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Hellberg Safety PPE and Snickers Workwear – Comfort and safety combined

THE Hultafors Group has added Hellberg Safety PPE products to its premium brand portfolio for professional tradesmen and women.

With over 50 years’ experience in the PPE industry, the Hellberg Safety specialist equipment includes highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal protection on site.

From face guards, helmets and passive hearing protection with up to 3 levels of protection from low to extreme noise, Hellberg also supplies secure electronic hearing protectors to suit different work environments.

Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK said: “Hellberg PPE products complement the Snickers Workwear and Solid Gear Safety Footwear product portfolios so well - in particular the newly launched Snickers Workwear ProtecWork Heat and Flame Protective Wear.

"The Hultafors Group now provides the UK market with an even more extensive range of EN-accredited, top quality premium brand products, ideally suited to protect the personal wellbeing and safety of the discerning professional tradesman and woman."

Getting information on the new Hellberg Safety product range is easy - call the Hultafors Group UK Helpline on 01484 854788

New Bosch direct driven random orbit sanders for pros

BOSCH has expanded it's range with two new direct driven random orbit sanders: the GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional. Both tools are equipped with a powerful 550 or 750 watts motor meaning they can achieve a fast removal rate with a high surface quality. Not just that, but with just one click, tradespeople can change from fine sanding to coarse sanding or polishing with the direct driven function, achieving three times faster material removal.
The optimised design of the tools means that they are easier to handle - yet another advantage. The GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional are operated flexibly and comfortably in every application and position thanks to the ergonomically shaped palm rest with soft grip and narrow handle. Tradespeople from all woodworking trades, as well as painters and (automotive) varnishers are now able to achieve the highest possible sanding and polishing results. If smaller, convex or concave surfaces have to be processed, the GET 55-125 Professional is recommended with a sanding pad diameter of 125 millimetres. The GET 75-150 Professional with a 150-millimeter pad is particularly suitable for larger surfaces. Both tools have a six-stage speed pre-selec­tion and are designed for processing different surfaces.
Efficient and virtually dust-free working with multi-hole pad and sanding net
The GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional allow professionals to work very efficiently at low dust levels due to the multi-hole pad and the M480 sanding net. In comparison to common six- to eight-hole standard pads, the multi-hole pad enables significantly better dust extraction. The multi-hole pad is also compatible with all common abrasives. It is suitable for all hole patterns and velcro types. The M480 Net supports dust extraction across the entire surface thanks to an open net structure. Clogging caused by residues and dusting of the workpiece or the environment are minimised, the lifetime of the abrasive is extended, and a high removal rate is ensured. The system solution protects your health, saves time-consuming cleaning of the workplace and enhances the surface quality. Dust particles that could otherwise remain on the workpiece and scratch it are also extracted efficiently.
The direct driven random orbit sanders are also equipped with an anti-static dust
extractor, that makes it easier to guide a connected dust extractor, an auxiliary handle for the use on both sides as well as a removable guard attachment for protecting the sanding pad and workpiece during work close to edges.
The direct driven random orbit sanders GET 55-125 Professional and GET 75-150 Professional are available now. Accessories such as soft and hard sanding pads, polishing fleece and Click & Clean adapters for the connection of a dust extractor are available in the Bosch range of accessories. The prices given are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

Model Comes with RRP EX VAT
GET 55-125 Professional Random Orbital Sander (110V) Carton Box £284.16
GET 55-125 Professional Random Orbital Sander (230V) Carton Box £284.16
GET 75-150 Professional Random Orbital Sander (110V) Carton Box £299.16
GET 75-150 Professional Random Orbital Sander (230V) Carton Box £299.16

VIDEO: Ledlenser lights the way

UTILISING the very latest in state-of-the-art technology and German precision engineering, Ledlenser's range of floodlights and inspection lamps are the final word in area lighting.

The market leaders in LED torches and headlamps, Ledlenser offers ultimate peace of mind with its premium products and even a 7-year warranty. These handy lights are fully rechargable, as well as compact and powerful, making them the perfect products for work areas great and small.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about this exciting range; we think you'll find it... illuminating.

Its time to stay cool at work – with Snickers Workwear

LIGHTWEIGHT fabrics in the new Topwear range will compliment Snickers Workwear Stretch Garments perfectly this summer.

The warmer weather will bring a need for professional craftsmen and women to be cool and dry - to maintain wellbeing and working efficiency on site.

That’s why Snickers’ new Topwear for the summer uses 37.5® fabric technology, which is really good at ‘wicking’ moisture away from the body and keeping you dry.

There’s stylish new shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in a range of styles and colours that are super-light and quick-drying with advanced ventilation to keep you cool in the heat.

They’ve all got superb, body-mapping designs for an amazing fit, outstanding functionality and long-lasting comfort – all day, every day.

Getting information on the Snickers’ Summer Workwear range  is easy. You can call the Snickers Helpline on 01484 854788.

You can check out the website and download a digital catalogue at or email [email protected]

Makita launches new compact 12Vmax inflator CXT

Featuring Makita’s CXT technology, Makita’s new MP100DZ 12Vmax Inflator is a compact and lightweight tool, ideal for many applications.

The Inflator includes a range of accessories and boasts a number of features designed to improve ease of use.

The new MP100DZ has a maximum air pressure of 830kPA (121 PSI) and can discharge as much as 10litres of air per minute, making it a powerful tool suitable for tasks such as inflating vehicle and bicycle tyres, as well as inflatable beds, loungers, sports balls and toys. The tool comes with a range of adaptors, to fit every need – which can be stored in the tool’s in-built storage section.

The MP100DZ includes a digital pressure gauge, which can be set to bar or PSI, and an auto-stop function, which will stop the tool from inflating an item past the pre-set target pressure. The inflator also includes a thermal cut-off, to protect it from overheating.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager - Tools at Makita said: “Makita’s new 12Vmax CXT Inflator is a powerful, yet compact and lightweight tool for use across a number of applications. The inflator has been designed with ease of use in mind – amongst other features, the Inflator has high stability at ground level and includes an LED job light for improved visibility, ideal should you ever need to inflate a tyre in the dark.”

The MP100DZ is a body only machine; batteries and chargers supplied separately.

Armorgard reinvents on-site H&S information delivery

18 MONTHS after the launch of the InstructaHut, there's a completely new model of the all-in-one noticeboard, meeting point and emergency station.

This time around the unit is getting an update, including improvements to durability and functionality.

Inspired by the company’s continuing ambition to create value for customers and rethink the way crucial health and safety (H&S) information is delivered for them, Armorgard say InstructaHut 2.0 is a hybrid of RAMS, first-aid and fire-safety board that fully embraces the way construction sites are evolving.

“The launch of the new improved InstructaHut is significant, not only for our company but in construction health, safety and welfare,” said Armorgard Managing Director Terry Mitchell. “Our mission behind InstructaHut is to truly change the image of H&S information delivery, as well as making it more efficient and effective, particularly for smaller building and construction sites that may not have portacabin welfare units or RAMS boards.

“Keeping in mind our customers, end users and the changing needs of the health-focused construction site environment, we expanded on the successful design of the InstructaHut predecessor. Our aim was to create an information board that would be recognised by its shape and colour, to instinctively remind anybody on site of H&S instructions and responsibilities.”

The UK construction site equipment designer and manufacturer said the new, improved unit will provide greater visibility than standard site notice boards, helping construction workers to remain compliant while keeping sites safe. InstructaHut has a new double-sided board, which can be vinyl wrapped in red for fire safety products and green for first aid products, offering greater usage flexibility. There is also an optional cabinet, which provides a secure storage area for documents, tools, PPE, fire and first-aid equipment.

VIDEO: See the new Metabo SDS-max hammers in action

EXTREME demolition applications require an extreme amount of power. The new SDS-max combination and chipping hammers from Metabo fulfil this requirement with powerful brushless motors and optimised hammer impact mechanisms.

Thanks to this, the Metabo hammers have, at present, the fastest drill speed and best material removal on the market. However, that is not all: with double vibration protection and effective dust extraction, the new SDS-max hammers make the difficult applications significantly more comfortable. A six-metre-long cable also ensures maximum freedom on the construction site.

Click the video below to see the hammers in action.

  • Powerful brushless motors now also in the mains-powered area for quick work progress during demolition and drilling applications
  • Extremely long service life of the machines, guaranteed with an uncompromising three-year warranty
  • Double vibration protection for best protection of health

Makita unveils new brushless circular saw

MAKITA UK has launched the new DRS780Z 18Vx2 185mm Brushless Circular Saw as part of its LXT range.

The latest addition to Makita’s extensive cordless machinery portfolio, the Brushless Circular Saw includes Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology for optimum operation.

The DRS780Z 18Vx2 185mm Brushless Circular Saw LXT has been designed with ease of use in mind. The tool includes Makita’s Automatic Torque Drive Technology (ADT), which automatically adjusts the tool’s cutting speed according to the load conditions. This ensures that the saw is always cutting at the correct speed and continues to work at its optimum level.

Driven by a Brushless Motor, the DRS780Z also benefits from minimal maintenance. As the motor does not utilise carbon brushes, friction is reduced - this results in fewer issues due to wear and eliminates the cost of replacement brushes.

The DRS780Z has a maximum output of 1,700W and is powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries – totalling 36V, providing extended run times and less downtime, and massively improving on-site productivity. Makita’s 18V batteries can also be interchanged across other Makita tools, providing continued on-site flexibility.

When using the saw, operators can benefit from a maximum cutting capacity of 65mm at 0°, 45mm at 45° and 38mm at 53°. With a vibration level of just 2.5m/s², users can safely operate the tool for longer, whilst the lightweight magnesium base allows them to do this in comfort without compromising the durability of the tool.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager - Tools at Makita said: “Makita’s new Brushless Circular Saw offers a number of key benefits for operators. Firstly, the inclusion of Makita’s ADT means that the saw can cut through materials effortlessly, improving ease of use and on-site productivity. Operators can also benefit from Soft Start – which prevents the tool from kicking when making initial contact with the material – as well as the rear handle design, which provides stability and increased control for those ripping through large sheets of timber.”

The DRS780Z is a body only machine.

GYS launches its most powerful induction heating system

GYS, who are well known for their welding machines and battery charging equipment, also now make a range of four induction heaters.

Induction heating as a process is now becoming ever more popular as users discover its capabilities and safety advantages as it enables the application of heat without flame. The most recent introduction to the range, is the 16000 Watt Powerduction 160LG.

Induction is a versatile heating process providing instant and powerful heat to release / separate dissimilar metals of preheat steel, or with some machines aluminium as well, for a range of purposes. The process of induction creates heat through the use of electromagnetism to create eddy currents within the metal. The characteristics of this process are that the metal is heated from the inside out and that is the only object metal that is heated, surrounding parts are not heated.

The GYS range includes machines for every application from small bolt removal, dedicated car body tools to single and three phase high power units from 3.7KW to 16KW, with liquid cooling for heavy duty applications and industrial use.

For a comparison of the respective Powerduction machines, see the video below:

Powerduction has a simple digital display and control panel for precise power control. A range of quick change accessories offers improved accessibility for a variety of applications.

The GYS Powerduction range is designed and manufactured by GYS in France and supported in the UK by the wholly owned GYS subsidiary in Rugby, and a network of dealers nationwide.

Master Lock launches Vault Enterprise

MASTER Lock, the global leader in security, has today launched an innovative business security management software called Vault Enterprise in Europe.

The software, in combination with Master Lock’s range of Bluetooth enabled hardware, provides business owners who manage many locks and many users with a convenient way to control access, oversee products and improve accountability. The Vault Enterprise innovation eliminates the cost, security risk and complexity of physical key management.

Security is always a concern within the workplace, especially in industries that use valuable equipment. In fact, many businesses struggle to control who has access to the padlocks and key lock boxes they have in their systems. In response to this, Master Lock is changing the way businesses securely manage access to multiple security products. This new offering integrates easy-to-use software with Bluetoothenabled security devices to streamline access management. Essentially, security managers can track and share access of multiple Bluetooth padlocks/lock boxes all via one simply smartphone app. 

Master Lock’s Vault Enterprise seamlessly integrates both a newly developed web platform plus its smartphone app to connect with the company’s own manufactured Bluetooth-enabled security devices, including the Bluetooth Smart Padlock (4400EURENT and 4401EURLHENT) and Select Access Smart Bluetooth Key Lock Box (5441EURENT).

The new system eliminates the security risk of confusing physical key management amongst a large team. The smart, simple and secure Vault Enterprise software increases accountability as administrators can monitor who can access the locks and for what periods of the day, making security easy to manage and oversee across the whole workplace. 
Innovative features include: 

  • Efficiently manage access to ensure the right users have the right access
  • Easily monitor access with robust data and audit trails
  • Simplify security set-up with bulk user and lock uploads
  • Assured back-up entry method using manual, directional or numeric code
  • Automatically map lock and lock box locations via smartphone
  • Control the security of 256-bit, military-grade encryption 

The trusted Vault Enterprise software has already been rolled out across America in hospitals, oil & gas, telecoms, real estate, and small businesses. Master Lock’s Vault Enterprise has no hidden long-term contracts, monthly fees of shared access fees. Once users have bought the robust hardware they simply download the app for security peace of mind. 


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