OSHA Regulations for Floor Marking

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

When marking your facility, it is crucial to follow OSHA’s guidelines to increase safety, awareness and general workflow. OSHA, the Occupation Safety and Health Administration, is an agency that strives to ensure “safe and healthful working conditions”.permastripe smooth

A common misconception among the industry is that your floor marking solutions must have a minimum thickness. This is not true, as several facilities use paints and other thinner tapes to mark isles. Although paints have an exceptional appeal at first, they tend to wear off after short periods of time, creating more work to keep up with the painting. We found that lying down our floor marking tapes has increased safety over longer periods of time, whilst still keeping up with our OSHA standards.

It is recommended that warehouse line marking solutions be anywhere from 2”-6” in width, with 2” being measured as the most acceptable.

It’s very important to read through OSHA’s standards and regulations for your floor marking solutions as following these guidelines can benefit your industry in more ways than one.

New DOT C2 Aluminum Plates Now Available

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Heskins now offers self-mountable DOT C2 aluminum backed strips! This product is ideal for quick replacements on trucks and trailers. In addition to vehicle applications, these strips can be applied, but are not limited to, posts and fence line applications to warn drivers at far distances with its reflective properties.

Our DOTC2 Aluminum Plates are produced from glass bead DOT C2 tape at 2”x48” strips and are 1.5mm thick. These plates are ideally made for those certain applications that ordinary tapes may not stick very well to. They are perfect for riveting, especially with our UHB Bonding Tape. Our bonding tape is a double sided adhesive tape that is used to mend, mount or “bond” different materials together with a speedy application process. This means, that our plates can be applied to many surfaces, including those that may be corroded or tampered. This ultimately helps create less work for manufacturers of the trailer industry.

The DOTC2 Conspicuity tape comes pre-applied to the aluminum strip. These are commonly used for a quick fix or repair on older units to keep a unit in service. Should the  surface where the tape is typically applied become damaged/worn, not allowing for application of new tape until the area is cut out and patched, then these strips can be quickly riveted or adhered with UHB to the area. This then  allows the unit to conform to FMVSS requirements and stay in “legal” service.

For more information on our DOTC2 Aluminum Plates, or to place an order, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at the office, shoot us an email, live chat us or contact us via our contact form on our site.

New Anti Slip Tape Laser Cutting Services

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

As an ever growing company, we are constantly performing R&D to ensure we stay on top of the anti-slip tape industry. Heskins LLC has recently taken in new machinery that lets us laser cut our abrasive materials. Having our anti slip tape laser cutting resultsproduct laser cut allows for a cleaner and more precise cut. We know that some applications require complex shapes cut from our material, and now we have the capabilities to do so! The most common material that is cut on our machine is our abrasive products as they tend to cut more precise and cleaner than our non-abrasives.laser cut heskins logo

The edge quality that our new laser cutter achieves surpasses that of any handmade cut. Having this machinery in our industry speeds up production time, which means that your laser cut material will be at your doorstep even sooner! It also removes the need for the purchase of a steel rule die tool. This means that there will be smaller minimum order quantities and a lower set up cost.

The working bed of our laser cutter is approximately 20”x28”. In order to get a perfect clean cut we can cut abrasives up to 19”x27” in size. All we require from you is an image of your logo/design preferably in PDF, CAD or EPS formats that are designed scale. We have a variety of abrasive Safety Grip tape for you to choose from, with over 15 colors! custom laser cut anti slip tape

Laser cutting is ideal for prototyping the material before committing. Prototypes can be cut and sent out in just minutes! If you have interest in laser cutting and want to speak with someone about your desired project, give us a call at the office or you may email us via the contact form on our site. View the services page for information on other services that Heskins provides.