Skywalker HD™ Series of modular matting and accessories
The new ergonomically engineered anti-fatigue mat that is light years ahead of its counterparts. Introducing the new Skywalker HD™ heavy duty rubber anti-fatigue modular matting system was launched in 2012. The 460 Skywalker HD™ line has now been expanded with unique accessories to completely customize this system. The sky is really the limit.
Introducing the 430 Skywalker HD i-Curve™This 45 degree inner curve connects seamlessly to the 460 Skywalker HD™ range making 45-degree closed curves, half moons and complete circles up to 91 cm possible.
Introducing the 440 Skywalker HD o-Curve™This 22,4 degree outer curve connects seamlessly to the 460 Skywalker HD™ range and 430 Skywalker HD i-Curve™ making 22,5-degree open curves, S-curves, and complete circles up to 182 cm possible.
Introducing the 469 Skywalker HD Yellow™This yellow safety line can be added to any existing 460 Skywalker HD™ combination to mark safety boundaries, indicate safety zones or walkways.
The Skywalker polyurethane line is already reputed for its ultimate comfort and longevity properties. The unique composition of anti-fatigue matting is an ergonomic pattern and a cushioning underlay which stimulates continuous micro-movements of the feet minimizing blood pooling in the legs.
The Skywalker HD™ takes this concept into a new dimension. The secret to the Skywalker HD™ lies in the unique design and craftsmanship that make the mat easy to handle and easy to install while offering maximum comfort and industrial strength.
Made from a heavy duty rubber compound, the Skywalker HD™ offers extreme wear resistance. The Skywalker HD™ has an ergonomic bubble that stimulates blood flow and prevents fatigue in standing workers. The mat surface is augmented with a grit pattern for additional anti-slip properties and combined with bevelled safety edges, the Skywalker HD™ also contributes to preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
Integrating matting in the working environment
Working environments and conditions vary for different companies and different industries. Planning an effective plant layout can increase efficiency and reduce cost. Notrax® has created several modular and standalone anti-fatigue matting series that are completely customizable and can be adapted to any plant layout. Thereby also reducing fatigue, increasing productivity and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders that lead to long term absence.
Many factory or assembly plant layouts have been traditionally designed for high worker and ma¬chine utilization. As technology, product developments and the market are changing so rapidly, layouts are being redesigned for quality and flexibility, the ability to quickly shift to different product models or to different production rates.
Many facilities have moved towards cellular manufacturing layouts within larger process layouts, automated materials-handling equipment, especially automated storage and re¬trieval systems, automated guided vehicle systems, automatic transfer devices, and turntables and other product to person’s solutions.
U-shaped production lines allow workers to see the entire line and easily travel between workstations. This shape allows the rotation of workers among the work¬stations along the lines to relieve boredom and relieve work imbalances between workstations. Additionally, teamwork and improved morale tend to result because workers are grouped in smaller areas and communication and social contact are thereby encouraged. More open work areas with fewer walls, partitions, or other obstacles to clear views of adjacent workstations.
In many of these layouts, the worker’s scope of work is limited to direct surroundings, along an assembly line or along a U-shape. Workstation ergonomics have therefore become even more important as work has become more specialized and repetitive.
Various matting solutions
Standalone mats are made in several standard sizes and are loose lay with no installation required which are ideal for individual workstations. All modular matting can be used as a freestanding mat or customized into just about any size to fit specific areas, around machinery or following assembly lines to create the most efficient and effective layout while ensuring the most efficient and ergonomic work station for workers.
Modular mats can be easily assembled on-site with snap together units that can be assembled in any shape or form, even wall to wall configurations. Matting is also equipped with a tooled grid of cutting lines that makes further customization quick and easy.
Custom configurations are tailor-made matting solutions that are made by our experience production team exactly to your design and dimensions.
Various materials and compounds
Notrax® industrial matting is manufactured to withstand harsh industrial environments. In order to achieve this, our modular mat solutions are manufactured in specialized compounds to meet the distinct needs of various industrial or production environments.
This variation in compounds allows companies to select only their specialized product characteristics needed such as oil resistance, ESD electro static discharge protection, fire retardant matting for welding areas, or a combination thereof. This keeps matting for general applications affordable while allowing extremely specialized matting solutions.
The compounds connect seamlessly for easy transitions. The Notrax® product stamps clearly mark each mat with the product number and compound characteristics making it easy to distinguish between the various rubber compounds.