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13 Jul 2011 | Filed under: Product News

Sikla Solar Framing System

image1-300x150Did you know that there is a way to build solar array supports cost effectively and efficiently?

R&M Fixings have joined forces with Sikla, who are a market leader in modular PV mounting systems and engineered solutions.

Sikla Solar is designed to be cost effective and easy to install and because it is based upon a traditional Strut profile, you are more than likely already familiar and ready to use it without any questions whether your application is a pitched roof, domestic install or an earth mounted Solar Park.

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27 Sep 2010 | Filed under: Product News

Product News: CABLOFIL used on Royal Navy aircraft carriers

mainpic02Steel wire specialist, Cablofil, is to provide the cable containment system for all data, comms, low voltage and weapons systems on the largest ships ever built for the British armed services.

The new Royal Navy aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will each weigh 65,000 tonnes and are being built on numerous shipyards across the UK for assembly at Rosyth, with the first due to enter service in 2016. The ships are being manufactured by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, which consists of BAE Systems, Babcock, Thales and the UK Ministry of Defence.

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27 Sep 2010 | Filed under: Product News

Product News: Cablofil wins WIMES approval

mainpic01CABLOFIL to make water industry splash with WIMES approval

Cablofil has become the first steel wire containment system to gain approval from WIMES (Water Industry Mechanical and Electrical Specification) for use in water industry applications. Already a market leader in the electrical sector and now also used widely for mechanical installations, the Cablofil system is the steel wire tray product that meets the strict criteria set by WIMES.

WIMES will incorporate the specification criteria for steel wire tray containment for water industry applications into Issue 4 of WIMES 3.02 (LV Electrical Installations) when it is issued in 2011 and, in the meantime, the organisation has published interim specification requirements for steel wire cable tray which are effective as of March 2010.

Explains WIMES co-ordinator, Roger Marlow: “Cablofil presented a very convincing case for the use of steel wire tray containment to the WIMES Electrical Working Group and following some discussion we decided to approve steel wire systems for water industry applications. However, only steel wire systems that meet the criteria we have outlined are suitable for use in the water industry, so long as they are not prohibited by an individual water company’s particular specification.”

The criteria set by WIMES includes a stipulation that the steel wire tray must comply with the requirements of BS EN 61537: 2007 – Cable management and should be manufactured from 4 mm diameter (minimum) steel wires, welded together into a ‘mesh type’ construction. The requirements also state that only steel wire tray with a T-welded safety edge, such as that found on the Cablofil system, is approved for use in water industry applications and stresses that the system must be erected in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using only
proprietary accessories and supports.

Cablofil Managing Director Paul Courson commented, “are delighted that Cablofil meets the strict criteria set by WIMES and we look forward to extending the flexibility, ease of use, speed of installation and cost reduction benefits of steel wire tray to the water industry.”