Safety products: New ‘no bolts’ cleat launched
Utility safety: ETS Cable Components is part of the development and subsequent launch of a new cleat that requires no traditional fixings to be secured in place. The design also allows for additional cleats to be stacked on top of one another with nothing more than a small turn of a fixing lock.
Safety products: ETS Cable Components is proud to be part of the development and subsequent launch of a new cleat that requires no traditional fixings to be secured in place. The design also allows for additional cleats to be stacked on top of one another with nothing more than a small turn of a fixing lock.
The concept was driven by an initial discussion with Network Rail who contacted ETS to enlist our help in finding a cable fixing cleat solution to alleviate a critical health and safety issue. Following subsequent design meetings and the continual evolution of the design concept over the last year, the finished product is now ready.
Some key features include:
• No bolts – allowing for rapid installation through a simple ‘turn and lock’ mechanism onto containment
• Easily stackable – additional cables can be added without disturbing existing installations
• Manufactured from London Underground 1-085 approved material
• Suitable for fixing cables ranging from 18-55mm in diameter
ETS Cable Components’ Operations Director, Kevin Moloney, said:
“It was a privilege to get the initial call from Network Rail requesting our help to come up with a suitable cleating solution. This is testament to our reputation in solving problems for customers.
“The whole process from initial design meeting to approving the prototype progressed extremely quickly and it was helped greatly by the ingenuity of the design from Ellis Patents and by the determination of Network Rail in their desire to see improvements to the network and safeguard the safety of those working on it.”