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Brexit - it's going well.

Brexit - it's going well.

 

Posted by Andrew on 16/11/2018

Chromium VI Ban from 1st January 2019

Chromium VI ban in 2019

Sorry to disappoint but this has nothing to do with Brexit but what story would be complete without the B word. Chromium VI is a miracle additive in the painting of trailers - it slows corroisions and helps the paint stick to the prepared chassis - it is also cheap. But because it kills the world and causes marine creatures to turn turtle it is banned from use in paints from January 2019. So manufacturers paint warranties will change - your 5 year warranties will soon be 2! Just thought you would like to know.

Posted by Andrew on 08/11/2018

Stable Door Bolting

Just to let you know that we have put some more Health and Safety on our resources page of our website - this time specifically for LUCK and STAS tipping trailers. Although not necessarily that amazing on UK sheet systems etc it is not a bad version and could be useful to you.

Posted by Andrew on 11/10/2018

IAA - afterglow - cheese and flags.

The IAA show in Germany - like a lot of things in my life - happens every two years...... and was declared by all participants in flowery and ebulliant language to have been an amazing success.  Of 14 moving floor trailers on show - on the various stands  - all 14 of them had Cargo Floors in them. So where was Keith Walking Floor?????  14 trailers and none of them able to use the name Walking Floor.  

Knapen had an interesting product - basically a very similar product to the Luck Steel Walking Floor - but with the variation of having the Cargo Floor steel overlapping floor product in it' . Launched with great fanfare. Other than all the others were  really just the  'Kama Sutra, page 42'.  Which is basically the same as pages 41 and 43 except the goat is wearing a hat.  So very small differences declared to be major innovations. Brand versus brand. As usual with European trade shows the exhibits were immaculately presented and marketing involving cubic cheese with flags sticking out the top:

Cheese flag

Posted by Andrew on 28/09/2018

Queerer Fruit - Pressed Apples

Quick shout out to Nick who emailed me about this blogs strange direction of travel. He was sat in a meeting/audience earnestly listening to whether more billions should be invested in Knorr Bremse - who are a pretty amazing engineering company in southern Germany - and got so bored he 'googled' our website and started reading this blog. By coincidence - I  happened to visit the Knorr Bremse factory a while back and was amazed by the dancing robots putting together the SN7 and SK7 brake calipers. The commitment to getting the failure rates of their equipment per 100,000 kms travelled was an amazing game of 'Gap Analysis' or as Sir Dave Brailsford would term it marginal gains analysis.  Each tiny change in their production techniques and designs could lead to a tiny increase in performance of the brake systems. Add up all the tiny improvements and large 'gaps' could be bridged to where they wanted to get to.  Anyway thanks to Nick for the memory stir and see you at the cider pressing in the village - or at least the tasting - is it next month?

Posted by Andrew on 28/09/2018

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