As with any new Notrax® innovation – the premise for the new product design is clear: maximizing the level of comfort and safety for standing workers. In order to bring a truly new innovation to the market, we accepted the challenge to design our bestselling product, the 479 Cushion Trax®, into a modular and flexible solution for extreme industrial workstation applications.
To make it bigger, we made it smaller
We made the 570 De-Flex™ a 18” x 18” modular rubber tile so that it can be easily assembled for coverage of large areas, around corners and long aisle solutions.
To make it heavier, we made it lighter
The tiles are easy to handle weighing in at just 6.6 lb per tile.
To make it softer, we made it harder
144 hard bulleted domes beneath the surface force the mat to continually bend and “flex” with every movement enhanced even more by the natural resilience and “deflection” of the rubber compound.
To create a single universal locking system, we designed a double locking system
The first seamless universal interlocking system simplifies installation, yet the double-lock technique is extremely strong and will hold even in the most difficult conditions.
To make it specialized, we made 6 variations
Available in a range of specialized rubber compounds for general purpose applications, resistance to industrial oils, ESD static dissipative and fire retardant applications. Also available with Grip Step® II for extremely slippery areas.
The result is an extremely comfortable heavy duty anti-fatigue matting system with popular diamond plate traction surface that can be easily assembled for coverage of large areas or individual workstation mats. The 570 De-Flex™ is in essence equal opposing forces creating a perfect state of balance.
Seamless universal double-lock
The 570 De-Flex™ has the first seamless universal interlocking system on all sides simplifying the installation as the tiles and safety ramps will fit in any which way. Simply lay and double lock these handy tiles together to assemble individual mats, wall-to-wall flooring or islands, in any direction or shape.
The connection is completely seamless and does not impact the level of comfort even on the connection points. The double-lock system is extremely strong and will hold even in the most difficult conditions.
A single extended bevelled ramp prevents tripping and allows cart access and is easily customized for inside and outside corners.
High level of comfort
144 bulleted domes underneath allow the mat to continually bend and “flex” with every movement while distributing weight evenly to allow the worker to stand upright and steady. The 19 mm thick platform elevates and insulates the worker from the hard ground.
Made from a durable rubber compound that provides a natural rebound resilience and creates an energizing rebound effect or “deflection” that stimulates automatic balance checks to improve posture and constant micro movements to maintain blood flow.
Too much cushioning can have a negative effect. Too great an amount of softness or “give” will actually cause excessive fatigue because it overworks the muscles. Think of it like jogging in soft sand as an extreme example of this concept.
In material science, resilience is the ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading, without creating a permanent distortion.
Freedom of movement
The popular diamond plate surface provides traction yet allows easy twist turns for freedom of movement for dynamic workstations.
This study showed that the composition of the material and surface pattern significantly influences the mechanical behaviour of the mats. Some mats’ conceptions are very deformable against a load, while others allow normal load and transverse deformations. It is suggested that mats with high potential stored energy, will be easiest for walking and movement, whereas mats with a high absorption and displacement of the weight will be easiest for static positions since they will offer high comfort for small variations of movement.
You can see a installation video here https://youtu.be/D8Twz473nBY
Product information on the 570-De-Flex™ is here https://youtu.be/8sqoNn3ik5A