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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

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NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

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British Waterways trials new emergency stop plank

British Waterways trials new emergency stop plank British Waterways called upon aluminium profile specialist Sapa Profiles to design and manufacture a fully-fabricated, extending aluminium stop plank assembly in spring 2011, for use in the event of breaches in our canal waterway systems. Trials in London and Derbyshire have now begun.

The stop planks act as a temporary measure whilst repairs are made to canals when the banks have been breached. Aluminium stop planks are a welcome alternative to the wooden ones currently in use across the UK. These aluminium planks are telescopic and lightweight, and they can be used almost anywhere regardless of whether there is a stop plank already in situ.

Sapa, a specialist in designing when using aluminium profiles, continues to work with British Waterways with the objective of creating a system that is quick and easy to install. The initial trials have gone well and British Waterways plans to develop the system further.

Chris Rainger of British Waterways comments "When designing an innovative system such as this, a strong working relationship is paramount. With Sapa, we are working mutually to improve the system for the future; they fully understand our aims and are helping us achieve them."
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