Attachment Protects Standing Seam Roofs From Damage Due to Retractable Lanyards

SeamSAFE, a provider of fall protection for standing seam roofers, offers its Retractable Lanyard Disks, which fit over SeamSAFE anchors to help protect standing seam roofs from damage caused by dragging or dropping retractable lanyards during roofing projects. The disks serve as a shield to minimize the potential for roof scrapes and surface indentations.

The Retractable Lanyard Disk is one of three new attachments designed to extend the utility and versatility of the company’s best-of-class safety anchors. The other new accessories are SeamSAFE’s ladder attachment and toe board attachment.

According to SeamSAFE inventor and owner Doug Mullins, “We developed our new accessories in response to feedback from roofers who are seeking better and more efficient solutions to the challenges of working on a standing seam roof.”

The new products add to SeamSAFE’s existing line of anchor accessories, which include SeamSAFE Roof Brackets and SeamSAFE Adapters. The company’s brackets are used by roofers for mounting a temporary rooftop walkboard or staging area for gear and materials. The adapters provide a means to temporarily or permanently install a wide range of equipment to rooftops.

For more information, visit www.seamsafe.com.

Redesigned Strut Support Provides Improved Performance

GREEN LINK Engineering offers its redesigned KnuckleHead Strut Support, which provides improved performance and more visually appealing aesthetics.

The new design features a sleeker look with ribs flanking each side of the head. It is more characteristic of the KnuckleHead style reflecting intricate engineering and mold design.

“Aesthetics matter, just like performance,” said Lisa Mulder, GREEN LINK Technical Representative. “Our support heads have high performance features but also interesting designs that enhance the look of the finished job. Our new strut head has that same appeal.”

The new strut head features a 1 1/8 -inch deep cavity for holding a standard steel strut. When mechanically fastening the strut into place, bolts or screws pass through the side of the head into the metal strut.  The new design features a flat surface, instead of the previous curved design, resulting in easier installation and a tighter fit between screw and head.  

In areas where hurricanes or seismic activity are present, mechanical fastening is often required to secure installations.  A secure installation can be achieved without bolts or screws using GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant to bond to the metal channel as well as to the molded nylon surface of the KnuckleHead. With shear strength of up to 275 psi, GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant can replace mechanical fasteners making for easier installation, according to the company.

For more information, visit https://greenlinkengineering.com

Electronic Leak Detection Testing System Developed for Black EPDM

Detec Systems has developed the IntegriScan scanning platform. According to the company, this is the only testing method capable of Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing of conductive membranes including Black EPDM and semi-conductive waterproofing systems. Black EPDM contains carbon black, which produces a level of electrical conductivity that makes testing impossible using high voltage and vector mapping.  

In order to enable valid ELD testing of Black EPDM, TruGround Conductive Primer must be applied directly below the membrane per ASTM D7877. TruGround can be used for quality assurance testing on newly installed, fully adhered or mechanically attached EPDM membranes. Once applied, ELD testing can be performed for the life of the roof. Future breaches or seam voids can be quickly pinpointed allowing repairs to be done immediately, preventing costly moisture damage to occur. The IntegriScan and TruGround are compatible with all membranes including EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen, and hot and cold fluid-applied waterproofing.

For more information, visit www.detecsystems.com.

Bulk Material Warmer Protects Temperature-Sensitive Products

Powerblanket Hot BoxPowerblanket Hot Boxes are designed to efficiently heat temperature-sensitive materials such as roofing materials, paints, chemicals, epoxies, resins, equipment, and pallets of any material. Easily assembled, taken apart, and moved from job to job, hot boxes are ideal for cold-weather storage and freeze protection, as well as transporting, jobsite heating, remote location use, and winter roofing projects.

According to the manufacturer, the Hot Box can protect critical, temperature sensitive materials and extend the roofing season and limit downtime to maximize profits. It is safe to leave on overnight for immediate use the next day, and can be used as a money-saving alternative to heating an entire warehouse or building.

The product is available in three performance levels. The Powerblanket Lite Hot Box offers an 800-watt design and is available in two sizes to fit pallets 40 inches by 48 inches or 36 inches by 48 inches. The Powerblanket Lite Hot Box offers all the features of the Powerblanket Lite Hot Box, plus higher wattage (1,200 watts) for faster heating times. The Premium Hot Box also offers a larger footprint to accommodate pallets 48 inches by 48 inches, an internal steel frame, and 1,440 watts of power, as well as a controller for precise temperature regulation.

For more information, visit www.powerblanket.com.

Self-Propelled Roofing Trailer Redesigned With Upgrades to Increase Durability, Ease of Use

Equipter has upgraded its flagship product, the RB4000 lift, a self-propelled roofing trailer that decreases cleanup time by up to 80 percent. The changes, which were implemented into production earlier this year, include:

  • Engine door: A thicker design and stronger hinge for increased reliability
  • Ignition switch & control panel: Ignition moved to the operator’s stand for easy startup, while the control panel was reconfigured for convenient operation
  • Front axle: Redesigned attachment assembly for increased strength
  • Storage compartments: Storage for track mats, outrigger pads, and roof chutes updated for easier access and use

“We started out as roofers ourselves, so we know firsthand how important it is for contractors to have equipment engineered for the way they work,” says Marketing Director Sam Beiler. “Our team made these tweaks so the RB4000 lift would be even easier to use. As a result, roofers can focus on getting the job done even faster.”

For more information, visit www.equipter.com.

Versatile Machine Notches and Hems Metal Panels

Eave Master from Swenson Shear The Eave Master from Swenson Shear can notch and hem panel eaves in seconds. According to the company, it provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use on commercial jobs. The Eave Master features an adjustable table to accommodate panel widths between 12 inches and 24 inches. The inch ruler on the notchers allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, and it features quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine weighs 150 pounds and can be lifted by two people.

The Swenson Shear team custom designed the Eave Master for commercial roofing. Just like the SnapTable Pro, this tool can match any manufacturer’s panel profile. This is the newest tool in the company’s standing seam product line. This specialized product is made with top-of-the line stainless steel metal.

“Our goal is to have tools for everyone in the roofing industry that will simplify the work, add safety, quality and value to their team,” said Swenson Shear’s National Sales Manager, Morgan Aue.
To see a video of the tool in action, click here.

For more information, visit https://www.swensonshear.com/.

New Powered Pallet Truck Offers Higher Lift Capacity

Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT.

The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models from 7,000kg to 16,000kg available on request. It is a further addition to the Irish company’s growing pedestrian range with the optional operator’s platform enabling stand-on or walk behind operation.

The Combi-PPT includes a feature common to all Combilift’s pedestrian models: its unique, patented multi-position tiller arm. This enables the operator to stand at the side of the unit rather than at the rear (as is the case with other walk behind brands), giving operators excellent visibility of even the bulkiest loads and their surroundings. The operator’s position also eliminates any possibility of crush risk when working in confined areas and prevents product damage.

“With the introduction of the Combi-PPT, very heavy loads can now be handled using these walk-behind machines, ensuring high levels of safety whilst guaranteeing efficient procedures even in confined spaces,” according to Martin McVicar, Managing Director, Combilift.

“Combilift developed its first pedestrian models (the Combi-WR, Combi-WR4 and the Combi-CS) in response to an industry demand to move away from ride-on forklifts. As a company we are seeing a growing demand for pedestrian trucks, driven by safety concerns where customers and/or employees are in the vicinity of operating forklifts. It is our intention to significantly expand our pedestrian forklift range as can be seen with the launch of the Combi-PPT. This forklift offers safer operation, maximum operator visibility and narrow aisle performance.”

The Combi-PPT’s automatic folding platform is an added benefit for operators when large distances have to be covered in a warehouse or production plant. The power steering, dual rear wheel drive and AC motor technology make it effortless and stress free for operators: it “glides” across the floor even when moving very heavy loads and its manoeuvrability enables tight corners to be negotiated safely and with ease. A range of optional fork lengths, widths and configurations is available – in line with Combilift’s policy of supplying customised solutions for individual customer requirements.

Features Include:

  • Power Steering
  • AC Motor Technology
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Patented Multi-Position Tiller Arm

Optional Extras:

  • Fork Configurations for Reels
  • Wider Forks
  • Longer Forks
  • Closed Fork Height
  • Slave Pallet System Available

For more information, visit www.combilift.com.

Dual-Component Extruder Designed to Minimize Downtime

Cyclone 5/15 form GarlockThe Garlock Cyclone 5/15 Dual-Component Extruder is designed to significantly reduce the time and materials needed to adhere rigid insulation and cover boards to structural roof decks, as well as adhering fleece backed single-ply membranes in both new roofing and recover operations. According to the company, the Cyclone’s contained delivery system and free-flowing gun and hose design reduce the risk of catastrophic pump failure and costly downtime.

The Cyclone equally dispenses a two-component, 1:1 ratio low viscosity polyurethane adhesive, which allows projects to progress much more quickly than using multiple crews with hand caulking guns. Users can access connectors and load chemical containers from the front without kneeling or crouching, which minimizes downtime and operator fatigue. The Cyclone’s adjustable gun assembly and ergonomic design help reduce application errors and training time.

The product features a 1/2-HP electric motor, easy-loading barrel trays, and six solid rubber, flat-free tires. An optional generator mount allows an on-board generator to be tucked inside of the machine frame.

For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

Generator Designed for Durability, Ease of Transport

Garlock G12 Generator The Garlock G12 Generator was designed with flexibility and durability in mind. The G12 generators range from 0-12,000 watts of industrial power (continuous 10,500 watts). The generator features a Honda GX 630 engine and 32-amp breakers. With adjustable handles and four lift points doubling as overhead fork pockets for easier ground-to-rooftop transitions, this generator is designed to be adaptable for a variety of situations.

According to the company, the unit features a robust frame with handles that fold in for easy transportation and storage. The “tip and go” design is balanced for easy rolling when lifted and automatically braking when set down. The wheel kits can be mounted inside or outside the frame to pass through doorways. A sound panel and wheel kit are optional.

For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

New Electric Hoist Moves Operator Away From the Load

Safety HoistSafety Hoist Company launches its new electric material hoist, which moves the operator a safe distance away from the hoist and its load. According to the manufacturer, its unique pendant control makes this one of the safest hoists available today. The hoist runs on 110-volt electric household current, and its controlled descent enables safe, smooth transport both up and down. The electric hoist is quiet, environmentally-friendly, and free from harmful emissions, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It can handle up to 500 pounds without sacrificing speed or efficiency.

For more information, visit www.safetyhoistcompany.com.