The Utility Source May 2016 - Page 38

TUS NEW PRODUCT NEWS DICA Patents SafetyTech Outrigger Pads DICA has added a fourth patent to its SafetyTech® outrigger pads. The most recent U.S. patent, issued in February 2016 (No. 9,254,821) is for C- or U-shaped TuffGrip handles used with any size or shape of SafetyTech pad. Knowledge is Your Competitive Edge “DICA’s SafetyTech products are designed to be strong and unbreakable, delivering the consistent engineered performance that our customers and their crews rely on every day. We are very happy to have received this new patent, which is reflective of the thinking, design and engineering our team puts into every DICA product,” said Kris Koberg, CEO. The TuffGrip handle system was introduced in 2011 to help improve the long term durability of DICA outrigger pad products and provide an increased level of ergonomic safety for operators handling SafetyTech outrigger pads. Handle length is a small but important example of the innovative thinking in DICA’s TuffGrip handle design. Handle length is specifically designed to encourage proper lifting that requires bending and lifting with the legs. www.dicausa.com • ATP’s line of comprehensive print and digital learning resources are suitable for novices as well as seasoned professionals. These industry-leading materials cover such topics as basic principles, industry standards, and the latest industrial processes and technologies. Customization of materials are available for all training environments. AMERICAN TECHNICAL PUBLISHERS 800-323-3471 • www.atplearning.com 36 TUS • May ‘16 Follow Us @ATP_Connect