Cutting or Coring? Power it with a Makinex Generator!

Concrete cutting and coring are industries for which Makinex have created many products that provide efficient and effective solutions for getting the job done.

Makinex Construction Products are all about innovating and manufacturing products that provide solutions to key areas of the construction industry.

Two such products are the 10 and 16kVA Generator. These products add great innovative value for these applications by providing the following features:

Dual phase simultaneous power supply capability.
Portability and maneuverability.
Small footprint that will fit onto Utes or small trailers.
Compatibility with high frequency product applications.
Parallel option capability to provide greater variability in power output.

The Makinex compact Generators have been synonymous in the concrete cutting industry for around 3 years now and have a strong following, across many of the global brands in the market, as a reliable, economic and innovative solution to site accessible power.

Read more about our Generators in the Concrete Drilling and Sawing Association’s On Line Newsletter, E Cutter HERE

Boost efficiency with EOFY Savings!

Did you know the Government has increased the instant assest right off to $30,000?

This means if you purchase any Makinex Product up to this value, you receive an instant tax deduction for the full value!

So now is a great time to invest in that Makinex product you have had you’re eye on.

Click HERE to get back in contact with us so we can help you boost your efficiency!
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New features improve the versatility of the Makinex Powered Hand Truck

At Makinex, we listen to our customers!

As a result we’ve created some great new features for our Powered Hand Truck that will enhance it’s versatility in providing you with greater efficiencies and safety in your day to day.

Rough Surface Wheels

Larger wheels make the Powered Hand Truck better suited to rough and uneven surfaces.

Extendable Nose

Improve your reach and lift with an additional 180mm in length added to the nose of the Powered Hand Truck.

Self Closing Hook

A New Self Closing Hook provides additional security as it self closes around the product at 40kgs.

Auto Cut Off Switch

The Auto Cut Off Switch turns the Powered Hand Truck off after 20 minutes to avoid forgetting to power down the device manually and prevents draining the battery.

For further details on this great range, download our Flyer HERE.

UNOFFICIAL PRODUCT BEING SOLD – PLEASE BE AWARE

Makinex has been made aware that a company https://www.foryouthsome.com Is illegally selling a product being promoted as the Makinex Powered Hand Truck, for $89.

https://www.foryouthsome.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=Powered

Please be aware that this has nothing to do with the official Makinex product sold via Makinex Construction Products.

We advise all people looking at the Powered Hand Truck via For Youth Some website, social media sites or any site not associated with Makinex Construction Products to take caution and not provide them with your credit card details.

Should you need details for the offical product please request a quote via this website: https://info.makinex.com.au/request-a-quote

If you have been a victim of this scam; you can take the following steps:

  • Contact your bank
  • Dispute the fraudulent transaction
  • Have images of what you ordered
  • Have images of what you received, with your address and tracking number on it

You can conduct a search on this website to identify or report scams: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/

 

 

 

 

How to minimise back injuries caused by heavy lifting

What causes back injuries?

Did you know that your back muscles aren’t designed for lifting heavy weights which is why many people suffer from back injuries?
These injuries can cause short term pain to a long-term injury which means a potential recovery period of weeks to months.
Factors such as loading and unloading heavy items and working on uneven surfaces, put you at risk of developing muscular related issues such as lower back pain.
Many jobs fall into the categories of performing these tasks and that’s why the following steps will help you to minimise the impact of heavy lifting:

3 steps you can take to minimise the incidence of back injuries

1. Train yourself on how to handle loads safely
2. Ensure you take regular breaks to reduce physical fatigue
3. Use powered machines that help to reduce or eliminate the risk
Makinex Construction Products are passionate about inventing and manufacturing products that provide professional contractors and tradespeople with a safer and more efficient way to get their job done.
The Award winning Makinex Powered Hand Truck (PHT) is no exception with the ability to help users lift up to 140kg independently.

To ensure you’re able to lift a huge variety of shapes and sizes, the PHT is available with several attachments.

What Makinex Customers say about the PHT

This is what James Allessi, Branch Manager off Kennards Woollara had to say about the Makinex Powered Hand Truck;

“We use the PHT regularly around the branch lifting brick saws, Generators and other small equipment. I used to wake up sore in the mornings with back pain from all the lifting of equipment, and I don’t seem to have that problem anymore now that I use the PHT”.

To learn more about how the Makinex Powered Hand Truck can keep you working safely and efficiently, check out the Makinex PHT Page here or contact Makinex 1300 795 953

6 Tips on how to use a Jackhammer safely and efficiently

Removing tiles is tough work and having the job of breaking them up, is physically demanding.
With some Jackhammers weighing in at 16kg, they are heavy pieces of kit and if you’re operating one for hours at a time your body can take a hammering.
One of the hazards associated with jackhammering is hand and body vibration which lead to a number of health related issues.

What can you do to jackhammer safely?

There are several things you can do to minimise the impact of these hazards:
1. Make sure you have adequate PPE. Non negotiable items include, gloves, boots, safety glasses, ear protection and long pants.
2. Take regular breaks. The Jackhammer is a heavy tool that you need to be in control of. If you’re tired, then you’re ability to control it is compromised
3. Make sure you have adequate training on how to use the jackhammer
4. Check the equipment has no damage to it including air hoses and electrical cords
5. Suppress potentially harmful Silica Dust with a portable constant pressure water unit such as the Makinex Hose 2 Go
6. Have the right equipment.

Who is Makinex?

Makinex Construction Products is a company dedicated to the invention and manufacture of products that help minimise safety issues and maximise efficiency of your operations. Back in 2004 they invented the Jackhammer Trolley.

What is the Jackhammer Trolley?

The Jackhammer Trolley carries most of the weight of the jackhammer while the user positions themselves behind the trolley and pushes it along. It  can be adjusted to 6 different positions and has anti-vibration systems built in to protect the user from the dangers of hand and body vibrations mentioned above.
Users report on been able to do their jobs up to six times faster due to the decrease in operator fatigue provided by the Jackhammer Trolley.

What do customers think of the Jackhammer trolley?

Mark Granger of Buildcore Constructions had this to say from his experience with the Jackhammer Trolley;
“The boys are happy with the setup. The bed is really stuck so will do another pass to remove all the bed. They have done 5 wet rooms and about 130m2 of main floor and could operate all day long.”
By following these simple guidelines and equipping yourself with the right equipment, you will be able to jackhammer safely and efficiently.
To learn more about the Makinex Jackhammer Trolley click here or the Makinex Hose 2 Go click here. Alternatively call Makinex on 1300 795 953.

Operator fatigue reduces safety and efficiency in hard surface cleaning!

Hard surface cleaning is a physically demanding job and can lead to several health-related issues.

Operator fatigue is a major challenge because of the pushing, pulling and lifting of heavy and awkward mechanical equipment. Shift work is commonly associated with cleaning and can exacerbate the feelings of fatigue.

What is the impact of operator fatigue?

Feeling tired can result in reducing your reaction time and a decrease in productivity.

You want to achieve a great result for your client yet you’re feeling tired due to back to back shifts. As a result, your ability to produce a great job maybe limited and so too is the potential positive word of mouth.

To ensure you stay at the top of your game, there are a few strategies which can help mitigate the impact of operator fatigue including;

  1. Take a break – You may save time and money in the short term by not taking a break but using machinery that is tough on your body without regular breaks can lead to substantial problems in the long run
  2. Protect yourself – Head, hearing, eyes and face, hand and foot protection are essential protection items
  3. Thorough training –train employees to make them aware of the potential dangers of pressure cleaning and how to navigate them safely. Don’t rush this process as you run the risk of missing out key pieces of information can lead to mistakes
  4. Machine maintenance and inspections – without a pressure cleaning machine, you can’t do your job so make sure you look after them. In doing so you limit the risk to the operator and those around him. Make sure you schedule in regular service and maintenance checks.

Makinex Construction products are proud of the innovative range of products they’ve have created which assist in managing some key areas of safety and efficiency within the construction industry.

What products help minimise operator fatigue?

One such product is the Makinex Dual Pressure Washer (DPW) which is a hard surfaces pressure cleaner that combines a rotary and wand in the one machine and enables the user to swap between them at the turn of a handle.

The dual functions of the Makinex Dual Pressure Washer enable users to clean a variety of hard surfaces in a safe and efficient manner. The push behind functionality and rubber mounts reduce vibration providing the user with a comfortable and stress-free operating experience.

This is what Scott from Kangaroo Courts Australia had to say about the Makinex DPW;

“The way a court falls means you’re constantly having to swap between the rotary and pressure wand to clear away the dirty water. The fact the Makinex DPW has both functions on the one machine, has enabled to complete the jobs I do 30% faster!”

To learn more about the Makinex Dual Pressure Washer visit: https://www.makinex.com.au/products/dual-pressure-washer-4000psi.

If you follow the tips and advice from the professionals to rest, protect, train and maintain then you will limit your exposure to the potential pitfalls of operator to fatigue and can rest assured you’re doing everything you can to maintain the safety of yourself and those around you.

For more insights on how to work safely and efficiently, download our ebook here

Powered lifting devices help reduce back strain in construction!

Did you know that your back muscles aren’t designed for lifting heavy weights and that’s why so many people are suffering from back injuries?

These injuries can cause short term pain to a long-term injury and can put you in recovery from weeks to months at a time which isn’t ideal!

Loading and unloading of heavy items and working on uneven surfaces will put you at risk of developing muscular related issues such as such as lower back pain.

Many jobs fall into the categories of performing these lifting and loading tasks and that’s by following some simple steps, you will minimise the impact of heavy lifting:

  1. Train yourself on how to handle loads
  2. Ensure you take regular breaks to reduce physical fatigue
  3. Use powered machines that help to reduce or eliminate the risk such as the Makinex Powered Hand Truck.

Makinex Construction Products are passionate about designing and manufacturing products that provide professional contractors and tradespeople with a safer and more efficient way to get their job done.

The Award winning Makinex Powered Hand Truck is no exception with the ability to help users lift up to 140kg on their own! To ensure you’re able to lift a huge variety of shapes and sizes, the PHT is available with several attachments.

This is what James Allessi, Branch Manager off Kennards Woollarah had to say about the Makinex Powered Hand Truck;

We use the PHT regularly around the branch lifting brick saws, Generators and other small equipment. I use to wake up sore in the mornings with back pain from all the lifting of equipment, and I don’t seem to have that problem anymore now that I use the PHT”.

Click here to learn more about how the Makinex Powered Hand Truck can keep you working safely and efficiently in construction.

Alternatively click here for more information on how to stay safe and be efficient in your construction business.

“We have forgotten the lessons” from asbestos!

An article released by ABC News discusses how Silicosis is the biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos.

It features the story of two men who have been struck down with Silicosis and how it affects their day to day lives.

The article highlights what actions you need to take to prevent this disease from harming you.

Read the full story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-10/stone-cutting-for-kitchen-benchtops-sparks-silicosis-crisis/10357342

Makinex Parallel Box successfully providing power to the concrete grinding and polishing industry!

Overview

Until recently, concrete grinders and polishers only had the choice of Pantech or Trailer Mount generators to power their machines and these options don’t always provide power to where you need it.

Makinex has recently launched the innovative Makinex Parallel Box that works in conjunction with Makinex Generators to provide machines with 20kva to 32kVA of power for where and when you need it.

Problem Solving

A key challenge for work sites can be restricted and/or tight access and large stationary generators don’t have the flexibility to move around to where you need power.

In addition to this, you want to be able to transport and park all your machinery so it’s easily accessible and hence a compact power supply is crucial.

The Makinex Research and Development (R&D) team recognised the industry needed another larger kVA generator option which was compact and portable.

Nathan from Makinex R&D had this to say; “We wanted to create a power source that could service heavy duty equipment. This power source needed to be flexible, be generally less expensive than larger units to buy, transport and store as well as being highly portable.”

This led to the creation of the Makinex Generator range and Makinex Parallel Box.

This video shows how the Makinex Parallel Box combines the power from 10kVA and 16kVA to operate a 3 phase concrete grinder and single phase dust extractor.

 

Commercial photography of Makinex machines and parts for product catalogue

Solution

Makinex Generators are the most compact and portable power supply systems available in today’s market ensuring you have power where and when you need it.

They’re available in 6kVA, 10kVA and 16kVA and contain the revolutionary Magnetic Flux Technology which provides less than 3% harmonic sinewave distortion.

Commercial photography of Makinex machines and parts for product catalogue

The innovative Makinex Parallel Box enables you to combine the power of the Makinex 10kVA and 16kVA generators in any configuration generating between 20-32kVA with any single and/or 3 phase outputs.

Comprehensive field testing with the Makinex Generator range has proven its ability to respond to varying power loads over long periods of time for a range of both large and small machines.

Results

The Makinex Generator range and Makinex Parallel Box provides you with a portable power supply that can withstand variable loads over long-running periods for an extensive range of leading brands.

 

To find out more, contact sales@makinex.com.au or visit us at www.makinex.com.au

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