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Established in 1983, Railtraction Engineering (Pty) Ltd, having celebrated 25 years of existence in 2008, has become a household name amongst South African Fire and Emergency Services.

With a well established product range consisting of Internationally acknowledged brand names such as AMKUS, Paratech, Tempest etc., the company has proven itself delivering a world class service to every client, every time, on time.

Collapse Rescue With Paratech

Collapse rescue is easily one of the most difficult challenges faced by fire brigades and rescue teams. Structural collapse emergencies occur almost daily somewhere in the world. “Workmen Trapped During Building Demolition”, “Natural Gas Explosions”, “Terrorist Bomb”, “Earthquake Rocks Residential Area”, “Burning Building Collapses – Traps Fire Fighters”.

 

We have all seen these or similar news headlines and now we can be better equipped to face these collapse rescue challenges.

 

A Comprehensive System

The system includes strut extensions and special base plates designed to support a wide variety of contact points. Truly a system that will not stop growing. RescueStruts can be used in excavation collapse (trenches, mines), stabilisation of crashed vehicles and reinforcing structures weakened by fire, earthquake or an explosion.

Comprehensive System

The Go Anywhere System

Paratech RescueStruts are truly a “go anywhere” system. Fire departments and civil defense agencies can move this equipment to a collapse site with relative ease. The operation is simple and safe.

Go Anywhere System

Base Plates

Designed to be the struts contact point, Paratech’s wide assortment of aluminium alloy base and end plates offer unparalleled versatility in the widest range of collapse support situations.

Base Plates

ACME Thread Strut

The Acme Thread Strut consists of five sizes of extendible struts. Each strut consists of a 3” aluminium alloy tube with a solid 2-½” aluminium alloy movable Acme threaded shaft. The four largest sizes can be extended manually or activated by air, carbon dioxide or nitrogen.

 

The Acme Thread Strut allows soft placement at collapse incidents and can be safely secured under the area to be supported with a minimum of shock to the load.

ACME Thread Strut

Lockstroke Strut

The LockStroke Rescue Strut consists of four sizes of extendible struts. Each strut consists of a 3” aluminium alloy tube with a solid 2-½ aluminium alloy moveable grooved shaft, and can be extended manually or activated by air, carbon dioxide or nitrogen.

 

The LockStroke RescueStrut locks automatically in an extended position and does not require hand inserted locking pins. This LockStroke RescueStrut can be extended and locked from a remote location without endangering rescue personnel.

Lockstroke Strut

Long Shore and Extensions

The Acme Thread Long Shore System consists of three sizes or extendable Long Shores ranging from 6 ft. to 16 ft. Each Long Shore consists of a 3-½” aluminium alloy tube with a 3” aluminium alloy threaded shaft that can be extended manually or activated by air, carbon dioxide or nitrogen.

 

The Acme Thread Long Shore allows soft placement at collapse incidents and can be safely secured with a minimum of shock to the load. All aluminium alloy components of the Long Shore System are hard anodised to reduce electrical conductivity and increase strength and wearability.

Long Shore And Extensions