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Turck Banner: Systems in Harmony

08 December 2015

One Stop Shop, Turnkey Package, Agreed Performance Spec. These are the buzz words that we’ve heard many times before but behind the jargon which companies can truly deliver?  
In a global market Turck Banner is able to offer control and automation products and indeed complete systems to a diverse range of market sectors, and it’s a much larger offering than the sensing technologies for which they are generally known

The Turck Banner approach to systems is simple. Supplying a system means supplying a solution to the customer’s problem, not simply selling a piece of kit. Turck Banner offers support every step of the way, from initial site survey to the fully functional design. 

The compatibility of component parts in a system is a vital issue. Customers require complete handshake compatibility within their system, no more problems with the remote IO not talking to the PLC, for example. Turck Banner is able to provide this assurance. Furthermore, single point ordering further alleviates compatibility and delivery issues. On average 90% of the parts used on a system are Turck Banner’s own products.

A typical example of the expertise and flexibility of the systems support team is an installation carried out at Zip World, a high adventure recreational facility in North Wales.

Zip World opened Zip World Velocity at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda in March 2013. Offering riders the closest experience a human being can get to skydiving without actually leaping out of a plane. It involves flying head-first for just under a mile, exceeding speeds of 100mph down a mountain and then straight over a cliff, 500ft above the quarry lake with spectacular views as far out as Ireland.

2014 saw the opening of Zip World Titan, at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. This is the first 4 person zip line in Europe where riders have 3 individual zip lines to complete, with panoramic views of Snowdonia.

At the same time, Zip World also opened the world’s first subterranean playground, Bounce Below, which consists of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made from netting and suspended in a slate cavern hidden underground.

In 2015, Zip World Caverns was opened. This is home to a series of exhilarating underground zip lines, rope bridges, obstacles and tunnels. It has been built in vast caverns that were first excavated nearly 200 years ago and have remained largely unchanged.

Richard Manchett, General Manager of Zip World said “Acting on the advice of the HSE we required a method of reliably logging and tracking equipment to each of our guests. We quickly realised that this was far from the routine manufacturing scenario and after an exhaustive search we contacted Turck Banner. They listened to our requirements and came up with exactly the right system. We were impressed by the quality and durability of the hardware which is vital in the harsh environments that we work in. Furthermore, they were with us throughout installation and commissioning and continue to advise us as our requirements change. Turck Banner has a reputation for delivering reliable system solutions and they certainly lived up to it at Zip World”.

The role of Turck Banner in the systems market is to offer design and integration expertise based upon a vast range of quality products including HMI’s, Bus Systems, RFID, Ex Interface, Lighting & Indication, Cables & Connectors and, of course sensors.Buzz words change with the passage of time, but customers will always require reliable, risk free systems with continuous support.

For further information contact: 
George Perkins, Marketing Executive,
Turck Banner Ltd
Telephone: 01268 578888 
Email: george.perkins@turckbanner.com


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