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  • New Power Connector Brochure Released

    Our new brochure makes ordering power connectors easier than ever.

    Alcomet have recently released a Power Connector Brochure. The brochure breaks the connectors down into easy to identify categories and provides additional information such as palm drilling options, amp rating and conductor size and type.

    Each power connector type has a clear image of the connector, making it even easier to identify the correct product.

    With clear and concise information and speed service, it’s never been easier to order Power Connectors.

    For more information check out our brochure or give us a call on 01384 404488 and speak to our team.

  • Happy Birthday Alcomet

    Alcomet is 20 years old today!!!

    Established on the 23rd January 1998, Alcomet have been providing unrivaled customer service and excellent quality products for the past twenty years.
    Starting out as a non-ferrous metals wholesaler Alcomet have developed and refined our product range and knowledge base over the years. Working with our engineers in the field and listening to feedback we have developed several product ranges that make a difference for our customers.

    From our award winning Guardian Security range, to our safety critical portable earth leads, Alcomet have always been quick to respond to our customers’ requests and always come up with the winning solution.

    Some of our notable products include:
    The Guardian Security Range, our award winning Guardian Security range tackles the problem of theft and vandalism in substations. Our range of security fixings and guards provide increased security making it exceptionally difficult for theft and vandalism to take place, reducing the costs surround replacing the materials and increasing the onsite safety.

    The Alcomet Fuse Carrier, a unique product that allows customers to replace asbestos laced Artic fuses with the Alcomet Fuse Carrier. Installing the Alcomet Fuse Carrier removes the risk of exposure to asbestos, and allows the existing equipment to be used without the need to install new fuse holders.

    Triton Portable Earthing Device, developed with engineers who were unable to safely earth 11kV metal clad switch gear due to broken or missing manufacturers parts, with no option for replacement. The Triton has been designed to accommodate a full range of isolating contacts that will fit into most switchgear. In addition to the Triton’s ability to earth equipment its unique design also enables it to be used to carry out fault location / pressure testing on 11kV apparatus.

    Oil Circuit Breaker Contacts, with aging oil circuit breakers installed on the network and the original manufactures no longer in operations, Alcomet have developed a range of contacts that are made to the original manufactures drawings. Ensuring that costly outages can be kept to a minimum and planned maintenance can be carried out without any difficulties sourcing replacement parts.

    With many new product ranges in development the next twenty year looks to be even more exciting than the past. To be kept up to date with Alcomet’s lastest product development click here.

    To take a look at our full range of products click here.

  • Bespoke GRP Meter Boxes Solution

    When a customer called Alcomet recently in search of a meter box we were happy to put our best team on it.

    After exhausting their search for an off the shelf product that met their strict criteria they fortunately got in touch with Alcomet. The design they required was far shallower than the standard product and in addition the meter boxes were needed onsite within 2 weeks.

    Our team discussed the product requirements with the customer and we were able to provide a suitable bespoke solution which could be manufactured and delivered within 2 weeks.

    The customer was delighted with the quality of the product, and the swift service they had received from the Alcomet Team.

    Our GRP meter boxes can be provided in a wide range of sizes to suit all applications. We offer GRP meter boxes up to a IP65 rating, ensuring that the important equipment housed within is kept clean and dry. GRP meter boxes are lightweight, non-conductive and there is no maintenance required once installed as they do not rust or corrode.

    For more information about the range click here, or to see our other range of GRP products head to our GRP Solutions page.

  • Swift Delivery for Power Connectors

    Alcomet’s swift delivery was put to the test recently when a customer contacted us with an urgent enquiry for bespoke power connectors.

    With the appointment of our Technical Manager for Power Connectors we have been able to offer our customers an even more comprehensive service. We can now provide a material take off, bill of materials and quote within 48 hours and we will offer speedy delivery of the products to site.

    This service proved invaluable to a recent customer who contacted Alcomet when they had received the site drawings last minute. It was crucial that the Power Connectors were on site within 2 weeks in line with the completion deadline. Alcomet were able to complete the material take off, providing the customer with the bill of materials on the same day as receiving the drawings from the customer. Ultimately we delivered the materials to site within a week. Exceeding the customers’ expectations and saving the customer potential fines incurred for late completion.

    For more information about our Power Connector services click here.

  • Fire Rated GRP Phenolic Grating

    Alcomet now stock Phenolic GRP Grating. The most effective fire resistant GRP grating.

    Our fire rated phenolic grating is tested and adheres to the strict safety standards of BS476-6, BS476-7, BS6853:1999 and ASTM, offering a slow burn time, low smoke and low toxic fume emissions. The pultruded phenolic grating is able to withstand direct flame for an extended period, without sustaining major structural damage making it the ideal solution for use in areas where there is a high risk of fire and/or smoke toxicity such as enclosed spaces, tunnels, off shore oil rigs and refineries etc.

    As well as the excellent fire rating it has exceptional strength and load bearing capabilities across longer spans than standard moulded panels and conforms to BS 4592-0:2012 and BS EN 14122-2012.

    Our phenolic grating is also available with an anti-slip coating. For more information click here.

  • Alcomet Launch Mobile Friendly Site

    Mobile Alcomet website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our mobile friendly site. Alcomet’s mobile friendly site has been tailored for use on tablet and mobile devices.  Making it effortless for engineers in the field to access the information they need when they are on the move.

    It is now easier than ever to access our product catalogue, find technical information and send enquires.

    We understand the importance of improving efficiency and our new mobile site is just one of the many ways we are continually refining our customer service.

  • Alcomet's Export Territory Reaches Australia!

    Alcomet are pleased to announce the continued expansion of our export territories, which now includes Australasia. Due to a recent switchgear emergency, we were able to resolve a big problem for an Australian operator!

    Oil Circuit Breakers have been in operation since the turn of the 20th Century. Due to the strength and reputation of British manufacturing at this time, global export of British made switchgear was prevalent, many of which are still in use around the world today! However, over time, the majority of these historic manufacturers operations have ceased, therefore sourcing refurbished or replacement parts can be a costly and time consuming task.

    As well as being a trusted supplier of Oil Circuit Breaker Contacts and Tools, Alcomet’s modern understanding of switchgear operations, maintenance and equipment is unparalleled. Our distinct commitment to providing a efficient service and quality product, ensured that when a network operator in Australia suddenly found themselves in emergency need due to a catastrophic failure, our team were able to assist their engineers remotely from the UK. Our teams detailed product knowledge reassured the customer that they were in the right hands. Through continual contact we were able to supply the specific parts required and despatch them to Australia promptly, minimising both disruption and cost to the customer.

    Our easy to navigate website and 24 hr sales and support make sourcing the exact products you require quick and simple, regardless of your location.

    Please click here for more information, or contact us here to speak to a member of our experienced sales team.

  • Alcomet's Continued Expansion of Power Connector Range and Service

    Following increased customer demand we have once again expanded our Tubular Busbar and Power Connector Range to help meet the growing needs of the industry.

    As well as an extensive stock of Tubular Busbar and Power Connectors, Alcomet offer a connector requirement take off service. This service was designed especially to help combat lengthy lead times and their associated risks, from evaluation through to design and despatch.

    Our Technical Manager accurately interprets drawings in order to design appropriate connectors to suit specific needs. Designs can be provided in 2D and 3D diagrams for added precision. Our experienced in house technical support team offer a 24hr turnaround on quotations, maintaining continued close contact throughout to ensure a fast, accurate and stress free service.

    Other key benefits:

    • Largest stock of copper and aluminium busbars in the UK; cut/ bent on site exact to any requirements

    • Wide range of rigid, tee and expansion connectors in 33kV, 66kV and 132kV up to 200amp

    • 2D and 3D designs provided complete with dimensions

    • Additional fixings available for bolting to structures, post insulators etc

    • 24/7 technical support and advice

    For more information please contact our technical team on 01384 404488
    Or contact us here.

  • New Product Announcement: Portable Earth Lead Secure Storage Cage

    We have extended our earthing materials and accessories range with the addition of our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage, an ideal complement to our existing range of Portable Earthing Storage, adding an extra level of protection to your vital pieces of equipment.

    Portable earthing kits and other pieces of temporary equipment are often left susceptible to accidental damage or contamination through improper storage. Our new secure storage cage aims to eliminate the risk of disruption to operations due to damages, whilst prolonging the life of your equipment.

    • 1800mm X 900mm X 900mm (HxWxD)
    • Supplied flat packed, for ease of transport
    • Includes all necessary fixings for straightforward on site construction
    • Pre drilled holes allow for cage to be secured to the floor or your facility
    • Lockable hinged door, supplied with a high security padlock.
    • Prevent unauthorised use
    • Deter potential vandalism/theft and prevent damage (both accidental and deliberate)
    • Integrity of leads preserved, minimising potential cost and delay to users
    • Variety of sizes available to suit your facility and needs.

    Alcomet are committed to the continued advancement of our product ranges whilst promoting a safe working environment, with minimal disruptions to productivity, throughout the industry.

    For more information on our Portable Earth Lead Storage Cage and extensive range of earthing products and accessories click here for our contact details.

  • Alcomet's Expansion into the Oil Industry

    Alcomet are proud to announce our expansion in to the oil industry, having recently been approved as a trusted supplier to several of the UK’s leading oil companies!

    By working closely with the industries principal engineers and experts, we have expanded our range of Oil Circuit Breaker Contacts, fabricated to original designs, to suit the needs of the industry. Additionally, Alcomet are able to reverse engineer oil circuit breaker contacts or tools to specific requirements.

    Our products are made in the UK to the highest quality standards, from fully tested materials, using the ISO-9001 approved manufacturing process.

    Alcomet are devoted to the continued expansion of our dependable service and products, working closely with our customers to ensure we can provide the best service at all times. We strive to fulfill our commitment to customer satisfaction, so that the highest standards of operating excellence are maintained throughout the industry.

    Contact Alcomet here for more information on our Oil Circuit Breaker products, and refurbishing service.

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