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Garador introduces wireless optical sensor for GaraGlide
Garador ’ s new electrically operated roller garage door , the GaraGlide , is now available with a wireless optical sensor as an option .
The wireless optical sensor is built into the floor seal and utilises light beam technology , so the door will automatically stop if the light beam is broken by an obstruction in the door curtain ’ s downward path . The new wireless optical sensor means there is no spiral cable required to connect the safety edge to the separate control panel housing ; batteries are required .
The entire garage door fits into just two double-wall cardboard boxes for quick and easy delivery . Choose from 16 colours and 2 timber-effect finishes , plus either standard ( 433 MHz ) or Bisecur ( 868 MHz ) hand transmitters .
Find out more about Garador ’ s new GaraGlide roller door by visiting www . garador . co . uk
Simpson Strong-Tie is all set to provide the steel frame construction industry with performance tested connectors and fixings , with the release of their 2021 Connectors for Light Gauge Steel catalogue .
Alongside the ever popular TJC Jack Truss and Rafter Connector , HTT5 Tension Ties and Quik Drive collated fastening system sit brand new product innovations :
• The LGSSC Splicing Clip connects over – sail LGS studs to the primary structure
• The RCKW Parapet Wall Bracket resists an over-turning moment at the base of exterior knee-walls and parapets
• X1214 screws are capable of drilling through 5mm steel and suitable for 450 grade hardened steel .
• X1224 screws are capable of drilling through 12.5mm steel and suitable for fixing to hot rolled steel sections .
“ Our LGS range will ensure projects are completed on time and to your specification .” Explains Sales Manager Keith Lister . “ Our dedicated technical support team are available daily to help you select your solution .”
Download the catalogue at www . strongtie . co . uk
Helifix Micro-pile foundations installed in just one day
Investigative work for a single storey workshop extension showed that load bearing depth and soil composition varied across the whole area of the proposed site .
These observations and the need for economical and reliable foundations to be installed quickly , whilst causing minimal disruption , resulted in the specification of Helifix Micro-piles as the solution . Not only would the Micropiles provide rapid , cost-effective structural support for the new building , they would cause much less disruption compared to traditional high volume concrete pours .
The installation was so rapid that the foundations were installed in just one day , with no spoil removal , vibrations or major interuptions to the existing commercial property . Each of the six Micro-piles required were simply ‘ screwed ’ vertically into the ground , at the appropriate locations , using a hydraulic drive head .
To find out more about Helifix Micro-piles for new build or foundation stabilisation visit www . helifix . co . uk or contact our team at sales @ helifix . co . uk
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