At the recent Seawork International Expo, hosted in Southampton Docks for members of all the marine and shipping industries, Fairlocks had a stand in the Diving and Underwater section of the exhibition. The one showcase product was the Nemo underwater drill. Ideal for the shipping industries, it can go to depths of 50m, and has buttons to re-pressurise to ensure the larger depths are reached safely.
As demonstrated at the show, the divers took the cordless drill to carry out some work in the dive tank situated outside on the waterfront. The drill weighs around 3kg and has a wrist strap and lights for ease of use. The chuck is 13mm and has 16 torque settings on each setting. The drill is supplied with an 18v 3ah battery and replacement batteries can be purchased. Depending on the workload the battery life lasts for many hours and the recharging takes place in a matter of 30 minutes or so.
Award winning innovation
Not only was the product widely received in the market, the show recognised the innovative technology involved in the underwater drill and awarded it a winner in the Seawork International Innovation Awards. Paul Webb, Director at Fairlocks Pool Products Ltd. collected the award on behalf of the team, and was proud of what the award brought to the status of the Nemo drill in the industry.
“This show has been a great opportunity to showcase our underwater drill in a new industry and although swimming pools is our main business, the marine engineering trade can benefit from the innovative technology used in the Nemo. We have sold many drills at the show, based on the additional gravitas the award has brought us” commented Paul.
The show lasted for three days on 16-18 June 2015 and rebooking has already started for next year, in the new venue at Mayflower Park, Southampton. Fairlocks, along with some new innovations from the Nemo range, will be attending in 2016. “On the basis of the awards for 2015, we are hopeful that new products in the same range will be received with the same vigour” says Paul.
For more information on the Nemo underwater drill, please visit our website, or contact Paul directly.