Introducing The Retractor

It’s an exciting time at Olson and following on from exhibiting at recent shows, we’ve noticed a high demand from our customers for a particular accessory to incorporate with one of our most eye-catching products in our range. Olson Electronics are proud to announce the introduction of The Retractor, which is a retracting option for our range of Suspended PDU’s. The Retractor is ideal for industrial applications where a suspended, strong and compact Power Distribution Unit is required.

This type of accessory can also be used in many different environments, such as Hospitals, Tyre Shops, Broadcasting, workshops and so… The Retractor option has been introduced, complementing the strengths of the Suspended PDU’s further, The Retractor option allows the Suspended Unit to be lowered to the required working position, locked in place and then retracted back up when it is no longer in use. If you do not require the units to retract we offer chain and standard cable which is also very popular, particularly in the more industrial/heavy duty environments. We can also cut the chain / cable to any length required.
The rise and fall operation of the product is also a much safer and easier option, particularly in busy environments. The maximum distance of travel is 2m and the end stop can be moved to adjust the starting height. Olson also offering a “spring” cable option to go with The Retractor unit to connect the Suspended Unit to a ceiling mounted power point. Three cable types are available; 1.5mm², 2.5mm² or 4mm² (to suit the rating of the socket on the unit) with bare ends or fitted with a 13Amp / 16Amp / 32Amp plug as required. The cable length from the Retractor is 5M, allowing further cabling above the unit and retraction system.
The suspended PDU’s have a variety of sockets available, we have the standard UK 13 Amp (BS 1363) sockets which are often fitted with USB ports, meaning you can multitask while you work. We also have 16 Amp, (IEC 60309/BS 4343), 32amp (IEC 60309/BS 4343), available in 110V or 230V but of course we can modify the units to suit whichever socket types the customer requires. The units themselves are cube shaped and they are most certainly one of our more talked about products. These units allow maximum versatility and can allow for up to 8 sockets per unit. The units are not particularly heavy but they are easy to carry because they have a handle at the bottom of the unit, allowing for easy transportation.
This new addition is extremely useful and the convenience of this product is second to none, it takes our suspended PDU range to a whole new innovative level. Here at Olson we are a customer focused company and who else is better to ask feedback from than our customers. We care about our customers’ needs and it’s exciting to be able to let people know we have something that will make a difference to how our PDU’s can be used. Being a British manufacturer, product development is at the forefront of our business and day to day activities and introducing new solutions that will enhance our products further is something we love to do and will continue to do.

New Olson website

Along with this innovative new product, we have recently released our new website to enable purchasing of our products online for the very first time. The website is a significant improvement from the previous version and was released in-line with our 56-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, we can see this will be welcomed by all of our current and future customers. Marissa Maxwell of Olson Electronics told us more about the company’s core strengths: “We are one of the remaining few British manufacturers and we pride ourselves on our in-house design and production capabilities,” she commented. “Our focus has always been on quality and reliability and we can provide a fast delivery service (generally next day on most items)”.
Not only is the new site much more aesthetically pleasing with a modern look, it also features an integrated easy navigation system to enable our customers to quickly find the product they need. Whilst offering the largest PDU product range on the market, it can often be difficult to pin-point the one product a customer requires for a specific application and the new website overcomes this.
It caters for quick navigation to the socket, plug / inlet, orientation or switching requirement you’re looking for within a power distribution unit, with further filtering to find the exact product thereafter. You can view individual product categories or just show every product listed and filter down from there. It also has an advanced search to lookup all of the attributes of a PDU you need and display the results immediately.
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