Upat keeps Riggers Steeplejacks Productive with Total Solution
Upat Keeps Riggers Steeplejacks Productive With Total Solution
A specialist supplier of suspended access systems makes extensive use of fischer fixings, Milwaukee power tools, and STABILA measuring tools in day-to-day operations.
Riggers Steeplejacks is another satisfied Upat customer and acts as a market leader in permanently installed systems, commonly known as building maintenance units (BMUs). The company’s systems are designed, manufactured, installed, and maintained in compliance with several industry codes and regulations, namely SANS 51808, SANS 50795, SANS 1903, SANS 10295, Driven Machinery Regulations DMR 18, and Construction Regulations 2014.
Riggers Steeplejacks Project Director Hentie Wessels reveals that the company has to date installed over 2 000 anchor points for rope access suspension using the fischer M12 Express Anchor, which can hold up to 1.2 T.
“Our engineer specified the fisher brand due to its strength and ease of installation. We also use fischer M10, M12, M16 and M20 anchors extensively on the brackets of our units.” Wessels adds that the correct installation of high-quality anchors is essential for safety-critical operations such as rope access and working-at-height jobs.
The company also uses the Milwaukee M18 CHPX cordless hammer drill, which delivers up to 4.5 joules of blow energy, and can drill up to 28 mm in concrete and 13 mm in steel for safe and speedy installations.
The M18 CHPX has a four-mode operation comprising of hammer only, rotation only, and Variolock for maximum versatility. It also features the FIXTEC system for keyless chuck changing, while the all-metal gear case makes for optimum seating of the gears for enhanced service life.
In addition, Riggers Steeplejacks uses the Stabila LD 520 laser distance measurer to determine heights. “This tool is also invaluable in determining rope lengths and for general measurement purposes. It definitely makes our lives a lot easier all round,” Wessels comments.
Upat prides itself on having a competent team of Technical Sales representatives and Product Specialists available to assist customers such as Riggers Steeplejacks with regular training and dedicated aftermarket support for all its fischer, Milwaukee and STABILA products.