The many applications of Kee Fittings
In 2014, Kee Klamp® celebrated its 80th birthday, almost a century of use in many applications in all corners of the world.
From its humble beginnings as the main component of modern milking stalls adopted by farmers across the United Kingdom as a more efficient, hygienic alternative, it has evolved to become the ideal option for tubular structures across the globe.
Today, Kee Klamp® fittings are a reliable and recognisable mainstay in a wide variety of guardrailing, handrailing and other safe structure applications thanks to its versatility, durability and ease of use.
Kee Klamp® fittings remove the need for any welding or hot-works on site, installed using a standard hex key, with each product incorporating an integral set screw to lock the respective fitting safely and securely onto the tube.
The alternative applications of Kee Klamp® were quickly realised. During the Second World War they were used in the construction of barrage balloon wind shields and aircraft and gun turret maintenance.
Soon after, they became a preferred construction methods for racking and storage in warehouses thanks to their durable nature and simple installation. Many even went as far to install them in their homes in the form of furniture because of the popularity of the attractive, galvanised finish.
On the functional side of things, Kee Klamp® can be found in almost all industries and sectors, keeping people safe at heights and on the ground in the form of guardrailing and handrailing.
Kee Systems provided Hayle Railway Station in Cornwall (right) with a combination of Weld Mesh Panels, Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings to ensure safe pedestrian access as part of a £500,000 station refurbishment project.
At train stations around the country Kee Klamp® and its DDA (Disability Discrimination Act, now known as the UK Equality Act) alternative Kee Access® ensure safe access for travellers, and along the tracks the modular system prevent people from accessing areas where they could sustain serious or even fatal injury.
The ingenious self closing Kee Gate, built from Kee Klamp® tube and fittings, is a common sight in warehouses, factories and other dangerous work areas around the world, but it has even found its way into modern offices because of its unique look and style. The Chartered Institute of Chartered Surveyors recently installed several in their Dubai offices to promote staff safety.
Kee Systems recommended and supplied its Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings to the University of Brighton (right), to provide the Falmer campus with a DDA compliant handrail system that ensures the safety of teachers, students and visitors.
The versatility, reliability, speed and ease of assembly of Kee Klamp® were vital in its early success, and are still an important factor now. From hospitals and schools to restaurants and shopping, the applications of Kee Klamp® fittings are endless.
For information on how Kee Klamp®, Kee Access® or the anti-corrosion Kee Lite® could benefit you and your business, get in touch.