Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 8

NEWSWATCH THE LATEST NEWS AND PRODUCTS FROM THE BUILDING INDUSTRY NEWSWORTHY MAXIFLEX DOOR SYSTEMS REBRANDED TO ASSA ABLOY Maxiflex is a specialist supplier of a comprehensive range of quality, efficient and reliable door and loading dock solutions which includes its renowned in-house Maxiflex brands as well as the Crawford, Albany and Megadoor high performance industrial doors and loading dock equipment brands under the ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems banner. In line with a key strategic decision by ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems to leverage the company’s size and strength globally, the product brands Besam, Albany, Crawford, and Megadoor have been rebranded to ASSA ABLOY effective from 1st December 2017. Co-branded with ASSA ABLOY for some years, these brands have independently achieved admirable recognition and strength. “It is now time to fully emphasise the power of our offerings as one ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems organisation,” says Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President ASSA ABLOY and President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems. “The ASSA ABLOY branding is a logical next step in order to enhance clarity and boost market position and brand recognition even further.” www.maxiflex.co.za 8 LASER FEATURES WORLD-FIRST MOTION CONTROL SYSTEM The LAR 350 rotation laser from Stabila, launched locally by official African distributor Upat, features a world-first motion control system comprising an intuitive remote control with an in-built movement sensor. By turning the remote control to the right or left, the movement sensor accelerates or decelerates the chosen function. This enables the user to intuitively control numerous functions by means of the in-built sensor, which detects every hand movement, and transmits this to the laser beam by means of infrared technology up to a distance of 80m. Apart from motion control, the LAR 350 rotation laser also features an LED assist system showing the Y and X axis, which makes every levelling task easier, quicker, and more effective and reliable. The LED assist system enables visual monitoring of the X and Y axis from a distance. This prevents the user from having to continuously carry out checks at the position of the laser. Adjustment of the axis incli- nation can be carried out easily. Additional setting options for the new motion control remote includes rotation speed, size, and position of the scanning area when using the line function, or the size and position of the actively rotating laser in section mode. In section mode, the rotating laser beam can be limited to a particular sector. “This prevents the beam from interfering with other lasers, or visually disturbing other professionals working at the site. This means that mul- tiple lasers can now be deployed on different tasks simultaneously, without any hindrance. The two-axis inclination (horizontal and vertical) provides for complete optimal measuring of all tasks. In the horizontal position, the LAR 350 laser beam rotates horizontally 360° around its vertical axis. The vertical levelling plane can be tilted by up to 5°. In the vertical position, the laser beam rotates vertically 360° around the horizontal axis. The dual-slope inclination setting allows for the levelling plane to be tilted by up to 5° on two axes by remote control, providing for the most accurate measurements in the fastest time. The Stabila protection system allows for optimal durability in the toughest conditions. The LAR 350 rotation laser has class IP 65 protection, which provides optimum protection in unfavourable weather conditions uniquely suiting it for use on construction sites. Additionally, the laser can be hosed down and cleaned with water, making it easy to clean and maintain. News Watch