We take a step-by-step look at the time-saving Fast Trak from Gripple, used in the suspension of electrical and mechanical services
Fast Trak is the suspension solution from suspension system manufacturer, Gripple, specifically designed to save time and labour in commercial and residential building projects. Tests have proven it to be up to six times faster than traditional channel and rod methods. Using a trapeze bracket system, Fast Trak installations can be completed faster, smarter and without tools. Adjustments can be made in-situ with the bracket easily moving up and down its tracks during installation.
The range is particularly suited to areas with restricted space and includes side-loading and low-profile brackets to enhance the versatility of the products. The lightweight pre-fabricated kits arrive on-site, making them easier to deliver, handle and store. The need for large areas to store long lengths of channel and rod is eradicated. Fast Trak is also BIM-ready and fire tested, coming with the added reassurance of the Gripple technical team that ison hand to answer any questions.
HOW TO INSTALL FAST TRAK IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS:
Step 1: Marking positions for the installation of tracks
Using the indicators at the ends of the bracket, offer up the bracket to its final mounting position and mark the fix points in the indent at each end of the bracket.
Step 2: Fixing the tracks
Drill holes where fixing points have been marked. Then secure the tracks to the ceiling through the 10mm hole on the fixing tabs, using concrete screws or anchor bolts. When installing the tracks, the fixing tabs should be outward facing. Ensure the two tracks are parallel to the run of electrical containment.
Step 3: Installing the bracket
Push the latches on each side of the bracket and insert the tracks into the bracket. Slide the bracket to the required height on the tracks. Releasing the latches will ensure the bracket engages and locks into the tracks. Place light pressure on the top of the bracket to ensure it is correctly locked into the tracks. If adjustments need to be made, simply push the latches at each side of the bracket and slide the bracket either up or down the track to the desired height.
Step 4: Adding a cable basket to Fast Trak
Insert the cable basket clip into the slots on the Fast Trak bracket and turn clockwise until it won’t turn any further. Ensure the next clip is in line with the wire basket so that it can be attached. Present the cable basket and push down into the bracket until it clicks into position.
Step 5: Adding a cable tray to Fast Trak
Place the cable tray in the desired position on top of the bracket. Ensure the vertical slot of the tray is in line with the horizontal slots in the bracket; insert the CT Clip arms through the tray’s vertical slot and use the CT Clip pin to secure the tray to the bracket in a push-fit motion.
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