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TEK and SKYDEX introducing blast matting solution at DSEI

Posted 22 August 2017 · Add Comment

Designer and manufacturer of ProTEK vehicle seating, Tek Military Seating and SKYDEX Technologies, Inc., provider of engineered impact and cushioning solutions, have partnered to develop a new blast floor matting system that will be launched at DSEI 2017 next month.

Paul Fleming CEO TEK Group said: “SKYDEX has led the blast protection market for over a decade and protected troops from across the globe. When we looking to improve our ProTEK Blast Matting performance and give our customers even greater value, there was no other name to consider. This SKYDEX engineered solution, combined with TEK’s reputation for quality, service and fast response times, will bring together market leading technologies, raising the level of protection for troops across the globe.”

The SKYDEX engineered-geometry allows for a 20% improvement over current ProTEK matting, as it absorbs and dissipates energy during a blast event, all in a low profile solution that is easily integrated with the ProTEK range of blast attenuating seating products. Finished with a black non-slip checker plate surface the blast mat meets the standards of FMVSS 302, is easily cleaned, and durable in the tough vehicle environment.

The ProTEK, Protected by SKYDEX matting is supplied as a vehicle kit that can be waterjet cut to fit the specific vehicle design to both maximise protection and cost effectiveness. Ideally suited to vehicles with required blast protection, this innovative mat also offers vibration reduction and long-lasting durability. Visit stand N8-220 to see samples of the new ProTEK, Protected by SKYDEX blast mat.

Also on show at DSEI 2017 will be the newly developed ProTEK Modular HTM (ROPS) system, featuring two seat modular units which can be bolted together to offer increased flexibility for users.

The Royal Netherlands marines have replaced their aging fleet of logistic vehicles, which are based in the Caribbean, with a new fleet of Iveco Eurocargo 4x4 trucks, with many having the ProTEK HTM Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) units fitted. The integration of the fleet has been carried out by VDL Defence Technologies in Eindhoven, with the fleet featuring a new composite flatbed to which the ROPS units are fitted.

Working closely with VDL Defence Technologies, TEK has manufactured a 12 seat solution per vehicle, divided into two six seat units for ease of fitting and removal. Each unit features ProTEK Light crew seats and conform to European roll over protection standards. Whilst these units follow current production models, modifications had to be made to ensure that the extreme humidity would not affect the frames, so each frame was zinc and nylon coated and additional features included to ensure occupant safety was not compromised. ProTEK Light seats feature TEK's Coyote brown military fabric designed for extreme environments and is fully rot proofed.


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