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Makita’s new XGT tools set the standard in high performance cordless power

Makitahas expanded its high-performance 40VMax XGT range with the launch of nine new tools, including the company’s first twin 40VMax (80VMax) machines. The new additions include both construction tools and garden maintenance machinery, and all feature Makita’s high efficiency brushless motors.

Demolition Hammers The new 40VMax x2 (80VMax) XGT Brushless Rotary Demolition Hammer (HR006GZ) features variable speed control and two operating modes - rotary hammer and hammer only. It has a rotary speed of 150 to 310 rpm and delivers 1,100 to 2,250 blows per minute (bpm). It is compatible with SDS-MAX chisels, drill bits up to 52mm and core bits up to 160mm. The 40VMax x2 (80VMax) XGT Brushless

Demolition Hammer (HM002GZ03) features a compact design, variable speed control and a slide lever for trigger lock-on or lock-off. It provides 950 to 1,900 bpm and an impressive impact energy per stroke of 20.9 Joules (J). Also added to the range is the lighter class HM001G 40VMax Brushless Demolition Hammer XGT, which offers the same features with a 2,650 bpm and a 9.4 J impact energy per stroke.

Combi Drill, Brad Nailer and Circular Saws Makita has also launched a Brushless Combi Drill, Brushless Brad Nailer and two Brushless Circular saws all of which utilise the powerful 40VMax XGT battery system. The versatile HP002GZ 40VMax XGT Brushless

Combi Drill has a mechanical 2-speed control (high and low), a variable speed trigger and 21

torque settings for full user control. The new 40VMax XGT Brushless Brad Nailer 18Ga (FN001G) has a slim nose for improved access when fixing in restricted areas, ergonomic design and will drive up to 5000 nails on a single 2.5Ah battery charge. In addition, the new RS001GZ and RS002GZ are

40VMax Brushless Circular Saws with 185mm and 260mm blades respectively. Both offer a comparable performance to the equivalent corded tool and the rear handle design makes them ideal for ripping down sheet materials.

Outdoor Power Equipment As the first XGT products launched in the garden maintenance category, Makita has also

introduced the UR003GZ 40VMax XGT Brushless Linetrimmer and UX01G 40VMax XGT Brushless Split-Shaft. The IPX4 weather resistant linetrimmer has three speed settings, High, Medium and Low, and features Automatic Torque Drive Technology, which changes the cutting speed according to the load condition. The similarly weather resistant, UX01G Split-Shaft Multi-tool offers flexibility and versatility with a range of compatible attachments available to cover a wide variety of grounds maintenance applications.

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Ovia adds Self Test Emergency Pack to commercial lighting range

Ovia continues to develop and expand its lighting offer and has now introduced a self-test version of its 4W Universal Emergency Pack.


his addition to the Ovia commercial lighting product portfolio means there is now a standard and self-test option to cover all emergency installation requirements for the company’s

growing range of LED panels and AluPanel downlights. The key benefit of the self test emergency pack is to prevent the need for ongoing maintenance and the associated labour and costs involved. In the event of mains fail it will provide emergency lighting for three hours at a lower light. This fulfils the minimum requirement of the BS5266 standard that applies to emergency lighting. The self-test pack will check the emergency light fitting automatically to ensure that the battery and lamp are fully operational. If a problem is detected by the self-test function, the system will display a visual warning via the green/red indicator LED. Both the standard and the self-test options are compatible with the

following Ovia light fittings – Jura, Inceptor Slate, Inceptor Slate Backlit, Inceptor Skylar Ugr16, Inceptor Trofa and Alupanel. They are supplied with a 4 year warranty.

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