Friday, 28 March 2014
Latest Triton Products On Show
The Triton show stand at the 2014 International Hardware Fair in Cologne was the launch pad for a new range of products due for release later this year and created quite a stir on social media sites.
We thought we should give our blog readers the inside track, so here are some of the product highlights from this year’s show:
• The existing Triton T12 Drill Driver and T12 Impact driver are joined by new models to create a complete system, with the introduction of a Reciprocating Saw, Right Angle Drill, Oscillating Multi Tool, and a long life Flash light. All these products use the common 12volt battery platform available in 1.5AH or 3AH versions
• An all new 20V Cordless system with 4AH fast charge batteries, including a Drill Driver, Combi Hammer Drill and the most powerful Impact Driver yet with 160Nm of torque. With the highest quality Mabuchi motors and all metal gearing these are a robust, yet great to use response for the most demanding situation.
• In the sanding range, a Geared Eccentric Orbit Sander was revealed. This highly versatile tool provides both fine finishing in random mode and very aggressive material removal when switched to force geared mode, all in a single machine.
For more details of these tools download the new Triton catalogue from the website: www.tritontools.com
However star status for the show from a Triton point of view had to be the unveiling of the New Triton Workcentre WX7. Originally designed in 1976 and the founding product for the Triton brand, the Workcentre is now in its fifth decade, following several evolutionary versions based on the key principles of accuracy and ease of use, the time has come for a radical redesign to bring the Workcentre into the modern era. At first glance, the Triton Workcentre WX7 breaks with tradition in that it has moved away from an all-steel construction in favour of the very latest lightweight, but robust, extruded aluminium sections supporting the innovative low friction work surfaces. The reduction in weight and the addition of rugged transit wheels and an easy folding frame give a clue to the intended additional market for the product. Whilst still aimed at the enthusiast woodworker, the WX7 is now a highly capable and mobile multi-purpose workshop for professional site use. Precision and accuracy are assured, coupled with high mobility, making the Triton Workcentre WX7 ideally suited for trades such as kitchen or shop fitters and other finishing trades, where the on-site access to workshop facilities and accuracy ensures the highest quality results.
The New Workcentre will be available towards the end of the year, but for those wanting a peak at the shape of things to come check out the video above. We would be keen to hear your comments!