PRESS RELEASE 14 MAY 2019
Next week at Interzum, Fastmount, leaders in hidden panel mounting solutions, will present their new Stratlock Range, designed in collaboration with Poliform Contract Italy.
The Stratlock Range is a heavy-duty hidden panel mounting solution for installing large interior panels onto aluminium or steel extrusion framework. A purpose built system, the Stratlock Range is the only product on the market that provides versatility in modular design and adjustable panel installation, thanks to its patent pending dual locking function.
The screw- or adhesive-fix male (SL-M15) features a double-detent shank which locks into the teeth of the rapid-fit female (SL-F15A or SL-F15B) in an aluminium frame. Upon the first click, the panel is supported, with a 10mm adjustable tolerance to find the correct panel position. The second click then locks the panel into position, secured with a 15kg pull out load per clip set, making the system ideal for heavy decorative panels.
Encouraged by Poliform Contract’s enthusiasm to see a new product designed for this sector, Fastmount’s Managing Director Gregg Kelly worked closely with the technical department of Poliform Contract to enhance the selection of fixing systems used with aluminium framework and decorative panels that Poliform were employing in their supplies all over the world.
“To date, we have always used fixing systems that exist on the market – both frontal and bayonet fixings – but choosing one of those would always limit our versatility in another area, the versatility that is essential to facilitate site management and installation,” affirms Poliform Contract.
Fastmount worked with Poliform Contract, their framework manufacturers and Fastmount distributor Promotech Italia over an 18-month period. “This ensured that we were hitting all the right points – from a design and manufacture perspective, as well as an end user perspective. We had to create something that would lock panels into place, but provide flexible installation; be rapid to install but extremely robust,” said Kelly, commenting on the design process. “We are confident that the Stratlock Range will reduce installation time for large-scale interior fitout projects.”
Visitors to this year’s Interzum can experience the new Stratlock Range from May 21-24 at Fastmount’s stand at Koelnmesse in Hall 5.1, #063. The range will be available after Interzum from any one of Fastmount’s global distributors. The Stratlock Range is designed and manufactured in New Zealand.
See how the Stratlock Range works HERE.