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Booming Worcestershire lift component manufacturer hosts MP

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has visited a thriving county-based lift component manufacturer. From left: Sam Tanno, Harriett Baldwin MP and Russell Walker Atwell International, which specialises in the design and supply of safety products for the global lift industry, gave the MP a guided tour of their 10,000 sq ft design and engineering plant

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FREE Product Training

Atwell International believe that the range of VG Safety Products represent the ultimate in lift safety equipment.  That is why we are hosting FREE training for VG Safety Products on the first Thursday of every month! Our first session is on Thursday 5th June 2014.  Call us on 01905 641881 or email info@atwellinternational.com to book

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VG Safety Product videos added

We have added videos to the product pages for VG Safety Gears, the VG Rope Brake and the VG Overspeed Governor. One of the VG Safety Gear videos is a new video of the VG6 Safety Gear during recent testing at a lift modernization project in London.

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It’s all happening…

We’ve had some high profile orders for VG products come through over the last few months, culminating in VG rope brakes being installed at Buckingham Palace! “It’s quite a feather in our caps to get a job like this, with one of the lifts being for Her Majesty’s own personal use” said Atwell International MD,

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Countdown to A3

According to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry web site, the “Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard” for EN81-1:1998 is 31st December 2011. This means that EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 becomes mandatory from 1st January 2012, and all new lift installations must comply with the revised regulations. Most, if not all of the A3

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New RB2A control box

We have developed a new RB2A control box for use with single application VG rope brakes. This new RB2A control box incorporates a minimum 3 hour battery back up system and direct connection to the lift safety circuit. It is operated by 1 N/C contact on the overspeed governor and offers simple connection and installation

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Safety Requirements for Construction and Installations of New Electric & Hydraulic Lifts – EN 81-1&2

In May, June and September 2008, a Task Force of the CEN Technical Committee 10 (TC10) met in order to discuss the revision of standards supporting the essential safety requirements of new lifts (revision of EN 81-1& 2 for electrical and hydraulic lifts). The ELCA technical expert accredited to participate to those Technical Committees was

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Atwell International to host conference at Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park will be the location of Atwell International’s forthcoming conference that will provide all the latest information on the VGRB2 Rope Brake and Uncontrolled Movement Detector, and how it can benefit its users. This specialist centre provides a working environment, allowing Atwell International to carry out complete testing and demonstrations of products in situ.

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Atwell International helps save Scarborough tourist attraction from closure

Atwell International have recently come to the rescue of a late 19th century tourist attraction in Scarborough. The famous South cliff lift at Scarborough is the oldest example of its kind in the UK and was sadly poised for closure following a report from HM Inspectorate of Mines who deemed the lift unsafe. The expertise

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Atwell International win major contract with new VG Bi-directional Rope Brake

Atwell International has been tasked to provide 200 rope brakes for the Victoria Housing Association, Melbourne’s dedicated community housing department. With over 44 job sites across the Melbourne area, the project is set to last six months and will not only improve the lift system within many of the areas residential developments but also help