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Jacket offers smart fix for site damage

PLANT Hi-tech coat to cut machine repair bills

A PRODUCT that is claimed to save users of generators, pumps and compressors hundreds of pounds in repair and maintenance bills has been launched by Speedy Power.

The Smart Jacket, a protective tarpaulin containing layers of foam, avoids on-site damage from paint and sprayed concrete, while offering extreme durability, according to its inventor, engineering director Brian Cornett.

'You can take a hammer to it and it won't damage the generator.On site, a machine will get dented, scratched or covered in concrete, which can cost a great deal to replace or repair. But this product avoids that kind of on-site damage.'

'Using the jacket will reduce the noise from the machine by up to 6 decibels, which means that if you are working in a sensitive area you do not need to use additional acoustic screens, saving further costs.'

A further benefit to sites is that the product can make the machine watertight.

Mr Cornett said: 'A number of manufacturers have suffered recently because their products have failed through water ingress, which can cause the alternator to fail.

'And, by putting a tiny heater within the jacket, we can also eliminate condensation, ensuring that when generators are parked up over winter, they won't be affected by damp.'

The use of such a jacket will also have a particular attraction for event hire customers, Mr Cornett believed.

'You can easily produce it in the customer's livery and you could also specify a different colour.'

Other developments are being considered, such as installing tracking and other security devices and offering different designs to suit different types of machine.