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.

Interview with Jeff Durgin about Generators

RER speaks with Jeff Durgin, global product manager at Makinex, about new generator technology, hurricane season, and the five pieces of information a rental company should know to take proper care of a generator customer.

RER: What is new technologically for your company in generators?

Durgin: Makinex is proud to offer the first of its kind — portable generators that can produce both three-phase and single-phase power, simultaneously. These small form units produce power via permanent magnets as opposed to traditional copper windings. As a result, we produce as much as 15 percent more wattage per horsepower than conventional copper-wound units. The patented embedded permanent magnet design eliminates the need for complex electronic controls so there is less to malfunction.

Other benefits include:

  • Superior motor starting – motor starting capability is 3.5 times rated capacity.
  • Single- and three-phase power – The ability to start single- and three-phase motors simultaneously.
  • 30 percent smaller footprint – allows us to pack big power in a small package.
  • Parallel operations – Run certain model generators in parallel using basic phase matching controls only.
  • Three-year warranty on engine and alternator.

There are five key pieces of information you will need to know when your customer calls to ask if a generator will power his equipment

FIND OUT MORE HERE 

Tradies take better care of their tools than health – new research

We recently read this interesting article about Tradies looking after their tools more than their health.

Many Makinex products improve site safety and allow tradies to work more efficiently

Read this interesting article posted today by Roads and Infrastructure

Australian tradies are almost twice as likely to take good care of their tools as their bodies, despite having one of the highest injury rates of any occupation, according to research from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

The Empirica Research survey, commissioned by the APA, reveals that 79 per cent of tradies report taking good care of their tools compared to just 47 per cent who took good care of their bodies.

Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of tradies said they had been injured in their current job and half of these said they expected to be injured again.

APA National President Phil Calvert says tradies are prone to a range of injuries as a result of the intensity and repetitive nature of their work, yet many don’t seek help early enough, or at all.

“Many tradies are not seeking treatment or are delaying treatment until their injury becomes a much bigger and more complex issue,” Mr. Calvert said.

 

Read full article here 

Now in stock JHT in two different versions – Make sure you have the correct version

Please be advised that we now stock the Makinex Jackhammer Trolley in two completely boxed different versions.

JHT-U is the version for Bosch, Makita, Hitachi and others (Universal).

JHT-H is the version for Hilti.

 

(images below show the mounting difference between two units)

home-depot-adds-jackhammer-trolley-to-rental-storesThere are still Hilti block sets available for anyone wishing to retrofit and existing Universal to a Hilti unit

For further information please contact sales@makinex.com.au

 

 

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.

 

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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

Dust is the biggest threat that workers face on a construction site!

Whether you’re cutting or core drilling concrete, you need water to suppress the dust and maintain the life of your diamond blades.

SafeWork Australia has identified that 69% of reported hazards are from airborne irritants and over half of these directly relate to dust. Hence making dust one of the most significant threats to workers on today’s construction sites.

If dust is breathed in day after day, the person exposed is at an increased risk of contracting a disease which can include anything from asthma to lung cancer. This risk increases over time so we need to be sure to implement measures to restrict dust and that’s why having a reliable water source is vital.

Yet, sometimes getting access to water on a jobsite can be difficult. There may be only one of you which means using a traditional water source such as a pump is time consuming and ultimately inefficient. Battery or electrical operated water sources also have their own set of issues with batteries going flat or electrical devices potentially breaking down.

CEO of Makinex, Rory Kennard saw a need in the market for a highly portable and reliable water supply unit and focused his mind on coming up with a solution.

What came out of this focus was the Hose 2 Go which is a constant pressure water supply unit that doesn’t require the use of a pump, battery or electronics.  You simply fill the Hose 2 Go from a tap, attach to your tools and you’re ready to go.

 

Find out more by watching these videos below

China gives Makinex PHT new award

Makinex Powered Hand Truck is on a role.

We have been awarded the 6th China Logistics Technology Award 2017 Innovation Award.

Makinex is new to the Chinese market and are very proud to be recognised for innovation.

The annual LT Summit is one of the most authoritative events for logistics technology in China.

As the logistics industry evolves to cope with increasing volume driven by the boom of e-commerce, Chinese enterprises – like its global counterparts – are seeking ways to improve productivity and safety. Makinex PHT solution can help organisations boost productivity and improve material handling safety in its unique design.

This year, 23 innovation awards were presented, 6 awards for best enterprises, 5 for people of the year, and 1 lifetime achievement award.

The Makinex PHT140 has won awards globally including:

Good Design Award in Australia

RER Award in USA

Innovation Trail Award in UK

 

Interview at World of Concrete – Makinex Hose 2 Go

Last week the Makinex team exhibited at The World Of Concrete event in Las Vegas.

We were exhibiting a number of products including

Hose 2 Go, Powered Hand Truck,Generator Range, Dual Pressure Washer, Jackhammer Trolley and Mixing Station.

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Rory Kennard – Makinex CEO had the pleasure of being interviewed by For Construction Pros – where he talks about the Hose 2 Go and how it is an idea product for the concrete industry supplying a constant flow of water that allows you to suppress dust when cutting, core drilling and grinding concrete.

The Hose 2 Go is a constant pressure water supply unit.

It is so simple:

  • No pump which mean greater reliability
  • No complicated electronics to breakdown
  • No battery to go flat and expensive replacements
  • No need to manually pump to get the water pressure you need.

If you would like a demo or to request a quote – just get in touch

Makinex Ideas Box

Making Inefficiencies Extinct is the key motivation at Makinex

Makinex want to provide you with a better way to do your job, we do this be constantly innovating and looking outside the box.

We are always listening to our customers. We believe that the people who work in the construction industry know what they need and often have great ideas and improvements we can consider.

 

If you have been using a Makinex product within the construction industry and feel some changes to the design could help you to do your job, faster, smarter or cheaper why not get in touch.

Send us an email and the research and development team will take your ideas to the drawing board.

 

Here is a great example of how this can work

Mike Eccleshall, one of our customers in the UK, gave us some great ideas on the Mixing Station that would benefit him, us and other customers. He suggested to make some changes to the sliding handle, to make it easier to adjust.

Whilst reviewing the Makinex Mixing Station we took on board Mikes suggestions, on the updated model of the Mixing Station an extra brake castors was added, the kick pedal for tipping is bigger and the sliding handle has been changed to a smoother mechanism to raise the arm easily.

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So, you see your ideas will be heard at Makinex. Don’t hesitate to send your ideas to sales@makinex.com.au your help is always welcome.

Improvement or new product ideas, let us know!!!

We are looking forward to all your new ideas! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep up-to-date.

sales@makinex.com.au

 

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