Spinlock SOLAS lifejacket launch

The new Duro SOLAS will feature a wear resistant coated nylon cover The new Duro SOLAS will feature a wear resistant coated nylon cover
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Seawork International 2018 will see UK marine safety specialist Spinlock launch the latest model of its highly successful Duro SOLAS 275N automatic life jacket.

Currently popular in a range of industries including Oil and Gas, Offshore Renewables, Work Boat and Super Yacht, the new Duro SOLAS will feature a wear resistant coated nylon cover that is used across Spinlock’s Duro ‘for industry’ range, as well as enhanced features and fit.

Utilising the original design, the Duro SOLAS enjoys high levels of comfort and fit, with a split rear back strap and low cut front fit for easy integration with majority of fall arrest harasses and product ID card pocket that can be utilised to insert RFID tags for asset tracking.

In the water, the dual chamber inflated bladder has high levels of buoyancy and enhanced turning facilities.  Fitted as standard with the Spinlock Pylon life jacket light, the Duro SOLAS can be fitted with spray hood, range of external packs and the Seawork Innovation award winning Lume-On life jacket lights.  Spinlock has a busy year of shows planned and will be exhibiting at Seawork in July as well as SMM in Hamburg in September and Work Boat in New Orleans at the end of the year.

Continued growth in life jacket sales in leisure and commercial sectors have incentivised increased investment from Spinlock in new machinery for bladder production in its Cowes, UK production facility with the addition of a high precision flatbed CNC cutting table coupled with sophisticated HF welding equipment. The latest flatbed CNC machine installed uses vacuum technology to draw fabric across the table and increases production efficiency by using the latest nesting software to reduce wasted material during the pinpoint accurate cutting process.

Spinlock’s new HF shuttle welding equipment is kept in an environmentally controlled facility and utilises clam style tools to ensure the highest quality welds are produced. Every bladder produced is pressure checked by the assembly team before then being assembled into the finished product.   Not only does the new equipment increase productivity it is also instrumental in greatly reduce research and development time on new products, helping Spinlock to maintain its place as a leader in life jacket technology.

Visit Spinlock at Seawork International 2018 on stand PG147

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