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FACOM unveils new RED and GRIP Series tape measures

Press Release   •   May 02, 2016 18:35 EEST

The RED Series
The FACOM RED Series tape measure, available in 2, 3, 5 and 8m lengths, is characterised by an impact resistant and plain ABS plastic casing. Housing a nylon-coated blade, the RED Series is ideal for engineering applications. Double-sided printing, combined with excellent rigidity, and a high standout of 2.3m for the 8m length, enables the blade to be used as a ruler to mark out straight lines, and to take accurate measurements when positioned vertically above the operator.

Fully compliant with the FACOM SLS programme, the RED Series tape measure incorporates a connection point at the rear for tethering on to a belt safety lanyard, in order to prevent drops.

The GRIP Series
The top-of-the-range FACOM GRIP Series tape measure offers a premium and rugged automobile tyre-like rubber casing and grip. The steel brand plate bearing the FACOM name completes the high quality look and feel of this tool. The steel blade, which is coated in Mylar for added resistance to wear and abrasion, is available with an extended width of up to 28mm on the 5 and 8m models. This provides professionals with increased horizontal and vertical rigidity, and a superior standout value of 3.1m.

The strong ‘Multicatch’ end hook is secured to the tip of the blade with three rivets for greater pulling resistance. It has been shaped to allow the user to latch on to larger objects and take measurements in numerous orientations including from the side, overhead and down below.

“Professionals, spanning mechanics to engineers, have very different preferences as to the look and feel of the tools that they use when carrying out their work. The RED and GRIP Series address this broad spectrum of requirements through the creation of a new portfolio of products which bring their own distinct features, technical specification and end user benefits”, said Antoine Dutreuil, FACOM Group Product Manager for the Stanley Black & Decker group.

RED Series - key features:

  • Available in 2,3, 5 and 8m lengths
  • Metric imperial blades on 3m / 10’, 5m /16’, 8m / 26’ models
  • Blade widths of 16mm (for 2m and 3m), 19mm (for 5m) and 25mm (for 8m tape measure)
  • Strong ABS plastic casing and ergonomic two-position blade lock
  • Double-sided nylon coated blade
  • Excellent rigidity for use of tape measure as a ruler
  • SLS compliant

GRIP Series - key features:

  • Available in 3, 5 and 8m lengths
  • Metric imperial blades on 3m / 10’, 5m /16’, 8m / 26’ models
  • Wider blades: 19mm (for 3m) and 28mm (for 5m and 8m tape measures)
  • Automotive tyre-like rubber outer casing and steel FACOM brand plate for premium look and feel
  • Mylar coated steel blade and ergonomic two-position blade lock
  • ‘Multicatch’ end hook for taking measurements in multiple orientations

References & pricing:

FACOM RED Series (893A) tape measure: 893A.216, 893A.316, 893A.519, 893A.825, 893A.316ME, 893A.519ME, 893A.825ME

FACOM GRIP Series (897A) tape measure: 897A.319, 897A.528, 897A.828, 897A.319ME, 897A.528ME, 897A.828ME

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Press contact: Michael Demant - +45 30 55 48 06 – 

Founded in 1918, FACOM is a leading manufacturer of maintenance and repair tools, accessories, storage equipment and detection systems for the industry, aerospace, automotive, nuclear and security industries. Renowned for its ground-breaking innovation spanning nearly a century, FACOM has a passion for engineering complete solutions which exceed the needs of professionals of today and tomorrow, challenge boundaries, and deliver improved performance and quality of work. Created using the most advanced processes, the company’s extensive catalogue of smart, effective and ergonomic products have been designed to meet the most demanding of requirements, to simplify daily tasks and ensure total user safety. FACOM’s unrivalled standard of quality is underlined by the guarantee FACOM for the total satisfaction of the end users.

About Stanley Black & Decker
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