click the link to read the full story
Click this link The CAS Partners at a glance to read about CAS Partnership
Metabo increases the capacity of its powerful LiHD battery packs from 7.0 to 8.0 and from 3.5 to 4.0 Ampere hours.
Metabo recently held it’s highly successful, LiHD BREAK FREE EVENT in Berlin.
Thanks to our new industry leading next generation LiHD technology, Metabo is the only manufacturer in the world to cover the entire power range – from 400 to 2,800 watt – from standard machines to unique system solutions. Applications previously reserved for only the most powerful mains powered machines can now be handled cordlessly.
The combination of new high-performance battery cells and completely re-developed components within the LiHD batter pack ensures maximum power availability over an extremely long run time. With enlarged power rails and contacts capable of handling high currents and 3 x better conductivity with cell connectors made of specialized copper alloy. This now gives each new Metabo LiHD battery a longer service life due to its protection against internal contamination with fully encapsulated cast design and full protective coating of electronics, as well as an optimal gasket in the cover structure. The internal cells are protected against vibration and thermal damage. They require less charging cycles due to more usable cell energy
Metabo UK took a number of customers including Troy members to the event who were very impressed by the new LiHD battery technology, creating quite a buzz as they were getting an understanding of how this leading system works, and seeing the potential for increased power tool efficiency by putting our solutions to work. The Break Free Event also gave our guests the chance to see the extended Metabo portfolio of tools, accessories and innovations, including an opportunity to check out a variety of hands on demonstrations.
With the market introduction of the ground-breaking LiHD battery pack technology Metabo have already taken a great stride towards independence from mains power. The new LiHD 18v battery packs will be available in 4.0 Ah, 5.5 Ah and 8.0 Ah, allowing us to expand our overall 18v platform to the end user on the job site”, says Scott Thompson, Metabo National Accounts Manager UK & Ireland. Our new battery pack generation however not only offers advantages for extreme applications, but also in normal operation, the life time of the electric storage doubles since under the same load as our LiHD battery packs by heating up less than battery packs with standard cell technology.
With so much expertise on show, the UK sales team are looking forward to arranging regular member visits to find out about your specific requirements and discussing future opportunities in greater detail.
Please contact Scott Thompson on 07834 514869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information on our new LiHD battery technology, or any other aspect of Metabo products.
Mobile Training & Exhibition Unit Available From Spectrum
Spectrum Industrial now has a Mobile Training Unit (MTU) which can showcase Lockout Tagout, Signage, Tagging systems and associated products. Working in conjunction with its reseller network the MTU is the ideal vehicle providing ‘hands on’ product training and sales support to help its customers drive sales through enhanced product knowledge, examples of sales techniques and identifying target customers.
Having already attended a number of exhibitions, open days and site visits we have received some fantastic feedback and positive sales growth for the distributors involved.
Spectrum would like to offer members use of the unit to train representatives and sales teams, for site visits to large potential end users or for open/trade days.
For bookings or further details contact our team on: 01302 800273 or email: email@example.com
New Animations From Bott
Bott have always been known for quality heavy duty products, but what is it that makes their ranges built to last.
Every product has been designed to perform, so bott have prepared some animations to show benches, cabinets and cupboards down to the smallest detail.
To see what makes a bott cabinet check out the animations on their website (www.bottltd.co.uk/workplace-storage) or view the snippets here:[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.troyuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Bench-Accessories-Bott-1.mp4"][/video] [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://www.troyuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Exploded-Cabinet-Bott.mp4"][/video]
New C.K Magma Technician's Wheeled Toolcase
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Let the New C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase take the strain!
Following the successful launch of its range of premium storage toolcases, Carl Kammerling International is enhancing its range with the new C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase (MA2650). Set to be a firm favourite with tradesmen whose work requires them to regularly transport a heavy toolkit, this high quality Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase, offers great features and benefits to make every task that much easier. Designed for all terrain use, the Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase will effortlessly transport a fully laden toolkit which, with test equipment and power tools, can top 20kg – around the maximum that Health & Safety regulations direct.
Great Product Features and Benefits
The C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase provides many outstanding features and benefits to make every tradesman’s job that much easier to handle. Its balanced design includes a tough and durable chassis, wheels and a telescopic handle, perfect for all terrain use and effortless movement of larger toolkits, test equipment and power tools, whether that involves areas on a factory site, or commercial premises. The ground covered is often rough, so rugged large wheels and strong handles are a major bonus.
In addition, back problems are a significant cause of loss of working days for all trades. With this in mind, the C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase offers the perfect solution for a tradesman who is unable to get his vehicle close to a particular job and would normally have a long, tiring walk carrying a heavy toolkit.
Other handy features of this high quality Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase include: A tough 600-denier polyester construction, for superb strength and durability; an extra wide compartment with a red lining for high tool visibility; a zip down front panel featuring tool and A4 document storage; and an impressive 35 deep square pockets and tool holders for efficient tool storage.
Charles Whitfield, Product Development Manager at C.K Magma, comments: “The C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase has been built as a result of insight from professional users, ensuring the product successfully meets the needs of trades requiring the transportation of heavy toolkits to complete their work.
“The many features include an exceptionally tough and durable construction for all terrain use; a generous capacity and efficient storage for the larger toolkit, all designed to make a real difference to tradesmen who are looking for high quality and efficient portable tool storage equipment.”
The perfect solution for tradesmen who need to transport a fully laden toolkit to complete their work, the C.K Magma Technician’s Wheeled Toolcase is available with a RRP of £137.86 (ex VAT).
For further information please visit www.carlkammerling.com or call 01758 704704.