BOOM Sherrin Introduces Enhanced Glove and Barrier Fleet at ESI Field Days
May 09, 2011 9:44AM AEST
BOOM Sherrin, Australia’s leading supplier of tailored elevated work platform (EWP) solutions, is pleased to announce plans for the introduction of an upgrade to their 18m Glove and Barrier travel tower fleet. The first of the enhanced units is going to be displayed at the ESI Field Days 2011, hosted by Essential Energy.
BOOM Sherrin is partnering with a specialised design engineer and a fibre composites manufacturer to enhance the current lightweight, manoeuvrable platform. The end product is a next-generation 18m Glove and Barrier travel tower with robust structural integrity and reliable electrical insulation properties that will continue to provide confidence to operators in the field. The enhanced units are ideal for LV line network construction and maintenance applications as well as general works in close proximity to power lines.
BOOM Sherrin has commissioned a highly experienced EWP design engineer to design the upgrade to the tower units and Marky Industries has been appointed to develop a build methodology and construct the improved segments. Marky Industries is a composite specialist with over thirty years experience in a diverse range of industries, and brings a proven track record to the boom set manufacturing process.
The enhanced Glove and Barrier tower carries a new structural fibreglass design for boom components with cross sections that are either uniform or non-uniform. Testing of the new boom set prototype has confirmed expectations. The fly boom comfortably exceeds the 3.51 tonne requirement during load bearing tests and the unit has passed all other load, stability and electrical acceptance testing as per AS2550. Once design registration processes are completed BOOM Sherrin will offer select customers an initial trial before releasing the fleet to the rest of the market.
The enhanced 18m Glove and Barrier towers are a demonstration of BOOM Sherrin’s commitment to continual equipment reliability and safety system improvements, and their ability to provide a client-partnered solution to the utilities industry. To see the new units and understand why BOOM Sherrin is morethan just an EWP supplier, please drop by the BOOM Sherrin stand (Outdoor Exhibits Area 2, Site 21). For more information on how BOOM Sherrin can assist you with your EWP requirements contact your nearest branch on 136 132. For major account enquiries please contact Greg Thompson on 07 3868 6888.