Electromagnet assembly development specialist Magnet Schultz recently returned from IFSEC 2011 where they unveiled a series of exciting new products and secretly previewed some impressive new technology to selected visitors. The products launched included the Electric Gatelock, the Load Release and the ATEX-rated Shotbolt which were displayed alongside a preview unit featuring the company’s new patented BLOC technology. Experts from the Magnet Schultz team showed visitors the many advantages their solenoid based products and assemblies can offer organisations operating within the security market.
Andrew Newton, Managing Director of Magnet Schultz Ltd, commented: “As specialists in the design and development of custom solenoid application solutions we really enjoy exhibiting at IFSEC as so many of our products provide real benefits to those operating in the security sector. This year, the exhibition gave us a great platform to present the advantages of the Electric Gatelock, Load Release and ATEX-rated Shotbolt to prospective customers and also allowed them to get hands on with the products.”
A hidden highlight of the exhibition for Magnet Schultz was the opportunity to secretly preview its new BLOC technology. BLOC is essentially a deadlocking shotbolt system that defies forcible attempts to overcome its activated state. “BLOC was very well received by the selected attendees we showed it to, so we now look forward to following up with them,” reports Newton.
All of the newly launched products met with high levels of interest from show visitors. The new Electric Gate Lock mechanism featuring a very wide alignment capability designed to accommodate gate misalignment was a key target of interest not only by visitors in that sector, but by other IFSEC exhibitors who specialise in gate and barrier manufacture or installation. Similarly, the new Load Release mechanism proved a hit with visitors and exhibitors from the adjacent FIREX event; the unit is designed to replace a fusible link to drop shutters or doors and contain a fire. Magnet Schultz’s ATEX-rated shotbolt was demonstrated to visitors in-situ on a customer’s test unit: Safety system specialist S3-ID deploys the shotbolts as part of its acclaimed eLock range of products designed to operate in explosive and hazardous environments.