Zaun devises ingenious high-security ArmaWeave upgrade to Palisade

Steel mesh manufacturer Zaun has created an innovative high-security weldless mesh panel upgrade to steel Palisade fencing.

Research and development manager Adam Christie has devised an ingenious fastening method to allow installers to fix Zaun’s ArmaWeave fencing panels to existing Palisade posts and horizontal rails.

So long as the existing Palisade posts were installed to British Standard 1722, they are sufficient to support the ArmaWeave upgrade as the wind loading is almost identical.

The fixings also use the existing bolt holes in the horizontal rails, so all that is needed is to drill six holes in the posts to secure vertical clamping members.

The vertical members can be extended to allow for a wide range of toppings, including concertina razor wire and electric fencing.

As ArmaWeave is self-raking, it mimics the functionality of the Palisade – and the panels can be manufactured to match the height of the existing Palisade fencing.

Christie says: “It’s eco-friendly and highly cost-effective as it requires minimal groundworks, no spoilage and no plant to dig holes as it utilises the existing posts and concrete foundations.

“We expect this upgrade option to be ideal for all sorts of sensitive sites in the rail, utilities, nuclear, data centre and industrial sectors.”

Four companies are accredited to install ArmaWeave – Allens Total Perimeter Security, Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing, JB Corrie and Crime & Fire Defence Systems.

All have committed to training their site operatives in the installation methods for ArmaWeave developed by Zaun overtime to make the best use of its unique high-security has woven fabric.

Zaun established the installer scheme after increasing requests from customers to recommend contractors with suitable installation, quality and safety standards.

ArmaWeave is produced on the world’s largest steel loom at Zaun’s West Midlands manufacturing base.  It has unique properties that give it distinct advantages against more traditional welded mesh systems, such as panels that can be raked to accommodate slopes.  Therefore, installers require the necessary skill sets to set this up.

The wire of the panels has a tensile strength, typically more than double-welded panels, so special methods are needed for cutting the panels during installation.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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