Fastmount launches new panel mounting system
New Zealand-based manufacturer of hidden panel mounting systems, Fastmount, has launched its new Stratlock Rail System ahead of Metstrade.
The Stratlock Rail System is said to provide boatbuilders with a complete, integrated and purpose-built system for building deckhead and wall framework substrates to attach interior paneling to.
“In the last few years, we have seen many of the larger boatbuilders move towards the reliability and security of aluminium extrusions to frame up deckhead and wall panel framework, instead of or in addition to plywood or timber framework. Creating this system felt like a natural progression for Fastmount, staying ahead of the curve in terms of construction processes,” says Gregg Kelly, founder and head of innovation at Fastmount.
Comprising of a custom-built aluminium extrusion profile and three cast aluminium connectors to enable installation flexibility, the Stratlock Rail System has been designed specifically to be used with the Stratlock range of clips, resulting in a complete, flexible process for precisely framing up walls and installing interior panels in a streamlined manner.
With the mission to simplify aluminium extrusion framework in mind, the SL-RLE extrusion is designed to be used on either the vertical or horizontal plane, which can be cut to size to build a grid, using the three connectors that give designers and builders virtually limitless possibilities to create a precise framework to mount panels to.
A typical construction scenario would see the SL-RLE extrusion cut to size according to the designer’s CAD plans, sections pre-constructed off the yacht using the appropriate connectors, and fastened into place. Fastmount Stratlock Range clips could then be installed, ready for interior panels to be fitted at the last minute.
The Stratlock Rail System will debut at Metstrade, at the Kroon stand 02.226.