Induction heating kit from Draper Tools provides high powered ferrous solutions

TAKE a look at the time and money- saving induction heating tools from Draper Tools. The IHT-30 liquid cooled model (76171) is a high-powered, high-specifi cation machine for controlled, safe and effi cient heating of ferrous and some non-ferrous metals.

Its many features include 3 x computer controlled heating modes, a 1.5-litre liquid tank and cooling fan assisted radiators.

Model IHT15 (80808) is an easy-to-use induction heater kit with four diff erent shaped coils.

It’s operated by simply placing the appropriate coil over or around the ferrous metal to be heated.

Both these machines enable the user to replace dangerous and diffi cult to control oxy-acetylene gas heating with simple to use but highly eff ective electrical induction heating.

Yorkshire based Checkmate Fire Solutions’ expansion continues with Harlow move

CHECKMATE Fire Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest passive fi re protection specialists, are relocating their south- east offi ce to larger premises in Harlow due to their continuing growth. The Yorkshire-headquartered business were running their operations over the whole of southern England from an offi ce in Dunmore, Essex. However, with demand for Checkmate’s compliance and third-party accredited installation services increasing, they are now implementing an expansion plan for the region. The fi rst part of the plan will see the company move from Dunmore in September 2018 to a bigger site in Harlow, from where it will service customers in

London and the south-east. Checkmate Fire Solutions will then open a new offi ce base for the south-west of England in the following month. Mark Williams, Checkmate’s Chief Executive Offi cer (right), said: “We’ve seen orders from facilities management contractors, NHS trusts, universities, housing associations and commercial property owners in the south grow sharply over the past couple of years, so we have had to expand our presence in the region. Checkmate was established in Yorkshire as a supplier and installer of fi re prevention in 1989 and now operates two divisions - compliance and solutions.

The Preparation Group awarded Hire Industry Trusted Supplier status

THE Preparation Group, specialists in surface preparation, removal and fi nishing, has achieved ‘Hire Industry Trusted Supplier’ status, or HITS, the hallmark of quality, competence and safety across the UK hire industry. It is currently one of only two companies to be both HITS accredited for supply to the Plant Hire Sector and be SafeHire certified, for customers hiring equipment direct. The Hire Association Europe’s Supply Chain Board created HITS as an extra layer


of reassurance for businesses purchasing services, that their chosen supply chain partner is fully committed to maintaining the very best practices and that its suitability as a supplier is recognised. Kate Walshaw, The Preparation Group’s Hire Group Manager, said: “In gaining HITS, we have demonstrated our commitment to a high standard of hire operations and that we deliver across key areas of training, safety, environmental policy, R&D, production processes and data security.

“Hire customers can be assured that we run a professional service when supplying our grinders, planers, shotblasters, STG’s, hand tools and vacuums, with an emphasis on delivering full customer satisfaction. “Having both HITS and the SafeHire Certifi cation means that we are in a unique position and customers can be doubly assured that we are a reliable partner for hire of surface preparation, removal and fi nishing equipment and tools.”

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