Cable cleats and clamps designed and manufactured in the UK by North Yorkshire-based, Ellis will play a vital safety role at this summer’s Pan-American Games in Lima, having been installed to secure electrical cables in substations that feed the Peruvian capital’s Games infrastructure.
Taking place from July 26th to August 11th, the Pan-American Games will be the biggest sporting event ever held in Peru, with competitors from 41 nations competing in 413 events across 38 sports; including for the first time body building and surfing.
Tony Conroy, Ellis’ sales director, said: “The Pan-American Games is a massive event for Peru, and we’re delighted that so much trust has been put in us and our cable cleats to have them selected to ensure the safety of the electrical cables supplying power to the multiple venues.”
Ellis’ Alpha cable cleats and 1A cable clamps were specified by RL Ingenieros SAC, and installed by Juegos Panamericanos 2019, having been purchased through its Peruvian distributor, Logytec and Ellis’ Latin American business development manager, Gabriela Castro.
The cleats are manufactured in extruded aluminium (6000 series) to BS EN 755 – making them far more robust than cast aluminium cleats. They are also easy to fit, thanks to a one bolt fixing mechanism and zinc plated steel closing fasteners, and are available with two base options; aluminium or polymer; the latter available for use in installations where galvanic corrosion could be an issue.
“Our Alpha cleats have won us a great deal of business since we first introduced them,” continued Tony. “And it was a combination of their technical superiority to other similar cleats, our delivery times, and the fact the Ellis name is known and trusted around the world, that led to us securing this high profile specification.”
Ellis’ export operation stretches across the world, and comprises an ever-growing network of local distributors, which currently covers 38 countries. Other recent success in Latin America include the supply of Alpha cable cleats to the Lima Metro, and 2F+ flame retardant Polymeric cable clamps for installation in electrical substations in Costa Rica by ICE (Instituto Costarricence de Electricidad).
For further information on Ellis, its products and services visit www.ellispatents.co.uk or call +44(0)1944 758395.