Ultimate rigidity, yet super lightweight: how is that possible?
> The role of stability and weight with water-fed poles
> The higher the GPa value, the more stable the pole
> The higher you work, the lighter your poles need to be
> UNGER puts the right water-fed pole for every situation into your hands
When working really high up with water-fed poles, you need to be able to rely on their stability. If they're also lightweight, the work can just hum along smoothly. The question then arises: how is this possible? - GPa is the magic word. clean Magazine explains what this is all about.
If your water-fed pole is under tension, it will bend. How much will depends on the GPa value of the poles’ material. The following applies: the greater the GPa, the more resilient the poles’ material.
This is important to know, especially when working with water-fed telescopic poles. Because you need models with different GPa values depending on the type of work you're doing and at what height.
The most important rule: when working really high up, poles need the optimal mix of high strength and low weight. They can remain stable up to heights of 20 metres (65 feet), not bend too much, and still be securely held in your hand. For cleaning windows on the ground and first floors, however, poles with a lower strength, i.e. lower GPa value, are sufficient.
In most cases, the more rigid the water-fed polen, the heavier it will be. Therefore the mix of high rigidity and low weight is optimal. To be sure which water-fed pole is the right one for you, you should always compare them beforehand.
The right pole ready for every height
UNGER has the right solution for every working height and working situation. With the nLite One telescopic poles made of glassfibre (70 GPa) or carbon (210 GPa), windows can be quickly and easily cleaned. The glassfibre series makes it easy to transport the poles even in smaller vehicles. Practical: the smallest fibreglass pole with a length of 0.90 to 1.50 metres (3 to 5 feet) is perfect for working on a riser and on the ground floor. The carbon fibre poles, on the other hand, are the ultimate solution for working heights of up to 12.2 metres (40 feet), due to their high rigidity level.
An even wider selection is available with the flexible modular nLite Connect master poles. With the possibility of combining telescopic and modular elements, they offer you maximum flexibility at heights of up to 20 metres (65 feet). The master poles are available in six different variants with values ranging between 30 and 760 GPa.
A few comparisons for a better idea: while wood has 15 GPa and steel 180 GPa, diamond can reach about 800 GPa. Some UNGER pole models are therefore almost as rigid as the most coveted gemstone in the world. To find out how water-fed poles are actually made, read here.
Which water-fed poles do you use? Which water-fed poles has really won you over with its performance? Write us via the comment function or on Facebook.
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