Exceptional results have been achieved by Sanli hand-held equipment in independent Hand- Arm Vibration (HAV) tests carried out under actual working conditions by the Fivesquared brand of industrial systems and solutions specialist, Earlsmere Ltd.
Conducted at Earlsmere's test centre near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and at nearby Wombwell Park, the tests involved precise measurement of the vibration produced by a variety of Sanli two-stroke machines, recorded both at the trigger grip and the support grip.
The results from the tests will be invaluable to machinery buyers, managers and end-users, helping them to comply fully with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 which introduced an upper limit - known as the Exposure Limit Value (ELV) - on the amount of Hand-Arm Vibration to which a worker may be exposed during a working day.
To assist prospective purchasers of its equipment, Sanli UK is now quoting Fivesquared's HAV figures both on its website and in publicity material for popular hand-held equipment such as chainsaws, hedgecutters, backpack blowers and brushcutters (see table overleaf).
One of the best-scoring machines in Fivesquared's tests was Sanli's GTS33 brushcutter which produced average vibration figures of just 4.21m/sec2 at the trigger grip and 4.31m/sec2 at the support grip when trimming rough grass.
The exceptionally low level of vibration recorded on the GTS33 means that the machine can be used continuously for a total of more than 10 hours in a single day without exceeding the legal maximum ELV for Hand-Arm Vibration.
Darren Thornton of Fivesquared's Technical Services department pointed out that the figures recorded are a true representation of the vibration likely to be experienced by the operator when using the machine in real-life situations.
"Manufacturers have an obligation to provide vibration levels for their equipment," he said. "However, the HSE suggests that many of the published results do not represent the way the tools perform in working conditions and vibration levels may be much higher than those stated. Our vibration tests give a clear and unbiased picture of how the machine behaves in actual working use."
Welcoming the results, Sanli UK's managing director, Mark Osborne, said that the availability of independent vibration figures measured under typical working conditions should be of great help to existing and prospective Sanli customers. "We are absolutely delighted with the overall results which demonstrate that, despite their competitive price, Sanli's products are designed and built to a very high standard."
For further information, please contact:
Managing Director, Sanli UK Ltd (www.sanli.co.uk)
and Director of European Operations, China Engine Group, Fujian Sanli Engine Co. Ltd
Unit 200, Milton Park Estate
Oxon OX14 4TB
Tel: +44 (0)1235 861640 ● Mobile: +44 (0)7825 331766 ● email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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