Doughty Launches Scaff Boom Arm at PLASA Focus 2019

A new Scaff Boom Arm will be debuted by Doughty Engineering at this year’s PLASA Focus. Visitors to stand N-C25 can see the new piece of kit, which joins the existing Boom Arm range and has been designed in response to customer demand. Mark Chorley, Design Engineer at Doughty explained: “The new Scaff Boom Arm is very much a ‘get out of jail’ item that we see as being an essential part of any took-kit. It will allow the user to make their own boom arm out of materials that they have to hand, in the event that they find themselves on site and suddenly needing a boom arm of a certain length.”

The Scaff Boom Arm will take 48mm aluminium barrel or Scaff tube which can be cut to size depending on the requirements of the particular project. While Doughty is unable to quote a safe working load for the product, each piece of kit will come with a chart, which is also available in Doughty’s Little Blue Book catalogue and on the company’s website. Mark continued: “Because we cannot predict how the user will fashion their boom arm, we have tested several different tubes of different sizes and suggested an SWL. Of course, if our customers have any questions, they can get in touch at any time. We encourage people to come and see this new item for themselves on our stand and decide for themselves if this is a piece of kit that will make their working lives easier.”

Doughty will also showcase its new Fifty Clamp on the stand. The bigger brother of Doughty’s best selling Twenty Clamp, the Fifty Clamp has been designed to take an additional 30kg. It has TUV approval, an SWL of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm – 51mm. It is made from pressure die cast aluminium which prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit. Mark continued: “Initial reception to the Fifty Clamp is proving to be very positive. That extra 30kg makes a big difference – our customers have told us it’s a bit of a game changer. The Fifty Clamp is available for order so we look forward to gathering additional feedback as uptake increases.”

As well as the two new products, Doughty will also be showing it’s Space Saver Omega which is in stock and ready for shipping, as well as a wide range of its other kit. Julian Chiverton, Sales Director said: “We always look forward to PLASA Focus – it’s as much a chance to show off our new products as it is to network with customers, some of whom we know and others who are new faces. It’s the perfect show to spend time really getting to know what our customers want and whether we’re giving them what they want.”