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ACO Drain goes boltless

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article image Secured with the QuickLok boltless locking device.

ACO Polycrete , Australian manufacturer of ACO Drain, has launched an advanced range of boltless grated trench drainage systems, which includes the industry's widest selection of grates. With no loose bolts or bars, the ACO Drain KlassikDrain and ACO Drain PowerDrain systems provide secure locking, while enabling rapid and effortless removal of grates for easy maintenance and cleaning.

The ACO Drain range consists of Australian-made modular precast channels made from durable polymer concrete. The range is suitable for all applications, from shopping malls to airport runways and roads.

Sloped runs can be used to produce falls in flat level pavements. Furthermore, a full range of accessories and grates in various materials and finishes make these lockable systems highly versatile solutions.

Designed for public pedestrian areas, forecourts and carparks, the ACO Drain KlassikDrain features an integrally cast steel protective edge. The system can accommodate over 10 different grate types, including ACO's patented stainless steel Heelguard Antislip grates and a selection that comply with AS1428.2, access and mobility.

All grates are secured with the QuickLok boltless locking device. A Nylon stud is factory fitted to the grate, allowing it to snap tight into a bar positioned across the channel.

ACO Drain PowerDrain is an extra heavy duty drainage system. Its special strengthening design features include an integrally cast ductile iron edge rail and a choice of heavy duty ductile iron grates.

The grates are secured with PowerLok. This bolting system is surrounded by anti-shunt lugs positioned in the edge rail to prevent longitudinal movement from traffic loads.

To complement its core range of products, ACO has developed ACO Drain SlabDrain for restricted depth installations and a range of specialty drainage systems for specific applications and problem situations. They include purpose-made trench drains for brick pavements (Brickslot). These systems allow the connection of waterproof membranes (membrane drain) and attractive unobtrusive threshold drains.

ACO offers an obligation-free complimentary hydraulic, drafting and scheduling service. To ensure designers and contractors are getting the optimum solution for their design, these facilities are backed with extensive research and development, both independently and in conjunction with leading academic bodies.

ACO's grate intake computer program works alongside its 'hydro' program for spatially varied flow, to generate accurate and meaningful results based on empirical full scale laboratory tests. ACO offers this service free of charge and obligation.

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