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  • Heavy Duty Cable Protection Tiles

    Alcomet have expanded their range of Cable Protection to include Heavy Duty Cable Protection Tiles. The impact resistant tiles are specifically designed to withstand damage from plant and tools. Significantly lighter than concrete cable covers the tiles are quick and easy to install using plastic jointing pegs. The new range is a direct replacement for concrete covers and steel plate. The durable recycled polymer design, is not only lightweight, but rot proof and offer excellent resistance to a wide range of soil types.

    The highly visible Cable Tiles provide a clear warning to any third parties working in the area. Alcomet can supply cable tiles to meet the DNO specification and be customised to have your company logo, name and contact information for clear identification. The standard cable tile sizes are 450mm, 300mm and 244mm wide x 1000mm long (please note other sizes are available).

    For more information about our Cable Protection Tiles please call us on 01384 404488 or click here.

  • Alcomet assist a project manager in need!

    Alcomet were recently contacted by an project manager who works for one of the largest UK construction companies. Alcomet were given a time critical deadline of 2 weeks to design, manufacture and deliver a specialist spigot to prevent a delay in the project being energized. Our specialist Technical Manager designed a spigot in line with the customer’s strict requirements and the spigots were delivered well within the deadline. The customer was very happy that the efficient service and quick turnaround that we provided enabled them to successfully complete the project without any time penalties.

    Alcomet are able to offer standard Power Connectors, material take offs, bespoke designs meeting DNO specifications and produce bill of materials to suit your power connector requirements. We can provide a quote within 48 hours and offer a speedy delivery to site.

    For more information on any of our product range please give us a call on 01384 404488 or click here. 

  • Improving site safety in High Voltage Substations - Need to clearly mark out an area for safety reasons?

    Alcomet have recently launched their new range of demarcation cones for use in substations and transmission sites. The demarcation cones are used as a safety system within a substation for personnel working on or near equipment by clearly showing safe and unsafe boundaries.

    The durable demarcation cones Alcomet supply are available to meet the UK electricity network specifications. Alcomet can provide demarcation cones in various colours such as yellow, red, blue and green. The standard heights supplied are 50cm, 75cm or 1275cm high. The low maintenance demarcation cones can provide excellent resistance to damage and outdoor exposure whilst the vibrant colours ensure that the cones are highly visible within the substation to ensure personnel safety. showing safe and unsafe boundaries.

    Also, we stock a wide range of plastic chains to use with the demarcation cone safety system. The colours of the plastic chains, which also denote the safety areas within the substation, can be supplied in blue and white, red and white, yellow and black and yellow. Additional to the demarcation cone range, we can supply sign boards, chain holders and sign holders.  

    If you would like a quotation, then call our team today on 01384 404488 or click here for more information.

  • Off to a flying start!

    Congratulations Ollie!

    Ollie was recently named as one of the new faces joining the Worcester Warriors first team for the 2018/19 season.  Ollie caught the teams eye in 2017 when he played for the team against Sale Sharks, scoring a try in his debut.  Everyone at Alcomet is really pleased for Ollie Lawrence who has made his first premiership appearance for Worcester Warriors against Exeter Chiefs in September.  The match ultimately ended in defeat for the Warriors, but was an impressive start non the less for Ollie who joined the side in the 60th minute of the game, Despite the match outcome Ollie’s premiership debut was outstanding, and heshowed excellent skill and control.

    Alcomet are really pleased for Ollie and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has to offer.

  • 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.

  • On the road to success

    Alcomet are proud to help a local rising rugby star, Ollie Lawrence, get on the road tosuccess, by providing the aspiring rugby player with a car.  Ollie recently passed his driving test and Gary James, Alcomet’s Managing Director was pleased to offer his support by providing Ollie with a car that would ensure he could get to his training sessions with ease.

    Ollie has played for a number of local and county level teams, recently making his debut for Worcester Warriors first team in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Sale Sharks and the young age of 18. Ollie has been touted as ‘one to watch’ and at the young age of 17 he has played for the England Under 18’s and Under 20’s teams this season.

    Alcomet couldn’t be happier to support the local talent and will be cheering Ollie on in the upcoming season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    • 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.
    OTHER BENEFITS:
    • 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.

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