A new use has been found for Paneltim the plastic panel normally used for pig-pen divisions, according to Suffolk-based Quality Equipment. A local engineering company has successfully employed the material to protect external electrical cables from the weather.
For various reasons the wiring could not be incorporated within the building but the Paneltim – which is strong, lightweight and weather-proof proved to provide an ideal solution. Using their special Paneltim welding equipment, QE made up a seamless 1200mm x 1500mm x 400mm deep box-like enclosure which fitted neatly on the side of the building.
“The alternative would have been to use timber which could have cost more and required maintenance,” said QE Director Graham Baker. “We think this could be an application on many pig farms where, for health and other reasons, it may be beneficial to access the electrical equipment without going into the piggery.