Electrical Contracting News (ECN) July 2017 - Page 10

COVER STORY HEIGHT OF SOPHISTICATION The new GridPro range from Scolmore is designed to meet the growing requirements for a more sophisticated installation – without the added cost and complexity of extra cabling. B uilding on Scolmore’s hugely successful MiniGrid range, GridPro has been developed with speed and ease of installation as its key attributes. It offers installers the flexibility to create multi-function, 1 to 24-gang plates which are styled to seamlessly integrate with Scolmore’s vast range of Click wiring accessories and are designed to complement any existing wiring installation. With a number of unique features to set it apart in the marketplace, it offers contractors an unrivalled modular wiring solution, allowing them to take on a variety of projects from domestic through to bigger and more complex commercial installations. All yoking aside Unique to GridPro is the screw attachment feature, which means that no yoke is required for any modules when using 1-4 gang plates – the modules can be simply screwed directly on to the plates. With some products on the market requiring yokes to be purchased as separate components, this will have implications when considering overall costs and labour requirements for a project. Because the 1-4 gang plates do not require a yoke, installers have the added advantage that the GridPro modules can be used with standard BS4622 back boxes, allowing the fixing screws to sit on the horizontal axis. With all GridPro plates featuring horizontal fixing screws, this gives a uniform and aesthetic look throughout the range. 10 | July 2017 Code structure All white moulded products in the GridPro range are Anti-Microbial Certified. Another cost and labour saving feature is the universal GridPro yoke, which means a single yoke can be used for any Click plate styles (with the exception of Definity). Tabs on the yoke are removed with a simple snap to allow the yoke to fit into the back box. Where a yoke is required on the multi-tier plates (6-24 gang), there is a clip attachment on the top and bottom of the module which allows for fast and easy removal and assembly of the module to the grid yoke either by hand or small tool. All modules come with fully backed off captivated terminal screws for ease of assembly – also unique to the GridPro range. All white moulded products in the GridPro range are Anti-Microbial Certified. They are manufactured using urea formaldahyde, which has similar inherent properties to antimicrobial additives that inhibit the growth of infectious diseases. All products have been independently tested and achieved a 99.9 per cent kill rate across all four types of the strains of bacteria – MRSA, E-Coli, salmonella, and klebsiella pneumoniae. More than 600 individual products make up the overall range. The 1 to 24-gang grid plates are available for each of the existing Click wiring accessory ranges – Deco Plus, Deco, Definity, Define, Mode, Polar and Metal Clad. All GridPro modules are available in 11 finishes with black or white inserts, excluding antique brass and black nickel finishes, which have a black insert only. All switch modules are 20A rated – making them ideal for commercial applications. Scolmore has introduced a simple code structure to identify the module colour and product finish. Scolmore’s marketing director, Marie Parry, comments, ‘With the launch of the GridPro collection, we are providing designers and installers with the means to offer the widest possible variety of functions, and create a totally flexible modular wiring solution across a broad range of applications. The unique features of the range are designed to enhance the speed and ease of installation, which will add to the appeal when considering the overall costings on a project.’ For further information visit: www.scolmore.com The GridPro modules can be used with standard BS4622 back boxes, allowing the fixing screws to sit on the horizontal axis.