Standard guarding solutions specialist MayTec Australia has introduced deep slot profiles designed to meet the higher impact specifications of customers.
Maytec supplies a wide range of standard guarding solutions to various industries. The introduction of the new deep slot profiles now allows the company to meet the higher impact specifications.
Maytec is using the deep slot profiles to service a new industry segment with specialised high impact guarding and safety enclosures.
The deep slots on the 30mm and 40mm profiles are available in 4mm and 8mm slot widths with the slots accommodating a variety of panel and wire mesh in-fills, making the profile extremely versatile in a wide range of application areas.
Maytec recently used the deep slot profiles to fabricate safety barriers around refuelling pump stations for buses. Being installed outdoors, the barriers needed to withstand continuous exposure to the sun, wind, rain, dust and diesel residue.
In addition to environmental rigours, the barriers also needed to cope with the day-to-day handling by operators without impacting their appearance. While providing safety to operators in the event of a high pressure hose coming loose during a filling operation, a key requirement was for the barrier to provide a certain amount of flexibility in repairs following accidental damage.
Maytec custom-designed a solution for the application using the deep slot profiles. The barriers are engineered so that damaged panels can be removed and replaced in less than an hour in the event of a collision. Complete sections can also be replaced quickly in the event of major damage to the guard.
Maytec’s modular design was implemented at the refuelling station with the four enclosures taking less than two days to install with minimal disruption as well as installation costs.