Yorkshire-based manufacturer Lindapter has launched Type COM, a new deck fixing for attaching building services to ComFlor 60 and ComFlor 80 profiles manufactured by Tata Steel.
Lindapter’s Type COM is said to provide an efficient and economical fixing for suspending a variety of equipment including HVAC systems, fire protection, pipe work, electrical items and lowered ceilings.
The CE marked fixing is also said to create genuine efficiencies for the contractor as it can be installed in seconds and is adjustable on site without the need of specialist labour, expensive tools or power.
Developed at the request of Tata Steel, the fixing locks inside the dovetail re-entrant channel of the profile and unlike shot firing methods, this zero-impact method is said to preserve the strength of the deck and avoids delamination (separating the steel from the concrete) and damage to the deck.
Lindapter said the Type COM product has been independently approved and rigorous quality procedures have ensured a secure connection with a capacity of 1.25kN per fixing, calculated at a safety factor of 3:1.